Saugus girls volleyball didn't win its first Foothill League title in 10 years just to duck out in the first round of the playoffs.
It really began to sink in for Nate Sparks about a week ago.
VENTURA - Nothing has come easy this season for College of the Canyons football.
Playoffs are under way for the The Master's College fall sports, and so far, so good for at least one team - men's cross country.
After giving up a couple of big plays defensively in a loss to Hart last week, Valencia's defense took it as point of pride to avoid doing it again.
Trinity Classical Academy football might be out of its league, and not in a bad way.
Saugus High co-athletic director Jeff Hallman said he floated the idea to an old friend of taking over as the school's head track and field coach earlier this year.
It was a matchup of two teams with similar intentions.
A player like Hart High senior Brittani Elser couldn't have scripted a better finish to her high school career.
West Ranch's plan was to keep the ball away from Canyon's potent offense.
College of the Canyons has had its issues this year, but all indications show that things are about to get better.
Members of the Saugus girls volleyball team held up one finger signifying first place in the Foothill League.
Since the start of conference play, The Master's College women's soccer team has endured a lot of close losses.
The mood was generally calm and festive at Saugus High School.
College of the Canyons has finally settled on an offensive system that consistently moves the football.
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.