It's as if they couldn't wait any longer. Thus, whoever was in charge of the sound system at Cougar Stadium Friday night cued Freddie Mercury three seconds too early.
In Friday's edition of The Signal's sports page, a headline read "Viking frosh perfect." The headline was anything but perfect as Valencia's freshman football team had two ties in Foothill League play.
The promising Hart girls golf team failed to advance to the CIF State Championship Thursday - and it's not a big deal.
It was a tough go, but the Valencia girls volleyball team are back in the quarterfinals. After three straight exits in the second round, Valencia's 3-1 road win in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs vaults them to the round of eight. "It was a huge motivating factor for all five of our seniors," said Valencia head coach Ray Sanchez of the previous three exits. The Vikings (21-9) won 21-25, 25-23, ...
When do you know when you've truly become a man? There's no experience, like reaching the top of a mountain, that tells you. It's not when hair grows on your chest for the first time. It's a process. And this valley has watched much of Shane Vereen's process. It started when he burst onto the scene as a sophomore running back at Valencia High. One can now see the process on television or in person ...
In comparison to many of the other sports played in the Foothill League, girls golf is still in its early stages. Much of its 10-year history comes from individual success - names like Alexis Arnold, Melanie DeLeon, Stevy Loy and Jasnin Samson, girls who fulfilled their promise in high school and gained college scholarships.
Her brand new Olympic silver medal is bound to look like her two golds. The jade circle inside the medal will probably fade. The ribbon will tatter. The outer rim of the medal likely will be nicked and scratched. An explanation for which is found from her father. What do these three Olympic softball medals mean to Crystl Bustos? "You want me to tell you the truth?" asks George Bustos, about to let out a ...
Oh, what could have been. Or what should have been. Had it not been for two plays and a couple of costly penalties, West Ranch might have won its first game against one of the Santa Clarita Valley's Big Four. Instead, arguably the preeminent program in this valley's history squeaked by the fledgling Wildcats 18-13 Friday night at Cougar Stadium. "When the final tick went off, I let off a big exhale," said Hart quarterback ...
No, it's not a mistake. Many of you have seen my name at the top of this very page for the second day and have read my byline as "Signal Sports Editor."
Five feet away is not a safe distance. You're going to get hit. Not by what you think. Not a fist or an elbow or a flying foot. Sweat. Yes, sweat will hit you. It could be a lot worse. Had this have been a mixed martial arts match - a fist, elbow or foot would surely hit you. But until then, it's drops of perspiration sent airborne. It's a daily occurrence in one Valencia ...
NEW YORK - It's difficult to describe what has gone on with the race in the National League West. Not so much for the American League West.
NEW YORK - Ruth built it. Josh Hamilton tried to tear it down. Justin Morneau demolished the hopes of the people inside of it.
NEW YORK - His jersey neatly folded on a chair in front of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's locker Sunday afternoon, 2003 Hart High graduate Chris Valaika smiles and draws a check mark with his index finger.
The best high school golfer in Southern California says his biggest moment of the 2007-08 school year, wasn't on the course - it was on the football field.
You would have to believe that Johnny MacArthur's 2008 high school golf season began on May 31.
Proving again that it could be any team's day in the Foothill League, the West Ranch Wildcats knocked off the Saugus Centurions 13-6 on Wednesday.
No surprise and surprise.
One of the best compliments one could pay a golfer is calling their game "boring."
Last season, West Ranch won its fifth straight Foothill League championship.
The way coaches throw around the label "leader" makes it lose its impact.
Quite simply, it was Kevin Harris' night in the smaller picture.
Canyon Cowboys head baseball coach Adam Schulhofer can't be swayed away from his one-game-at-a-time thinking.
The most unstable coaching jobs in the Santa Clarita Valley over the last couple of years took steps toward stability on Friday.
By Cary Osborne
Regardless of how West Ranch Wildcats baseball got the win, the important thing is it got the win. The Wildcats are now on the board in Foothill League play after a 10-1 win over the Golden Valley Grizzlies on Wednesday at Golden Valley High. "It's a win and we needed to have one," said West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill. "If we want to find ourselves at the end of the season competing for a ...
There's a reason why many people thought going into Foothill League baseball play that the Valencia Vikings were the team to beat.
West Ranch senior guard and 2013 Foothill League Boys Basketball Player of the Year Kevin Harris committed this week to play basketball for the University of California, San Diego. Harris averaged 19 points per game in Foothill League play leading the Wildcats to their first-ever outright league title. He was also an All-Foothill League and The Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley first-teamer as a junior. Harris, a 4.08 GPA student, had other interest, according to West ...
Lost in a 15-1 pounding of the Golden Valley Grizzlies on Friday at Saugus High School was the pitching of Saugus Centurions pitcher Chris Danielson.
It was said on Wednesday that the story in Canyon's Foothill League opening win against West Ranch was the Cowboys' offense.
The Signal's fourth annual SCV Hoops Finale is now days away and since the announcement of the game earlier in the week, an addition to the game has been made and players have given their commitments to play.