When it comes to athletics, College of the Canyons takes a lot of pride in being one of the top community college programs in California.
Oh, how little things have changed in the last six months.
Natalie Rodriguez was one hundredth of a second short of winning her first Foothill League track and field title this year.
Even after the single most impressive moment of the season for any Foothill League athlete, Nathan Bultman didn't go home satisfied.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
The minute school ends for the summer, it becomes football season in the Santa Clarita Valley.
College of the Canyons head football coach Ted Iacenda doesn't lack any ambition when it comes to recruiting.
It's no wonder Valencia High School's baseball team featured such a dangerous lineup this season.
Editor's note: Today marks the fifth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Editor's note: Today marks the second in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Though Foothill League football teams appear to be competing in a more difficult playoff division, one California football expert says that doesn't mean another championship is out of the question.
Jeff Gilkey is stepping down as co-head coach of Valencia High School's cross country and track and field programs, he confirmed last week.
One of the key ingredients in a rivalry is familiarity.
The emails show up in the inbox of Valencia girls volleyball head coach Ray Sanchez all the time.
The Saugus girls cross country team made a 1,500-mile flight to Minnesota well worth it when it knocked off one of the top programs in the nation en route to a victory at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course just outside Minneapolis.
It was all going as planned for the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals on Saturday night as they were driving to take a potential two-touchdown lead going into halftime against Cleveland High of Reseda.
It turns out when you take two of the best singles tennis player in the Santa Clarita Valley and put them on the same doubles team, they're pretty dominant.
At this point, Trinity Classical Academy football doesn't need to be perfect.
Tucker Welker and Ryan Painter remember when the West Ranch boys cross country team was happy with anything better than last place.
It's only September, but a lot of cross country teams are already thinking about late November.
Even back when this group of Saugus High School runners was decidedly average, they were all told they could be great.
Everyone has a story about when they first saw Cory McManus. He's heard them all before.
It may have taken a little while for Valencia football to gain traction.
Right off the bat, Hart girls tennis' stout singles lineup had a challenge in front of it to open Foothill League play.
The voters for the CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division rankings are showing the top teams some respect.
Saugus girls volleyball is a team that will have to rely on its experience and communication this season.
Hart Indians football can take a collective sigh of relief.