To have great talent on your team is one thing.
To get the most out of that talent is something else entirely.
His helmet tells the story. The Riddell Revolution, each scrape a badge of honor, has seen its share of action.
There has been a lot of local golf commotion and West Ranch High junior-to-be J.J. Holen is at the center of it.
West Ranch and Canyon each finished 2-1 in a four-team round-robin passing league Thursday evening at Harry Welch Stadium.
Even if Valencia senior Aly Drake didn't play soccer, she would merit serious consideration as The Signal's 2008-09 Female Athlete of the Year.
In a year where many thought Valencia softball could be vulnerable entering Foothill League play, the arm of Carly Mortensen proved to be invaluable to the Vikings.
Hart and Valencia each fell in the semifinals of the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 Passing Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Golden Valley High School's lack of athletic success has been noted ad nauseam.
Over the last eight months, The Signal sports section has tried to recapture certain elements of the past.
Hart and Valencia dominated pool play to begin the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 passing tournament, as both schools went 4-0 Monday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Local golf businessman Ross Bradder, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, has started a youth golf training academy.
Not one, but two members of the Lopes family have been announced as invitees to USA Baseball teams.
Three local soccer players participated in this past weekend's U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Playoffs.
It was a year of firsts for West Ranch athletics.
The Wildcats picked up their first playoff wins in baseball and boys tennis, while Jake Bernards became the first athlete in school history to get a full scholarship to a Division I school.
The talent in Valencia's athletic program is widespread.
Usually, coaches try their best to be politically correct when talking to reporters.
The group of girls who anchor Golden Valley's successful track and field team aren't looking for anyone's congratulations.
In a very trying season for the Valencia baseball program, Keston Hiura has been a very welcomed story.
With little exception, Saugus pitcher Mariah Lopez has been nothing short of dominant during the 2014 softball season.
Among all the chaos of the Foothill League track and field finals, there was a big moment which was somewhat lost in the shuffle.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.
West Ranch baseball needed a win and West Ranch sophomore Jason Drees needed a hit.
The Hart Indians weren't about to give the Golden Valley Grizzlies another chance to ruin their Foothill League title chances.
Only one out of four Foothill League volleyball playoff teams will play a home match in the first round.
The Saugus softball team hasn't had much of an opportunity to get used to winning closer games during this year's Foothill League season.
It's a whole new day in Foothill League boys golf.
When Valencia's Chad LeDuff took his first practice serve in preparation for the final match of the Foothill League singles tournament, the fans in attendance started to chatter.
The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.