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.
In early January, Canyon High girls basketball head coach Stan Delus was insistent that he did nothing wrong.
"This kid needs help. He is a cancer to any football team."
While any hope of a professional golf event in Santa Clarita in 2010 lingers in limbo, basketball legend Jerry West was in the Santa Clarita Valley Friday promoting an event 30 miles away.
Cal State Northridge head baseball coach Steve Rousey said his baseball camp is one of a kind.
High school sports coaches really do make sacrifices.
One of the highest-paid and most successful coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley works for slightly more than a couple of bucks an hour.
All Andrew Lorraine knows is baseball.
"I was totin' my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road,
It's 6:55 p.m. in Denver on a Tuesday night in July.
Casey Mulligan laughs about a comparison to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel.
A pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs once told him he was "persistent as f---."
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.