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.
The year 2001 continued to bring new milestones for Santa Clarita Valley sports.
Coming from Dave DeLong's mouth, it may have sounded strange.
For years, I had heard stories. That he didn't want to tell his.
When it comes to high school sports, nothing's more popular than football.
Sports in the Santa Clarita Valley was on an upswing coming into the new millennium.
Saugus waited until the end to remove the drama from Tuesday's Foothill League showdown with Canyon at Canyon High School, but when they made their move, they did it in a big way.
It's fitting that Hart High baseball clinched at least a share of the Foothill League championship with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday at Hart High School - the Indians first title since 2008.
Valencia boys volleyball showed a propensity for winning close matches during Foothill League play this season.
Hart boys tennis was one set away from a perfect start to the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs, beating the visiting Buena Park High team in the wild-card round on Tuesday.
It's hard not to get wrapped up in watching Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil go.
In every match, every set and every point, Valencia seniors Sam Rebele and Ravi Jayanthi know they have to keep their energy and enthusiasm levels high.
By the end of this week, we could have multiple Foothill League baseball champions.
Last year, we had zero boys golfers advance from the first round of the CIF postseason.
The CIF-Southern Section Division II boys tennis playoffs brackets include four Foothill League teams.
Usually, coaches try their best to be politically correct when talking to reporters.
The group of girls who anchor Golden Valley's successful track and field team aren't looking for anyone's congratulations.
In a very trying season for the Valencia baseball program, Keston Hiura has been a very welcomed story.
With little exception, Saugus pitcher Mariah Lopez has been nothing short of dominant during the 2014 softball season.
Among all the chaos of the Foothill League track and field finals, there was a big moment which was somewhat lost in the shuffle.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.