Hart baseball's biggest accomplishment in 2008 thus far is the team being in first place in the ultra-competitive Foothill League - to some.
Inspiration came early for Kearsten Livingstone, the Canyon High sophomore who has already accomplished so much in her young swimming career.
Trevor Bauer isn't your typical No. 2 high school starter.
The West Ranch varsity baseball team defeated Canyon on Friday 7-0 on the Wildcats home field.
Saugus was merely delaying the inevitable.
Valencia head softball coach Donna Lee was pretty clear after the Vikings win Thursday afternoon.
"We are the best team in the league, we just have to start playing like it," Lee said.
The Hart boys track team ended its season on a high note defeating Saugus on Thursday, 72-64 on the Centurions field. It was a big day for Delano Howell as the Indian speedster capture for golds, including paarticipating in the climatic 4x400 relay.
The first time Canyon tennis coach Edgar Perfecto saw Jason Ferlianto play tennis, he knew he was seeing something special. Perfecto just didn't know how old this baby-faced kid was or if he'd be attending Canyon. He did know that Ferlianto, who was hitting with his dad on the Canyon tennis courts, had a lot of talent. When baby J, as he's called by his teammates, showed up at Canyon for tryouts, Perfecto was elated.
Hart's boys and girls varsity swim teams bested Saugus on Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center to clinch Foothill League titles.
Trevor Matern knew it was coming. He knew Hart was going to win and how it was going to play out.
Motivation comes in many forms.
It was a missed putt that ultimately cost Hart High golfer Johnny MacArthur the Foothill League Most Valuable Player in 2007.
The Saugus boys varsity tennis team swept Golden Valley 18-0 on Tuesday on the Grizzlies' home court.
The Valencia boys volleyball team rarely loses.
The Saugus varsity softball team defeated Golden Valley 8-2 on the Grizzlies home field on Tuesday.
If there's a team that knows a lot about fortunes changing quickly, it's Hart girls soccer.
For the second season in a row, Valencia and Canyon girls basketball are sharing.
PACIFIC PALISADES - An aspiring golfer growing up in Southern California may see the Northern Trust Open in the same light as a young baseball player watching a game in Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Somehow, after five drama-filled chaotic weeks, we have arrived at the conclusion of another Foothill League winter season.
The Canyon High Cowboys entered Tuesday night's game as favorites over Saugus.
The seniors for the West Ranch Wildcats basketball team made their senior night one to remember.
The Valencia girls basketball team took a beating on Friday against Canyon and took some late hits from Hart on Tuesday, as the game got physical late.
When Hart girls soccer player Sophie Cortes retrieved the ball for teammate Destinney Duron, she gave her a look.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Things weren't always this rosy at Hart High School.
The Hart Indians baseball program will hold its annual alumni game this Saturday, and as part of the festivities will induct its latest class to the Hart Baseball Wall of Fame.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.
Fair and even competition brings out the best in everyone, but it's taken for granted how hard it is to plan accordingly at the high school level.
Sophie Cortes is hard to spot when the Hart Indians girls soccer team takes the field.