The first week of November, brand new Vasquez High girls varsity basketball coach Tim Taufaasau cold-called.
The good news is 10 local basketball teams made the CIF-Southern Section postseason.
We're having the same debate that a lot of others are having.
It's the only one of its kind, and earlier this week, Golden Valley High School's only Foothill League championship plaque was brought into the boys basketball team's locker room as a gentle reminder.
A free-throw shooting clinic it was not, as the College of the Canyons women's basketball team missed 22 shots from the charity stripe Saturday night.
Now that we have the negative out of the way, the Cougars were positively dominant in just about every other phase of the game in a 93-50 victory over Bakersfield College at COC.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland will get another opportunity in the big leagues.
Eveland was traded on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The ground shook and with it, the Foothill League has been shaken up in boys basketball.
Last season, Canyon boys basketball made the CIF-Southern Section postseason with an 8-19 record.
So while league titles are on many teams' minds, especially as we reach the stretch run in the Foothill League season, playoffs should still be on every basketball team's mind.
It was evident Tuesday that Golden Valley's fans don't travel well.
As good as advertised.
Golden Valley and Canyon boys basketball won't play again this season, as the teams are in different playoff divisions.
Sports Illustrated was just the beginning.
Her first reaction was: "Really?"
Now we can start to assess things.
In what felt like a third period of a soccer game, the Saugus boys soccer team played with a sense of urgency in stoppage play that was seldom seen in the game's previous 80 minutes.
New England Patriots running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen has his reasons for conducting a football camp at Valencia High this Saturday morning, and they all involve home.
Editor's note: Today marks the seventh in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Editor's note: Today marks the sixth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
On the heels of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and nearing the midway point in the professional baseball season, we get back to our own summertime tradition.
In a season of change, Valencia High School made another big shift on Friday by relieving longtime boys head basketball coach Rocket Collins of his duties.
One said it was a crazy day. The other said it was a long day.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee is in St. Louis today representing the United States for the 2014 Curtis Cup - a biannual event pitting the U.S. team, made up of the best amateur females in the country, against the Great Britain and Ireland teams.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.
We're going all over the place on this one, so stay with us.
Golden Valley's tremendous golf year has come to an end.