Expectations will be presumably low for Saugus junior varsity football this year.
Somewhere beneath the surface, this flannel wearing, truck-driving, fun-loving kid has an edge.
Just like the varsity team, the West Ranch freshman will be led by a new head coach this season.
For the first time in school history, the West Ranch junior varsity program will be running the same offensive and defensive schemes as the varsity squad. And while first-year head coach Sean Bridges knew that it would take some extra time for his players to pick up varsity schemes, he has no doubt that they will be ready play at a high level this season.
Chase Killingsworth has been the starting quarterback since he was 10 years old.
Canyon High varsity football didn't scrimmage just anyone in preparation for their season opener with Westlake next week.
Just about every player on the Golden Valley freshman team will be seeing time on the field this season as the roster currently names just 27 kids.
Just like the varsity squad, the Golden Valley junior varsity team will be expecting big things from a Tamura this season.
Robert Phillips was just an ordinary, football-loving kid in the spring of 2012.
The CIF-Southern Section and Fox Sports announced Wednesday that Hart's season opening football game against Santiago High of Corona will kick off Fox's 2013 prep football TV schedule.
Thousands of colleges across the country are recruiting athletes for all kinds of sports.
Everything is different for the small fish swimming in a pond full of big public schools.
According to its website, Oaks Christian of Westlake Village's full-year tuition is $28,662.
Today marks the second in a five-day series in which The Signal looks at the influence of money in our sports.
Today marks the first in a five-day series in which The Signal looks at the influence of money in our sports.
Hart quarterback Brady White was named to the MaxPreps.com 2013 Junior All-American Football Team on Friday.
Schools are out for break and Foothill League play for winter sports is still a couple weeks away.
The Santa Clarita Valley prides itself on its standard of excellence in high school sports.
Hart boys basketball head coach Tom Kelly has a talented squad in Newhall this year, and it can run.
Hart came agonizingly close to walking away from its own Hart Soccer Showcase tournament on Monday afternoon with the championship trophy.
When Valencia Vikings head coach Sean O'Connell got his hands on the Hart Soccer Showcase first-place trophy, he knew exactly where to go with it - straight to team captain Sammy Simon.
Guards Myles Franklin and Lewis Stallworth gave the Hart Indians boys basketball team a needed spark on Saturday night in the semifinals of the Hart Holiday Classic at Hart High.
Foothill League play is still more than two weeks away, but the two teams most expect to vie for the league title - Valencia and Hart - will get an early look at each other in Monday's Hart Soccer Showcase tournament final.
The promising start to the season for Golden Valley boys soccer took a wrong turn on Saturday, but there are still encouraging signs for this up-and-coming team.
The Valencia Vikings girls soccer team was thoroughly frustrated by the Knight High Hawks' offside trap in the first half of its Hart Soccer Showcase pool play match on Friday at The Master's College's Reese Field.
The Hart Indians boys soccer team saved its best for first on Friday morning at The Master's College, and there was little the Saugus Centurions could do about it.
Sometimes box scores can be misleading.
After multiple years working at various positions at The Signal, I officially left the paper in October. Still, the excitement and passion I have for Santa Clarita Valley sports remains, and I have continued to work for the paper on a freelance basis
Forget the Oscars and the Emmys. We at The Signal are going to provide you with the best year-end awards of them all with The Siggies, which will cover the best of Santa Clarita Valley sports in 2013.
This coming year will mark my 10th year covering sports for The Signal so I've seen a lot of history.