There are a couple of things you can expect this time of year.
Without glancing at the scoreboard after Saugus and Valencia's Foothill League softball game Thursday, the casual observer might have guessed Saugus had just pulled off a dramatic bottom of the seventh victory.
The Hart boys track and field team is now in position.
The Saugus varsity track and field teams defeated Golden Valley on Thursday on the Grizzlies' home field.
For all the drama that had unfolded in the seventh inning of Hart against Valencia in a Foothill League baseball game Tuesday, the final pitch turned out to be the least dramatic.
Valencia Vikings head coach Kathleen Perdisatt says that the budding boys varsity swim team has met the expectations she had for the squad going into the season.
Junior Heather Stiglich's solo home run in the top of the seventh gave Hart High's varsity girls softball team its first victory over Valencia since the 2004 season.
The Hart High boys volleyball team started and ended Tuesday's Foothill League match against Canyon the same way, playing with fire and passion.
The Valencia boys varsity tennis team defeated Hart 16-2 on Tuesday on the Indians home court.
Once again Valencia came oh so close to winning its first Foothill League boys golf match of the season, but just as the three previous League matches, West Ranch carded a lower score to win its fourth straight Foothill League match with a score of 390 at Valencia Country Club Monday afternoon.
Caio Schmitd's first memories of volleyball began when he was a young boy cheering his father on at matches in Brazil.
"I would sit on the bench and during every water break my dad and I would go on the court and pass balls back and forth," says Schmitd, an outside hitter for West Ranch . "I knew I wanted to be just like him."
This valley has produced some fine programs this decade - a national champion in Valencia softball, two-time state champion Saugus cross country, a state champion in Canyon football, but there is little argument as to what the dominant program has been in this valley.
Amid all the stresses of college applications and tests that a senior year can bring, Canyon's Stephen Wirthlin is a good reminder that the final year of high school can be about something else too.
Santa Clarita Christian boys varsity baseball team defeated Los Angeles Lutheran 13-2 at the Hart Complex on Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Christian head baseball coach Garrick Moss knows how important senior leadership can be.
Last season the Santa Clarita Christian football team's plan of attack when running the ball was to spread teams out and allow Kamron Carroll and Derek Lewis to find open spaces.
During last week's visit to the Santa Clarita Valley, World Wrestling Entertainment executive Stephnanie McMahon addressed the question of whether or not her company fits under the umbrella of athletics.
Ian Caddow wasn't sure he was going to play football this season.
Jeremy Haggerty tried his best to be a sponge over the past 12 years.
Hart quarterback Brady White woke up in the mornings during his family's recent vacation to Coronado Beach and walked down to the water with a football.
The film don't lie.
It started in 1971.
Trinity Classical Academy promoted assistant Jeremy Haggerty to the position of varsity head boys basketball coach on Tuesday.
There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.
It starts early - usually with a family members' suggestion and guidance.
"My kids hated basketball."
Ever hear of those people who never take sick days at work?
Pain is inevitable. This is a concept that athletes across all sports seem to understand.
It's been said that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.