Saugus High School's Ryan Zirbel and Desi Rodriguez made enough moves to fill a dance card Friday night at Cougar Stadium on the College of the Canyons campus.
GRANADA HILLS - It took all of 54 seconds to get Canyon on the scoreboard. It didn't take much longer for the game to get out of hand.
The Canyon freshman football team defeated Saugus Thursday 36-14. The win gives Canyon a 4-1 record in the Foothill League and a claim of the championship.
In Friday's edition of The Signal's sports page, a headline read "Viking frosh perfect." The headline was anything but perfect as Valencia's freshman football team had two ties in Foothill League play.
Catch, run and return. Hart running back Demitri Diamond performed what seemed to be football's version of the cycle.
West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards hit the ground, hardly even looking at the play. Flat on his back, hands grasping his facemask, he slowly picked himself up as Valencia celebrated its interception.
The Saugus football team has always played the role of David in a league of Goliaths. The Centurions were never in conversations regarding Foothill League titles or championships. Those conversations were reserved for Hart, Canyon and Valencia. But now Saugus has stoned its way into the picture. Behind the Centurions' quest to win its first-ever outright Foothill League title is a quiet yet formidable leader. He's one of the more anonymous faces behind the success ...
One down, four to go. On its quest to make it back to the CIF-Southern Section Division III finals, the Valencia girls tennis team took care of business on day one. The Vikings defeated Santiago of Corona 16-2 on Thursday in the first round of CIF playoffs at Valencia High. A clean sweep on the doubles side aided Valencia's win. The Vikings will face the Cypress Saturday at Cypress High. Cypress defeated Bonita Thursday 9-9 ...
The promising Hart girls golf team failed to advance to the CIF State Championship Thursday - and it's not a big deal.
At this point, making it to the postseason is a long shot for Canyon. The last playoff spot in the Foothill League will likely go to Hart. A Canyon win and a Hart (4-5, 2-2) loss to Golden Valley would secure a spot for the Cowboys (5-4, 2-2), but it's unlikely that the Indians will drop their last regular season game to a league-winless Grizzlies team. But stranger things have happened. In Canyon's last game ...
Two days after West Ranch won its first-ever CIF-Southern Section team tennis playoff match in history, the Wildcats' season ended Thursday, in a blowout loss to Valencia of Placentia.
Momentum in sports is a powerful force. Just ask head coach Matt Wilkins and his Rolling Hills Prep Eagles. After overcoming the din of the small gymnasium at Santa Clarita Christian to take a 22-21 lead in the first game of the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA playoffs on Thursday evening, an emotional switch turned things completely around. After an out-of-bounds hit tied the score, SCCS went on to score four straight to pull out the ...
The Valencia Viking freshman football team finished their season undefeated by beating visiting West Ranch by a score of 33-3.
It was a tough go, but the Valencia girls volleyball team are back in the quarterfinals. After three straight exits in the second round, Valencia's 3-1 road win in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs vaults them to the round of eight. "It was a huge motivating factor for all five of our seniors," said Valencia head coach Ray Sanchez of the previous three exits. The Vikings (21-9) won 21-25, 25-23, ...
The Valencia Vikings host the Thousand Oaks Lancers in their season opener today. The game, which kicks off at 7 p.m., will be at the Vikings' Paul Priesz Stadium. Head coach Larry Muir said that the team is excited to suit up and hit guys other than their own. "The team looks good," Muir said. "We're really excited and it's going to be a big challenge for us." The Vikings who are among the favorites ...
It wasn't even close - an 18-0 victory for the Saugus girls tennis team on Tuesday at Saugus High over the Alemany Warriors. And though the gauntlet part of the schedule is ahead, four wins in a week to start the season is doing a world of confidence-building for a young Centurions team. "They've experienced more success than what they've expected," said first-year head coach Ken Jeffris. "They're starting to believe in themselves. Winning will ...
When you lose two of the Santa Clarita Valley's top girls volleyball players, it's hard not to say you're rebuilding. But as the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team showed on Tuesday night against the traditionally strong Notre Dame Academy Regal Gryphons in a 3-2 win, rebuilding doesn't mean the Vikings won't be competitive in 2013. "We are a very young team. There's a lot of learning, but everyone is working really hard," said outside hitter ...
No one can say the Foothill League isn't getting respect, at least from the CIF pollsters.
Hart High quarterback Brady White was selected as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week on Monday.
The Valencia Vikings varsity girls tennis team won the Division II championships at the prestigious 2013 California Tennis Classic in Clovis during the weekend, beating Arroyo Grande 7-5 in set tiebreaker after the teams played to 3-3 tie in the final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3:03 to play, and Washington State beat No. 25 Southern California 10-7 Saturday night for its first victory at the Coliseum in 13 years.
The graduation of star player Dakota Prochnow left many wondering who would shoulder the load for the Trinity Classical Academy football team in 2013.
Prior to Saturday night's Canyon Cowboys game against visiting Clovis West, the high school honored its first CIF championship team during the pregame coin flip at Canyon High.
In an event featuring four reigning California state cross country team champions, the Saugus High girls ran a heart-stopping race to upset Great Oak High of Temecula in a powerhouse battle.
Santa Clarita Christian was out for revenge against a Windward team that had beaten it each of the last two years.
The Albert Einstein Academy Rockets football team may not have picked up a win in its first-ever varsity football game on Friday night, but the 82-22 loss at Frazier Mountain High (1-0) was still a milestone for the upstart program.
Taking a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter, the Golden Valley Grizzlies looked well on their way to the first 2-0 start in team history.
SIMI VALLEY - The Saugus Centurions football team was unable to overcome numerous penalties on Friday night at Simi Valley High School, falling 31-28 to a determined Pioneer squad.
LANCASTER - Valencia junior Jay Jay Wilson called this one his Hart game.