The Saugus girls cross country team made a 1,500-mile flight to Minnesota well worth it when it knocked off one of the top programs in the nation en route to a victory at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course just outside Minneapolis.
It was all going as planned for the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals on Saturday night as they were driving to take a potential two-touchdown lead going into halftime against Cleveland High of Reseda.
It turns out when you take two of the best singles tennis player in the Santa Clarita Valley and put them on the same doubles team, they're pretty dominant.
At this point, Trinity Classical Academy football doesn't need to be perfect.
Tucker Welker and Ryan Painter remember when the West Ranch boys cross country team was happy with anything better than last place.
It's only September, but a lot of cross country teams are already thinking about late November.
Even back when this group of Saugus High School runners was decidedly average, they were all told they could be great.
Everyone has a story about when they first saw Cory McManus. He's heard them all before.
It may have taken a little while for Valencia football to gain traction.
Right off the bat, Hart girls tennis' stout singles lineup had a challenge in front of it to open Foothill League play.
The voters for the CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division rankings are showing the top teams some respect.
Saugus girls volleyball is a team that will have to rely on its experience and communication this season.
Hart Indians football can take a collective sigh of relief.
This may not be a league matchup in football, but Chaminade is a team Santa Clarita Valley football fans are getting very familiar with.
In many ways, Tuesday's Foothill League opening girls golf match showed exactly why West Ranch will be so tough to compete with this year.
The host teams are becoming pretty tough outs at the Hart Soccer Showcase.
For a young team with a new head coach, any signs of improvement are welcomed.
Editor's note: This week, Signal sports writers give their best of 2014. This is the first of three such stories.
Bianca Tinoco wasn't even sure she wanted to play high school soccer this season.
If Hart girls basketball is going to show this season it can climb back up to a high-level program, it can't be afraid to take some lumps against quality opponents early on.
It's not perfect yet, but things are starting to fall into place for Hart girls soccer.
College of the Canyons was the most successful community college cross country program in California this year.
For most teams, college football season is over.
The state championship meet is the pinnacle of the season for Saugus cross country.
Local swim sensation Abbey Weitzeil already owns all kinds of records at the high school level.
Alison Lee's journey to the professional golf ranks appears to be in its final stretch.
As far as debuts go, this was about as good as they get for both player and coach.
Serena LeDuff set the bar high for herself as a freshman at College of the Canyons.
It's another Brown family sweep.
No one on Trinity Classical Academy's football team did more than senior Colton Oshiro.