Sports in the Santa Clarita Valley was on an upswing coming into the new millennium.
The biggest problem for the Hart boys soccer team last year was finishing scoring chances.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team was way too much for Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in a 12-1 Cardinals' win at Reese Field on Thursday at The Master's College.
Santa Clarita Christian boys' soccer head coach Steve Cooper is growing accustomed to pleasant surprises.
Defense took center stage as Saugus and Chaminade fought to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday at Saugus High School in a matchup of two CIF-Southern Section Division II powers.
The Canyon girls soccer team didn't win or lose, but left the field frustrated after a 1-1 draw with Lancaster at Canyon High on Tuesday.
Trailing with a minute left, Valencia turned once again to Lonnie Jackson.
As Canyon forward Wesley Bartole threw down a thunderous fast-break dunk to put his team up by 18 early in the fourth quarter, Paraclete appeared deflated.
Canyon boys basketball is showing little hospitality in its own Canyon Classic.
Eastside High's basketball team doesn't seem to be able to get a break in the brackets at the Canyon Classic.
For Bishop Alemany of Mission Hills, it was the biggest game in its football program's history.
West Ranch was part of a thrilling finish Thursday at the Canyon Classic.
Canyon's boys basketball team scored 66 points through three quarters Thursday.
Valencia point guard Jake Kelfer took a hard foul to the floor on a fast break against Eastside High.
Sometimes there is an impatient tendency to draw conclusions about a team early in the season.
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.
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.