Prior to the start of the 2012-13 season, Valencia Vikings girls soccer head coach Sean O'Connell took his team into the school's gymnasium and told them to look up at the championship banners.
With two games left, there is only one certainty in the Foothill League. The Valencia girls soccer team clinched at least a share of its first league title since 2009 with a dominant 7-2 victory over Canyon. Outside of the Vikings, though, the Foothill League is a two-horse race. It's West Ranch and Hart in boys basketball, West Ranch and Valencia in boys soccer, and Valencia and Canyon in girls basketball. With just two games ...
The Valencia Vikings girls soccer team stood in a circle at Canyon High School and let out a small, almost understated cheer.
For the second time this season, the Canyon Cowboys and West Ranch Wildcats girls soccer teams proved evenly matched.
It's quite common to hear an athlete talk about how much she loves the sport she plays.
If Friday night proved anything, it was that no one has any idea how things are going to turn out in the `Foothill League's four winter sports.
Golden Valley running back Leon Jacobs verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin while on an official visit to the school Saturday, he confirmed to The Signal.
The Valencia Vikings girls soccer program has made it clear that it's goal is to win the Foothill League.
The Saugus Centurions boys basketball team knows its backs are up against the wall after a slow start to the Foothill League season.
When his team tied with the Hart Indians on Friday, Valencia Vikings girls soccer head coach Sean O'Connell said everyone would have to wait and see who blinked first.
The last time Valencia girls soccer won a Foothill League title, senior Lindsay Bos could only watch.
While the Valencia Vikings boys basketball team saw its undefeated start to the Foothill League season come to an end on Friday night, the girls team was doing just the opposite. Sandra Ikeora was dominant for the Vikings in a 67-42 victory over the rival Hart Indians, scoring 24 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, while teammate Kalia Summerlin added 18 points and dished out five assists. "(Ikeora's) the key. We've been telling her ...
With the Foothill League focused on a matchup of heavyweights, the Hart Indians and Valencia Vikings girls soccer programs battling it out to a 1-1 draw on Friday night, it might have been easy to miss just how crazy of an evening it was.
There's always that one moment when everything starts to click.
Neither Valencia, nor Hart girls soccer was willing to change its attacking philosophy on Friday night at Valencia High School - and that made for a wild matchup of the top two teams in the Foothill League.
The Hart Indians nearly pulled off a remarkable win over the second-place Valencia Vikings with an inexperienced pitcher in the circle.
It sure looks like something's missing.
The Foothill League was thrown a curve ball on Tuesday, and Valencia was one of the beneficiaries.
It's been a while, but on Thursday the Foothill League Finals boys meet is far from a sure thing.
Holding a lead in the seventh inning against the Valencia Vikings is something the Saugus Centurions remember well.
The Saugus Centurions looked determined to put the West Ranch Wildcats title celebration on hold for at least one more game.
Megan Dawe, a 2012 Saugus High graduate and freshman at New York University, was named the school's female Freshman Athlete of the Year, the school's athletic department announced last week.