There are inevitable pressures associated with wearing a Valencia boys volleyball uniform, especially in recent years.
It's the kind of sport where fortunes can change so quickly, every moment of glory must be cherished.
For an athlete to work his magic and display his talent on the field is great for spectators.
Excellent showings in the postseason have paid off for a group of Foothill League boys volleyball players.
Gerry Granados couldn't help but crack a smile when he thought about his graduation from Hart High School on May 31.
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat team is used to starting over.
Though Santa Clarita Christian School baseball had the more successful season, it was Trinity Classical Academy baseball that gathered in the biggest collection of awards within its league.
Quick, name the top five most successful athletes to come out of the Santa Clarita Valley's high schools.
Canyon High wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky has two more options for where he might play college football.
Not only was 2011-12 the most successful golf season of Max Homa's career.
The week began with a field of 30 teams and 156 players at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.
For a golf team known for its late rallies, the University of California, Berkeley once again showed its flair for the dramatic on Thursday.
One thing's for sure, Max Homa has his putter working well for him.
Riviera Country Club made it difficult on most of the 156-player field of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship on Tuesday.
Saugus High graduate and University of Michigan rower Taylor Schubert became a national champion on Sunday when her Second Varsity Eight boat won the 2012 women's rowing NCAA Championship.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
PACIFIC PALISADES – The newly energized Jason Gore isn't satisfied with just being able to play this week at his favorite PGA Tour event.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team secured second place in the Foothill League by beating West Ranch for the fourth straight time on Thursday at Valencia High.
If there's a team that knows a lot about fortunes changing quickly, it's Hart girls soccer.
PACIFIC PALISADES - An aspiring golfer growing up in Southern California may see the Northern Trust Open in the same light as a young baseball player watching a game in Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Somehow, after five drama-filled chaotic weeks, we have arrived at the conclusion of another Foothill League winter season.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.
On Friday, Hart boys soccer played like a team that wanted to make sure no one could catch up in the Foothill League.
It was more a feeling of relief than one of thrill for the Hart Indians boys basketball team on Friday.
This is the time of year when every game, every play, every possession is magnified.