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.
On Nov. 7, Michael Herrick will finally realize his dream.
Had it not been for two troublesome holes at the end of Saturday's round in the U.S. Women's Open Championship, who knows how high Valencia resident Alison Lee might have climbed.
Hart High graduate Joe Kapp was on the cover 29 years ago this month.
Valencia resident Alison Lee, just 14 years old, made the cut after round two of the 2009 U.S. Women's Open Championship Friday.
They looked like zombies.
There has been a lot of local golf commotion and West Ranch High junior-to-be J.J. Holen is at the center of it.
LOS ANGELES - The countdown is over and not a moment too soon.
Over the last eight months, The Signal sports section has tried to recapture certain elements of the past.
Local golf businessman Ross Bradder, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, has started a youth golf training academy.
Not one, but two members of the Lopes family have been announced as invitees to USA Baseball teams.
Three local soccer players participated in this past weekend's U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Playoffs.
Golfers Max Homa and J.J. Holen gave us a lot to be indecisive about.
Both are excellent golfers, there is no doubt.
Christian Lopes invoked the sort of conversation reserved for professional athletes.
One said it was a crazy day. The other said it was a long day.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee is in St. Louis today representing the United States for the 2014 Curtis Cup - a biannual event pitting the U.S. team, made up of the best amateur females in the country, against the Great Britain and Ireland teams.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.
We're going all over the place on this one, so stay with us.
Golden Valley's tremendous golf year has come to an end.
Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
Mike Killinger, who took over as interim Valencia High baseball head coach when Jared Snyder was put on a leave of absence on March 21, has been hired to take over the job on a permanent basis.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Blame was never an option.
One of Major League Baseball's biggest stories last week was Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth pitching twice and displaying an impressive knuckleball.
There are no more.
The end of the era could have been at the plate with Nick Valaika up in the bottom of the seventh inning and his Hart Indians down six runs to Orange Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Friday.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.