As the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft arrives tonight, there's not much certainty when it comes to Santa Clarita Valley prospects.
Valencia graduate Madison Shipman enjoyed the best season of her college career at the University of Tennessee, and now she's been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Keilani Ricketts homered and drove in four runs, Michelle Gascoigne pitched a three-hit shutout and top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA softball championship by beatingTennessee 4-0 on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Women's College World Series finals.
MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the MiamiHeat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
It's hard to ignore the parallelism of it all.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run down the left-field line in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting top-seeded Oklahoma to a 5-3 win against Tennessee on Monday night in Game 1 of the Women's College World Series finals.
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.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just a few minutes into his first game back from a serious groin strain, Jonathan Quick had to do the splits to make a save.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn't be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chuck Pagano couldn't believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn't believe his ears. Colts fans couldn't believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn't believe their incredibly bad luck.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - T.J. Oshie got chills from the crowd reaction at the Scottrade Center on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 13 of his 31 points in the final 7:05 and Jared Dudley got 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-85 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
The Santa Clarita Valley's football culture extends beyond the tradition of the Foothill League, and there are a handful of professional athletes to show for it.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored his 20th goal and added two assists, Francois Beauchemin got his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Tuesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
DALLAS (AP) - Erik Cole scored twice and Tyler Seguin netted his 20th goal of the season as the Dallas Stars edged the struggling Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic had 26 points and eight assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, Gerald Green added 21 points off the bench, and the Phoenix Suns ended the year with a 107-88 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks lost No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford to a lower-body injury three weeks ago, forcing the Stanley Cup champions to hand the net over to an untested rookie from Finland.
It didn't take long.
CHICAGO (AP) - Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Bracken Kearns scored his first NHL goal, Logan Couture netted his 100th, and the San Jose Sharks broke Anaheim's 10-game winning streak by beating the Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped their 13-game road losing streak with a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.