The Valencia Vikings picked up right where they left off last season, defeating the Saugus Centurions 15-3 in Tuesday's Foothill League opener at Valencia High School.
Led by Hart High's Sophie Cortes and Valencia's Taylor Venegas, five athletes from the Santa Clarita Valley earned All CIF-Southern Section honors when the teams were announced on Monday.
From the outside it looks simple. Get to the ready, dive in and swim. But what goes on in the water is much more complex than simply stringing together a series of strokes. And that's what Hart High swimmer Matt Johnson loves about the sport: it's analytical. "I really like to break down my races part by part and analyze how I'm going to swim each section," the 17 year old says. "It's kind ...
The Canyon Cowboys may be struggling in dual meets, but their diving team is among the best the Foothill League has to offer.
The Hart swim team, which has won 30 of the past 31 league titles, looks poised to win it again.
The Foothill League title might just be up for grabs this season, after Valencia won the Santa Clarita Valley Invitational earlier this month to put a scare into reigning champion Hart. The Indians return an older, experienced group to the Vikings' youth. But Valencia has skill , and just as importantly depth, as both are eyeing each other heading into the league season. The Indians appear to be the favorite, but anything could happen, ...
The Valencia Vikings doubles team of Chris Pope and Cameron Braun rose to the top at Saturday's Spring Smash at Valencia High School.
For the West Ranch Wildcats boys volleyball team, it all starts with the serve. That was as true as ever on Thursday night against the Alemany Warriors as West Ranch notched 21 total aces in a 3-0 sweep at West Ranch High School. The Wildcats won by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-19. "We work on it a lot in practice. It was a huge factor today," said West Ranch head coach Nate Sparks of ...
Three fastballs, three home runs. The Valencia Vikings baseball team found itself down three runs right off the bat to an underdog Golden Valley Grizzlies team that, by all accounts, is supposed to be competitive in 2013 Foothill League play. But Vikings' pitcher J.D. Busfield settled down from there and the Valencia offense came to life in the fifth inning in a 10-3 Valencia victory in both teams' Foothill League opener at Valencia High School ...
Things got interesting on Saturday afternoon, as the College of the Canyons Cougars baseball team watched as the L.A. Valley Monarchs continued to close the gap on them throughout the afternoon.
Hart head swim coach Steve Neale isn't sure the last time both his boys varsity and girls varsity teams lost on the same day.
There are familiar sights this spring on weekday afternoons at West Ranch High School. There's the football team running windsprints on the field. The boys tennis team can be seen hitting balls over the net. Baseball and softball take their hacks in the distance, preparing for another league season. But there's an unfamiliar sight, too. Sandwiched between the tennis courts and the baseball and softball diamonds is a West Ranch first - lacrosse practice. The ...
It's been a rough start for West Ranch Wildcats boys tennis in 2013.
The Valencia Vikings boys tennis team got a slight reprieve from what has been a demanding early season schedule in a 13-5 victory over the visiting Camarillo Scorpions on Tuesday afternoon at Valencia High School.
SANTA ANA - It was a plan the Trinity Classical Academy Knights had stuck with all season long - attack the basket and good things will happen.
Hart High swimmer Matt Johnson isn't the biggest kid on the deck.
The Santa Clarita Valley has long had a reputation as an area with great athletic promise.
The Santa Clarita Valley is well represented at all levels of the minor leagues this season, as athletes continue their quests for the Major Leagues.
Editor's note: This is the sixth and final in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Former Hart baseball player Luke Persico, a senior at Greak Oak High School this season, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in with the 1,099 overall pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Two more Santa Clarita Valley products have been chosen during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Valencia graduate Madison Shipman enjoyed the best season of her college career at the University of Tennessee, and now she's been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
It's hard to ignore the parallelism of it all.
LOS ANGELES - With the sun setting and the lights brightening, a routine fly ball to left caught Cal Poly Mustangs right fielder Nick Torres by surprise in Saturday's NCAA Los Angeles baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The Canyon High swim team will have a new head coach next season, as the school hired Daniel Neswald to take over for the departed Steve Himes, co-athletic director Scott Arnold confirmed.
West Ranch softball had a long road to climb this season in its quest to repeat as Foothill League champions.
Santa Clarita Christian and Trinity were well represented when the Liberty, Heritage and Omega leagues released their all-league teams for the spring semester.