There isn't much about Santa Clarita Valley sports that doesn't bring back a fond memory or two for Dody Garcia.
On Jan. 10, Hart High junior soccer player Mallory Utley boarded a flight from Port-au-Prince, Haiti bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
Less than 48 hours later, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation of just over 9 million people.
Sure, Orange Coast College isn't the same baseball team it was last year - with a youthful pitching staff and mix of freshmen and sophomores in its lineup.
GLENDALE - After 40 minutes of play, Saugus girls soccer looked primed for a return trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division II semifinals.
GLENDALE – For a multitude of reasons, it can be harder to repeat as champions than to win it the first time.
Hurricane Katrina seems so distant to some - in time and location.
TEMECULA - During Canyon boys soccer's CIF-Southern Section Division III quarterfinal match with Great Oak of Temecula, head coach Khris Savage roamed the sideline wearing a green No. 20 jersey loaded with significance.
REDLANDS - The momentum in Hart's girls soccer match Wednesday swung away from the Indians almost as fast as it swung to them.
After two halves and two overtime periods, Valencia and Laguna Hills had run out of ways to find separation.
Canyon girls basketball did what it needed to Wednesday night at Canyon High.
YUCAIPA - Saugus girls soccer nearly faced Yucaipa in last year's CIF-Southern Section Division II title game, but the Thunderbirds lost to Harvard-Westlake in overtime.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team saw its playoff run come to an end following a 67-45 home loss to Tarbut V'torah on Tuesday night in the CIF-Southern Section Division VIAA quarterfinals.
GARDENA – Serra High didn't need any help to beat a full-strength Golden Valley team.
It's hard to knock off the No. 1 seed, especially when it's banking in 3-point shots and forcing turnovers.
For the second game in a row, Canyon boys soccer found itself taken to the brink of elimination from the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
For Brett Molster, it isn't about setting a record or basking in the glory.
There's only one grueling, high-intensity step to go to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
The boys from West Ranch had one last milestone in them at Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
From the outside, it would seem like West Ranch's Chris Gaw and Noah Morrow are at a disadvantage going into today's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.
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.