Saugus laid its claim to first place of the Foothill League with a dominating 15-3 win at home over West Ranch Wednesday.
With Foothill League play officially underway, Valencia swimming showed why this season may bring with it a changing of the guard.
Trevor Brown came within an out of a no-hitter against Golden Valley Wednesday, but a two-out single off the bat of Golden Valley catcher Rocky Sherwood broke up the Hart right-hander's bid for perfection in the Indians' 5-0 win over the Grizzlies.
An eight-year-old Daniel Swarbrick awoke in a hospital bed, having just suffered a concussion after being struck by a car.
Most of the girls track teams in the Foothill League are either young or inexperienced – and that could give Saugus the advantage.
Canyon head coach Kent Ganevsky described his doubles teams as "up and down" so far this season.
West Ranch boys tennis started off the Foothill League season strong on Monday, defeating Saugus 12-6 behind the stellar play of its mainstays,
Saugus girls soccer added to its unprecedented season Monday.
It may be a new year in Foothill League swimming, but it looked very much like the last one at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Tuesday.
Golden Valley football just pressed reset on its football program.
There is this consensus going around that West Ranch High will be the Foothill League boys golf champion.
Consider it a tap-in for the Wildcats.
It comes around the same time every year.
Tony Moskal, the boys varsity golf coach at Golden Valley, spouts a load of truth with a heavy dose of humor before the Foothill League golf season tees off.
When Tyler Gottshall stepped onto the varsity tennis court as a freshman he was a shy, yet gifted player, who had earned the third singles spot on the Valencia squad.
Now in his junior year Gottshall has evolved into one of the best players in the Foothill League and a team captain on a team that has won six of the last seven Foothill League championships.
In many ways, it might be a building year for Foothill League boys tennis.
Some teams are trying to fill holes left by graduating seniors, while others are busy laying a foundation for the future of their program.
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.