Given football's legendary history in the Santa Clarita Valley, it takes a lot for a single season to stand out above the rest.
The date was May 25, 2005.
Santa Clarita had a lot to live up to in 2005.
Chuck Lyon, College of the Canyons' athletic director, has seen his fair share of good football teams during his 29 years as a coach.
In 2004, it was out with old and in with the new.
By 2000, a population boom in the Santa Clarita Valley had more than caught up with the William S. Hart Union High School District.
He's still leading.
Listening to Tony Ker reflect on his volleyball career - one marked by two CIF titles and his number being retired by Valencia High - you get the feeling that it could have gone another direction.
Some people look for excuses not to try.
For every up, there is a down, and in 2002, the Santa Clarita Valley saw plenty of both.
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake rattled Southern California.
The year 2001 continued to bring new milestones for Santa Clarita Valley sports.
Coming from Dave DeLong's mouth, it may have sounded strange.
For years, I had heard stories. That he didn't want to tell his.
When it comes to high school sports, nothing's more popular than football.
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.