It won't be very difficult to figure out who will be among the top finishers in each Foothill League race with so many talented girls returning from last year.
Pick your poison in the Foothill League.
Somewhere, there's a young athlete looking at Abigail Frankian and thinking, "I hope to be like her some day."
The blueprint worked to perfection for the Hart Indians girls tennis team in its Foothill League opener on Tuesday afternoon.
The biggest change in this week's CIF-Southern section Northern Division poll was a result of West Ranch's 20-9 loss to Thousand Oaks.
There's an interesting dynamic in the Foothill League this season.
Tennis doubles partners are generally pretty close - the idea being that off-the-court chemistry leads to on-the-court success.
West Ranch football went out of its way to put an emphasis on passing the ball more this year.
Coming off their first varsity victory in school history last week, the Albert Einstein Academy Rockets were hoping to double that total on Saturday when they traveled to take on the Calvary Chapel Grizzlies in Downey.
Five turnovers on Trinity Classical Academy football's first five possessions spelled disaster.
Four straight subpar offensive drives to start the game and a 13-point deficit made Valencia High School's long trip to Righetti High of Santa Maria appear to be a waste early on.
VENTURA - Even when the bounces don't go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they're still finding ways to win.
Last season, Hart Indians' running back Connor Wingenroth tormented the Ridgeview High School defense.
Two weeks after knocking off Clovis West in a resounding 48-0 victory, Canyon High made yet another major statement, defeating Quartz Hill 55-14 at Canyon High School's Harry Welch Stadium on Friday night.
The CIF-Southern Section approached The Signal recently about doing an interview with Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod.
It was like a mixed martial arts match where Valencia kept getting pounded but the referee wouldn't stop the fight.
The New Covenant Academy of Los Angeles Huskies didn't know much about Trinity Classical Academy before Wednesday Night.
Even if no one can quite explain how it happened, no one on the West Ranch girls soccer team is going to complain about the Wildcats' first postseason victory in program history.
Here's a dare.
Culver City boys soccer kept coming for Saugus on Tuesday, and in the end, the Ocean League's third-place team passed the Centurions.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
Year in and year out, Foothill League boys basketball is a gauntlet.
The West Ranch girls soccer team knew it had a problem.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
Dean Hendrix-Davis, just 16 years old, was pinned between the car seats of his Ford Explorer.
The best team that not enough people know about in the Santa Clarita Valley just went and won a Heritage League championship.
A full gym, a dramatic finish and fans rushing the court at the final buzzer aren't things you might expect in the Foothill League finale for two teams that won't make the playoffs.
The program that lost the two best players in the Foothill League in 2013 to graduation and the one that lost its first two league games in 2014 has now won something that begins with a two - second place.