The performances turned in by Seth Totten this season were downright scary.
It's hard to quantify the talent of Valencia's Steven Manfro.
You could call him a running back, but most running backs don't possess Manfro's abilities as a pass-catcher.
First Team Offense
To a kid from the Santa Clarita Valley, attending the University of Minnesota might feel like a culture shock.
The climate is much colder. There are lakes all over the city of Minneapolis. It's one of the largest public campuses in the country.
Hart High's football team had only the technical preamble of a game clock keeping it from celebrating a third consecutive CIF-Southern Section championship.
The Santa Clarita Valley is known for its quarterbacks.
Asked to describe UNLV wide receiver Ryan Wolfe, ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. said: "Ryan Wolfe is ... one of the best clutch performers in all of college football with those great hands."
I will never forget the game when Valencia played at Notre Dame in 2005.
Former Valencia High pitcher Jordan Taylor played in the top tournaments against the best players in the country.
Ashlee Trebilcock's signature moment may be one she and the rest of her Hart teammates would just as soon forget.
Alysia Johnson wasted no time in making her mark on the SCV sports scene.
As the decade comes to a close, amateur athletics are as popular as they have ever been, and the spotlight shone brightly on the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009.
For an area like the Santa Clarita Valley, which has a rich football tradition, the last couple of years have been a little rough.
By now, even local sports fans who don't follow cross country are probably familiar with the Saugus girls.
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.
Can you consider one nonwinning year a drought?
Canyon High senior Cole Mears has always considered himself a utility player.
From the start, this season was about two teams: West Ranch and Saugus.
For track and field coaches, it's always a balancing act between worrying about winning team competitions and figuring out how to keep their best athletes ready for the end of the season.
Different park. Same result.
Hart High junior pitcher Paul Richan said he was thinking about Friday's game against surging Valencia for two days.
It doesn't happen very often in Foothill League play, but you can bet that when A.J. West and Jake Bird come in to pitch for West Ranch in the same game, it's a close one.
One road to the U.S. Open, which last year was won by Justin Rose, is through Valencia.
Saugus boys volleyball isn't going away quietly after falling short to Valencia earlier in the week.
In the most critical match of the day in terms of the Foothill League standings, the Hart High Indians clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
A lot of weight was on the shoulders of a select number of athletes for Golden Valley girls track and field.
The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.