The playoff-bound Valencia Vikings baseball team is making its presence known to every team it faces from now until the first round.
The Vikings (19-6, 11-2), who clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs with their win over West Ranch on Wednesday, gave yet another strong performance against the Wildcats on Friday at Curtis Sand and Gravel field defeating West Ranch 9-6.
Playing long toss with his pitching coach before the game Friday, Hart pitcher Trevor Bauer surprised even himself. He outthrew Ruben Escobar, a former Master's College star and draftee of the Cleveland Indians.
That's when he knew he would have his stuff.
The Foothill League boys tennis finals were the perfect setting for the ascent of Canyon's Jason Ferlianto from unassuming freshman to one of the league's top players.
The only thing slow about the Hart swimming team is its bus.
Finally, the ball rolled Valencia's way.
For whichever high school Christian Lopes was going to, he was supposed to make an instant impact.
Hart High's baseball team defeated Canyon at Bud Murray field 10-2 on Wednesday.
For the most part, the Foothill League Boys Tennis Preliminaries held serve.
A couple of years ago, a trio of kids with ties to Canyon basketball all worked together so that one day they could play their sport at the next level.
Under the lights of the William S. Hart Softball Complex , the Hart varsity softball team defeated Saugus 6-0 on Tuesday.
The Foothill League prelims for track and field were held at the College of the Canyons on Tuesday.
He may only be a freshman but Valencia swimmer Bob Hwang has some lofty aspirations.
Canyon High student/athlete Stephen Wirthlin said he's lucky to be alive after a car accident on Saturday morning in Gorman.
Hart baseball's biggest accomplishment in 2008 thus far is the team being in first place in the ultra-competitive Foothill League - to some.
Inspiration came early for Kearsten Livingstone, the Canyon High sophomore who has already accomplished so much in her young swimming career.
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.
Lewis Stallworth was an unlikeable player in 2012-13.
The Brooks family will probably be telling stories about their Friday night for a long time to come.
The Hart girls soccer team was defined by talent all around.
One coach described Hart senior Brayon Rodriguez as a silent quarterback on the field.