This has basically become the norm for Hart and Canyon softball.
Hart baseball head coach Jim Ozella described the mood at practice earlier this week as edgy, maybe even a little "chippy," with the Indians having dropped three straight Foothill League games for the first time since 2012.
It was all about the Moricis and the Ians early on in a Foothill League dual swim meet between West Ranch and Golden Valley on Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
If you went to watch Golden Valley versus West Ranch softball on Tuesday, hopefully you packed dinner, or at least a snack to tide you over.
Someone from West Ranch High's dugout hollered, "Is this guy good at leading off innings?"
Five minutes after Valencia High softball's 8-1 win over Canyon on Thursday, Shea O'Leary worked a push broom back and forth in front of her home pitching circle.
The Foothill League finals are looming, the May 5 date now just two weeks away.
You only needed to hear the "pop" of bat on ball to have an idea where Saugus shortstop Lindsay Clare's go-ahead, three-run home run was headed in the sixth inning on Tuesday at Hart High.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball got all the hitting and pitching it needed on Tuesday at the Hart Complex.
Editor's note: This is the latest installment of an ongoing series we introduced earlier this year called Coach's Corner, in which we feature Q&A sessions with prep and college coaches from around the Santa Clarita Valley.
The final score Friday was nearly identical to the first time Hart and Valencia baseball met at Hart High earlier in the year.
In a game featuring pitchers on their way to NCAA Division 1 powers Texas and Oklahoma, Saugus batters went a long way, literally, in turning the outcome in the Centurions' favor.
Canyon's Mike Hairell hit a two-out chopper that maybe should've been knocked down. Eddie Rodriguez followed with infield pop up that definitely should've been caught.
The 2016 Foothill League girls softball title hunt looks to be at least a four-team race.
Canyon High graduate Lauren Fleshman says gratitude and nostalgia have characterized the days following her retirement Friday from professional racing.
Recent Valencia High graduate Chibuzo Ikonte remembers his first dunk.
Valencia High graduate Jonathan Chang finished third Monday at the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying tournament at TPC Valencia.
This is not our 2016 Santa Clarita Valley High School Football Preview. That will be in the Aug. 26 edition of The Signal.
Canyon High graduate Lauren Fleshman has retired from professional racing, according to a post Friday on Fleshman's blog and a nytimes.com article.
It's nearly impossible to keep track of each playoff team from Valencia High.
Valencia High rising senior Chase Farrell attended numerous games at Jackie Robinson Stadium growing up. Now he's on track to play there.
Canyon High didn't have to look far for its new varsity softball coach.
Canyon High has hired Alex Dunwoody as its varsity boys basketball coach, the school's co-Athletic Director Scott Arnold told The Signal on Saturday.
Cal-Hi Sports honored seven Santa Clarita Valley softball players this week when it released its All-State softball teams.
The 2015-16 school year was the closing of one athletic chapter and, the Grizzlies must be hoping, the start of another.
"Genial" or "engaging" would best describe Trevor Brown's demeanor at a baseball camp at The Master's College on Wednesday.
It was another banner year for college sports teams in the Santa Clarita Valley. Really, though, the focus was on individuals.
Hart High football is getting the band back together, or at least two-thirds of it.
Saugus High graduate Abbey Weitzeil may eventually comprehend what she accomplished last week at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska.