While the Hart Indians have gathered headlines for their gaudy, and at times, record-breaking offensive performances, there's another big element to this team bound for a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game this Friday against Valencia.
Valencia High junior Jay Jay Wilson will not be able to play in Friday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division championship game against Hart after the officials from the game turned down an appeal from Valencia High Athletic Director Brian Stiman.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team's 2013 run to a CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man Championship was both improbable and inevitable.
The writing was on the wall all season for Saugus girls cross country.
Last week, both the Mustangs' men's and women's basketball teams put forward productive outings. Mustang volleyball looks to make a strong postseason run starting this Tuesday.
For a 10-minute span in the third quarter of Saturday night's CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man Championship, the Trinity Classical Academy Knights football team put forth its most complete effort of the 2013 season - and walked off the field at Valencia High School with a title because of it.
FRESNO – The term "Saugus dynasty" has been given new meaning.
The Saugus boys cross country team won its first ever CIF state championship, while the girls' streak of state titles is over.
Third place in the Foothill League seems like a distant memory for the Hart Indians.
The Valencia Vikings football team punished the Saugus Centurions 45-8 on Friday at Canyon High School to break its semifinal curse and reach a CIF championship game for the first time since 2004.
If the Trinity Classical Academy Knights 8-man football team hopes to capture the CIF-Southern Section Division II 8-man Championship tonight against Joshua Springs, historical trends will have to be broken.
There's a notion in sports that goes: It's not always the best team that wins in the playoffs, it's the hottest team.
Three months ago, it wouldn't have been so surprising to see the Hart Indians football team playing in a semifinal playoff game.
The word is swagger.
If it weren't for Jourdan Nguyen, Justin Son wouldn't be playing tonight for the Valencia Vikings in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division semifinals.
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.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team was wildly successful a season ago, and it's finding out just how hard it is to replicate that success to begin the 2013-14 season.
Meet Trinity Classical Academy sophomore Andrew Pabalan.
Every time Kamron Carroll puts on his uniform, the Santa Clarita Christian School boys basketball team's chances of winning increase exponentially.
It's undeniable that the Santa Clarita Christian School Cardinals boys basketball team has a lot of potential, and some size to boot.