The swish of the net and the squeaking of tennis shoes - oh, the sounds of basketball.
Marching band, check; 4.3 GPA, check; Key Club member, check; the Foothill League's No. 1 freshman tennis player, check.
Valencia and Hart played for a basketball championship Sunday night.
There will always be a lot of turnover on high school basketball teams, which often leads to a lot of turnovers, especially in the summer.
Before he was three years old, Trevor Bauer spent several weeks attempting to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
When she steps between the chalked lines of a softball field, Jessica Spigner becomes a different person.
Four Foothill League basketball teams will compete in the Hart Summer Classic today and tomorrow at Hart High School.
As the top-ranked team in the United States, Valencia did not particularly have one superstar hitter who far outplayed the rest.
Throw out the two fastest 3,200-meter times in CIF-Southern Section history, and Saugus High distance runner Kaylin Mahoney is your state champion last season, not a third-place finisher.
In a sea of standout track and field athletes, Delano Howell of Hart was one who stood out.
It was a hot, long, tiring day.
Redemption is sweet.
A curve ball was thrown and there was no hitter at the plate.
Darren Sholes and Spenser Souza have been in a quarterback battle for the past seven years.
Hart High will be well-known in Omaha, Neb. this summer.
Golden Valley boys tennis captain Brandon Yu doesn't need to be big to dominate his competition.
There are no secrets between teams after playing each other three times in a season.
A handful of athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties got things started at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Friday in Walnut.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Canyon boys volleyball is starting to back up the idea that it is a vastly improved team this season.
The Valencia boys tennis team found itself in new territory going into spring break.
It's possible the best girls and the best boys track and field teams in the Foothill League were competing at the same place on Thursday.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
The Valencia Vikings boys volleyball team may not be dominating the rest of the Foothill League like it once did when it won 12 league titles in a row from 2001-2012.
After every Hart baseball game, the pitcher, catcher and pitching coach get together for a "pitchers' union" to discuss how the game went.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
The best part about it for A.J. Smith is seeing the looks on people's faces.