Ask anyone who knows Saugus' Jawhar Purdy and they'll tell you the same thing.
Basketball is his life.
Valencia boys tennis captain Tyler Gottshall has one less thing to worry about heading into his senior season - college plans.
Gottshall recently committed to Loyola Marymount University, becoming the first boys' tennis player from Valencia to go straight to an NCAA Division I team.
The All-CIF-Southern Section teams were officially announced earlier this month, putting the final touches on the Santa Clarita Valley's fall sports.
And several players proved themselves among the best in Southern California at their sport by earning a mention on the All-CIF squads.
As torrential rain pounded the Santa Clarita Valley, the boys and girls Foothill League soccer matches were postponed until Monday.
Early in the fourth quarter, Golden Valley's Trevor Wiseman took a lob pass out of the air and skied above Valencia's Lonnie Jackson for an alley-oop layup.
With two of their best players in foul trouble during the third quarter Friday, the Golden Valley Grizzlies used their depth to open a big lead.
The Centurions played two halves of pounding, physical basketball with the Canyon boys basketball team.
Facing one of the Foothill League's best frontcourts, the Canyon girls basketball team needed everything its backcourt could muster.
There is a shift in Foothill League girls basketball and nowhere else was it more evident Tuesday than at Hart High.
Looking to bounce back from Friday's loss to West Ranch, the Valencia girls basketball team took out their frustrations on Golden Valley.
West Ranch boys basketball forced 25 Hart turnovers with a frenetic, pressing defense and withstood a late rally to hold off the Indians and win their first Foothill League game 62-56 on Tuesday night at Hart High.
In the fourth quarter of Friday's Valencia-West Ranch boys basketball game, Vikings guard Lonnie Jackson drove inside and took to the air, his eyes on the basket, his arm skyward, his body exposed.
When the season started, College of the Canyons women's basketball head coach Greg Herrick didn't build anyone up with lofty expectations.
With the Foothill League's opening week in the books, all the preseason predictions and speculation fell by the wayside and made room for reality.
Fresh off its CIF-Southern Section Division II championship, the Saugus girls soccer program found itself entrenched in a summer of uncertainty after the resignation of head coach Lisa Rollo on May 26.
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.
Hart High graduate and former The Master's College star Jerry Owens was suspended for 50 games last week from the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol for violating the league's drug policy.
It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.