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.
Golden Valley's Keilani Conner was playing with a purpose from the beginning of Saturday night's SCV Hoops Finale girls game at Valencia High School.
If you were to construct the ideal sprint relay team based on sight alone, you'd likely pass on most of Canyon High School's athletes.
While the Foothill League has belonged to Golden Valley the last two years, it will be far from a cake walk for the Grizzlies to pull off a three-peat despite all the talent coming back.
There are two teams in the Foothill League with 2014 state finalist athletes returning to the fold this year - West Ranch senior thrower Nathan Bultman and Saugus senior distance runner Brian Zabilski.
College volleyball recruiters won't show up to many Canyon High School matches this spring.
Foothill League boys volleyball coaches took a collective sigh of relief last spring when the CIF-Southern Section announced it was moving the league from Division I down to Division II in the playoffs.
Hart baseball may have been the team coming in with the vaunted pitching staff that includes three NCAA Division I commits.
In three seasons, The Master's College women's basketball team has won 73 games.
Slowly but surely, the Canyon softball team is trying to build into a top-tier team in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If there's such thing as a quality loss, this was it.
They all have their stories.
Part of what made the Hart boys soccer team so successful this year was the team's ability to play together.
Last season, Santa Clarita Christian baseball tore through the regular season, won the Heritage League and made it to the CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinals.
This year's CIF-Southern Section Division II champion in the girls discus toss didn't even know the proper technique for the event a year ago.
When it came to big track and field meets, there was a pretty regular crowd that gathered around the shot put ring.
The reason why Santa Clarita Christian's Richard Min kept playing football even when times were tough was simple. His mother told him to.
A memorable spring season for Santa Clarita Valley sports was given an exclamation point as the CIF-Southern Section honored some of the area's best athletes with All-CIF nods in baseball, softball and boys volleyball.
Editor's note: Today marks the fourth 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.
This year's U.S. Open will be devoid of Santa Clarita Valley prep products.
West Ranch High thrower Nathan Bultman has done nothing but break records and set new standards in the track and field arena.
There were some hold-your-breath moments on Friday at the CIF State Track and Field Championship prelims.
It seems like every year the Santa Clarita Valley gets to see a handful of track and field athletes accomplish incredible things.
One race, eight laps around the track. And then it's over.
Santa Clarita Christian senior Clint Ross sat in the dugout during the seventh innings of the biggest baseball game.
If you were going by the rankings and records, there's no way you would have predicted West Ranch and Los Osos to be facing off today's CIF-Southern Section Division I semifinal.
With the departure of one major quarterback and wide receiver combination, a new wave of signal callers enter the picture in 2015.
NORWALK - Most of the Santa Clarita Valley athletes were just worried about qualifying for the state finals.
When it comes to today's Santa Clarita Valley track and field competitors, they all have their motivations.