Ask anyone who knows Saugus' Jawhar Purdy and they'll tell you the same thing.
Basketball is his life.
Valencia boys tennis captain Tyler Gottshall has one less thing to worry about heading into his senior season - college plans.
Gottshall recently committed to Loyola Marymount University, becoming the first boys' tennis player from Valencia to go straight to an NCAA Division I team.
The All-CIF-Southern Section teams were officially announced earlier this month, putting the final touches on the Santa Clarita Valley's fall sports.
And several players proved themselves among the best in Southern California at their sport by earning a mention on the All-CIF squads.
As torrential rain pounded the Santa Clarita Valley, the boys and girls Foothill League soccer matches were postponed until Monday.
Early in the fourth quarter, Golden Valley's Trevor Wiseman took a lob pass out of the air and skied above Valencia's Lonnie Jackson for an alley-oop layup.
With two of their best players in foul trouble during the third quarter Friday, the Golden Valley Grizzlies used their depth to open a big lead.
The Centurions played two halves of pounding, physical basketball with the Canyon boys basketball team.
Facing one of the Foothill League's best frontcourts, the Canyon girls basketball team needed everything its backcourt could muster.
There is a shift in Foothill League girls basketball and nowhere else was it more evident Tuesday than at Hart High.
Looking to bounce back from Friday's loss to West Ranch, the Valencia girls basketball team took out their frustrations on Golden Valley.
West Ranch boys basketball forced 25 Hart turnovers with a frenetic, pressing defense and withstood a late rally to hold off the Indians and win their first Foothill League game 62-56 on Tuesday night at Hart High.
In the fourth quarter of Friday's Valencia-West Ranch boys basketball game, Vikings guard Lonnie Jackson drove inside and took to the air, his eyes on the basket, his arm skyward, his body exposed.
When the season started, College of the Canyons women's basketball head coach Greg Herrick didn't build anyone up with lofty expectations.
With the Foothill League's opening week in the books, all the preseason predictions and speculation fell by the wayside and made room for reality.
Fresh off its CIF-Southern Section Division II championship, the Saugus girls soccer program found itself entrenched in a summer of uncertainty after the resignation of head coach Lisa Rollo on May 26.
Canyon softball ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday, and there simply wasn't much the Cowboys could do about it.
The Vikings fell behind early in Tuesday's CIF-Southern Section first-round matchup with Oxnard High, and their sixth-inning rally fell short in a 5-2 opening-round loss.
It would be hard to imagine the West Ranch softball team getting off to a better start in this year's CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.
Foothill League football teams can say goodbye to the Northern Division.
A group of young, late arrivals to Canyon varsity softball has injected new life into the team.
Want to win a CIF baseball championship?
The team playoffs have not been kind to the Foothill League lately.
As expected, four Foothill League teams made the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
On paper, Tuesday looked like a rough day for Foothill League boys volleyball teams.
Freshmen aren't supposed to be dominant.
Everything seems to go right for Canyon and Golden Valley track and field this year.
It's hard to imagine there being much left to prove at the high school level for Saugus junior swimmer Abbey Weitzeil.
Any path through CIF-Southern Section Division I is going to be difficult, and that's the case for the four Foothill League teams that made it into the postseason.
Welcome to stage one of the high school track and field postseason.
This is uncharted waters for Santa Clarita Christian.