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.
If you were to construct the ideal sprint relay team based on sight alone, you'd likely pass on most of Canyon High School's athletes.
While the Foothill League has belonged to Golden Valley the last two years, it will be far from a cake walk for the Grizzlies to pull off a three-peat despite all the talent coming back.
There are two teams in the Foothill League with 2014 state finalist athletes returning to the fold this year - West Ranch senior thrower Nathan Bultman and Saugus senior distance runner Brian Zabilski.
College volleyball recruiters won't show up to many Canyon High School matches this spring.
Foothill League boys volleyball coaches took a collective sigh of relief last spring when the CIF-Southern Section announced it was moving the league from Division I down to Division II in the playoffs.
Hart baseball may have been the team coming in with the vaunted pitching staff that includes three NCAA Division I commits.
In three seasons, The Master's College women's basketball team has won 73 games.
Slowly but surely, the Canyon softball team is trying to build into a top-tier team in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If there's such thing as a quality loss, this was it.
They all have their stories.
Part of what made the Hart boys soccer team so successful this year was the team's ability to play together.
Last season, Santa Clarita Christian baseball tore through the regular season, won the Heritage League and made it to the CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinals.
Soccer giveth. And soccer taketh away.
Only a few minutes had passed since Hart boys soccer head coach Adonay Jovel received the runner-up plaque for the CIF-Southern Section Division IV boys soccer final on Friday when he started to talk about the future.
The longest tenured varsity girls soccer coach in the Foothill League announced he is leaving his post as the Valencia head coach this week.