He explains that the flap bulging out of his practice jersey and the numerous holes in it are the results of wear and tear from slamming and clawing with teammates.
Winning three consecutive CIF state championships in girls cross country is certainly a tremendous accomplishment.
But surprisingly enough, it's not that rare.
Jennifer Owen doesn't think of herself as a leader.
She doesn't think cross country running is a major part of her life.
The last time the Saugus boys advanced to the CIF State Cross Country championship was 1998.
In case you missed it, Valencia High graduate Michael Herrick had one of the biggest passing games in NCAA history on Saturday.
One of Valencia High's original head coaches has finally called it a career.
The last time was 1997.
It wasn't really planned, per se, but it all sort of came together at a College of the Canyons men's basketball game on Nov. 8 against Pasadena.
WALNUT - The Saugus girls cross country team is headed back to the state meet, attempting to do something that no other girls cross country team in California history has done.
If the Centurions win, they will be the only team to win four state championships in a row.
Naysayers contend that College of the Canyons football enters its season finale with nothing to play for.
Valencia's No. 1 doubles team of Clarice and Emily Fraczek fared best of the Foothill League participants in Friday's CIF-Southern Section Division III Girls Tennis Individual Championships, reaching the third round for the second straight year before falling.
MOORPARK - Likely the craziest season in Canyon football's 41-year history ended Friday night in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.
HESPERIA – In the blink of an eye, fans could have easily missed Santa Clarita Christian's first touchdown on Friday night.
There would be no overtime dramatics in Valencia's matchup with Thousand Oaks on Friday.
It wasn't supposed to happen again.
Editor's note: Today marks the beginning of 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."
Though Foothill League football teams appear to be competing in a more difficult playoff division, one California football expert says that doesn't mean another championship is out of the question.
Jeff Gilkey is stepping down as co-head coach of Valencia High School's cross country and track and field programs, he confirmed last week.
It's not as if the 2014 track and field season didn't have it's highlight moments and admirable performances.
Now that the 2014 season is officially over at both the high school and college levels, let's take a look at the highlights and a predictions for the 2015 season.
It won't go down as a day of outright glory for two local athletes.
With current and former players getting into the mix, Saturday was a big day for the College of the Canyons baseball program.
Nathan Bultman had to wait all day for his event to start.
The dates have been announced for the third annual Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament coming up this summer in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In a season of change, Valencia High School made another big shift on Friday by relieving longtime boys head basketball coach Rocket Collins of his duties.
One said it was a crazy day. The other said it was a long day.
The Canyon High boys tennis team will have yet another new coach starting in the 2015 season.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee is in St. Louis today representing the United States for the 2014 Curtis Cup - a biannual event pitting the U.S. team, made up of the best amateur females in the country, against the Great Britain and Ireland teams.
The road to the state meet was well paved for the remaining Santa Clarita Valley athletes this season.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.