The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft began Tuesday, and although no local products were taken on the first day, the Santa Clarita Valley has had its fair share of talent drafted over the past couple years. This valley has seen plenty of local products crack the lineups and rotations of teams all over the minor leagues. Here is a look at the progress some are making in their efforts to reach the majors:
Newly graduated Hart High baseball player Adam Bouyer has a big opportunity in front of him.
Bouyer was recently selected to participate in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.
CLOVIS – Valencia senior Aly Drake blitzed past Marlborough's Carlyle Davis in the 800-meter finals almost as fast as she burst on to the track scene.
CLOVIS – Aly Drake had only been so excited once in her athletic career.
CLOVIS - For Saugus thrower Daniel Swarbrick, today may bring the celebration of a state championship in discus.
CLOVIS - Valencia's Aly Drake ran a smart 800-meter race at Friday's CIF State Track and Field Championship prelims.
A quartet of Santa Clarita-area athletes at various stages of life with a vast list of accomplishments behind them have one common bond - faith.
West Ranch sophomore golfer J.J. Holen's season ended Thursday at the CIF/SCGA Tournament at Temecula's SCGA Members Club.
They run the same event. They're all friends off the track.
One is a dynamic pitcher. One is a powerful hitter.
West Ranch golfer J.J. Holen spent an unexpected night at Temecula's Holiday Inn.
Golden Valley's second-longest serving head coach has resigned.
On Thursday, Valencia High golfer Max Homa graduated from high school.
NORCO – It isn't often that a core of talent comes along like the group Hart softball featured in 2009.
NORCO – Both Hart and Norco softball expected a battle.
It's hard to imagine there being much left to prove at the high school level for Saugus junior swimmer Abbey Weitzeil.
Any path through CIF-Southern Section Division I is going to be difficult, and that's the case for the four Foothill League teams that made it into the postseason.
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.