It was two years ago that Maverick Ahanmisi sat on a cold bench, head down, while the bright spotlights of a production company encircled the court of Golden Valley High's gymnasium.
Two months after Steve Pinkston resigned as head football coach at Golden Valley and Mike Kane did the same at West Ranch, both schools are unable to make a hire because of California's budget deficit.
Golden Valley's Maverick Ahanmisi was having one of the greatest games in this valley's playoff history, but that didn't hold back an unrelenting charge by Foothill of Santa Ana Tuesday night at Golden Valley High.
Excitement. Reality. Confusion. Frustration.
Those were the four stages experienced by Canyon High graduate Matt Warr in one year.
He came. He rode. And he was gone.
Golden Valley head basketball coach Chris Printz was pretty incredulous after Friday's road matchup with Brea Olinda in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIA playoffs.
Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer's second time in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs ended in heartbreak Thursday.
Saugus girls soccer may be the most dangerous team in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Canyon learned the difference between tape and live action Wednesday.
Don't call it an upset, but Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball drove Twin Pines of Banning out of its own building with a 72-53 victory in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VIAA playoffs.
Prep athletics in the Santa Clarita Valley might avoid the budget ax altogether.
Kris Rincon faced the realization that so many big-time high school athletes face once they reach college.
There are other big-time athletes and even more bigger-time athletes.
A friend of mine made the comment to me after reading a story in Saturday's sports section about the budget crunch having an effect on preps sports in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The state budget crunch may mean individual schools have to pay for substitute teachers when coaches travel with their teams, missing a day of school, according to some reports Friday.
The story is certainly not West Ranch boys lacrosse losing 20-7 to Thousand Oaks in its first-ever playoff match.
A large portion of one San Fernando Valley baseball team's success is because of Santa Clarita Valley players.
Everywhere you looked, it was a who's who of Santa Clarita Valley golf on Monday at TPC Valencia during the U.S. Open Local Qualifier.
Valencia's Keston Hiura hit two home runs on Friday at Valencia High.
For West Ranch High senior Alex Rassool, the opportunity to walk on at UCLA is a dream come true for a kid who has always been under the radar.
One of the most sought-after quarterback recruits in Santa Clarita Valley history has made his choice.
It wasn't very long ago that Golden Valley head golf coach Tony Moskal was throwing his hands up and singing the blues.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
Belief is a pretty big thing.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
One road to the U.S. Open, which last year was won by Justin Rose, is through Valencia.
In the most critical match of the day in terms of the Foothill League standings, the Hart High Indians clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.