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.
CLOVIS - Valencia's Aly Drake ran a smart 800-meter race at Friday's CIF State Track and Field Championship prelims.
A quartet of Santa Clarita-area athletes at various stages of life with a vast list of accomplishments behind them have one common bond - faith.
West Ranch sophomore golfer J.J. Holen's season ended Thursday at the CIF/SCGA Tournament at Temecula's SCGA Members Club.
They run the same event. They're all friends off the track.
One is a dynamic pitcher. One is a powerful hitter.
West Ranch golfer J.J. Holen spent an unexpected night at Temecula's Holiday Inn.
Saugus head football coach Jason Bornn isn't worried about stopping the high-powered offenses in the Foothill League.
They're young, tough and they don't care if you don't know their names.
The West Ranch football team lost a lot of experience on the defensive side of the ball.
Saugus High senior Abbey Weitzeil took her talents to Australia this weekend, and she gets to come back with a medal at a major international swim competition.
Things are going to look a little bit different around Golden Valley this season.
Last season the Santa Clarita Christian football team's plan of attack when running the ball was to spread teams out and allow Kamron Carroll and Derek Lewis to find open spaces.
During last week's visit to the Santa Clarita Valley, World Wrestling Entertainment executive Stephnanie McMahon addressed the question of whether or not her company fits under the umbrella of athletics.
Ian Caddow wasn't sure he was going to play football this season.
Jeremy Haggerty tried his best to be a sponge over the past 12 years.
Hart quarterback Brady White woke up in the mornings during his family's recent vacation to Coronado Beach and walked down to the water with a football.
The film don't lie.
It started in 1971.
Trinity Classical Academy promoted assistant Jeremy Haggerty to the position of varsity head boys basketball coach on Tuesday.
There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.
It starts early - usually with a family members' suggestion and guidance.