Valencia baseball dispelled any notion it was a listless bunch content sliding out of playoff contention Friday.
They'd done it.
Cliche or not, the Valencia boys swim team saved its best for last Thursday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
Hopefully fans of The Master's College baseball team arrived at TMC before the second inning Thursday.
The Foothill League is chock-full full of stellar starting pitching - so much so that the reigning Foothill League Pitcher of the Year could get lost in the shuffle.
Amanda Doyle paces at shortstop. She kicks at the dirt. She bends down to brush the dust with her hand.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a 9-6 start. And the team's first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has belted five home runs with a .434 batting average.
There's nothing particularly funny about a 9-2-5-6 triple play ending an inning after you've loaded the bases - especially not when you're in a tight race for one of the Foothill League's three precious playoff bids.
When a three-time defending Foothill League champion remains the only unbeaten team in league play after three games, it's hardly a stretch to call it a frontrunner.
A man offered Jeffrey Morrow a swivel chair.
Both the Saugus and Golden Valley girls track and field teams scrambled to steal any points they could in a mad dash for the driver's seat in the Foothill League.
In a Foothill swim meet between a program building and a program already on top, West Ranch continued to build and Valencia continued to reign.
The separation between one All-Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year candidate and another can be razor thin.
To ignore spring sports at the Santa Clarita Valley's private schools would be to miss a softball team averaging more than 15 runs a game, CIF title-caliber swimmers, and league championship races between local teams.
A Castaic resident had butterflies stepping onto the floor at a national gymnastics event in Chicago last week.
There are 23 minor league baseball players with ties to the Santa Clarita Valley that are playing at the High-A level or below.
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By Mason Nesbitt
This is it.
As if anyone needed a reminder that Valencia High softball has something special in Allysa Shipman, MaxPreps gave the freshman catcher her latest honor.
After not playing in the USA Softball Women's National Team's previous game, West Ranch graduate Janelle Lindvall came through in a big way ...
Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano snagged a silver medal in the 800-meter final on Wednesday as part of the women's track and field portion ...
West Ranch graduate Janelle Lindvall scored a run in the USA Women's National Softball Team's 7-0 win over Canada in the Pan American ...
Don't write off high school baseball season just yet.
The Valley Baseball Invitational Tournament championship pitted the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I champion against the CIF-Southern Section Division I runner-up.
Baseball and softball honors just keep rolling in for Santa Clarita Valley athletes.