The Valencia Vikings boys and girls swim teams congregated near the pool at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, waiting for the results of the afternoon's meet with Hart Tuesday.
A theme is appearing in Foothill League boys tennis.
The West Ranch softball team beat Chaminade of West Hills by 11 runs on March 7.
It's no secret that the Canyon boys track and field's strength is its sprinters.
Before Hart swept Saugus 105-65 (boys) and 111-59 (girls) on Wednesday, the mood was tearful. Meaningful. Quiet.
Make no mistake. When it comes to singles in Foothill League boys tennis, Valencia senior Chad LeDuff is the favorite.
As the West Ranch Wildcats pried Valencia's stranglehold off Foothill League boys tennis in 2014, the thought may have been that it was temporary. An aberration. That the Vikings' fingers would soon slide back around a title they'd owned each year from 2006 to 2013.
The Valencia High boys volleyball team was coming off an impressive showing in a highly competitive tournament last weekend - hitting its stride with Foothill League play right around the corner.
The Hart High boys and girls soccer teams mirror each other in several ways.
The Master's College sophomore Bianca Cubello snatched an errant Vanguard pass, galloped 3/4 of the court, side stepped a last second defender and laid the ball through the hoop in the first half of the Golden State Athletic Conference title game Tuesday.
At any given time, you might find College of the Canyons head men's golf coach Gary Peterson on Skype with a prospective Cougar golfer from any continent on the globe - except one.
In the last five years, four schools have left the NAIA-affiliated Golden State Athletic Conference - home of The Master's College - for the NCAA Division II PacWest Conference.
The West Ranch High boys tennis team is fresh off a groundbreaking year.
Hart sophomore Michael Valencia made - with youthful exuberance - a prediction last year.
Hart High's CIF-Southern Section Division IV boys soccer championship game against Bellflower tonight at Warren High in Downey seemingly has everything.
Recent Saugus High graduate Andrius Polikaitis will play on the Lithuanian National Baseball Team later this month when it competes for a berth in the 2016 European Baseball Championship.
As if recent Saugus High graduate Abbey Weitzeil hadn't left enough of an imprint on Santa Clarita Valley swim entering her senior year - what with three-straight All-SCV Girls Swimmer of the Year awards and two national high school records - she saved her best for last.
When asked about Cole Cogswell's legacy as a Hart High boys swimmer, all Hart head coach Steve Neale said at first was "wow."
There were a few things different about the second-annual skills camp that New York Giants running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen helped put on at his alma mater on Sunday as opposed to last year's event.
Davey Woodland thought he and Parker McBride would have a good freshman campaign as West Ranch's No. 1 boys tennis doubles team. He thought they'd compete with every other school's No. 1 team and win two out of three sets in any given match.
Chad LeDuff had won two-straight Foothill League singles titles and lost just one league set over his three years of varsity play entering this season.
You get the sense recent Saugus graduate Abbey Weitzeil knows she's headed for perpetually bigger and better things in the world of swim by the calmness with which she approaches races on a world stage.
Longtime Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's final appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was West Ranch graduate and baseball player Hayden Cook.
Six collegiate baseball players with ties to the Santa Clarita Valley signed professional baseball contracts this week.
The Foothill League had three players selected to the 2015 Louisville Slugger High School All-American Team this week - two on the first team and one on the second.
Editor's note: Today marks the first in a series in which we recognize athletes from the local high schools who have proven that success isn't just measured by what one does on a field.
West Ranch junior shortstop Jessie Harper knew the Foothill League Player of the Year was going to be a Wildcat. But she was still surprised to find out which one.
The third and final day of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft, rounds 11 through 40, proved to be busy and nearly all-inclusive for Santa Clarita Valley programs on Wednesday.
The spring was good to small schools in the Santa Clarita Valley.
West Ranch softball huddled after its win in the CIF-Southern Section Division I semifinals Tuesday.