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. The Valencia High graduate has spent the week hanging around Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., or in other terms, this week's golf capital of the world. Homa will compete in his first U.S. Open beginning today when 156 golfers tee it up at the historic Pennsylvania course. It's by far the most elite field the 22-year-old Homa has ever competed against. "I think ...
Offensive line is the perfect position for Davis Pitner. Linemen are some of the most important parts of any football team and they have to work as hard as anyone on the field because they're seeing action every play. And yet, they get very little attention. That about sums up Pitner, a two-year Valencia varsity football player who recently graduated. "He's not the one to take the limelight of it all," says Pitner's mother, ...
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. The University of California, Berkeley senior saw his season and his collegiate career come to an end on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga. This happened just two days after Homa won individual medalist honors at the event, becoming the first Cal golfer and first Santa Clarita ...
Even now, he still thinks about second place. Saugus senior Rodrigo Ornelas is haunted by it every time he runs. When he and the Saugus cross country team came up just short of winning a state title last fall, Ornelas took it personally. "We failed at state," Ornelas says. "That's how it felt like in second place." Never mind the fact that it matched the best finish in school history for the Saugus boys team. ...
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. But time ran out, and the TMC Mustangs were left with a hard-to-swallow 7-6 loss to the Faulkner Eagles of Alabama in the second round of the NAIA World Series on Monday at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho. The loss puts the Mustangs (44-16) in an elimination game today at noon against tournament-host Lewis-Clark State. Faulkner, which is the No. 1 seed of ...
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. Senior John Gilbertson and freshman Karis Frankian will both move on in their respective events at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Marion, Ind. Frankian got through without even having to race on Saturday since the 5,000-meter women's prelim was canceled because not enough athletes entered. That means she'll be one of 13 participants in today's 5,000 final. ...
VENTURA - Even when the bounces don't go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they're still finding ways to win.
Things aren't going to suddenly turn around over night for Canyon girls tennis.
Three solid, consistent games is all any coach can ask for of a volleyball team.
In 2011, Golden Valley girls golf was just trying to prove it wasn't a doormat in the Foothill League.
By simply not playing Hart and Canyon survived what was an otherwise tough week for some of the top football teams in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
MISSION VIEJO - It's tough to rattle this College of the Canyons team.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights already had sizeable challenge in front of them in facing a CIF-Southern Section 8-man power on Friday.
Two former Saugus High stars established themselves as College of the Canyons' next cross country headliners on Friday.
Two straight shootout wins by Santa Clarita Valley football teams over a state power in a six-day span was a bit too much to ask on Thursday at Valencia High.