If the thought was that the departure of one rising star would leave a void with the Valencia High baseball team, then that thought was clearly wrong.
Exit one rising star, enter a new one.
To borrow a line, "The toughest out is the last out."
It's not just the race for third place in Foothill League boys golf that will be tight in 2010.
Apparently it's the race for second as well.
Complacency is another opponent to a championship team.
How people soon forget.
West Ranch baseball was officially on the map.
I didn't even see it.
Matt Moore said Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox pulled him aside on Friday and took the 2002 Hart High graduate into his office.
LETMESAIL and The Signal's SCV Hoops Finale, a senior girls basketball game and a senior boys basketball game that will be played on Saturday at Golden Valley High, will truly be a valley-wide event.
And you thought the local prep basketball season was over.
On March 13 at Golden Valley High, locally based charity LETMESAIL, The Signal newspaper and Santa Clarita Valley's local schools will come together to put on the SCV Hoops Finale.
Sure, Orange Coast College isn't the same baseball team it was last year - with a youthful pitching staff and mix of freshmen and sophomores in its lineup.
Hurricane Katrina seems so distant to some - in time and location.
Canyon girls basketball did what it needed to Wednesday night at Canyon High.
Canyon boys basketball has given new meaning to play all 32 minutes during its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
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.
Maybe the biggest layoff between Foothill League boys golf matches ever spelled a couple of interesting results on Wednesday at Robinson Ranch.
West Ranch baseball dominated Golden Valley on Wednesday at Golden Valley High 13-0.
In a surprise move, The Master's College has hired its former successful women's basketball head coach Ken Sugarman as its new men's head coach.
Editor's note: We introduce "On the beat" today with the first edition being baseball. On the beat will feature news, information and insight about the sports we cover on a regular basis (prep, college, pro) by the reporters who are considered our "beat reporter" for a particular sport. We feature seven sports during the spring so you will see one of these reports from a different sport every day until the end of the season.