Three Foothill League softball teams saw their best players honored on Thursday with the release of the All CIF-Southern Section Division I team, while four local baseball players were named to Division VII teams and two made it in Division I.
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.
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.
The summer heat on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona is intense. Plumbing is almost non-existent. Children toss bags of Cheetos away and let the dry wind carry them across the land like they're tumbleweeds. This isn't like home. It's hard to believe this is America. "It opens your eyes to how other people in the world live," Kailie Kennedy says. "How not everything is perfect, even within our boundaries." But for the ...
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Canyon senior quarterback Cade Apsay received his second scholarship offer this week and again it was a Pac-12 school.
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 High School may have been the location of a four-team passing tournament on Wednesday, but Hart seemed to be right at home on the Vikings' football field.
In October, Pete Calzia's heart was out of his chest while a doctor was installing a new aortic valve into the longtime teacher and ultra-competitive coach.
Scott Drootin, who announced his resignation as head baseball coach at Golden Valley High on May 20, has been hired by Cleveland High in Reseda for the same position.
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 intensity of the track and field competition continued to whittle down the list Santa Clarita Valley athletes still alive in the postseason.
Another member of the Hart High football team has received national attention this week, as wide receiver Davis Koppenhaver received two collegiate offers.
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. ...
Be careful about what you think you know.
Hart High quarterback Brady White never invited you here.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright held the hug with catcher Yadier Molina a few extra seconds, soaking in his latest pressure-packed performance for the St. Louis Cardinals.
At this point, Golden Valley girls golf has the lead and will need to close things out on Oct. 22 and 23 in the final two league matches in order to win its first Foothill League championship.
It's not often an athlete truly comes out of nowhere to the surprise of rival players and coaches around the valley.
For both the Foothill and Bay leagues, last week's games were the final tuneup before league play, and the leagues' two top teams sit at the top of the latest CIF-Southern Section Northern Division rankings.
It was clear from the start what kind of day it would be for the Trinity Knights when they hosted the Ojai Valley Spuds on Saturday at Ojai Valley High School.
CAMARILLO - Down by four points with 3:23 remaining in the fourth quarter, Saugus Centurions running back Blake Austin dove over right tackle at the 1-yard line to give his team what appeared to be a game-clinching first-and-goal opportunity against a reeling Camarillo Scorpions football team. But on a windy Friday night when offense was in short supply, the Scorpions defense held Saugus just short enough - squashing the Centurions' desperate comeback bid with ...
CHATSWORTH - For at least one night this season, the Golden Valley Grizzlies football team can feel like a perennial powerhouse.
One week after surrendering more points than it had in its first three games combined, the motivated Canyon defense bolstered the Cowboys to a 28-0 win over the Steele Canyon Cougars on Friday, some 175 miles from home in Spring Valley.
SANTA MONICA - The Hart Indians faced another challenge on Friday night, and they didn't flinch.
VALLEY GLEN - The Loyola Cubs may have dominated time of possession, but it was a span of just 32 seconds that decided their game with the Valencia Vikings on Friday night at Los Angeles Valley College. Valencia fumbled the kickoff after Loyola had regained the lead late in the third quarter, and Cubs running back Nico Evans punched in his fourth of five rushing touchdowns on the night in an eventual 39-20 victory. "The ...
Canyon (3-1) at Steele Canyon (2-2)