Two years ago, the closest Zach Pearce had come to a volleyball court was watching a buddy of his play on the freshman team.
Regular seasons are just about done in most spring sports at The Master's College, but some teams are only just beginning.
Hart High graduate Delano Howell didn't hear his name called during this weekend's NFL Draft, but he'll be wearing an NFL uniform very soon.
Call it scrappiness or call it luck.
Whether it was a gradual improvement or it happened all at once, Hart boys volleyball is playing its best at the right time.
The Saugus High athletics program continues to get national recognition this season, as the Saugus girls soccer team finished ranked in the final ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 Girls' Soccer Winter Rankings and the softball team entered the ESPNHS Cal-High Sports Softball Top 20 list.
At least one streak will continue for another year.
Canyon left fielder Kaelie Doyle backed up to within three feet of the fence, then squeezed her glove around a fly ball for the final out of the game.
The tennis gods haven't been kind to Tommy LaBat.
Two weeks ago it was Anthony Pizzo.
For the first time in the history of The Master's College track and field, a runner has broken the 14-minute barrier in the 5,000-meter race.
West Ranch baseball hoped for nothing more than a solid three or four innings from starting pitcher Avery Ortiz.
When in doubt, just set Alec Schlossman.
Coming off a pair of pressure-packed one-run losses last week, Saugus baseball wasn't looking for any drama this time around.
It wasn't exactly perfect.
In the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team ran into an offensive buzz saw.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys soccer team had its share of highlights this season.
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.