A tough draw was too much to overcome for a young Canyon girls basketball team Saturday night.
The free-throw shooting may have made the difference for the Saugus girls basketball team, as they were downed by Dana Hills High 56-41 Saturday at Saugus High.
Hart girls soccer team's offense was charged up Saturday as much on the field as off the field - if you want to consider out of bounds off the field.
The Hart girls basketball team started and ended well on Saturday night and that was all that mattered.
They don't give away the No. 2 seed to just anyone.
MONTCLAIR - A late-game, two-man advantage was not enough for the Saugus High boys soccer team Friday, as the Centurions dropped an overtime heartbreaker to Montclair in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
The Hart High boys soccer team spent the majority of the season under the radar in the Foothill league, but finished the season strong with a tough win on the road over Canyon, earning the top seed in the Foothill league.
It was obvious how much Saugus' league-ending loss to Hart Feb. 8 felt like a knife to the heart.
Valencia High point guard Terrez Scott turned what could have been a costly botched inbounds play into a that's-what-I-meant-to-do play.
Saugus goalkeeper Marina Constantinou is part-player, part-coach, part-cosmotology student, and all effort.
LA CRESCENTA - Finishing its final four regular-season games on the road, the Valencia High girls basketball team carried over the traveling experience into its first playoff game of the season.
TEMECULA - The Canyon boys basketball team knew it would need to get a little something from everyone to get a win without point guard Mark Lewis, who was out with a concussion.
The Hart High boys basketball team scored 21 more points than it had all season Wednesday night in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs and it still was nine points too few.
The Canyon High girls soccer team took an early exit from the playoffs as it lost 2-1 to Newbury Park Wednesday at Canyon High in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Home court advantage was not enough as the Golden Valley boys basketball team fell to Burbank 70-51 in its CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA wild-card playoff game Wednesday.
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.