When it comes to coaching high school sports, what's the most important part of the job?
Ask most coaches and they'll tell you the same thing.
PARAMOUNT - According to the CIF-Southern Section Division III bracket, Tuesday's match between Canyon and Paramount was a semifinal.
Saugus boys volleyball couldn't have asked for a better start to 2010, earning a three-game sweep of Lancaster at Saugus High 25-13, 25-17, 25-20 on Tuesday in both teams' season opener.
PARAMOUNT - When asked to win its four straight close playoff game, the Canyon boys soccer team finally came up short.
Canyon boys soccer head coach Khris Savage has to laugh when he hears kids in his classes describe his sport as "you guys just kicking the ball around."
Foothill League basketball coaches found it difficult to game plan for Golden Valley's Trevor Wiseman, Valencia's Lonnie Jackson and Canyon's Brooke LeMar.
There isn't much about Santa Clarita Valley sports that doesn't bring back a fond memory or two for Dody Garcia.
On Jan. 10, Hart High junior soccer player Mallory Utley boarded a flight from Port-au-Prince, Haiti bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
Less than 48 hours later, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation of just over 9 million people.
Sure, Orange Coast College isn't the same baseball team it was last year - with a youthful pitching staff and mix of freshmen and sophomores in its lineup.
GLENDALE - After 40 minutes of play, Saugus girls soccer looked primed for a return trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division II semifinals.
GLENDALE – For a multitude of reasons, it can be harder to repeat as champions than to win it the first time.
Hurricane Katrina seems so distant to some - in time and location.
TEMECULA - During Canyon boys soccer's CIF-Southern Section Division III quarterfinal match with Great Oak of Temecula, head coach Khris Savage roamed the sideline wearing a green No. 20 jersey loaded with significance.
REDLANDS - The momentum in Hart's girls soccer match Wednesday swung away from the Indians almost as fast as it swung to them.
After two halves and two overtime periods, Valencia and Laguna Hills had run out of ways to find separation.
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.