By 2000, a population boom in the Santa Clarita Valley had more than caught up with the William S. Hart Union High School District.
He's still leading.
Listening to Tony Ker reflect on his volleyball career - one marked by two CIF titles and his number being retired by Valencia High - you get the feeling that it could have gone another direction.
Some people look for excuses not to try.
For every up, there is a down, and in 2002, the Santa Clarita Valley saw plenty of both.
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake rattled Southern California.
The year 2001 continued to bring new milestones for Santa Clarita Valley sports.
Coming from Dave DeLong's mouth, it may have sounded strange.
For years, I had heard stories. That he didn't want to tell his.
When it comes to high school sports, nothing's more popular than football.
Sports in the Santa Clarita Valley was on an upswing coming into the new millennium.
The biggest problem for the Hart boys soccer team last year was finishing scoring chances.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team was way too much for Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in a 12-1 Cardinals' win at Reese Field on Thursday at The Master's College.
Santa Clarita Christian boys' soccer head coach Steve Cooper is growing accustomed to pleasant surprises.
Defense took center stage as Saugus and Chaminade fought to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday at Saugus High School in a matchup of two CIF-Southern Section Division II powers.
A year ago it all looked like the tide was shifting among the local high school volleyball scene.
There are no more.
NORWALK – The Santa Clarita Valley's CIF title drought – if you can call it that – is over in track and field.
The headliner for Saugus softball all season has been in the pitcher's circle.
The Santa Clarita Valley has a pretty good track record at the CIF-Southern Section track and field finals – forgive the pun.
Just when it appeared the ghosts of the Valencia's postseason past were looming over Valencia High on Friday, the fears of the Viking faithful were abruptly put to rest.
The end of the era could have been at the plate with Nick Valaika up in the bottom of the seventh inning and his Hart Indians down six runs to Orange Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Friday.
Valencia High School could only hold off construction of its new turf field for so long.
The Santa Clarita Christian baseball team has to be wondering when it will get a real test this season.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.
With all of the Santa Clarita Valley boys tennis teams eliminated from the postseason, it's time to turn our attention to the CIF-Southern Section individual sectionals.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball made sure its first playoff win in school history was a memorable one.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
There were the standard handshakes and hugs among players and coaches that normally follow a season-ending loss.