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."
Hart High graduate and former College of the Canyons golfer Joe Greiner is on the cusp of something big.
LOS ANGELES - Trevor Bauer insisted he didn't feel any different while pitching at the home of his favorite childhood baseball team for the first time.
Call it the 800 meters heard 'round the world.
Next week will mark the midway point in the Major League baseball season and we currently have a quintet of locals pitching on big league teams.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Carlos Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera homered, and Hart High graduate Trevor Bauer earned his first win since May 20 as the Cleveland Indians won 4-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
On the heels of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and nearing the midway point in the professional baseball season, we get back to our own summertime tradition.
It's often referred to as the longest day in golf.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland is back in the Major Leagues for the first time since 2012.