When McDonald's released its California nominations for its All-American High School Basketball Team Wednesday, there was one surprise name from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Ariel Hale, a senior power forward from Canyon, was one of 35 girls from across the state nominated.
There was a lot of motivation going around in the Foothill League after The Signal's Winter Sports Previews, which ran from Saturday through Tuesday.
We're not taking credit for anything, but certainly those editions rubbed some local athletes the wrong way.
The Canyon boys soccer team had a sack full of motivation coming into its league opener at West Ranch High.
In typical fashion, Cowboys head coach Khris Savage took every opportunity to use it.
The road to a Foothill League championship in girls basketball has gone through Newhall Avenue.
Hart High has won seven straight titles, including a share of the crown last year with Saugus.
Hart High head basketball coach Zach Koebel goes one-on-one with a select few of his players at practice.
Megan Ford, now a center at Cal Poly Pomona, was one of his favorites last year in his first season leading the Indians.
Teams are going to key on a couple of Valencia girls basketball varsity veterans this season.
Former Indian named Player of Week
Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks boys head soccer coach Patrick Thompson put the breaks on any good-feeling Valencia got after the Vikings defeated the Knights 2-0 at Dr. Paul A. Priesz Stadium Wednesday.
Just two years into her high school golf career, Hart's Amanda Corr has gone through two year-end battles.
A trio of Hart girls, still relying on each other for motivation, and one Saugus golfer advanced to the next round of the CIF-Southern Section girls golf playoffs after shooting qualifying scores Monday at Soule Park Golf Club in Ojai at the Northern Individual Regional.
Amanda Corr, Nikki Prichard and Kendall Dusenberry of Hart and Tiara Wells of Saugus will all compete in Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Final and WSCGA Qualifier - the second of a five-part individual playoffs that ends at the State Championship Nov. 18.
Seth Totten hates pink.The ribbon that holds his state medal is pink.
Upon arrival from Oregon, Kaylin Mahoney made her way off the flight and through the airport in a wheelchair.
"Today I know what real strength is…and it has little to do with my muscles. Rather, it is all about my mental strength. Your body can be weak and broken down while your mind is still sharp in what you think, feel, and believe." – David Stroud in his college application essay
PASADENA - The halcyon days of USC quarterbacks are now.
Under head coach Pete Carroll, Matt Leinart and John David Booty had their glory games under the Pasadena sun.
There has been little doubt this girls golf season as to where the top spots from the Foothill League would come from - be it team or individual.
There are some who take labels personally.
There's one word that described what Hart Indians boys basketball was on Friday against the West Ranch Wildcats at Hart High - overwhelming.
Saugus resident and Signal contributing photographer Jayne Kamin-Oncea has shot all the big ones - the 1984 Summer Olympics, Super Bowls, the World Series, the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Foothill League's Offensive Player of the Year will be playing football for one of the most pass-happy college football teams in the nation.
It took the Golden Valley Grizzlies girls basketball team 15 tries and eight seasons, but they finally beat the Saugus Centurions.
The kids were excited.
Hart High quarterback Brady White has secured his first offer from a Pac-12 school.
At 275 mph, the captain starts to feel sensory overload.
Valencia girls basketball relied heavily on the rookies Tuesday.
If you were there at Valencia High on Friday night, then you know this isn't going out on a limb: Lewis Stallworth is the best basketball player in the Santa Clarita Valley and thus far his Hart Indians are the best team.
Bobby Kimble sometimes tells his wife Batreace that it's funny how well things worked out by naming their youngest child "Breze."
The season after football season is in full swing - the recruiting season.
If this is Valencia Vikings boys basketball, Foothill League favorite Hart will have its hands full on Friday.
Last year was the first indication that Valencia Vikings girls basketball might be gaining ground on the Canyon Cowboys.
Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's top prep football seniors will get one last high school game on Sunday.