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.
After nearly eight hours of tennis, Valencia and Granada Hills were dead even in points at the Valencia Spring Smash.
During her sophomore season, Hart's Chelsea Griffiths set a league record in the 100-yard backstroke at the Foothill League Swim Finals with a time of 58.62 seconds.
If you take a look across the Foothill League landscape, one question may come to mind.
Valencia's Foothill League baseball season opened with a bang early, but the rest of the game was plagued by shaky defense as Saugus capitalized on five Viking errors to score a 7-1 home victory.
Entering the season, West Ranch had never beaten Hart, Saugus or Valencia in varsity baseball. In order to win a Foothill League title, West Ranch must do so.
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.
With all of the Santa Clarita Valley boys tennis teams eliminated from the postseason, it's time to turn our attention to the CIF-Southern Section individual sectionals.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball made sure its first playoff win in school history was a memorable one.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
There were the standard handshakes and hugs among players and coaches that normally follow a season-ending loss.