With no slight to the other sports in the Santa Clarita Valley, there are two that bring out the crowds more than any other sport - football and basketball.
You can almost alter the saying to: "The family that referees together, stays together?"
It sounds right for one family, at least.
It was a bit of a surprise to see West Ranch so highly ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball poll two weeks ago.
The No. 3 ranking was the highest ranking of any team in the school's history.
It has been a nearly year since the death of 36-year-old John Conant, a Saugus High School and College of the Canyons graduate.
Maybe you've wondered what it's like. Growing up and playing baseball in the backyard, in the street or on a diamond.
It's too early to call anything a changing of the guard, but West Ranch baseball defeating Valencia 7-1 at home Wednesday definitely carries some kind of weight.
Valencia senior golfer Alex Macaluso didn't have to battle as hard on the golf course Tuesday as much as he had to battle off the course coming up with the right word to describe the gap between his team and Foothill League-leading West Ranch.
Andy Campbell understands that building the Golden Valley football program is a large undertaking.
Humility truly is a rare thing. It's so rare that when you come across it, sometimes your first inclination is to think there is something self-serving behind it.
There will be no comparisons between this Hart pitching staff and last year's.
In a surprising move, Chris Printz has resigned as head coach of the Golden Valley boys basketball team.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program.
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion.
Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
It comes around the same time every year.
Tony Moskal, the boys varsity golf coach at Golden Valley, spouts a load of truth with a heavy dose of humor before the Foothill League golf season tees off.
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.