It is one of the biggest complaints lodged by angry parents and coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley, yet very few, if anybody, are willing to talk about it on record or provide evidence on the subject.
With all the attention paid to high school sports, people sometimes forget that student-athletes are just that: students before athletes.
A coach in the William S. Hart Union High School District said he has had players who have taken steroids.
Fostering a passion can be a pricey venture for parents of gifted athletes.
In early January, Canyon High girls basketball head coach Stan Delus was insistent that he did nothing wrong.
Message boards aren't just a local phenomenon.
"This kid needs help. He is a cancer to any football team."
It seems that athletes have grown a lot over the years.
Video is as an important part of sports – and not just the flashy SportsCenter stuff.
As competition in youth and high school sports continues to reach higher levels, athletics have become year-round.
VAN NUYS - Wildcats Cody Howard and Allen Sarkissian combined to four-hit Agoura and West Ranch capitalized on seven Charger errors to win the Valley Invitational Baseball League championship 7-1 Friday at Birmingham High.
The VIBL title is the first in the program's history.
Amidst a cluttered sea of files, game programs and baseballs, Hart statistician Mike Gaber sits at his desk tallying number after number.
My first-ever job was at a Dairy Queen. They fired me after one day.
Since then I've delivered pizzas, officiated laser tag matches and assembled electrolysis machines. I've stocked shelves at an office supply store, sold knives in people's living rooms and tried to convince people to agree to refinance their homes over the telephone.
High school sports coaches really do make sacrifices.
Adaptability is an important ingredient to coaching success.
There's an adage in the NBA that if you don't add an extra wrinkle to your game every offseason, you're not going to last.
Santa Clarita Christian assistant coach Garrick Moss approached the scorers table about five minutes before his team was set to take on Kern Valley in the first round of the CIF State Division V Boys Basketball Tournament.
The way the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team sees it, every extra game they get to play is a bonus.
There wasn't anything incredibly special about Valencia's 4-0 win over visiting Camarillo High on Tuesday as part of the Southern California Showdown.
After 28 games, four months and a whole lot of historical accomplishments, Hart girls soccer didn't quite have the energy for one more rally.
Canyon High has had its most successful run ever in girls basketball over the last five seasons under head coach Chuck Johns.
Hart boys basketball wasn't just the best team in the Foothill League this year. It was dominant.
Canyon and Valencia girls basketball were split right down the middle this season.
SANTA ANA - The significance of Saturday's game was not lost on Santa Clarita Christian's athletic department.
CORONA - Once the tears of heartbreak were wiped away on Saturday afternoon, the Hart Indians girls soccer team began to regain some perspective.
Two Santa Clarita Valley basketball teams will have a chance to play for a state championship.
The season will continue for at least one more game for Hart High girls soccer, which earned a No. 5 seed in the CIF Southern California Regional Division II Soccer Championship.
SANTA ANA - It was less than a minute after the CIF-Southern Section Division VA championship game ended at Godinez High School on Saturday morning, and Santa Clarita Christian guard Kamron Carroll went up for an uncontested layup.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
SANTA ANA - Beau did it.
SANTA ANA - Pressured early and with force, the Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team couldn't respond on Saturday morning and lost 58-32 to the Renaissance Academy Wildcats in the CIF-Southern Section Division VA championship game at Godinez High.