This is part two of our two-part series highlighting some of the year's best moments in Santa Clarita Valley sports through photos.
From remarkable individual performances to fantastic team accomplishments, 2012 featured it all.
The United States Air Force Academy runs its football program a little differently than many other college teams.
When Dina McBride stepped on the court at the United State Tennis Association 40s Hard Court National Championships earlier this month, it was hard to imagine she had suffered a gruesome injury in the same tournament just a year before.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant had 34 points and 10 rebounds, Steve Nash finished with 12 points and nine assists in his first game in almost two months, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Golden State Warriors 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Matt Ryan got what he wanted, helping the Atlanta Falcons win a game they needed to earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul had 24 points and 13 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, break a 38-year-old franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory Friday night, 97-85 over the Sacramento Kings.
College football's postseason, also known as bowl season, has already begun. For those players who came from the Santa Clarita Valley, there's plenty of action still to come. A sizeable list of local football players will be prominently featured in multiple bowl games this month. It's a diverse list of athletes ranging from offensive, defensive and special teams players coming from area high schools as well as College of the Canyons. Many of them are ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Matt Barnes scored 21 points, Blake Griffin had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 111-85 on Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Holiday Tour will stop at Westfield Valencia Town Center today. The tour has stopped at various malls throughout Southern California to encourage fans to come out to Dodger games in 2013. The Dodgers will hold a meet-and-greet and autograph session with infielder Nick Punto and 1988 World Series champion Tim Leary. Punto came to the Dodgers in the Aug. 25 blockbuster deal that brought slugger Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - All smiles after an all-too-rare victory, Kobe Bryant got a locker-room visit from Attorney General Eric Holder, who wanted to know how the Los Angeles Lakers' point-guard-by-default was holding up.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 on Thursday night in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chris Paul isn't sure when the Los Angeles Clippers will lose again.
CLEVELAND (AP) - There had to be a low point. The Los Angeles Lakers can only hope they've reached it.
Join local runners and hikers Saturday, Dec. 8 for the sixth annual holiday scaling of The Beast to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Collin Cowgill homered and also stole home as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 in seven dominant innings, Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler passed for 164 yards and a touchdown, and the Southern California defense stifled explosive Utah State on Saturday as the Trojans topped the Aggies 17-14.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Robbie Erlin allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings and fellow rookie Jedd Gyorko hit his 20th homer to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-0 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - This was one time Andy Reid didn't mind being a big target.
PHOENIX (AP) - Languishing deep in last place three months ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the playoffs.
PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew the game open late to prevent Los Angeles from clinching the NL West title with a 9-4 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Marcus Landry.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Never before had the Los Angeles Dodgers seen a game like this at DodgerStadium.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Tre Madden became the first Southern California player to open a season with three straight 100-yard rushing games in 32 years and the Trojans bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Pac-12 doormat Washington State to beat Boston College 35-7 Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - UCLA's emotional week ended with the Bruins making a comeback the likes of which has rarely, if ever, has been seen at Memorial Stadium.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 and drove in a pair of runs to help the ArizonaDiamondbacks beat Los Angeles 4-1 Wednesday night, snapping a five-game skid against theDodgers and avoiding a sweep.
TORONTO (AP) - There are plenty of things that haven't gone right for the Los Angeles Angels this season. One that has is starter C.J. Wilson.