By Cary Osborne Signal Sports Editor T here are few local prep athletes who glow as much as Canyon senior basketball player Jaya Schultz. Her smile is bright, her voice is enthusiastic and her outlook for her team is always optimistic. And why shouldn't it be? The four-year varsity veteran plays for the best basketball team in the Santa Clarita Valley over the last four years. She is one of the area's best basketball ...
It was only when he spent some time away from soccer that Justice Rodrigues realized how much the sport meant to him.
The Foothill League championship has been decided on the final day of league play two years in a row in boys soccer.
Golden Valley senior running back Leon Jacobs has changed direction. Jacobs has decommitted from Fresno State after accepting a scholarship offer in December. "I feel like I want to open up my options to different options. A lot of schools have contacted me. I want to feel for my future I really want to go in depth (in my search)," Jacobs said. Fresno State recruited the 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound athlete as a linebacker. Jacobs figures to ...
We asked all season long. How does one go from average to extraordinary? Everyone, even the subject of the question was basic about the answer. Opportunity, tools and confidence. Those three things took Sean Murphy from a very average 2011 to a very extraordinary 2012. The Valencia High quarterback passed for 3,936 yards and a school record 38 touchdowns to 14 interceptions, and led the Vikings to their fourth straight Foothill League title and fourth ...
When Jamie Corr came to Hart High in 2009, it was easy to overlook her. She was among the greatest assemblage of girls golfers on one team in Santa Clarita Valley history and the freshman was the fifth best golfer on the squad. But on the other hand, there was one thing that couldn't be overlooked. She would have been the best golfer on four of the five other teams in the Foothill League. Then ...
At the end of the Foothill League season, there was legitimate debate about who could be considered The Signal's All-Santa Clarita Valley Male Runner of the Year.
There was zero hesitation in his voice and almost an excitement to say it. Saugus High girls cross country coach Rene Paragas said after the Centurions won the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship on Nov. 17 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut that sophomore Samantha Ortega was the next great Saugus cross country runner. Then he mentioned two other names that she is in the company of - Shannon Murakami and Kaylin Mahoney. For ...
Valencia's doubles lineup was undoubtedly the best in the Foothill League this season, and the Vikings' No. 1 team of Tina Inchalik and Ashley Keith didn't disappoint in their leading role.
It's hard to grasp just how good Golden Valley's Rebecca Ho has been over the course of her four-year varsity career until you stop and look at the numbers.
All you needed to know about Valencia senior Delaney Knudsen could be learned by talking to her coach.
Lewis Stallworth scored a game-high 22 points, including 10 in the third quarter, to help the Hart boys basketball team pull away from Glendale, 72-56, in the championship game of its own Hart Holiday Classic at Hart High School on Saturday.
The Hart girls soccer team may have finally hit its stride. After some early season struggles finding their footing under first-year head coach Justin Lundin, the Indians capped an undefeated showing at their own Hart Soccer Showcase with a 3-0 victory over Quartz Hill on Saturday afternoon at Hart High School. After going eight game without a victory to start the season, Hart is 6-0-1 in its last seven games, including a perfect 5-0 during ...
In two days, Hart boys soccer beat two Foothill League opponents, and it has now won two straight Hart Soccer Showcase championships over the last two seasons.
Even in a tournament stacked with highly ranked teams, Saugus girls soccer kept finding a way.
The Saugus Centurions swim team had some highlights at Wednesday's meet with Valencia at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, but in the end it was the Valencia Vikings who swept the day, 95-75 in girls and 113-55 in boys.
No surprise and surprise.
Time after frustrating time, the Canyon Cowboys couldn't budge a runner in from scoring position against the Valencia Vikings on Wednesday at Valencia High.
One of the best compliments one could pay a golfer is calling their game "boring."
Last season, West Ranch won its fifth straight Foothill League championship.
The way coaches throw around the label "leader" makes it lose its impact.
West Ranch High's Hannah Green and Canyon High's Alia McCoy used to scrimmage together during their days playing travel ball.
Quite simply, it was Kevin Harris' night in the smaller picture.
Canyon Cowboys head baseball coach Adam Schulhofer can't be swayed away from his one-game-at-a-time thinking.
So much for the possibility of a frontrunner emerging early in the Foothill League.
The West Ranch Wildcats didn't panic after losing their first two Foothill League games.
The most unstable coaching jobs in the Santa Clarita Valley over the last couple of years took steps toward stability on Friday.
By Cary Osborne