A lot goes into making a champion.
People find peace in Telluiride, the famed ski resort in Western Colorado.
This was an eventful one.
Given football's legendary history in the Santa Clarita Valley, it takes a lot for a single season to stand out above the rest.
The date was May 25, 2005.
Santa Clarita had a lot to live up to in 2005.
Chuck Lyon, College of the Canyons' athletic director, has seen his fair share of good football teams during his 29 years as a coach.
In 2004, it was out with old and in with the new.
By 2000, a population boom in the Santa Clarita Valley had more than caught up with the William S. Hart Union High School District.
He's still leading.
Listening to Tony Ker reflect on his volleyball career - one marked by two CIF titles and his number being retired by Valencia High - you get the feeling that it could have gone another direction.
Some people look for excuses not to try.
For every up, there is a down, and in 2002, the Santa Clarita Valley saw plenty of both.
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake rattled Southern California.
Welcome to stage one of the high school track and field postseason.
This is uncharted waters for Santa Clarita Christian.
In just a 10-minute stretch of the West Ranch boys tennis team's match against Santa Monica High, the Wildcats lost the momentum they had been building in this playoff run.
An up-and-down season for the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team finished with an up-and-down day.
With the history of the Santa Clarita Valley's last softball dynasty hanging from the scoreboard behind them, the West Ranch Wildcats put an exclamation point on their third straight Foothill League title on Thursday at Valencia High School.
Heading into the last game of the regular season, the Valencia Vikings needed two things to happen to become co-Foothill League champions: take care of business against Golden Valley, and a Hart loss to Saugus.
Two of the Foothill League's best pitchers faced off at Saugus High on Thursday, but the game didn't play out like a pitchers' duel.
To say Canyon baseball's season has been frustrating is an understatement.
Canyon, for all intents and purposes, knew it was locked into the Foothill League's fourth place entering Thurday's regular season finale with Hart at Canyon High School.
The two remaining Foothill League teams in the CIF-Southern Section Division II Boys Tennis Championships caught a bit of a break on Thursday.
History continues to repeat itself when Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil dives into the water at the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims, which took place Thursday at the Riverside Aquatics Complex ahead of Saturday's final.
One win away from a co-Foothill League title, Saugus left little doubt about its chances on Thursday afternoon at Golden Valley High School.
The freshmen were shining again for the West Ranch boys tennis team in its match against St. Margaret's High on Wednesday.
When we were lauding J.J. Holen for his performances as a West Ranch High golfer, it was because of the superb golf scores he turned in on a consistent basis from his freshman to senior year.
Understandably, Santa Clarita Christian has no history when it comes to achievements in the pool.