Ever since opening in 2004, Golden Valley High School has faced an uphill battle in athletics. Not only was the program trying to get off the ground, it was going up against distinguished programs across the Santa Clarita Valley.
General opinion held that Golden Valley couldn't be a winner, that the odds were stacked too tall.
What do you call a year like Canyon had in 2008-09?
It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Swimming may look easy, but that is because Hart senior Jordan Danny makes it look that way.
Five Foothill League athletes earned All-CIF first team honors in baseball, softball and boys volleyball this week.
Everything slows down.
Valencia had won 72 consecutive matches entering this season, claiming eight straight Foothill League titles in the process.
When the Foothill League season opened, youth was the main concern for Valencia boys tennis.
West Ranch's boys tennis program has developed as its top player Jordan Hovis has.
Golfers Max Homa and J.J. Holen gave us a lot to be indecisive about.
Both are excellent golfers, there is no doubt.
Aly Drake runs fast. And she learns fast.
When her junior season ended, a CIF state title in the 800-meter run was the furthest thing from her mind.
Supporters of Daniel Swarbrick wore t-shirts to the CIF State Track and Field Championships that read, "Veni, vidi, vici."
Translated from Latin, it means, "I came, I saw, I conquered."
Christian Lopes invoked the sort of conversation reserved for professional athletes.
At a time when most teenagers are either working a summer job or relaxing by a pool, Trevor Fredrickson made a career move.
The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft began Tuesday, and although no local products were taken on the first day, the Santa Clarita Valley has had its fair share of talent drafted over the past couple years. This valley has seen plenty of local products crack the lineups and rotations of teams all over the minor leagues. Here is a look at the progress some are making in their efforts to reach the majors:
It wasn't very long ago that Golden Valley head golf coach Tony Moskal was throwing his hands up and singing the blues.
Saugus track and field hasn't been at its best or healthiest all season.
After the West Ranch boys tennis team defeated Valencia 12-6 and denied the Vikings their ninth straight Foothill League title on Thursday at Valencia High, the Wildcats gathered around senior Harrison Collins and sang "Happy Birthday."
For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.
The Canyon baseball team used two big innings to pick up its second Foothill League win and keep Golden Valley searching for its first.
The wait is over.
Nothing seemed to be going right for West Ranch baseball in the first six innings.
Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.
Typically it's the Saugus baseball team shutting opposing teams down with its pitching.
The Valencia boys tennis team used the strength of its singles lineup to take down Hart High 13-5 on Tuesday.
This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.
It was a fairly quiet way for Valencia boys volleyball to officially stake claim to a Foothill League title on Tuesday.
Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.
All of a sudden West Ranch boys golf is looking vulnerable.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.