The summer is seen as an offseason or a break for some athletes. Two local golfers see the season as an opportunity to ascend the rankings. In Max Homa's case, it's the World Amateur Golf Rankings, where Homa sits at 49th. The University of California, Berkeley junior and Valencia High graduate has made significant strides of his own this summer, coming off a fourth-place finish at the Players Amateur in Bluffton, S.C. on July 10. ...
Quality club volleyball isn't just a novelty in the Santa Clarita Valley anymore. "Reputable" might be a good way to describe it now. Between last week's Boys Junior National Volleyball Championships in Minneapolis and the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix before that, area club players are going toe-to-toe with some of the best talent in the country. Legacy Volleyball Club in Valencia sent a total of four boys teams to the Junior Nationals, which concluded on ...
Trinity Classical Academy Athletic Director Matt Dixon has a lot on his plate. For him and the rest of the school, everything is still new. The school just concluded its first season of varsity CIF athletics in almost every sport in 2010-11. For now, Dixon is getting all the teams, coaches and paperwork aligned for the upcoming season. Trinity rents from Northpark Community Church, which means it has no control over facilities built on campus. ...
She's already competed in two U.S. Women's Open tournaments. She's No. 8 in the American Junior Golf Association Polo rankings and has five top 5 finishes in AJGA tournaments this year.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of Q&As The Signal is conducting with every Santa Clarita Valley sports program's athletic director. The purpose of it is to give you, our readers, an insight to the athletic issues at each school and to also get you more familiarized with the athletic programs, who is running the school's athletic programs and what their opinions are.
Former Santa Clarita Christian School running back Collin Keoshian is still waiting to play his first down of college football.
Chrissy Madgwick has spent a good portion of the summer at Lake Hughes in the northern part of the Angeles National Forest.
All the Santa Clarita Blue Heat wanted to do was control the tempo, gain the momentum and secure a playoff spot.
All-Star week isn't only taking place in Phoenix - at least not for Minor League Baseball.
They might have to learn how to play more zone coverage than man-to-man on defense. They'll most likely have to open up the passing game a lot more rather than relying so much on the ground attack.
ANAHEIM - It would be difficult to draw up a better scenario for the Los Angeles Angels heading into the All-Star break.
They don't get to play under the label of "professional hockey," but that's not such a bad thing.
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.
All three athletes had their separate reasons for taking the paths they took.
Even some of the coaches and parents in the community didn't realize a state championship existed for the American Youth Soccer Organization.
It wasn't the win itself, it was the reaction that said it all.
Call it a soft opening to the Santa Clarita Valley prep swim season.
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.
Citrus College sophomore Stevie Thornton has made plenty of big shots in the Santa Clarita Valley over the years.