When David Smith was in high school, he wasn't exactly a household name in the volleyball world.
Hart baseball will be expecting big things from Luke Persico next spring.
Officially, the baseball season begins somewhere in late February for high school teams.
A frustrating season for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat came to a happy ending on Sunday at Valencia High School, where the Blue Heat beat the crosstown Los Angeles Strikers 4-1.
One local volleyball product - Saugus High graduate David Smith - is already headed to the Olympic Games this summer to play volleyball.
Tanner Leighton, a former outfielder for The Master's College, signed with the Washington Wild Things, a non-MLB affiliated professional baseball team based in Washington, Pa. this week, according to the school's website.
No trophies are given out for winning football games in July.
Well, at least the race was interesting this time.
A number of Foothill League athletes earned all-state honors this week as ESPNHS.com released its 2012 Cal-Hi Sports list of top baseball and softball players in the state.
It was one first-year varsity quarterback leading a young team against the other.
We've detailed the 2011-12 athletics seasons of each and every school in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The long list of local products in the minor leagues just got a little bit longer.
Another Foothill Leaguer collected a statewide baseball honors this week as ESPNHS.com released its list of top prep baseball players for the 2012 season.
The 2011-12 year of athletics at The Master's College was highlighted mostly by the prowess of the cross country and track and field programs.
Ironically, the best example of John Gilbertson's desire as an athlete can be summed up by what he might consider to be a failure.
Among all the chaos of the Foothill League track and field finals, there was a big moment which was somewhat lost in the shuffle.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.
West Ranch baseball needed a win and West Ranch sophomore Jason Drees needed a hit.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
All Valencia High junior Quinton Tilley was trying to do was play a steady round of golf on Monday.
Valencia graduate and professional golfer Max Homa appears to have found his groove again after a rough first few months of the year.
Springtime is usually when local boys volleyball players get to be the center of attention.
College of the Canyons softball needed a big turnaround on Sunday in order to keep its playoff run alive.
For so long, Max Nua was the anonymous little kid wandering around the gym and doing his best to kill time until practice was over.
It's doubtful any athlete grows up wishing he/she could some day compete at a community college.
Saugus track and field hasn't been at its best or healthiest all season.