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.
The biggest problem for the Hart boys soccer team last year was finishing scoring chances.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team was way too much for Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in a 12-1 Cardinals' win at Reese Field on Thursday at The Master's College.
Santa Clarita Christian boys' soccer head coach Steve Cooper is growing accustomed to pleasant surprises.
Defense took center stage as Saugus and Chaminade fought to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday at Saugus High School in a matchup of two CIF-Southern Section Division II powers.
The Canyon girls soccer team didn't win or lose, but left the field frustrated after a 1-1 draw with Lancaster at Canyon High on Tuesday.
Trailing with a minute left, Valencia turned once again to Lonnie Jackson.
As Canyon forward Wesley Bartole threw down a thunderous fast-break dunk to put his team up by 18 early in the fourth quarter, Paraclete appeared deflated.
Canyon boys basketball is showing little hospitality in its own Canyon Classic.
Eastside High's basketball team doesn't seem to be able to get a break in the brackets at the Canyon Classic.
For Bishop Alemany of Mission Hills, it was the biggest game in its football program's history.
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.
Junior pitcher Sean O'Shea hasn't been used much on the mound this season after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered during football season. But he made the most of his opportunity and led the West Ranch Wildcats out of trouble on Tuesday at Canyon High School and into the win column.
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.