Two simple words make a world of difference - athletic and personal.
West Ranch advanced to the Valley Invitational Baseball League championship game Wednesday, but just barely.
They're her words.
This season has been a year of growth for Louisville Bats infielder and Hart graduate Chris Valaika.
Casey Mulligan laughs about a comparison to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel.
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.
The bounce-back season is in full effect for Valencia boys volleyball.
The West Ranch and Hart track teams split their meets on Thursday at Hart, with the Hart Boys winning 72-64 and the West Ranch girls winning 98.5-33.5
From the outside in, the Foothill League title looks like a two-horse race.
It won't be a runaway.
It was just another day in the pool for the Hart boys and girls swim teams on Tuesday as both won convincingly over Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
With their wins on Tuesday, the Valencia and West Ranch boys tennis teams have set the table for what could be the matchup of the year on Thursday.
The Saugus Centurions were at their best in Tuesday's Foothill League opener, and there was very little the visiting Valencia Vikings could do about it.
Saugus boys volleyball is getting pretty good at playing the spoiler.
With all five of its scorers finishing within seven strokes of each other, the steady and consistent West Ranch Wildcats won the Foothill League's opening match with a total score of 398 on Tuesday at Valencia Country Club.
The balancing of the playing field may be the schedule.
It was the fall and there was talk that a Golden Valley girls golf program could possibly finish on top of the Foothill league for the first time in school history.
The Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity Classical Academy winter sports teams broke plenty of new ground in 2014.
Granny-style half court shots, no-look passes, alley-oops and broken rims.
Call it an exhibition game all you want.
Hart junior starting pitcher Jack Ralston has been dominant so far this season.