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.
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.
Valencia High graduate Danny Worth has shown that you can keep a strong-willed person down for only so long.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Hart Indians player James Shields and the Royals were undone by sloppy defense.
SEATTLE (AP) - Fomer Saugus Centurion Tommy Milone got his first loss of the season in the Athletics' 6-4 loss to Seattle Friday night.
Hart High graduate and Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was added to the roster to start the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres.
There are things that Kyle Boller misses about playing professional football.
Alison Lee's foray into the top ranks of her sport came to a close on Sunday - at least for now.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chris Sale knew he had to pitch his best Sunday with Hart High graduate James Shields starting for the Kansas City Royals.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee worked her way up the leaderboard on Saturday in the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage.
A month before the Major League Baseball season began, Saugus High graduate and Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone saw the numbers game ahead and knew he might be a victim of it.
DETROIT (AP) - A quality opening-day start by Kansas City Royals pitcher and Hart graduate James Shields was spoiled by the Detroit Tigers' come-from-behind 4-3 win on Monday.
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.
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