School is back in session starting Thursday for the six public high schools in town. That means the start of the 2013-14 sports season is coming soon, as well. Each year, new athletes emerge as stars and the season's top stories unfold. Based on last year's results and this year's projections, here is The Signal's quick preview of the key points in every Foothill League sport. Fall season Cross Country There's no reason to ...
The Golden Valley football program has been led by a pair of standout running backs the past two seasons in Earl Johnson in 2011 and Leon Jacobs in 2012.
This is the part of the football year where things are graded on paper and not the field being that we are still three weeks from the start of prep football season.
The administration at West Ranch High School may have stayed in house when selecting former JV and freshman football coach Jan Miller as the new head coach of the varsity team, but in doing so, the Wildcats have made a big change to the culture of their program.
The Hart High football team doesn't have many holes to fill on the offensive side of the ball during its preseason camp.
As of today, there is a quarterback competition at Valencia High School, with senior Jake Wallace holding the lead over sophomore Cole Parkinson.
The back end of Saugus' defense took its lumps last year, and the players have no problem admitting it.
Several local swimmers are set to compete at the 2013 Speedo Junior National Championships this week in Irvine.
Some consider this the real start to football season. For the first time in 2013, local high school football teams are strapping on pads and running full speed practices. All across town high schools are opening up fall camp, which is essentially the final segment of the offseason. Teams like the four-time defending Foothill League champion Valencia Vikings officially start practice today. "There is an excitement to get back going and get the things rolling ...
The second annual Foothill Invitational concluded Sunday at venues around the Santa Clarita Valley, and while the teams are far from set at the varsity level, the tournament served as an opportunity for coaches to learn a little more about their prospective teams entering the fall season. "It's a really good time of the year in terms of West Ranch goes and the way we run things," said West Ranch head coach Garret Maxwell. "It's ...
Hart High first baseman and junior-to-be Austin Russ has verbally committed to USC, according to Hart head coach Jim Ozella. Russ batted .254 with a home run and 12 RBIs last season in his first varsity year. "He's got a high upside," Ozella said. "He's a left-handed hitter who's shown power, shown improving athleticism, arm's getting better and better. He made dramatic improvements at the end of spring. We talked about becoming more athletic. I ...
The Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament is the first opportunity for Canyon High and new head coach Brian Ingio to look for leaders to step up on the team and to evaluate a new group of faces. Not too much about this Canyon team will resemble the team that finished 13-15-1 at the end of the 2012 season. Former head coach Brandon Johnson has stepped down and the Cowboys have welcomed back Ingio who ...
With neither team's varsity roster set, it would be foolish to read too much into Friday afternoon's Foothill Invitational matchup between the West Ranch Wildcats and Hart Indians on Friday at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. But there were certainly a few takeaways worth noting in the Wildcats 25-22, 25-20 win. West Ranch's Alexis Clewis, one of, if not the, favorite to win the Foothill League Player of the Year award entering the fall, ...
The Valley Invitational Baseball League season came to an end on Tuesday night, with Hart High taking the crown over Foothill League rival Saugus 8-4 at Birmingham High School.
For Saugus, the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament is a chance to see which players can best handle live competition.
Neither team was going to come out of Tuesday's Foothill League girls volleyball opener with style points.
West Ranch's versatility was on display Tuesday afternoon.
Year in and year out, depth is what separates the pack in Foothill League girls golf.
The Foothill League continues to have a significant impression on the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll.
If the strength of the Foothill League were to be based solely on the number of returning starters, it would be a rough year for girls volleyball in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Whenever times get tough, Haley Lind's mom always reminds her of that winter in Colorado Springs.
The transition from Nick Jones' sophomore to junior year was a tough one.
LAKE BALBOA - With the Hart Indians on the 2-yard line late in the fourth quarter, the receivers started giving running back Connor Wingenroth a hard time.
OXNARD - Even after a bounce back victory, the bye week can't come soon enough for the West Ranch Wildcats football team.
A complete defensive effort and a second half surge helped the Valencia Vikings football team down a competitive Santa Monica Vikings squad 42-21 on Friday night at Valencia High School.
SHERMAN OAKS - This was a Canyon Cowboys team with a lot of momentum headed into Friday night's marquee matchup against a state power.
Valencia High junior baseball player Devin Davis verbally committed to Loyola Marymount University this week, his father Darrell confirmed.