It takes the drama out of a race when it's over in the first third of the contest. According to The Signal's scoring system, Saugus had done enough to win 2010-11 Program of the Year by Nov. 27, 2010. That's the day the girls cross country team won its nearly unthinkable fifth straight CIF state championship. And after all the season's results were in, Saugus' cross country accomplishments (both boys and girls teams) alone gave ...
It usually starts with a weight room session in the morning. After a short break, it's off to an afternoon practice, followed by a game or a camp in the evening. Go home, go to bed and repeat the same process five to six times a week. That basically describes the summer schedule of several multi-sport athletes in the Santa Clarita Valley. "I have a good time with it. Sometimes it gets hard," said Canyon ...
Some of the elite volleyball players in the Santa Clarita Valley will get a chance to call themselves true national champions.
The road is never easy for The Master's College when it comes to competition in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Making it to a CIF-Southern Section division quarterfinal or semifinal is becoming a common story for the Vikings.
For Canyon High School, most of its athletic success this past year came in just a handful of sports.
It was a tennis season seemingly devoid of a dominant singles player in the Foothill League.
It was impressive enough to go undefeated in Foothill League competition, but to do it against teams stocked with talent was remarkable.
Some teams view it as a glorified practice. Others see it as an opportunity to learn how to win. Either way, the first day of the 2011 Saugus Under the Lights Passing Tournament on Friday was a chance for all six Foothill League football teams to get a glimpse of their skill positions against some of the best talent in the area. Each team played three games and Golden Valley was the only one to ...
On a team like perennial Foothill League champion Valencia, the concentration of talent is always thicker.
More than three weeks have passed since West Ranch graduate J.J. Holen's high school golf career ended.
The original idea behind Tuesday's Santa Clarita Valley vs. Bakersfield All-Star Baseball Matchup was to give senior players a final opportunity to showcase themselves in front of scouts.
Foothill League seniors will get to take the field one more time as high school athletes. Valencia head baseball coach Jared Snyder has collaborated with Bakersfield area coaches to put together a Santa Clarita Valley senior all-star team which will face a Bakersfield all-star team today at Bakersfield College. The all-star team will draw some of the best senior players from all six Foothill League teams. Most of the players invited have already agreed to ...
It was one of the wildest finishes in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon's victory on the final lap of the race on Sunday was much more than random chance, as was his one-race partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport. Herta, who resides in Valencia and once raced in the IZOD IndyCar Series, knew everything would have to be perfect to pull it off in the sport's most revered event. The car, the engineering, ...
Max Homa's golf season is over for the University of California, Berkeley. His season as a United States Golf Association Amateur is just about to begin. The Valencia graduate completed the Men's Golf NCAA Division I Championships with an even-par 72 in the third round on Thursday at Karsten Creek golf course in Stillwater, Okla. His three-day total of 219 (3-over) was good for a tie in 17th place. Pepperdine sophomore and Hart graduate Johnny ...
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.