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.
It was all hitting that carried Saugus last week.
Two big innings, another strong pitching performance and all of a sudden West Ranch was coasting to a third straight Foothill League victory.
College of the Canyons sophomore forward Rafael Love was named to the All-State First-Team for men's basketball in the California Community College Athletic Association.
Even when he was in sixth grade, under 6-feet tall and just starting to play volleyball, Eric Ensing knew about the ever-growing tradition of Valencia High School boys volleyball.
No Foothill League coach was willing to say that dangerous phrase.
It's a constant battle for J.R. Macalutas.
Naturally, the Foothill League has experienced some turnover.
Every time J.C. Cloney froze a Valencia hitter with an offspeed pitch or induced a swinging third strike, he seemed more and more comfortable on the mound.
Roughly three weeks into the season and after playing teams above and below its division, Golden Valley boys tennis picked up a little momentum in its final dual match before the start of Foothill League play.
Playing partners were struggling to communicate and shots were just missing on Wednesday for West Ranch boys tennis.
Last October, Jake Jelmini had an epiphany.
Getting on base was the easy part.
It won't go down as a day of outright glory for two local athletes.
With current and former players getting into the mix, Saturday was a big day for the College of the Canyons baseball program.
Nathan Bultman had to wait all day for his event to start.
The dates have been announced for the third annual Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament coming up this summer in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The road to the state meet was well paved for the remaining Santa Clarita Valley athletes this season.