Hart football looked like its dominant self in the second half of Friday's season opener against El Camino Real.
Hart head football coach Mike Herrington called last season the worst of his coaching career.
At 5-6, the Indians gave up 297 points and still advanced to playoffs, but were ousted in the first round by Atascadero 34-21.
Hart football has a long history of strong quarterbacks and linebackers.
According to freshman team head coach Dan Cota, there are even more on the way.
Every year, coaches are tasked with finding the best way to utilize the talent on the their teams.
For Hart first-year junior varsity head coach Greg Sisneros, that process begins with developing leadership and unity.
Attention doesn't suit Canyon lineman Shane Moniz.
Canyon's freshman football team had a lot of success a season ago, and this year's team might be even better.
Fresh off a Foothill League title last season, the Canyon junior varsity football team has enough talent to contend for another championship this fall.
When the Golden Valley varsity football team hired Andy Campbell to be its head coach in March, so did the junior varsity and freshman teams.
Golden Valley freshman team head coach Mike Edwards did not beat around the bush.
At some point or another, everyone has to overcome hurdles.
Saugus wide receiver/defensive back Manny Padron is OK with opening up.
There are not that many kids on the Saugus junior varsity football team, but most of them have familiar names.
One of the major goals within the Saugus football program is to decrease the amount of turnover from the freshman team.
Last fall, the West Ranch freshman football team played a physical, run-oriented style.
If West Ranch's varsity football team is focused on speed in 2009, its junior varsity is locked in on a more physical aspect of the game.
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.