Perseverance apparently pays off.
The Master's College men's basketball team has plenty to be happy about just five games into its season.
This is starting to become a routine result for Trinity Classical Academy football.
As difficult of a night as it was for Santa Clarita Christian School football, head coach Garrick Moss took solace in the overall success of the school's first attempt at the 11-man game.
Take away as many wins as you want to from Canyon High football on paper.
Favorite or underdog, good playoff draw or not, Saugus football isn't going to change anything.
It would have been easy for Santa Clarita Christian School to keep playing 8-man football.
When it became clear West Ranch girls tennis wasn't going to coast its way into the semifinals, the team referred back to a simple motto.
When in doubt, the No. 1 ranked community college women's volleyball team in the state could always go back to its 6-feet and above players.
Trinity Classical Academy won its first playoff game in school history, but that's just a small step on the way to what the team hopes is something much bigger.
It was there for the taking.
For a team that's been all-but out of the playoff hunt for a few weeks now and likely won't even earn a spot in a bowl game, College of the Canyons football could easily be seen as a team running short on motivations.
For the young Valencia girls tennis team, the ability to adjust on the fly could be the key to making a run in the playoffs.
If Hart High is headed to the playoffs, it might be going in as one of the more dangerous offensive teams.
A few months ago, Hart High football head coach Mike Herrington didn't shy away from the "playoff talk."
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.
College of the Canyons head football coach Ted Iacenda doesn't lack any ambition when it comes to recruiting.
It's no wonder Valencia High School's baseball team featured such a dangerous lineup this season.
Editor's note: Today marks the fifth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Editor's note: Today marks the second in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Though Foothill League football teams appear to be competing in a more difficult playoff division, one California football expert says that doesn't mean another championship is out of the question.
Jeff Gilkey is stepping down as co-head coach of Valencia High School's cross country and track and field programs, he confirmed last week.
It's not as if the 2014 track and field season didn't have it's highlight moments and admirable performances.
It won't go down as a day of outright glory for two local athletes.