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.
When the Foothill League season opened, youth was the main concern for Valencia boys tennis.
West Ranch's boys tennis program has developed as its top player Jordan Hovis has.
Golfers Max Homa and J.J. Holen gave us a lot to be indecisive about.
Both are excellent golfers, there is no doubt.
Aly Drake runs fast. And she learns fast.
When her junior season ended, a CIF state title in the 800-meter run was the furthest thing from her mind.
Supporters of Daniel Swarbrick wore t-shirts to the CIF State Track and Field Championships that read, "Veni, vidi, vici."
Translated from Latin, it means, "I came, I saw, I conquered."
Christian Lopes invoked the sort of conversation reserved for professional athletes.
At a time when most teenagers are either working a summer job or relaxing by a pool, Trevor Fredrickson made a career move.
The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft began Tuesday, and although no local products were taken on the first day, the Santa Clarita Valley has had its fair share of talent drafted over the past couple years. This valley has seen plenty of local products crack the lineups and rotations of teams all over the minor leagues. Here is a look at the progress some are making in their efforts to reach the majors:
Newly graduated Hart High baseball player Adam Bouyer has a big opportunity in front of him.
Bouyer was recently selected to participate in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.
CLOVIS – Valencia senior Aly Drake blitzed past Marlborough's Carlyle Davis in the 800-meter finals almost as fast as she burst on to the track scene.
CLOVIS – Aly Drake had only been so excited once in her athletic career.
CLOVIS - For Saugus thrower Daniel Swarbrick, today may bring the celebration of a state championship in discus.
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.