Four Foothill League teams came into the second round of the Valley Invitational Baseball League Playoffs Saturday, and two continued to the round of eight with a pair of decidedly different games.
Valencia opened its first round contest of the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs with a bang.
The Saugus girls basketball team shared the Foothill League title two years ago and won it outright in 2008-09.
Next winter, Foothill League boys basketball will have a much different look.
Valencia is already the reigning Foothill League baseball champion, and the Vikings already have a roster loaded with young talent.
A trio of local players began the season in the Major Leagues, and from there, their paths have diverged.
On Aug. 1, members of Phenom Track and Field will compete in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa.
Alison Lee never saw this coming.
Had it not been for two troublesome holes at the end of Saturday's round in the U.S. Women's Open Championship, who knows how high Valencia resident Alison Lee might have climbed.
Looking to build off last season's success, West Ranch girls basketball took another step in the program's progression on Saturday. The Wildcats won the 16th annual Santa Clarita Summer Shootout, their first championship title at the event.
A pair of local swimmers took major steps in their careers beginning Tuesday and ending Saturday at the USA Swimming World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.
Two local teams advanced to the semifinals of the Hart Passing Tournament Friday at Hart High, however, only one took the field during the championship round.
Valencia resident Alison Lee, just 14 years old, made the cut after round two of the 2009 U.S. Women's Open Championship Friday.
Five local golfers finished their final rounds at the American Junior Golf Association West Junior Open amid difficult conditions at Robinson Ranch.
Many people are calling this season one of new beginnings for West Ranch Football.
Call it an exhibition game all you want.
Hart junior starting pitcher Jack Ralston has been dominant so far this season.
Valencia's Dylan Thomas said he wasn't feeling well when he woke up on Friday morning.
Casey Burrill, head baseball coach at West Ranch, called his team's 2-1 win over visiting Saugus on Friday a "baseball connoisseur's dream."
Coming off a frustrating, five-game loss to Valencia to start league play, the Saugus Centurions boys volleyball team was determined to rebound in a big way.
Saugus head track and field coach David Russell knew coming into Thursday's first Foothill League meet of the season against Valencia that a lot of the scoring burden would fall on his distance runners.
The Valencia Vikings boys tennis team has sliced through a hot knife through butter thus far in Foothill League play.
It was April 19 of last year when Golden Valley and Canyon boys track and field went at it.
After building up its program for years, the Golden Valley girls track and field team finally reached the pinnacle last year by winning its first Foothill League championship in school history.
The Hart baseball team took advantage of some costly mistakes and rallied to beat visiting West Ranch 5-2 on Wednesday and remain perfect in Foothill League play.
Coming into Wednesday's contest at Golden Valley, Canyon senior first baseman Vincent Fitzgerald hadn't been able to get more than one hit in a game all year.
Valencia Vikings baseball is going to have to pitch to be a Foothill League title contender in 2014 and the Saugus Centurions are going to have to hit to do the same.
The wind didn't seem to bother the Valencia boys tennis on Tuesday as the Vikings beat the Golden Valley Grizzlies 16-2 on a blustery day at Golden Valley High.
It was about as wild an affair as a high school swim meet could possibly be on Tuesday afternoon in the Foothill League opener for Valencia and Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center.
It only took one game for West Ranch boys volleyball to get back into its Foothill League groove.