This season has been a year of growth for Louisville Bats infielder and Hart graduate Chris Valaika.
Casey Mulligan laughs about a comparison to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel.
Four Foothill League teams came into the second round of the Valley Invitational Baseball League Playoffs Saturday, and two continued to the round of eight with a pair of decidedly different games.
Valencia opened its first round contest of the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs with a bang.
The Saugus girls basketball team shared the Foothill League title two years ago and won it outright in 2008-09.
Next winter, Foothill League boys basketball will have a much different look.
Valencia is already the reigning Foothill League baseball champion, and the Vikings already have a roster loaded with young talent.
A trio of local players began the season in the Major Leagues, and from there, their paths have diverged.
On Aug. 1, members of Phenom Track and Field will compete in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa.
Alison Lee never saw this coming.
Had it not been for two troublesome holes at the end of Saturday's round in the U.S. Women's Open Championship, who knows how high Valencia resident Alison Lee might have climbed.
Looking to build off last season's success, West Ranch girls basketball took another step in the program's progression on Saturday. The Wildcats won the 16th annual Santa Clarita Summer Shootout, their first championship title at the event.
A pair of local swimmers took major steps in their careers beginning Tuesday and ending Saturday at the USA Swimming World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.
Two local teams advanced to the semifinals of the Hart Passing Tournament Friday at Hart High, however, only one took the field during the championship round.
Valencia resident Alison Lee, just 14 years old, made the cut after round two of the 2009 U.S. Women's Open Championship Friday.
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.
In just a 10-minute stretch of the West Ranch boys tennis team's match against Santa Monica High, the Wildcats lost the momentum they had been building in this playoff run.
An up-and-down season for the Valencia Vikings boys tennis team finished with an up-and-down day.
With the history of the Santa Clarita Valley's last softball dynasty hanging from the scoreboard behind them, the West Ranch Wildcats put an exclamation point on their third straight Foothill League title on Thursday at Valencia High School.
Heading into the last game of the regular season, the Valencia Vikings needed two things to happen to become co-Foothill League champions: take care of business against Golden Valley, and a Hart loss to Saugus.
Two of the Foothill League's best pitchers faced off at Saugus High on Thursday, but the game didn't play out like a pitchers' duel.