Sometimes progress has to come in baby steps.
There's nothing like a few conference losses to bring a team back down to earth.
In a Foothill League that's so evenly matched across the board, wins aren't always going to come with a lot of style points.
Five Santa Clarita Valley football players, including four from the Foothill League, were honored as All-CIF players on Tuesday with the release of the CIF-Southern Section 11-man football selections.
Valencia resident Kendall De La Vega kicked, passed and punted her way all the way to the NFL playoffs.
Golden Valley boys soccer head coach Juan Paolo has coached countless semi-pro, college and high school players through the years.
The torch keeps getting passed around the Foothill League when it comes to boys soccer.
Just six games into the season, Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball is already resembling the type of team that reached a CIF championship game a year ago.
If nothing else, College of the Canyons men's basketball just got a taste of what life will be like in conference play this season.
The decision weighed on Trent Irwin for several months.
The story of Hart senior Erin Indermill can serve as a lesson to the volleyball world. Setters are people too.
There is comfort in mediocrity.
At the season's first Foothill League meet at Central Park on Sept. 23, Saugus senior Samantha Ortega was in her usual position coming down the home stretch. She was in position to win.
As we transition from the NFL's regular season into the playoffs, most of Santa Clarita Valley's own will be left behind.
West Ranch graduate and University of California, Berkeley running back Jeff Coprich was recognized during ESPN's broadcast of the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night.
It's become a relative certainty in the last 15 years that Valencia will rule the roost when it comes to Foothill League boys volleyball.
Golden Valley senior Nikaela Harris is so ahead of the curve, sometimes she doesn't even understand it.
In track and field circles, the old saying is that records are meant to be broken.
There are a lot of reasons why Hart baseball has turned things around so dramatically since the start of Foothill League play.
It's been a while since Canyon boys volleyball was a real contender for a Foothill League title.
We're exactly halfway through the Foothill League boys golf season, and we're no closer to revealing a potential team champion.
It's difficult to quantify the value of a defensive player in soccer.
West Ranch boys lacrosse head coach Mike Borsos decided to design a trophy this year for the unofficial Foothill League championship in one of this area's fastest growing sports.
Put a piano in front of him, and he'll play a few notes. Put a math puzzle in front of him, he'll solve it.
It may be early in the track and field season, but the Foothill League may be back in a big way.
The defending Foothill League track and field champion teams are simply trying to get through the first part of the season healthy.
On a day with no records broken and no real surprising results, both the Canyon and Golden Valley swim teams came out of Wednesday's meet feeling like progress was made.
The goal on Wednesday was simple for Valencia baseball.
The Canyon boys volleyball team is holding itself to a high standard this season.
Roy Verdejo cherishes every day he gets to keep playing baseball.