Hart High's football team had only the technical preamble of a game clock keeping it from celebrating a third consecutive CIF-Southern Section championship.
The Santa Clarita Valley is known for its quarterbacks.
Asked to describe UNLV wide receiver Ryan Wolfe, ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. said: "Ryan Wolfe is ... one of the best clutch performers in all of college football with those great hands."
I will never forget the game when Valencia played at Notre Dame in 2005.
Former Valencia High pitcher Jordan Taylor played in the top tournaments against the best players in the country.
Ashlee Trebilcock's signature moment may be one she and the rest of her Hart teammates would just as soon forget.
Alysia Johnson wasted no time in making her mark on the SCV sports scene.
As the decade comes to a close, amateur athletics are as popular as they have ever been, and the spotlight shone brightly on the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009.
For an area like the Santa Clarita Valley, which has a rich football tradition, the last couple of years have been a little rough.
By now, even local sports fans who don't follow cross country are probably familiar with the Saugus girls.
Santa Clarita Christian football has quietly been one of the most successful programs in the Santa Clarita Valley over the course of the decade.
The 2008 season marked the seventh time in the previous eight years that the Valencia boys' volleyball team was in a CIF championship game.
In many ways, 2008 demonstrated the reach of Santa Clarita Valley athletics.
Santa Clarita Valley sports reached new levels in 2007 in several respects, and some returned to familiar summits.
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.