With no slight to the other sports in the Santa Clarita Valley, there are two that bring out the crowds more than any other sport - football and basketball.
You can almost alter the saying to: "The family that referees together, stays together?"
It sounds right for one family, at least.
It was a bit of a surprise to see West Ranch so highly ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball poll two weeks ago.
The No. 3 ranking was the highest ranking of any team in the school's history.
It has been a nearly year since the death of 36-year-old John Conant, a Saugus High School and College of the Canyons graduate.
Maybe you've wondered what it's like. Growing up and playing baseball in the backyard, in the street or on a diamond.
It's too early to call anything a changing of the guard, but West Ranch baseball defeating Valencia 7-1 at home Wednesday definitely carries some kind of weight.
Valencia senior golfer Alex Macaluso didn't have to battle as hard on the golf course Tuesday as much as he had to battle off the course coming up with the right word to describe the gap between his team and Foothill League-leading West Ranch.
Andy Campbell understands that building the Golden Valley football program is a large undertaking.
Humility truly is a rare thing. It's so rare that when you come across it, sometimes your first inclination is to think there is something self-serving behind it.
There will be no comparisons between this Hart pitching staff and last year's.
In a surprising move, Chris Printz has resigned as head coach of the Golden Valley boys basketball team.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program.
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion.
Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
It comes around the same time every year.
Tony Moskal, the boys varsity golf coach at Golden Valley, spouts a load of truth with a heavy dose of humor before the Foothill League golf season tees off.
The program that lost the two best players in the Foothill League in 2013 to graduation and the one that lost its first two league games in 2014 has now won something that begins with a two - second place.
For the second season in a row, Valencia and Canyon girls basketball are sharing.
The Valencia girls basketball team took a beating on Friday against Canyon and took some late hits from Hart on Tuesday, as the game got physical late.
Things weren't always this rosy at Hart High School.
The Hart Indians baseball program will hold its annual alumni game this Saturday, and as part of the festivities will induct its latest class to the Hart Baseball Wall of Fame.
This is West Ranch's M.O. this year, and more often than not the Wildcats are winning because or in spite of it.
It was a completely different game than last time.
Big players hit big shots in big spots.
Golden Valley first-year head baseball coach Gino Pomilia said there's no lying in his program.
There were some identifiable marks from Canyon girls basketball on Tuesday at Canyon High.
West Ranch boys basketball defeated the Canyon Cowboys 44-39 on Tuesday at Canyon High because of the little things and the big thing.
The Hart Indians boys basketball team is so close.
Cal-Hi Sports revealed its 35th annual All-State Football Teams on Monday, and six locals made the cut.
All old athletes, when their sports days are done, are left to the sidelines.