This valley has produced some fine programs this decade - a national champion in Valencia softball, two-time state champion Saugus cross country, a state champion in Canyon football, but there is little argument as to what the dominant program has been in this valley.
Amid all the stresses of college applications and tests that a senior year can bring, Canyon's Stephen Wirthlin is a good reminder that the final year of high school can be about something else too.
Santa Clarita Christian boys varsity baseball team defeated Los Angeles Lutheran 13-2 at the Hart Complex on Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Christian head baseball coach Garrick Moss knows how important senior leadership can be.
After running in a track meet against West Ranch on April 3, Saugus runners Katie Dunn and Kaylin Mahoney had one more race against time that night.
Valencia softball head coach Donna Lee says when her team is in a tight spot, she knows exactly what to do.
The Hart boys varsity baseball team defeated Golden Valley 29-0 on the Grizzlies home field Friday.
Valencia's Robbie Mouselli kept an incredible streak going Friday at Canyon High.
In Saugus' home-and-home series with West Ranch this week, no matter what the Wildcats did to get back into the game, the Centurions were right there with an answer.
Canyon head softball coach Mike Rego decided his team needed to change how it warmed up after going 0-2 in the first pair Foothill League games.
The Saugus varsity track and field team continues its winning streak defeating West Ranch on Thursday on the Wildcats home turf.
The Valencia boys varsity tennis team remains unbeaten in the Foothill League after defeating West Ranch 11-7 on Thursday on the Vikings home turf.
With the amount of talent that both the Valencia and Hart swim teams have, Wednesday's meet between the schools was supposed to be close.
After the Saugus baseball team defeated West Ranch by nine runs in the teams' first meeting of the season, Tuesday's rematch didn't come out nearly as easily for the Centurions.
For a good hour and a half, the best question to ask at Valencia High's baseball field Wednesday afternoon was what would come first - the anticipated rain or any energy from either side?
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.
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.