After years in the Foothill League's cellar, Golden Valley baseball took a giant leap forward on Friday.
Jake Bernards is likely playing his last baseball season because he passed on the chance to play at the collegiate level to accept a football offer from San Diego State.
Since four teams have a legitimate shot at the Foothill League baseball title, little is certain as league play begins other than it figures to be a slugfest on the field and in the standings.
This season, the Valencia boys tennis team has been looking for someone to provide leadership on the doubles side.
Hart boys volleyball got its first home victory Wednesday night, defeating Crescenta Valley 3-1 at Hart High.
Canyon and Valencia ended up sharing the 2009 Foothill League title.
Foothill League teams had a tough time scoring on Canyon goalkeeper Andrew Wilson this winter.
Hart led after six innings against West Torrance Tuesday, but Warrior second baseman Daniel Timmerman came to the plate in the top of the seventh with a pair of runners on.
Behind a dominating performance from pitcher Destiny Rodino and a home run from catcher Jessica Shults, Hart High School shut out Agoura High School 3-0 Saturday in the championship game of the Hart Classic Softball Tournament.
Defense took a back seat to entertainment in Saturday's Foothill League Senior Game held at Bross Gymnasium on the The Master's College campus.
Local senior boys basketball players will get one more chance to take the court in the Foothill League Senior Game, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. today at Bross Gymnasium on the campus of The Master's College.
The Saugus boys tennis team scored six doubles victories but Quartz Hill answered with six singles wins to and an edge in overall points to hand the Centurions their first loss of the season at home Friday.
West Ranch softball continued its winnings ways Thursday afternoon against previously undefeated Los Angeles Baptist of North Hills, capitalizing on the Knights' mistakes in its 3-2 win at West Ranch High.
Sean O'Brien was an offensive lineman during his playing days, and his coaching philosophy reflects his old position.
A trend is developing.
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.
One road to the U.S. Open, which last year was won by Justin Rose, is through Valencia.
Saugus boys volleyball isn't going away quietly after falling short to Valencia earlier in the week.
In the most critical match of the day in terms of the Foothill League standings, the Hart High Indians clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
A lot of weight was on the shoulders of a select number of athletes for Golden Valley girls track and field.
The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.