After 92 holes in five days and an emotionally exhausting week, Valencia High graduate Max Homa had to go 36 more and then two playoff holes on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grant Watson allowed one hit over seven innings to lead No. 1 seeded UCLA to a 6-0 victory over San Diego and the NCAA tournament's Los Angeles regional title on Sunday night.
It wasn't that long ago - 2007 to be exact - that then Hart catcher Jessica Shults was walking off the field with teammate Melissa Brown watching then-Valencia Vikings Madison Shipman celebrate a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship.
Johnny MacArthur shakes his head and has an incredulous look on his face.
LOS ANGELES - With the sun setting and the lights brightening, a routine fly ball to left caught Cal Poly Mustangs right fielder Nick Torres by surprise in Saturday's NCAA Los Angeles baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The wave of emotion swung back the other direction this week for Valencia graduate Max Homa.
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat, the valley's semi-professional women's soccer club, had their fans and coaching staff sweating throughout the full 90 minutes. But in the end, the squad pulled out a 3-2 win in its home opener against the Los Angeles Strikers at the Master's College.
The Max Homa-led University of California golf team was pushed to the limit on Friday in the first round of match play at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Valencia High graduate Brian Mundell homered and had four RBIs to lead No. 2 seed Cal Poly to a 9-2 victory - its first in the NCAA tournament - over San Diego in an opening-round game of the Los Angeles regional Friday.
MIAMI (AP) - The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jason Vargas completed an undefeated May with seven sharp innings, Howie Kendrick doubled twice and scored three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 3-2 Thursday night on Chris Nelson's tiebreaking RBI single to salvage a split of the four-game Freeway Series.
Valencia High graduate and University of California golfer Max Homa was leading midway through the final round of stroke play on Thursday at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga.
CHICAGO (AP) - When the Chicago Blackhawks were on the brink of playoff elimination, they had the feeling that all they needed was one win to turn it around.
The Santa Clarita Valley once again has a few good reasons to tune into the college baseball postseason, which begins Friday.
Pac-12 individual champion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in a run, Eric Stults combined with three relievers on a six-hitter and the San Diego Padres defeated the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid.
BOSTON (AP) - Kole Calhoun leaped at the low right-field fence to take a three-run homer away from Brock Holt in the second inning.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers were trying to avoid getting swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Dan Haren was attempting to win three consecutive starts for the first time in over a year.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues' ERA leader to his first loss in over 2 1-2 months.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kole Calhoun is embracing his role leading off for the Los Angeles Angels. And he's doing it well.
ATLANTA (AP) - Despite hitting only .229 in the first 12 games in August, Dee Gordon remained confident in his approach as he refused to make changes that might lead to bad habits.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver pitched into jams and out of trouble in every early inning, waiting for the Los Angeles Angels' slumbering bats to provide some help.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves needed six tries to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kole Calhoun homered and had an RBI single during a seven-run sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels' struggling offense rebounded for a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.
When Jonathan Chang rolled in a birdie putt on his final hole of the day, the Valencia graduate had a good feeling it