In the short run, the Foothill League doesn't come out smelling like roses.
Here's a message to all Southern California kids interested in attending prestigious academic colleges on the East Coast: Give sports a try.
Two tournaments down and seven victories in the books, yet Valencia boys basketball didn't look particularly celebratory on Saturday.
It was a situation where everything that could have gone wrong for Canyon boys basketball did for most of the first half.
The early part of basketball season can often be used for teams to learn about themselves and how to deal with adverse situations.
At least one thing is clear about this year's Valencia boys basketball team.
What began less than 11 months ago might finally be paying off.
Soccer season ended earlier than The Master's College may have liked for both the men's and women's teams, which didn't make it to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournaments.
Valencia boys soccer isn't young this year.
The shooting ability is there and so is the experience.
A team like Valencia girls soccer might have to learn things the hard way early in the season.
Hart boys basketball is a team with plenty of youth and talent this season.
VENTURA - As much of an up-and-down season as it's been for Canyon football, it all came to an end in the same location against the same team as last year, and in similar fashion.
In the first round of the playoffs, Canyon got all its scoring done in one quarter.
In football, crowds are drawn to high-scoring games and football teams with flashy offenses.
This season has been a learning experience for two local golfers.
Just a couple of months removed from its Foothill League championship baseball season, Hart is well on its way to replacing, adding and bolstering its talented roster.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
It's comical to look back at what the outside world thought of Saugus boys cross country in late September.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.
The best way to explain how an athlete can qualify as exciting is to define the term - and not simply in a dictionary sense.
It's become expected of Valencia athletics to stand among the top of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The evil empire is back.
The writing was on the wall for UCLA golfer and Valencia High graduate Alison Lee.
LOS ANGELES - Trevor Bauer insisted he didn't feel any different while pitching at the home of his favorite childhood baseball team for the first time.
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.