In order to engage in interscholastic sports, students at local elementary private schools used to have to drive down to the San Fernando Valley.
Between the traffic and pulling kids out of class early, the hassle became too much to endure.
The Santa Clarita Christian softball team has played so well this season the Cardinals have their coach brimming with confidence.
Forget the errors, the dust-ups, the deficit and the rowdy crowd.
Valencia High baseball continued its offensive onslaught on Canyon High this season, blasting six home runs, including two grand slams, in a 25-6 drubbing of the Cowboys at Valencia High School on Friday.
For two-and-a-half innings it looked like history might repeat itself.
Even before Saugus' and West Ranch's volleyball match began, a referee commented that it felt like there was a full moon out, and he thought it was going to be a strange evening at Saugus High with second place in the Foothill League on the line.
The sixth match of the Foothill League tennis season may have proved to be the biggest one for both Canyon and Hart Thurs-day afternoon.
The Golden Valley track and field team has the athletes to consistently win events in the Foothill League.
The Canyon boys swim team defeated Golden Valley 125-43 and the Canyon girls won 126-42 over Golden Valley Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
In its first meeting with Saugus, West Ranch's errors piled up to a loss.
Hart swimming has been the epitome of dominance for years, even decades, in the Foothill League.
Wednesday was a game of firsts for Golden Valley baseball.
Behind five home runs and a complete game from starter Nick Rivas, visiting Valencia High blew out Canyon High 12-1 on Wednesday.
Heading into its match against Canyon Tuesday, the Valencia boys volleyball team wanted to improve its serving.
Some teams have a reputation so strong that they don't need to make a statement.
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.