First Team Offense
To a kid from the Santa Clarita Valley, attending the University of Minnesota might feel like a culture shock.
The climate is much colder. There are lakes all over the city of Minneapolis. It's one of the largest public campuses in the country.
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.
With all of the Santa Clarita Valley boys tennis teams eliminated from the postseason, it's time to turn our attention to the CIF-Southern Section individual sectionals.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball made sure its first playoff win in school history was a memorable one.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
There were the standard handshakes and hugs among players and coaches that normally follow a season-ending loss.