Call it a soft opening to the Santa Clarita Valley prep swim season. Though teams didn't have all their best swimmers competing and the event didn't count toward Foothill League records, Wednesday's SCV Relays gave many of the league teams a chance to get in the pool as a team for the first time this spring. The annual event at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center normally takes place in April, which is right in the middle ...
Ideally, The Master's College women's basketball team would have liked to head into the NAIA National Tournament with a little bit of momentum.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team dominated the Omega League from start to finish.
Not even a broken nose could stop Valencia Vikings senior Jake Veiga from playing. It didn't stop him from winning Foothill League boys soccer Player of the Year honors either. The league announced Monday that Veiga, the leader of Valencia's vaunted defense, was voted to the Foothill's top honor. "I was very surprised," Veiga said of finding out about the honor. "I was not expecting it at all. I was so appreciative for my team ...
Citrus College sophomore Stevie Thornton has made plenty of big shots in the Santa Clarita Valley over the years.
Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano was named the USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team won its first two playoff games by limiting mistakes and finishing scoring chances.
The core group of seniors on the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer players experienced a lot through the years.
Forget what the calendar says, spring is practically here in the world of sports. Baseball, softball and boys volleyball can officially begin on Feb. 23 for local high schools. So, in turn, the CIF released its preseason polls for those sports on Monday. In baseball, the defending Foothill League champion West Ranch Wildcats are ninth in CIF-Southern Section Division I. Last season, the Wildcats finished 20-9-1 after advancing to the Division I semifinals before bowing ...
It's a simple question with no simple answer. What does make this year's Valencia Vikings boys soccer team so much better than the ones before? After a long, thoughtful pause, junior midfielder Colton Morgan finally offers his response. "I don't know," he says. "The way that we play together, the way that everybody does what they're supposed to do, that's what leads to our success." It's a fair explanation, but probably an incomplete one. Sure, ...
PALMDALE – Everyone in the gym knew who the West Ranch Wildcats girls basketball team needed to stop.
The strength of Valencia Vikings boys soccer all season has been the team's ability to hold onto leads, no matter the opponent.
Two playoff games and two impressive victories this week has the Hart Indians boys soccer team looking like it is peaking at the right time.
Canyon Cowboys boys basketball had its chance to take the upper hand. But once the host Lawndale Cardinals got into a rhythm, Canyon didn't have enough time to rally in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs. And after a 73-63 loss to Lawndale on Friday night at Lawndale High, time ran out on the Cowboys' season. "The defense got off balance, missed shots that we would normally make and (Lawndale) got ...
Hart Indians girls soccer will accept a mild pat on the back after Thursday's game. But the team might not spend too long celebrating. After a 1-0 win over the San Marcos Royals of Santa Barbara in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs at College of the Canyons, the sentiment for Hart was, 'it could have been better.' "Overall, we played good enough to win today," said Hart head coach Justin ...
Jeremy Kimmer once said he wished he was allowed to compete in more than the maximum of four events allowed during Foothill League dual meets.
The advancement of girls distance runners in the Santa Clarita Valley are well documented (See Saugus girls cross country and seven straight state titles).
Years from now, it won't be possible to look back at the last two years of West Ranch boys volleyball without thinking of Tanner Skabelund.
Given Valencia's dominance over the rest of the Foothill League in recent years, the team's best singles player should naturally be honored.
Max Homa is starstruck and he's not ashamed to admit it.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Somehow it was fitting that the last three remaining locals of the high school track and field season were all distance runners from Saugus High School, a perrenial power in distance races.
The wave of emotion swung back the other direction this week for Valencia graduate Max Homa.
Even now, he still thinks about second place.
The Santa Clarita Valley once again has a few good reasons to tune into the college baseball postseason, which begins Friday.
It was Olivia Pear's goal all along to miss her high school graduation. Last fall, when it came time for seniors at Valencia High to order their caps, gowns and tassels for the ceremony, Pear astutely noticed that her school's graduation date fell on the same night as the CIF-Southern Section Track and Field Masters Meet. Pear decided to purchase the cap and gown anyway. But while 694 of her Valencia classmates walked across the ...
It all started to fall into place for The Master's College baseball.
NORWALK - The exact move Sabrina Janes was trying to make a week ago worked perfectly the second time around.
It was a good day for distance runners at The Master's College on Friday.