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.
Of all sports at Golden Valley High, it was golf.
The 2013-2014 year for Canyon High will be remembered by its incredible individual performances, with three athletes earning Foothill Player of the Year honors.
The 2013-2014 year will be remembered for two things at Trinity Classical Academy.
The Santa Clarita Christian School athletic programs have been on the rise in the last few years and the 2013-2014 season might have been the best so far.
Canyon High has found its new boys soccer coach following the resignation of Lou Aguilera earlier this month.
Oh, how little things have changed in the last six months.
It's all business … or at least that's the way it seems when you talk to Saugus pitcher Mariah Lopez and West Ranch shortstop Lauren Lindvall after a game.
Two chocolate donuts.
Natalie Rodriguez was one hundredth of a second short of winning her first Foothill League track and field title this year.
Even after the single most impressive moment of the season for any Foothill League athlete, Nathan Bultman didn't go home satisfied.
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.