Entering the season with a new coach and low player turnout, Santa Clarita Christian head girls basketball coach Troy Best said the Cardinals almost didn't have a team.
Two local athletes have been recognized as some of the best football players in all of California.
Valencia junior quarterback Alex Bishop was named to the 2009 CalHiSports.com All-State Football Underclass team, while senior defensive back/wide receiver Brock Vereen made Third Team Defense, the Web site announced Friday.
Last season, Canyon boys basketball made the CIF-Southern Section postseason with an 8-19 record.
So while league titles are on many teams' minds, especially as we reach the stretch run in the Foothill League season, playoffs should still be on every basketball team's mind.
Things don't always work out the way you plan.
Khatari Price, Joe Darko and Brandon Hale had a science class together as freshmen at Valencia High School, and they bonded immediately.
Valencia star Lonnie Jackson did everything he could to put his team in a position to win Tuesday evening.
Given its length, the West Ranch girls basketball team poses matchup problems for Valencia.
When Hart girls soccer lost its second game last week, some people began raise doubts about the team's potential.
The Valencia boys soccer team bounced back from its tough loss to Canyon on Monday by defeating West Ranch 1-0 Tuesday at West Ranch High School.
It was evident Tuesday that Golden Valley's fans don't travel well.
The Canyon boys basketball team hit eight 3-pointers and beat the visiting Hart Indians 60-49 on Tuesday night.
As good as advertised.
The Saugus girls soccer team hammered away at the Hart goal Tuesday afternoon, but the Indians only broke once.
Valencia's Jabari Howard is the fourth Viking football player from the class of 2010 to commit to a Division I program.
Along with Florida and Texas, the state of California is one of the biggest recruiting hotbeds in college football.
She knows she is only going to have a split second to react.
With all of the Santa Clarita Valley boys tennis teams eliminated from the postseason, it's time to turn our attention to the CIF-Southern Section individual sectionals.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball made sure its first playoff win in school history was a memorable one.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
There were the standard handshakes and hugs among players and coaches that normally follow a season-ending loss.
Before anyone at The Signal ever saw Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil swim, we knew she was fast.
There's no way around it, the Saugus Centurions softball team that took the field Tuesday resembled little from the co-Foothill League champions that rolled through most of the regular season.
The Trinity Classical Academy softball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday with its 19-13 loss to visiting Hawthorne Math and Science Academy at Trinity.
With her adrenaline pumping, Santa Clarita Christian sophomore Shelby Boswell felt like she could keep pitching all day long.
Canyon softball ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday, and there simply wasn't much the Cowboys could do about it.
The Vikings fell behind early in Tuesday's CIF-Southern Section first-round matchup with Oxnard High, and their sixth-inning rally fell short in a 5-2 opening-round loss.
It would be hard to imagine the West Ranch softball team getting off to a better start in this year's CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.
Foothill League football teams can say goodbye to the Northern Division.