Who would have predicted it?
Welcome to "Around the Divisions." Every Tuesday, you will become educated about the competition outside the Foothill League. We'll give you a breakdown of the top teams, based off of CIF-Southern Section polls, competing in the same divisions as the Foothill League teams. So when it comes to playoff time, you will know who to look out for. We debut this week with a look at boys basketball. There are five Foothill teams that are currently ranked in the Southern Section. They play in four different divisions. Here's how the top three teams in each division look.
Hart and Canyon's rivalry was built on history.
College of the Canyons inducted four individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame Thursday night at College of the Canyons.
Len Mohney channeled his inner-Knute Rockne in the dungeon that was Blair Field's locker room on the first-base side in late May 1981.
The West Ranch girls basketball team pulled off the shock of the Winter Foothill League sports season by defeating Valencia Tuesday night 64-57.
It was shocking because the Wildcats, in four seasons, have never beaten a Foothill foe except for Golden Valley.
It's funny how things turn out.
Looking back, you tend to wonder, "What would have happened if I took the other road?"
It has been four years since the Golden Baseball League awarded Santa Clarita its own baseball team.
It's been a year since the man who helped get that franchise has spoken to anyone who could help finalize it.
You want crazy, the Foothill League will give you crazy - Michael Jackson crazy.
You got scandal, surprise and lots of scoring - all in week one of the winter season.
The Hart High girls basketball team is the second Santa Clarita Valley prep sports program in as many days forced to forfeit all of its wins and dismiss a player because of falsification of residency.
Stan Delus was relieved of his duties as Canyon High girls basketball head coach Wednesday night, and the Cowboys had to forfeit all 11 wins for this season, because residency records for transfer players Vanessa Aguilar and Alexa Davison were falsified.
Within a couple of weeks, Canyon High graduate and three-time Olympic softball medalist Crystl Bustos will be signing a contact to resume playing with the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch league.
Canyon High girls basketball head coach Stan Delus gave up his job and his team forfeited its 11 victories so far this season because of falsified student records, school administrators said Thursday.
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.
Editor's note: Today marks the sixth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
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.
In a season of change, Valencia High School made another big shift on Friday by relieving longtime boys head basketball coach Rocket Collins of his duties.
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.