West Ranch Wildcats head baseball coach Casey Burrill knows his team is going to have to play small ball in order to win games come the 2014 spring season.
The Santa Clarita Valley has nationwide reach in athletics. A list compiled by The Signal in a collaborative effort with the athletic directors and coaches at local high schools shows that 125 students from the most recent graduating class will be competing with four-year college teams. The list of colleges varies greatly in location, type and prestige, and it shows a wide distribution of student-athletes across the country. Naturally, the majority of the college-bound athletes ...
What started as a small-scale attempt to bring lacrosse to Saugus High School over a decade ago has blossomed into a Santa Clarita Valley-wide growth spurt.
West Ranch looks like it's about to have some company on the lacrosse field. After the Wildcats became the first high school in the Santa Clarita Valley to field a CIF-sanctioned lacrosse program last season, the Valencia Vikings appear set to debut a team of their own in 2014 - and Hart could be right on their heels. Like West Ranch, the Vikings will play as an independent next spring. Hart, which appears just behind ...
The annual summer tune-up has been underway for local high school baseball teams, and Hart and Saugus are near the top of the 2013 Valley Invitational Baseball League standings. With one week remaining before postseason play, Saugus sits in second place, while Hart is in fourth. Of the 22 teams participating, three represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Saugus, Hart and Canyon. Additionally, West Ranch and Valencia are among a group of six schools ...
The issue of cancer research hits home for Foothill League tennis players Sydney Schwartz and Lauren Dam.
The Signal Sports Awards have taken on a different look this season, with the point system being reworked substantially for the first time since its creation in 2005.
California prep coaching legend and former longtime Canyon High football coach Harry Welch is retiring.
The more you dig into the details of the 2012 Saugus girls cross country team, the more remarkable the story becomes.
For the second time this year, Long Beach State has tapped Valencia High School for talent. Outfielder and senior-to-be Chris McCready has verbally committed to the school to play baseball, according to Valencia head coach Jared Snyder. McCready joins Valencia graduate and former College of the Canyons star Alex Bishop, who committed to Long Beach in April. McCready was an All-Foothill League first-teamer and The Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley second-teamer in 2013. Bishop, a sophomore ...
Canyon High senior Drew Wolitarsky could have rested on his athletic year after having one of the greatest seasons for a wide receiver in Santa Clarita Valley history.
Abbey Weitzeil had a lot to live up to during her sophomore campaign at Saugus High School. During her freshman season, she may have been well known before she ever hit the high school water, but there was still a level of unfamiliarity - just how good would she be? She didn't disappoint, dominating the league, winning two Foothill League titles and two CIF-Southern Section Division I crowns. Could she possibly live up to that ...
After completing her sophomore season, Saugus' Samantha Ortega is being compared to some of the great runners who came before her at the school.
It was scoring by committee for Hart High on Saturday as the Indians knocked off Verdugo Hills 73-43 in their first game of the Summer Varsity Tournament hosted at Hart High.
This marked a transition year in the life of Saugus girls cross country and track and field distance coach Rene Paragas. On July 10, his wife Jenny gave birth to twins Israel and Emma. Time management became more important. Paragas, arguably the best coach of any kind in the Santa Clarita Valley, had more of a challenge ahead. Saugus girls cross country had won six state championships in a row. However, coming into the ...
For the Hart Indians football team, the standard of excellence in 2013 will go beyond beating Valencia for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division title.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
Fresh off their victory in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game, the Hart Indians got the invite Sunday to play in a CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl game.
This year, fellow Foothill League teams Saugus and Hart crashed the party at the High Five Classic, hosted by Valencia High School.
Samantha Ortega is still feeling the sting of last week's second-place finish at the CIF State Cross Country championships.
Hart football did more than just win a CIF championship on Friday night.
The Hart Indians may have taken a more circuitous route than it expected this season.
Ten years ago, Connor Wingenroth was on the sidelines at the Home Depot Center as a ballboy for the Hart Indians in the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship game.
Near-freezing temperatures outside weren't enough to keep Santa Clarita Valley football fans away from this one. Dr. Paul A. Priesz stadium and the surrounding area at Valencia High School were abuzz in the hours leading up to the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Championship game between crosstown rivals Valencia and Hart on Friday night. Both of these teams have played in championship games before, but never at Valencia High School. The atmosphere was electric, the stands ...
Since 2005, Valencia has enjoyed enormous success without winning a CIF championship.
History is great and all, and there's a lot between Valencia and Hart.
Tina Inchalik and Remy Balmain's exciting run through the CIF girls tennis individual playoffs came to an end on Wednesday, as the duo fell victim to the No. 2 overall seeded pairing of Devon Jack and Madeline Gundawidjaja from San Marino High 6-4, 6-1 in the round of 16 in Seal Beach.
How will history judge Hart High senior Connor Wingenroth?
The conversation turns to Jake Wallace on Tuesday afternoon during championship week inside the Valencia High physical education office.
Tickets are on sale at Valencia High School and Hart High School for Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game between Valencia and Hart.