It was all hitting that carried Saugus last week.
Two big innings, another strong pitching performance and all of a sudden West Ranch was coasting to a third straight Foothill League victory.
College of the Canyons sophomore forward Rafael Love was named to the All-State First-Team for men's basketball in the California Community College Athletic Association.
Even when he was in sixth grade, under 6-feet tall and just starting to play volleyball, Eric Ensing knew about the ever-growing tradition of Valencia High School boys volleyball.
No Foothill League coach was willing to say that dangerous phrase.
It's a constant battle for J.R. Macalutas.
Naturally, the Foothill League has experienced some turnover.
Every time J.C. Cloney froze a Valencia hitter with an offspeed pitch or induced a swinging third strike, he seemed more and more comfortable on the mound.
Roughly three weeks into the season and after playing teams above and below its division, Golden Valley boys tennis picked up a little momentum in its final dual match before the start of Foothill League play.
Playing partners were struggling to communicate and shots were just missing on Wednesday for West Ranch boys tennis.
Last October, Jake Jelmini had an epiphany.
Getting on base was the easy part.
The record might not show it, but Valencia boys volleyball is getting plenty of training in the early part of the season.
This wasn't nearly the same West Ranch boys tennis team as it was a year ago.
For years, coaches would talk about potential and upside when they spoke of Charlie Gillies.
Kyle Ensing's volleyball prowess is now spanning the globe.
The offseason is over and training camp is officially in session for all 32 teams in the National Football League.
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.