The only varsity starting shortstop West Ranch High has known has verbally committed to play baseball at UC Irvine.
Cal Vogelsang, a three-year varsity player, informed Irvine last week, according to West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill.
As the regular season of the Valencia Ice Station High School Hockey season comes to a close, the four local club teams will head into the first round of postseason play on Monday with very different perspectives.
With the 2009 boys volleyball and boys tennis seasons in the books, seven teams now turn their attention to the postseason, but one sport feels slighted.
Golden Valley sprinter Enock Aduo is running toward a finish line that isn't painted on a track.
If he gets there, he won't be honored as a Foothill League champion, or anything of that nature.
It was an exclamation point on a season when a group of underclassmen led Valencia to the head of the Foothill League.
College of the Canyons got close to advancing in the California Community College Southern Regionals, but for the second consecutive year the Cougars were sent home early in the third game of the opening round.
It appears as if there will be a wild-card round to this season's CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
When the day began, Valencia and West Ranch were tied atop the Foothill League standings with what figured to be another close battle between the league's top teams scheduled.
As the lights came on at the Foothill League track and field championships, plenty of excitement also arrived.
With 18 hits and a nine-run first inning, Saugus High kept its Foothill League title hopes alive with a 17-5 win over Golden Valley on Friday at Saugus High School.
Last year at this time, Saugus boys volleyball was closing out a season that saw the Centurions finish in the Foothill League cellar.
The new coach is the old coach at Golden Valley.
Valencia boys volleyball closed off its eighth straight perfect Foothill League season by dropping West Ranch 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) Tuesday.
Hart swimming has always had a tradition of success, and Thursday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, both the boys and girls teams made sure to continue the trend.
After struggling in two league losses last week, the Valencia softball team is back on a roll.
All it took was one goal to calm all the playoff nerves.
In the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV playoffs, the West Ranch Wildcats boys soccer team ran into an offensive buzz saw.
Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball couldn't wait to get its playoff run started.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights girls basketball team's first venture into the postseason was a building block.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
The New Covenant Academy of Los Angeles Huskies didn't know much about Trinity Classical Academy before Wednesday Night.
Even if no one can quite explain how it happened, no one on the West Ranch girls soccer team is going to complain about the Wildcats' first postseason victory in program history.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.