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.
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.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
For Brett Molster, it isn't about setting a record or basking in the glory.
There's only one grueling, high-intensity step to go to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang helped extend what has been a yearlong barrage of milestones for the school's golfing program.
It's been one of those anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better seasons for Valencia junior Kyle Ensing.
A year ago it all looked like the tide was shifting among the local high school volleyball scene.
NORWALK – The Santa Clarita Valley's CIF title drought – if you can call it that – is over in track and field.
The Santa Clarita Valley has a pretty good track record at the CIF-Southern Section track and field finals – forgive the pun.