Christian Lopes invoked the sort of conversation reserved for professional athletes.
At a time when most teenagers are either working a summer job or relaxing by a pool, Trevor Fredrickson made a career move.
The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft began Tuesday, and although no local products were taken on the first day, the Santa Clarita Valley has had its fair share of talent drafted over the past couple years. This valley has seen plenty of local products crack the lineups and rotations of teams all over the minor leagues. Here is a look at the progress some are making in their efforts to reach the majors:
Newly graduated Hart High baseball player Adam Bouyer has a big opportunity in front of him.
Bouyer was recently selected to participate in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.
CLOVIS – Valencia senior Aly Drake blitzed past Marlborough's Carlyle Davis in the 800-meter finals almost as fast as she burst on to the track scene.
CLOVIS – Aly Drake had only been so excited once in her athletic career.
CLOVIS - For Saugus thrower Daniel Swarbrick, today may bring the celebration of a state championship in discus.
CLOVIS - Valencia's Aly Drake ran a smart 800-meter race at Friday's CIF State Track and Field Championship prelims.
A quartet of Santa Clarita-area athletes at various stages of life with a vast list of accomplishments behind them have one common bond - faith.
West Ranch sophomore golfer J.J. Holen's season ended Thursday at the CIF/SCGA Tournament at Temecula's SCGA Members Club.
They run the same event. They're all friends off the track.
One is a dynamic pitcher. One is a powerful hitter.
West Ranch golfer J.J. Holen spent an unexpected night at Temecula's Holiday Inn.
Golden Valley's second-longest serving head coach has resigned.
On Thursday, Valencia High golfer Max Homa graduated from high school.
Head out to any local high school this summer and there's a good chance you'll see football players lifting in the weight room.
With the start of Valencia's first wrestling season coming up in November, head coach Brian Peterson and assistant coach Felicia Oh are hard at work with all the typical chores that go along with getting a startup program off the ground.
This summer edition of On the Beat is strictly on the summer's sport - baseball.
LAKE BALBOA - It's July. But come next spring, the Foothill League's going to have a lot of problems with Saugus.
HOLLYWOOD - No big surprises here.
The last time the Saugus and Hart baseball teams met was when the Indians clinched their first Foothill League title since 2008 in the 2014 regular-season finale.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
Valencia High has built a reputation as one of Southern California's top high school programs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead RBI double during Seattle's two-run 12th inning, and the Mariners hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Saturday night.
Both the West Ranch and Valencia baseball teams chose not to participate in the Valley Invitational Baseball League this summer.
Just a couple of months removed from its Foothill League championship baseball season, Hart is well on its way to replacing, adding and bolstering its talented roster.
It may only be mid-July but Saturday's Valley Invitational Baseball League quarterfinals had all the makings of a Foothill League regular season matchup.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
The accolades keep rolling in for the nation's fastest high school swimmer.
The Saugus athletics program has finally been dethroned.