Toyota Speedway at Irwindale holds some special memories for Greg Pursley, a Canyon High graduate and driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.
LOS ANGELES - The countdown is over and not a moment too soon.
Todd Southwell's resume as a stock car driver is pretty impressive. The Canyon High graduate won four races and finished fifth in the NASCAR Super Late Model standings at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in 2005. He was fifth in the Super Late Model standings at the track in 2006 and established himself as a championship contender, but he went more than three years between races at Irwindale.
When many players are selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, they are put in a difficult situation.
The Major League Baseball Draft is unpredictable and the point was proven Thursday on its third and final day.
Valencia High graduate Virgil Hill was selected in the sixth round of Wednesday's Major League Baseball Draft, highlighting a day in which four locals were taken.
The Major League Baseball draft has now grown to the biggest height it has ever seen.
The 2009 draft will span three days, instead of the usual two, with the first round being televised live today at 3 p.m. on the MLB Network.
Every time Ron Hornaday Jr. wins a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, he adds to his own record for career wins. He has 40 Truck Series wins in his career, the most recent coming at Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina on May 15.
According to various media reports, Hart High graduate and former The Master's College baseball player Jerry Owens has signed with the Seattle Mariners.
On May 1, the Chicago White Sox outrighted Owens to Triple-A Charlotte to make room for the recently signed Scott Podsednik.
Canyon High graduate Andrew Schantz signed a rookie free agent contract Tuesday with the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
The thought of catching passes from a possible future hall of famer in Kurt Warner and alongside two of the NFL's top receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin has 2005 Valencia High graduate Shane Morales chomping at the bit.
Morales signed a free agent deal with the defending NFC champion Arizona Cardinals Sunday night and will report to rookie training camp Thursday.
Shane Morales has come a long way.
No matter who crossed the finish line first in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, Honda was going to have a winning car.
Author Michael D'Antonio said Walter O'Malley might have been a driving force in the growth and identity of the city of Los Angeles.
Canyon Country native Sean Johnson has been surfing competitively for almost two years, and he has a decision to make.
"I told my parents, when I turn 21 I'll get a real job," says the 20-year-old Johnson. "I'm seeing how far sponsors can take me."
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas City ace and Hart High graduate James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Bubba Watson wasn't about to let another chance get away.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
Golden Valley first-year head baseball coach Gino Pomilia said there's no lying in his program.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career.
This is technically Max Homa's rookie season as a professional golfer.
Former Saugus High School and University of Virginia standout Shasta Fisher was selected 29th overall by the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League, and will now head to the nation's capital to continue her accomplished career.
Valencia graduate Shane Vereen highlights a group of three players with Santa Clarita Valley ties who are connected with NFL teams still alive in the playoffs.
Mike Edwards left the California Institute of Technology as the school's all-time leading scorer in the history of its basketball program.
What you don't hear are the stories of the guys who are grinding their way through the lower levels and trying to make a name for themselves.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The New England Patriots put on a performance worthy of a division winner.
Alysia Montaño has never made so many public appearances or signed so many autographs in her life.
Valencia graduate Max Homa and Hart graduate Matt Ryan are coming down the home stretch of the two-month long grind that is golf's Web.com Qualifying School.
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