The Valencia boys golf team battled for respect all season long.
The only varsity starting shortstop West Ranch High has known has verbally committed to play baseball at UC Irvine.
Cal Vogelsang, a three-year varsity player, informed Irvine last week, according to West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill.
As the regular season of the Valencia Ice Station High School Hockey season comes to a close, the four local club teams will head into the first round of postseason play on Monday with very different perspectives.
With the 2009 boys volleyball and boys tennis seasons in the books, seven teams now turn their attention to the postseason, but one sport feels slighted.
Golden Valley sprinter Enock Aduo is running toward a finish line that isn't painted on a track.
If he gets there, he won't be honored as a Foothill League champion, or anything of that nature.
It was an exclamation point on a season when a group of underclassmen led Valencia to the head of the Foothill League.
College of the Canyons got close to advancing in the California Community College Southern Regionals, but for the second consecutive year the Cougars were sent home early in the third game of the opening round.
It appears as if there will be a wild-card round to this season's CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
When the day began, Valencia and West Ranch were tied atop the Foothill League standings with what figured to be another close battle between the league's top teams scheduled.
As the lights came on at the Foothill League track and field championships, plenty of excitement also arrived.
With 18 hits and a nine-run first inning, Saugus High kept its Foothill League title hopes alive with a 17-5 win over Golden Valley on Friday at Saugus High School.
Last year at this time, Saugus boys volleyball was closing out a season that saw the Centurions finish in the Foothill League cellar.
The new coach is the old coach at Golden Valley.
Valencia boys volleyball closed off its eighth straight perfect Foothill League season by dropping West Ranch 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) Tuesday.
Hart swimming has always had a tradition of success, and Thursday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, both the boys and girls teams made sure to continue the trend.
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.