Given last year's success at the freshman level, Hart High junior varsity football was supposed to be set up for a dominant season in the Foothill League this year.
Coming off a strong defensive season for Hart football last year, the question could have received a number of different responses.
Usually, a high school player's first experience at the varsity level is a moment to cherish.
When Robert Fisher took over as varsity football head coach at Golden Valley earlier this month, one of his pledges was to fully incorporate all three levels in the program.
Talent isn't so much the issue.
Hart football struggled with consistency and ball control on offense last year.
Several months worth of meetings, workouts and passing camps with one coach.
Wacky offensive plays and a flashy, multi-colored ball may not be what comes to mind when the term "professional basketball" is thrown around.
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series wrapped up its Santa Clarita Valley leg on Thursday, and the locals had trouble keeping up with the pack.
The last thing Valencia golfer Glen Lee wanted was a repeat of last year's performance.
Four local golfers will have a prime opportunity to test their skill against some of the nation's top junior players.
With a lockout causing a four-month stalemate in the NFL this offseason, things moved quickly once the new collective bargaining agreement was finally sealed on Aug. 5.
It's been quite a year for Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer.
West Ranch sophomore Haley Lind has limited experience playing varsity volleyball.
Three years ago, Robert Fisher coached the freshman football team at Golden Valley High School.
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.
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.