When Valencia's Chad LeDuff took his first practice serve in preparation for the final match of the Foothill League singles tournament, the fans in attendance started to chatter.
The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
Things shook out pretty much as expected in the Foothill League boys tennis prelims held at the Paseo Club on Wednesday.
After Wednesday's Foothill League boys tennis prelims, three things stick out.
Two monumental Foothill League boys golf accomplishments could be made today based on what happened at Wednesday's Foothill League golf match No. 5.
After a shaky start, Saugus starting pitcher Anthony Donatella improved by the inning against West Ranch.
The story is certainly not West Ranch boys lacrosse losing 20-7 to Thousand Oaks in its first-ever playoff match.
The Canyon High boys volleyball team needed a win on Tuesday in order to have a chance at a playoff berth.
Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.
West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
Well, here we go.
The third annual Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament wrapped up on Sunday in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Stevenson Ranch resident Hunter Greene could pitch USA Baseball to a gold medal in Mexico.
The pressure to raise his game at the collegiate level wore on Valencia High graduate and 2012 All-Santa Clarita Valley Golfer of the Year Jonathan Chang.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee made it clear early on Wednesday she wasn't going to suffer an upset early in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
We've handed out the awards for the season that was across all high school sports.
If Saugus High swimmer Abbey Weitzeil wants to make it to the Olympics some day, her performance on Wednesday indicates she's on the right track.
Hart swimmer Cole Cogswell has already broken multiple records held by arguably the Santa Clarita Valley's best-ever swimmer, Anthony Ervin.
West Ranch head football head coach Jan Miller doesn't want to hear about how hot it is.
Tyler Glasnow survived the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline and is still in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Kieran Tamondong and Kevin Stevens have been making major waves in the karate world even though they prefer different sides of the same coin.
Kyle Ensing's volleyball prowess is now spanning the globe.
Passing tournaments, 7-on-7s, whatever you want to call them, they're not new.
According to a source, Hart High graduate Chris Valaika has been called up by the Chicago Cubs and will be in uniform this weekend for a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Last Friday the Saugus football team took a trip to the Naval Special Warfare Training Center in Coronado where Navy SEALs go for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.
The Hart 9-and-under Red baseball team turned a double play at the start of the game and another at the end to win the Mustang-9 League Baseball World Series 7-2 over the North Valley 9U team.