There are a couple of things you can expect this time of year.
Without glancing at the scoreboard after Saugus and Valencia's Foothill League softball game Thursday, the casual observer might have guessed Saugus had just pulled off a dramatic bottom of the seventh victory.
The Hart boys track and field team is now in position.
The Saugus varsity track and field teams defeated Golden Valley on Thursday on the Grizzlies' home field.
For all the drama that had unfolded in the seventh inning of Hart against Valencia in a Foothill League baseball game Tuesday, the final pitch turned out to be the least dramatic.
Valencia Vikings head coach Kathleen Perdisatt says that the budding boys varsity swim team has met the expectations she had for the squad going into the season.
Junior Heather Stiglich's solo home run in the top of the seventh gave Hart High's varsity girls softball team its first victory over Valencia since the 2004 season.
The Hart High boys volleyball team started and ended Tuesday's Foothill League match against Canyon the same way, playing with fire and passion.
The Valencia boys varsity tennis team defeated Hart 16-2 on Tuesday on the Indians home court.
Once again Valencia came oh so close to winning its first Foothill League boys golf match of the season, but just as the three previous League matches, West Ranch carded a lower score to win its fourth straight Foothill League match with a score of 390 at Valencia Country Club Monday afternoon.
Caio Schmitd's first memories of volleyball began when he was a young boy cheering his father on at matches in Brazil.
"I would sit on the bench and during every water break my dad and I would go on the court and pass balls back and forth," says Schmitd, an outside hitter for West Ranch . "I knew I wanted to be just like him."
This valley has produced some fine programs this decade - a national champion in Valencia softball, two-time state champion Saugus cross country, a state champion in Canyon football, but there is little argument as to what the dominant program has been in this valley.
Amid all the stresses of college applications and tests that a senior year can bring, Canyon's Stephen Wirthlin is a good reminder that the final year of high school can be about something else too.
Santa Clarita Christian boys varsity baseball team defeated Los Angeles Lutheran 13-2 at the Hart Complex on Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Christian head baseball coach Garrick Moss knows how important senior leadership can be.
After a nearly two week break, it's finally time for the home stretch to this year's boys tennis season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.
With so much attention being paid to Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil, it's hard to blame anyone who may not have noticed a freshman doing spectacular things over at Valencia.
Last year the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team was booted from the postseason by Riverside Christian.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Blame was never an option.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang helped extend what has been a yearlong barrage of milestones for the school's golfing program.
One of Major League Baseball's biggest stories last week was Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth pitching twice and displaying an impressive knuckleball.
It's been one of those anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better seasons for Valencia junior Kyle Ensing.
A year ago it all looked like the tide was shifting among the local high school volleyball scene.
There are no more.
NORWALK – The Santa Clarita Valley's CIF title drought – if you can call it that – is over in track and field.
The headliner for Saugus softball all season has been in the pitcher's circle.
The Santa Clarita Valley has a pretty good track record at the CIF-Southern Section track and field finals – forgive the pun.
Just when it appeared the ghosts of the Valencia's postseason past were looming over Valencia High on Friday, the fears of the Viking faithful were abruptly put to rest.
The end of the era could have been at the plate with Nick Valaika up in the bottom of the seventh inning and his Hart Indians down six runs to Orange Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Friday.