There is a ripple effect from Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew head coach Sigi Schmid declining a contract offer that can be felt in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Because of a friendship between Schmid and Scott Schauer, the executive director for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, there is a possibility that the Crew will not be involved in a third annual MLS exhibition game at College of the Canyons.
Steve Pinkston resigned as head coach of the Golden Valley High School football program Thursday due to philosophical differences with school administration over the direction of the program.
The Master's College men's basketball team's head coach Chuck Martin brought his All-American guard Ryan Zamroz into his office Monday to discuss failure.
A slight cough would not wilt a budding golf prodigy Tuesday at Woodley Lakes Golf Course in Van Nuys.
In fact, neither age nor nothing else has halted Hart High freshman Kendall Dusenberry this Foothill League girls golf season.
We met this guy in different ways.
We, being members of The Signal's Sports Department.
If the Saugus girls cross country team is known as a running juggernaut, what would Fayetteville-Manlius of New York be called?
How about "targeted."
Golden Valley cross country runner Seth Totten fought a losing battle Saturday morning in Walnut at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.
The junior fought the pain of a dislocated metatarsal in his right foot, but was unable to finish the five-kilometer Boys Seeded Race at Mt. San Antonio College.
Ownership has its privileges.
Because of ownership, Faith Baptist football could call itself the class of Southern California 8-Man football.
Collin Keoshian has been stitched up four or five times this year, by his father's count.
Another week, another accomplishment for the Hart girls golf team.
Considered to be one of the top teams in the Los Angeles area, the Indians cruised to a first-place finish at Foothill League match No. 2 Wednesday at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar.
They seethed more privately than publicly.
And privately, they have another motivation this weekend or next.
It's shaping up to be one of the biggest weekends in Santa Clarita valley sports history.
Two championships will be determined and three teams will be competing for a spot in a championship game.
FRESNO - For the third straight year, they made the trek - an incredible feat within itself.
FRESNO - The Saugus High School girls cross country team made a proclamation with its feet Saturday morning at Fresno's Woodward Park.
FRESNO - It was the greatest individual and team performance in the five-year history of Golden Valley High School athletics.
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.
Want to win a CIF baseball championship?
As expected, four Foothill League teams made the CIF-Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs.
To say Canyon baseball's season has been frustrating is an understatement.
When we were lauding J.J. Holen for his performances as a West Ranch High golfer, it was because of the superb golf scores he turned in on a consistent basis from his freshman to senior year.
Junior pitcher Sean O'Shea hasn't been used much on the mound this season after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered during football season. But he made the most of his opportunity and led the West Ranch Wildcats out of trouble on Tuesday at Canyon High School and into the win column.
It's fitting that Hart High baseball clinched at least a share of the Foothill League championship with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday at Hart High School - the Indians first title since 2008.
A legendary heavy metal performer once said that if his band moved next door to you, your lawn would die.
By the end of this week, we could have multiple Foothill League baseball champions.