By 2000, a population boom in the Santa Clarita Valley had more than caught up with the William S. Hart Union High School District.
He's still leading.
Listening to Tony Ker reflect on his volleyball career - one marked by two CIF titles and his number being retired by Valencia High - you get the feeling that it could have gone another direction.
Some people look for excuses not to try.
For every up, there is a down, and in 2002, the Santa Clarita Valley saw plenty of both.
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake rattled Southern California.
The year 2001 continued to bring new milestones for Santa Clarita Valley sports.
Coming from Dave DeLong's mouth, it may have sounded strange.
For years, I had heard stories. That he didn't want to tell his.
When it comes to high school sports, nothing's more popular than football.
Sports in the Santa Clarita Valley was on an upswing coming into the new millennium.
The biggest problem for the Hart boys soccer team last year was finishing scoring chances.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team was way too much for Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in a 12-1 Cardinals' win at Reese Field on Thursday at The Master's College.
Santa Clarita Christian boys' soccer head coach Steve Cooper is growing accustomed to pleasant surprises.
Defense took center stage as Saugus and Chaminade fought to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday at Saugus High School in a matchup of two CIF-Southern Section Division II powers.
It's already been a busy summer for Valencia's Devin Davis.
Valencia High School made a big splash on Wednesday by hiring former Canyon basketball head coach Chad Phillips to lead its program.
Records are made to be broken, or so the saying goes.
Because of ever-increasing club swim obligations, it's fair to say this season marked the least amount of time Saugus junior Abbey Weitzeil has spent in her Saugus High swim gear in her three seasons at the school.
It turns out the Foothill League's Player of the Year in baseball and the state's leading home run hitter was supposed to be an All-CIF selection after all.
A big group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes made it on All-CIF lists, which were unveiled Monday by the Southern Section, but one of the biggest reveals of the day was a name that didn't show up anywhere.
A lot of coaches like to fly under the radar as much as possible.
West Ranch's doubles play was crucial to the Wildcats dethroning Valencia as the Foothill League champions this year.
After roaring through the Foothill League last year without dropping a set, Valencia junior Chad LeDuff came into the 2014 season with a lot of pressure for a repeat performance.
The minute school ends for the summer, it becomes football season in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wrestling is set to make its way back into the Hart district, after members of the district board voted this week to adopt wrestling as a self-sustaining interscholastic sport.
One of the most successful coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley is stepping down.
It's no wonder Valencia High School's baseball team featured such a dangerous lineup this season.
Editor's note: Today marks the eighth and final in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."