As the decade comes to a close, amateur athletics are as popular as they have ever been, and the spotlight shone brightly on the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009.
For an area like the Santa Clarita Valley, which has a rich football tradition, the last couple of years have been a little rough.
By now, even local sports fans who don't follow cross country are probably familiar with the Saugus girls.
Santa Clarita Christian football has quietly been one of the most successful programs in the Santa Clarita Valley over the course of the decade.
The 2008 season marked the seventh time in the previous eight years that the Valencia boys' volleyball team was in a CIF championship game.
In many ways, 2008 demonstrated the reach of Santa Clarita Valley athletics.
Santa Clarita Valley sports reached new levels in 2007 in several respects, and some returned to familiar summits.
The Champions Tour's calendar is empty in mid-March 2010.
A lot goes into making a champion.
People find peace in Telluiride, the famed ski resort in Western Colorado.
This was an eventful one.
Given football's legendary history in the Santa Clarita Valley, it takes a lot for a single season to stand out above the rest.
The date was May 25, 2005.
Santa Clarita had a lot to live up to in 2005.
Editor's note: Today marks the beginning of a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
Though Foothill League football teams appear to be competing in a more difficult playoff division, one California football expert says that doesn't mean another championship is out of the question.
Jeff Gilkey is stepping down as co-head coach of Valencia High School's cross country and track and field programs, he confirmed last week.
It's not as if the 2014 track and field season didn't have it's highlight moments and admirable performances.
Now that the 2014 season is officially over at both the high school and college levels, let's take a look at the highlights and a predictions for the 2015 season.
It won't go down as a day of outright glory for two local athletes.
With current and former players getting into the mix, Saturday was a big day for the College of the Canyons baseball program.
Nathan Bultman had to wait all day for his event to start.
The dates have been announced for the third annual Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament coming up this summer in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In a season of change, Valencia High School made another big shift on Friday by relieving longtime boys head basketball coach Rocket Collins of his duties.
One said it was a crazy day. The other said it was a long day.
The Canyon High boys tennis team will have yet another new coach starting in the 2015 season.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee is in St. Louis today representing the United States for the 2014 Curtis Cup - a biannual event pitting the U.S. team, made up of the best amateur females in the country, against the Great Britain and Ireland teams.
The road to the state meet was well paved for the remaining Santa Clarita Valley athletes this season.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.