In Friday's edition of The Signal's sports page, a headline read "Viking frosh perfect." The headline was anything but perfect as Valencia's freshman football team had two ties in Foothill League play.
Catch, run and return. Hart running back Demitri Diamond performed what seemed to be football's version of the cycle.
West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards hit the ground, hardly even looking at the play. Flat on his back, hands grasping his facemask, he slowly picked himself up as Valencia celebrated its interception.
The Saugus football team has always played the role of David in a league of Goliaths. The Centurions were never in conversations regarding Foothill League titles or championships. Those conversations were reserved for Hart, Canyon and Valencia. But now Saugus has stoned its way into the picture. Behind the Centurions' quest to win its first-ever outright Foothill League title is a quiet yet formidable leader. He's one of the more anonymous faces behind the success ...
One down, four to go. On its quest to make it back to the CIF-Southern Section Division III finals, the Valencia girls tennis team took care of business on day one. The Vikings defeated Santiago of Corona 16-2 on Thursday in the first round of CIF playoffs at Valencia High. A clean sweep on the doubles side aided Valencia's win. The Vikings will face the Cypress Saturday at Cypress High. Cypress defeated Bonita Thursday 9-9 ...
The promising Hart girls golf team failed to advance to the CIF State Championship Thursday - and it's not a big deal.
At this point, making it to the postseason is a long shot for Canyon. The last playoff spot in the Foothill League will likely go to Hart. A Canyon win and a Hart (4-5, 2-2) loss to Golden Valley would secure a spot for the Cowboys (5-4, 2-2), but it's unlikely that the Indians will drop their last regular season game to a league-winless Grizzlies team. But stranger things have happened. In Canyon's last game ...
Two days after West Ranch won its first-ever CIF-Southern Section team tennis playoff match in history, the Wildcats' season ended Thursday, in a blowout loss to Valencia of Placentia.
Momentum in sports is a powerful force. Just ask head coach Matt Wilkins and his Rolling Hills Prep Eagles. After overcoming the din of the small gymnasium at Santa Clarita Christian to take a 22-21 lead in the first game of the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA playoffs on Thursday evening, an emotional switch turned things completely around. After an out-of-bounds hit tied the score, SCCS went on to score four straight to pull out the ...
The Valencia Viking freshman football team finished their season undefeated by beating visiting West Ranch by a score of 33-3.
It was a tough go, but the Valencia girls volleyball team are back in the quarterfinals. After three straight exits in the second round, Valencia's 3-1 road win in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs vaults them to the round of eight. "It was a huge motivating factor for all five of our seniors," said Valencia head coach Ray Sanchez of the previous three exits. The Vikings (21-9) won 21-25, 25-23, ...
The Valencia Vikings host the Thousand Oaks Lancers in their season opener today. The game, which kicks off at 7 p.m., will be at the Vikings' Paul Priesz Stadium. Head coach Larry Muir said that the team is excited to suit up and hit guys other than their own. "The team looks good," Muir said. "We're really excited and it's going to be a big challenge for us." The Vikings who are among the favorites ...
In the desert area of Lancaster, Saugus beat Highland, 14-4, in girls tennis action.
LAS VEGAS -- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas football team rallied from a third-quarter deficit Saturday night to defeat the University of New Mexico, 27-20.
A nationally-ranked Saugus girls cross country team headlines a strong Foothill League, while a dogfight is on the horizon on the boys side.
Proving again that it could be any team's day in the Foothill League, the West Ranch Wildcats knocked off the Saugus Centurions 13-6 on Wednesday.
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