Plain and simple, the Santa Clarita Valley is a baseball hotbed.
Jim Abbott admits he wasn't always comfortable being known as "different."
He is a little more comfortable with it today.
Lashinda Demus is the first to tell people there weren't any shortcuts on the road to becoming the world's top hurdler.
At this time last year, Saugus High graduate Zack Schafer was taking handoffs as the starting running back for the University of Redlands.
Several athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties are currently in NFL camps across the country.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields stood on the mound in the eighth inning Aug. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. pitching a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.
While any hope of a professional golf event in Santa Clarita in 2010 lingers in limbo, basketball legend Jerry West was in the Santa Clarita Valley Friday promoting an event 30 miles away.
All Andrew Lorraine knows is baseball.
"I was totin' my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road,
It's 6:55 p.m. in Denver on a Tuesday night in July.
A pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs once told him he was "persistent as f---."
Hart High graduate Said El Harrak is climbing in the world of professional boxing.
When the old NASCAR Southwest Series shut down a few years ago, M.K. Kanke had won more races than any other driver in the history of the division.
Tuesday night was the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but with no local talent involved in the game, here's a look at the players with Santa Clarita Valley ties who may someday wind up in the Midsummer Classic:
The Premier Santa Clarita Valley Rooks' first season in the Women's Premier Soccer League's Pacific South Division may not have yielded many wins, but it did prove to be a productive campaign that will lead to another year for the team in the league.
The Rooks scored their first win last week when Chelsea Riggins hit Adriene Dickerson, who knocked home the only goal in a game against Claremont. The victory ended a seven-game losing streak for the Rooks, but the team's inaugural season has been about much more than wins and losses.
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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