It was a year of firsts for West Ranch athletics.
The Wildcats picked up their first playoff wins in baseball and boys tennis, while Jake Bernards became the first athlete in school history to get a full scholarship to a Division I school.
The talent in Valencia's athletic program is widespread.
The Foothill League advanced a trio of teams in the Champions Bracket of the Under the Lights Passing Tournament Saturday at Central Park in Saugus.
Four Foothill League teams participated Friday at Central Park in the Saugus Under the Lights Passing Tournament with a trio winning their first two games.
There was a lot to be excited about in 2008-09 at The Master's College.
Saugus High School may have had its best athletic year ever in 2008-09.
Santa Clarita Christian's 2008-09 sports season will be remembered most for the underdog fooball team that took home the CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man title.
Hart High School has a rich tradition in athletics, and that tradition has set the bar high for its teams year in and year out.
Ever since opening in 2004, Golden Valley High School has faced an uphill battle in athletics. Not only was the program trying to get off the ground, it was going up against distinguished programs across the Santa Clarita Valley.
General opinion held that Golden Valley couldn't be a winner, that the odds were stacked too tall.
What do you call a year like Canyon had in 2008-09?
It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Swimming may look easy, but that is because Hart senior Jordan Danny makes it look that way.
Five Foothill League athletes earned All-CIF first team honors in baseball, softball and boys volleyball this week.
Everything slows down.
Valencia had won 72 consecutive matches entering this season, claiming eight straight Foothill League titles in the process.
Bobby Kimble sometimes tells his wife Batreace that it's funny how well things worked out by naming their youngest child "Breze."
The season after football season is in full swing - the recruiting season.
If you haven't had a chance to catch the Albert Einstein Academy Rockets varsity boys basketball team this season, you are missing out on "an exciting brand of basketball where we score a lot of points," according to Einstein head coach Greg Patterson.
That coveted first Foothill League win of the season can sometimes be the toughest one.
The Valencia girls soccer team capitalized on rival Canyon's mistakes, and because of it the Vikings survived on Tuesday evening at Canyon High School.
If this is Valencia Vikings boys basketball, Foothill League favorite Hart will have its hands full on Friday.
Last year was the first indication that Valencia Vikings girls basketball might be gaining ground on the Canyon Cowboys.
The Hart Indians boys basketball team is tough to beat.
Saugus Centurions goalkeeper Noah Maynard was happy to declare his feelings after an emotional Foothill League win.
After a long, thought-out process and a long, successful high school career, Connor Wingenroth has finally decided where he'll continue his football endeavors.
If the West Ranch Wildcats boys basketball team hopes to three-peat as Foothill League champions, it will have to do so without some of the standout players that helped build the program's winning foundation.
Hart High boys basketball head coach Tom Kelly made sure there was no letdown against Saugus.
As long as Paige Nealy and Sandra Ikeora were in the game, Valencia girls basketball was going to be just fine.
No matter how many loose balls went against them or how many shots they missed, the Valencia Vikings boys basketball team never strayed from the plan.
The Canyon Cowboys boys basketball team made only two baskets in the fourth quarter.