To have great talent on your team is one thing.
To get the most out of that talent is something else entirely.
His helmet tells the story. The Riddell Revolution, each scrape a badge of honor, has seen its share of action.
There has been a lot of local golf commotion and West Ranch High junior-to-be J.J. Holen is at the center of it.
West Ranch and Canyon each finished 2-1 in a four-team round-robin passing league Thursday evening at Harry Welch Stadium.
Even if Valencia senior Aly Drake didn't play soccer, she would merit serious consideration as The Signal's 2008-09 Female Athlete of the Year.
In a year where many thought Valencia softball could be vulnerable entering Foothill League play, the arm of Carly Mortensen proved to be invaluable to the Vikings.
Hart and Valencia each fell in the semifinals of the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 Passing Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Golden Valley High School's lack of athletic success has been noted ad nauseam.
Over the last eight months, The Signal sports section has tried to recapture certain elements of the past.
Hart and Valencia dominated pool play to begin the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 passing tournament, as both schools went 4-0 Monday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Local golf businessman Ross Bradder, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, has started a youth golf training academy.
Not one, but two members of the Lopes family have been announced as invitees to USA Baseball teams.
Three local soccer players participated in this past weekend's U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Playoffs.
It was a year of firsts for West Ranch athletics.
The Wildcats picked up their first playoff wins in baseball and boys tennis, while Jake Bernards became the first athlete in school history to get a full scholarship to a Division I school.
The talent in Valencia's athletic program is widespread.
When Valencia's Chad LeDuff took his first practice serve in preparation for the final match of the Foothill League singles tournament, the fans in attendance started to chatter.
The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
Things shook out pretty much as expected in the Foothill League boys tennis prelims held at the Paseo Club on Wednesday.
After Wednesday's Foothill League boys tennis prelims, three things stick out.
Two monumental Foothill League boys golf accomplishments could be made today based on what happened at Wednesday's Foothill League golf match No. 5.
After a shaky start, Saugus starting pitcher Anthony Donatella improved by the inning against West Ranch.
The story is certainly not West Ranch boys lacrosse losing 20-7 to Thousand Oaks in its first-ever playoff match.
The Canyon High boys volleyball team needed a win on Tuesday in order to have a chance at a playoff berth.
Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.
West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
Well, here we go.