First, Golden Valley was dominant in its pre-league season.
Foothill League boys soccer champion Canyon's season came to an end at the hands of Bloomington 4-0 on the road Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs.
Undefeated Coachella Valley boys soccer maintained its perfect season and advanced in the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs with a 4-0 win at Saugus Wednesday.
Brea Olinda dominated Valencia 82-43 to knock the Vikings out in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday.
Two months after Steve Pinkston resigned as head football coach at Golden Valley and Mike Kane did the same at West Ranch, both schools are unable to make a hire because of California's budget deficit.
Canyon girls soccer has been no stranger to close games this season.
However, a single miscue midway through the first half sent the Cowboys home Tuesday in a 1-0 loss at Corona Del Mar in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Glendora boys basketball ended West Ranch's run through the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday night, dropping the Wildcats on their home floor 68-51.
Canyon of Anaheim caught fire from downtown, and Hart couldn't keep pace in a 70-47 loss in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIAA playoffs Tuesday at Canyon High School.
Golden Valley's Maverick Ahanmisi was having one of the greatest games in this valley's playoff history, but that didn't hold back an unrelenting charge by Foothill of Santa Ana Tuesday night at Golden Valley High.
Saugus girls soccer advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday with a 1-0 win over No. 1-seeded Flintridge Sacred Heart at Saugus High.
After 73 scoreless minutes, Ysabel Padron knocked home a put back for the lone goal of the game to give the Centurions (18-3-4) the deciding score.
Leuzinger of Lawndale raced past Valencia 88-66 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday at Leuzinger High School.
A small crowd files into a cramped gymnasium as a high school boys basketball game is set to tip off.
The stands are mostly filled by parents and family, with a few students peppered throughout. The visiting team just traveled an hour and a half to arrive, and the game begins with little fanfare.
West Ranch girls basketball's run in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs came to an end Saturday night, falling 53-38 to Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach at West Ranch High in the second round.
Valencia girls basketball took the battle of Valencias Saturday night, dropping Valencia of Placentia 58-47 at home to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Newbury Park got 15 points from center Doris Park-Sherman in the third quarter and the Panthers ousted Saugus 69-53 Saturday at Newbury Park High School in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs.
The Santa Clarita Valley prides itself on its standard of excellence in high school sports.
Hart boys basketball head coach Tom Kelly has a talented squad in Newhall this year, and it can run.
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.