Thanks to a climate which features mostly year-around sunshine, Southern California is a hotbed for some of the best swimmers in the country.
That is certainly no exception in the Santa Clarita valley, where some of the best programs in the state reside.
The view from the top this year looks about the same as last year in boys tennis.
It's the start of something new for Saugus basketball.
Just six days prior to Friday's volleyball match with Santa Barbara, Valencia fell to the Dons in the Best of the West tournament championship in San Diego.
One game into the Foothill League baseball season and Valencia's Robbie Mouselli is already in vintage 2007 form.
If the last two starts from Hart's Michael Montgomery are any indication, it could be a long season for opposing Foothill League hitters when they face the Indians.
Three years ago it was pretty evident what the 2008 Foothill League baseball landscape would look like - at least at the top of the hill.
The Saugus softball team made four errors on Wednesday against Westlake and they were all costly.
This time it's for real.
This time last year, Hart High's Joel Peluffo wasn't even playing soccer at the high school level.
You could hear it in opposing coaches' voices when Hart's Sarina Coutin touched the ball.
The first thing you notice about Canyon high senior Cody Anderson is his size.
It was a fitting end to the 2007-08 Foothill League boys basketball season.
Excuse us from not overcoming the urge to use bad car puns when it comes to Hart High center Megan Ford - she had no choice over her last name, after all.
If you weren't paying attention, you might not see a big statement in little writing on the scoreboard in the Valencia High gym.
The Canyon Cowboys baseball team has endured its fair share of struggles this season, but it wasn't about to hand Golden Valley its first league win of the season on Friday afternoon at Canyon High School.
Valencia's Keston Hiura hit two home runs on Friday at Valencia High.
For West Ranch High senior Alex Rassool, the opportunity to walk on at UCLA is a dream come true for a kid who has always been under the radar.
Hart Indians shortstop Nick Valaika redeemed himself in a big way in the series finale against West Ranch.
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.