At a party in the Santa Clarita Valley and at a college some 3,000 miles plus away, two discussions mirrored each other.
Saugus wide receiver/defensive back Manny Padron is OK with opening up.
There are not that many kids on the Saugus junior varsity football team, but most of them have familiar names.
One of the major goals within the Saugus football program is to decrease the amount of turnover from the freshman team.
Finality arrived when the pickup truck pulled away.
At the end of practice at Central Park early Thursday evening, Santa Clarita Christian football head coach Garrick Moss had a few last messages to his players.
With four potential starters banged up after just a couple of days in pads, the question for Saugus head coach Jason Bornn is: "Do you rest them?"
The tug of war between coaches at a given school over athletes is an issue that usually doesn't slip past the conference room at a school.
The deadline to sign draft picks from the 2009 Major League Baseball draft came and went Monday night and there are some Santa Clarita Valley-area players who decided not to turn professional.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields stood on the mound in the eighth inning Aug. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. pitching a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.
High school sports is growing.
According to the NCAA, more than 126,000 student-athletes receive either a partial or full scholarship to an NCAA Division I or II program.
In early 2008, the Foothill League football coaches took a stand.
It is one of the biggest complaints lodged by angry parents and coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley, yet very few, if anybody, are willing to talk about it on record or provide evidence on the subject.
A coach in the William S. Hart Union High School District said he has had players who have taken steroids.
Last year was the first indication that Valencia Vikings girls basketball might be gaining ground on the Canyon Cowboys.
Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's top prep football seniors will get one last high school game on Sunday.