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.
Trevor Bauer isn't your typical No. 2 high school starter.
The West Ranch varsity baseball team defeated Canyon on Friday 7-0 on the Wildcats home field.
Saugus was merely delaying the inevitable.
Valencia head softball coach Donna Lee was pretty clear after the Vikings win Thursday afternoon.
"We are the best team in the league, we just have to start playing like it," Lee said.
The Hart boys track team ended its season on a high note defeating Saugus on Thursday, 72-64 on the Centurions field. It was a big day for Delano Howell as the Indian speedster capture for golds, including paarticipating in the climatic 4x400 relay.
The first time Canyon tennis coach Edgar Perfecto saw Jason Ferlianto play tennis, he knew he was seeing something special. Perfecto just didn't know how old this baby-faced kid was or if he'd be attending Canyon. He did know that Ferlianto, who was hitting with his dad on the Canyon tennis courts, had a lot of talent. When baby J, as he's called by his teammates, showed up at Canyon for tryouts, Perfecto was elated.
Hart's boys and girls varsity swim teams bested Saugus on Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center to clinch Foothill League titles.
Trevor Matern knew it was coming. He knew Hart was going to win and how it was going to play out.
Motivation comes in many forms.
It was a missed putt that ultimately cost Hart High golfer Johnny MacArthur the Foothill League Most Valuable Player in 2007.
The Saugus boys varsity tennis team swept Golden Valley 18-0 on Tuesday on the Grizzlies' home court.
The Valencia boys volleyball team rarely loses.
The Saugus varsity softball team defeated Golden Valley 8-2 on the Grizzlies home field on Tuesday.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
Maybe the biggest layoff between Foothill League boys golf matches ever spelled a couple of interesting results on Wednesday at Robinson Ranch.
With his 6-7 loss to Golden Valley's Brandon Yu on Tuesday, Valencia's No. 1 singles player Chad LeDuff saw his perfect streak through the Foothill League come to an end.
The Valencia baseball team is on a roll.
West Ranch baseball dominated Golden Valley on Wednesday at Golden Valley High 13-0.
The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.
The Golden Valley boys tennis team may have lost 12-6 to Valencia on Tuesday at Valencia High, but the Grizzlies took the set of the day.
Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.
It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.
Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.
Editor's note: We introduce "On the beat" today with the first edition being baseball. On the beat will feature news, information and insight about the sports we cover on a regular basis (prep, college, pro) by the reporters who are considered our "beat reporter" for a particular sport. We feature seven sports during the spring so you will see one of these reports from a different sport every day until the end of the season.
If you rolled brothers Jake and Cade Spurlin into one baseball player, the end result would be about as complete of a player as you could ask for.
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.