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.
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.
Among all the chaos of the Foothill League track and field finals, there was a big moment which was somewhat lost in the shuffle.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.
West Ranch baseball needed a win and West Ranch sophomore Jason Drees needed a hit.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
All Valencia High junior Quinton Tilley was trying to do was play a steady round of golf on Monday.
Valencia graduate and professional golfer Max Homa appears to have found his groove again after a rough first few months of the year.
Springtime is usually when local boys volleyball players get to be the center of attention.
College of the Canyons softball needed a big turnaround on Sunday in order to keep its playoff run alive.
For so long, Max Nua was the anonymous little kid wandering around the gym and doing his best to kill time until practice was over.
It's doubtful any athlete grows up wishing he/she could some day compete at a community college.
Saugus track and field hasn't been at its best or healthiest all season.
Nothing seemed to be going right for West Ranch baseball in the first six innings.