The words were like music to her ears. "Are you ready to be a Zag?" asked an assistant Gonzaga University volleyball coach. West Ranch's Alexis Clewis had just been offered a spot on the team starting in 2014. "What? No way," she remembers thinking. "And I was really excited and I did the whole thing where my eyes got wide and I was like, 'Oh man, this is happening." Clewis, who will be a senior ...
In just one year, Valencia High right fielder Chad Bible has made a big impact in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If the coaches and players for the West Ranch baseball program did not fully grasp what it meant to be playing in the California Classic, a showcase that features some of the top ranked teams from across the state, they sure did by the fifth inning of their final game against Concord De La Salle on Sunday.
The Valencia Vikings did their part to help the six Southern California teams represent the bottom half of the Golden State well in the California Classic Elite Tournament.
Canyon High graduate and 2013 All-Santa Clarita Valley and All-Foothill League player of the year Max Weinstein was woken up early in July by a phone call from Santa Clarita Valley coaching legend and UC Irvine head baseball coach Mike Gillespie.
It's hard to say the inaugural California Classic is a tournament, because a winner isn't declared at the end.
In a tournament featuring some of the best high school baseball programs in California, the Valencia Vikings were determined not to open with a loss.
West Ranch Wildcats head baseball coach Casey Burrill knows his team is going to have to play small ball in order to win games come the 2014 spring season.
The Santa Clarita Valley has nationwide reach in athletics. A list compiled by The Signal in a collaborative effort with the athletic directors and coaches at local high schools shows that 125 students from the most recent graduating class will be competing with four-year college teams. The list of colleges varies greatly in location, type and prestige, and it shows a wide distribution of student-athletes across the country. Naturally, the majority of the college-bound athletes ...
What started as a small-scale attempt to bring lacrosse to Saugus High School over a decade ago has blossomed into a Santa Clarita Valley-wide growth spurt.
West Ranch looks like it's about to have some company on the lacrosse field. After the Wildcats became the first high school in the Santa Clarita Valley to field a CIF-sanctioned lacrosse program last season, the Valencia Vikings appear set to debut a team of their own in 2014 - and Hart could be right on their heels. Like West Ranch, the Vikings will play as an independent next spring. Hart, which appears just behind ...
The annual summer tune-up has been underway for local high school baseball teams, and Hart and Saugus are near the top of the 2013 Valley Invitational Baseball League standings. With one week remaining before postseason play, Saugus sits in second place, while Hart is in fourth. Of the 22 teams participating, three represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Saugus, Hart and Canyon. Additionally, West Ranch and Valencia are among a group of six schools ...
The issue of cancer research hits home for Foothill League tennis players Sydney Schwartz and Lauren Dam.
The Signal Sports Awards have taken on a different look this season, with the point system being reworked substantially for the first time since its creation in 2005.
California prep coaching legend and former longtime Canyon High football coach Harry Welch is retiring.
Coming off their first varsity victory in school history last week, the Albert Einstein Academy Rockets were hoping to double that total on Saturday when they traveled to take on the Calvary Chapel Grizzlies in Downey.
Five turnovers on Trinity Classical Academy football's first five possessions spelled disaster.
Four straight subpar offensive drives to start the game and a 13-point deficit made Valencia High School's long trip to Righetti High of Santa Maria appear to be a waste early on.
VENTURA - Even when the bounces don't go in favor of the Saugus Centurions, they're still finding ways to win.
Last season, Hart Indians' running back Connor Wingenroth tormented the Ridgeview High School defense.
Two weeks after knocking off Clovis West in a resounding 48-0 victory, Canyon High made yet another major statement, defeating Quartz Hill 55-14 at Canyon High School's Harry Welch Stadium on Friday night.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies knew they had to stop Agoura running back Sean Bahr on Thursday night at Canyon High School.
The Hart Indians girls tennis team took two important steps during its Wednesday afternoon match with Calabasas at Hart High School.
Hart senior girls soccer player Sophie Cortes has committed to play for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Things aren't going to suddenly turn around over night for Canyon girls tennis.
Three solid, consistent games is all any coach can ask for of a volleyball team.
The Canyon Cowboys girls volleyball team struggled to get things going offensively in a 3-0 loss to the Burbank Bulldogs on Tuesday evening at Canyon High.
In 2011, Golden Valley girls golf was just trying to prove it wasn't a doormat in the Foothill League.