In the final game of its toughest Foothill League stretch of the season, Valencia boys volleyball was at its best.
Coming off a big week at the plate, The Master's College catcher and Hart High graduate Bryan Lucas was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
It was the sixth inning when that dreaded moment came.
West Ranch took an unusual path to becoming Foothill League champions this year.
Nearing the end of a nine-game stretch in a span of just eight days, The Master's College baseball has had to reach down the depth chart.
Saugus boys volleyball head coach Barry Nua makes no bones about which players he builds his team around.
As far as pitching goes, Saturday was just about as good as it gets for The Master's College.
In a non-league affair on Friday, Santa Clarita Christian School baseball had a point to prove.
Now is the time to be hitting a stride.
Saugus baseball doesn't have a reputation as the best hitting team in the Foothill League, nor the best pitching.
Valencia High School junior Alison Lee has already won two tournaments this year.
One fact became clear about Valencia boys volleyball on Tuesday.
It started so well for The Master's College baseball. Just two weeks ago, the team was 20-6 and near the top of the Golden State Athletic Conference standings. A sudden seven-game losing streak has put TMC right in the middle of a cluster for fourth, fifth and sixth place in conference.
The target on West Ranch baseball's back keeps getting bigger.
So much for that whole rebuilding phase Hart boys volleyball was supposed to go through.
The road to the state meet was well paved for the remaining Santa Clarita Valley athletes this season.
It's often referred to as the longest day in golf.
Will boys/men's volleyball ever catch up to the popularity of the sport among females?
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland is back in the Major Leagues for the first time since 2012.