In the 1980's, late May meant that basketball rivals the Celtics and the Lakers were preparing to face against one another in the NBA championships.
It looked so promising early.
Valencia High tennis players Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall competed in the CIF-Southern Section round of 16 on Friday. The duo competed amongst all divisions in the southern section at the Seal Beach Tennis Club.
It's starting to look familiar. The 2007 CIF-Southern Section Division I champion Valencia Vikings softball team is one step closer to another championship. The Vikings advanced to the semifinals with a shut-out defeat over Corona 5-0 at Valhalla field.
With the amount of success the Saugus High School girls cross country team has enjoyed over the last couple of years (two straight state titles), translating into further success with runners on the track and field team, the school's athletic identity has been its running program.
The top-seeded Valencia Vikings advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division II Championship with a four game victory over Dos Pueblos, 25-16, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19. The Vikings improve to 34-2 with the victory.
Somebody had to go home.
Valencia vs. Simi Valley
The 2008 Track and Field Masters meet will be held Friday in Cerritos and the Foothill League will see some of its top athletes competing.
Hart vs. Norco
It was a battle of the mound in Tuesday's second round playoff match-up between Valencia and Lakewood, with the Vikings shutting out the Lancers 4-0.
If you look back at the last two deep playoff runs for Hart baseball, the reason for much of the success has been the team's pitching.
In 1999, Hart had a dominant pair of pitchers in Jamie Shields and Justin Wiley that led the Indians to the CIF-Southern Section Division II title.
DESERT HOT SPRINGS - There is a ton of motivation going forward for three local prep golfers after Monday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Final at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs.
One consistently stellar golfer tied for first place, but couldn't take the title in a playoff.
• Four two years, Josh Corralles battled to become a pitcher that colleges wanted. Now he's facing an even bigger challenge.
For Santa Clarita Christian's baseball team it was a test of tenacity when it faced Notre Dame in the first round of postseason action on Friday.
One of the most sought-after quarterback recruits in Santa Clarita Valley history has made his choice.
This is starting to look like a theme for the Golden Valley Grizzlies.
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.