Summer baseball is in full effect and one local face is making his presence known.
Half of the Hart squad pitched in the Indians loss to Chatsworth in the semifinals of the summer Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs on Tuesday.
The good news for Valencia was it only allowed one run in the last six innings of Saturday's VIBL quarterfinal game against Chatsworth.
Valencia and Chatsworth battled through four innings before the Vikings' bats staved off elimination in the quarterfinals of the Valley Invitational Baseball League's summer tournament.
After spotting their opponent six runs in the top of the first inning Thursday, Hart's offense quickly countered - in a big way.
Valencia did not have the same luck as Hart on Thursday, in a 4-2 loss to Chatsworth in the first contest of the best-of-three VIBL quarterfinals at Chatsworth High.
Cal State Northridge student and Saugus High graduate Nick Delio is continuing his endless golfing summer.
A chorus of aluminum bats cascaded through the summer air Tuesday at Hart High's Bud Murray Field.
There's a lot of good genes on the gridiron and the diamond at Valencia.
Christian Lopes hasn't spent much time at home this summer.
For Hart High's Devin Rodriguez, it's been a busy summer. According the senior-to-be, the busiest ever.
Hart's spring 2009 baseball team will have an entirely different make-up.
Vicky Donnelly once swam for James Klipfel. Now she's replacing him as the head swimming coach at Saugus High School.
A soon-to-be retired motorcycle police officer with seven years of travel ball coaching experience will take over next spring at West Ranch High School.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy tournament finals continued at the Home Depot Center.
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.
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.