Five Foothill League athletes earned All-CIF first team honors in baseball, softball and boys volleyball this week.
Everything slows down.
Valencia had won 72 consecutive matches entering this season, claiming eight straight Foothill League titles in the process.
When the Foothill League season opened, youth was the main concern for Valencia boys tennis.
West Ranch's boys tennis program has developed as its top player Jordan Hovis has.
Golfers Max Homa and J.J. Holen gave us a lot to be indecisive about.
Both are excellent golfers, there is no doubt.
Aly Drake runs fast. And she learns fast.
When her junior season ended, a CIF state title in the 800-meter run was the furthest thing from her mind.
Supporters of Daniel Swarbrick wore t-shirts to the CIF State Track and Field Championships that read, "Veni, vidi, vici."
Translated from Latin, it means, "I came, I saw, I conquered."
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.
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.
When the Hart Indians girls soccer team last won a CIF-Southern Section championship, freshman goalkeeper Nicole Davis was still months from being born.
A picture hangs on the wall of James Mosley's office at Santa Clarita Christian School recognizing the school's 2009-10 boys basketball team.
The seconds were ticking down.