Canyon High graduate and 2013 All-Santa Clarita Valley and All-Foothill League player of the year Max Weinstein was woken up early in July by a phone call from Santa Clarita Valley coaching legend and UC Irvine head baseball coach Mike Gillespie.
It's hard to say the inaugural California Classic is a tournament, because a winner isn't declared at the end.
In a tournament featuring some of the best high school baseball programs in California, the Valencia Vikings were determined not to open with a loss.
West Ranch Wildcats head baseball coach Casey Burrill knows his team is going to have to play small ball in order to win games come the 2014 spring season.
The Santa Clarita Valley has nationwide reach in athletics. A list compiled by The Signal in a collaborative effort with the athletic directors and coaches at local high schools shows that 125 students from the most recent graduating class will be competing with four-year college teams. The list of colleges varies greatly in location, type and prestige, and it shows a wide distribution of student-athletes across the country. Naturally, the majority of the college-bound athletes ...
What started as a small-scale attempt to bring lacrosse to Saugus High School over a decade ago has blossomed into a Santa Clarita Valley-wide growth spurt.
West Ranch looks like it's about to have some company on the lacrosse field. After the Wildcats became the first high school in the Santa Clarita Valley to field a CIF-sanctioned lacrosse program last season, the Valencia Vikings appear set to debut a team of their own in 2014 - and Hart could be right on their heels. Like West Ranch, the Vikings will play as an independent next spring. Hart, which appears just behind ...
The annual summer tune-up has been underway for local high school baseball teams, and Hart and Saugus are near the top of the 2013 Valley Invitational Baseball League standings. With one week remaining before postseason play, Saugus sits in second place, while Hart is in fourth. Of the 22 teams participating, three represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Saugus, Hart and Canyon. Additionally, West Ranch and Valencia are among a group of six schools ...
The issue of cancer research hits home for Foothill League tennis players Sydney Schwartz and Lauren Dam.
The Signal Sports Awards have taken on a different look this season, with the point system being reworked substantially for the first time since its creation in 2005.
California prep coaching legend and former longtime Canyon High football coach Harry Welch is retiring.
The more you dig into the details of the 2012 Saugus girls cross country team, the more remarkable the story becomes.
For the second time this year, Long Beach State has tapped Valencia High School for talent. Outfielder and senior-to-be Chris McCready has verbally committed to the school to play baseball, according to Valencia head coach Jared Snyder. McCready joins Valencia graduate and former College of the Canyons star Alex Bishop, who committed to Long Beach in April. McCready was an All-Foothill League first-teamer and The Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley second-teamer in 2013. Bishop, a sophomore ...
Canyon High senior Drew Wolitarsky could have rested on his athletic year after having one of the greatest seasons for a wide receiver in Santa Clarita Valley history.
Abbey Weitzeil had a lot to live up to during her sophomore campaign at Saugus High School. During her freshman season, she may have been well known before she ever hit the high school water, but there was still a level of unfamiliarity - just how good would she be? She didn't disappoint, dominating the league, winning two Foothill League titles and two CIF-Southern Section Division I crowns. Could she possibly live up to that ...
Well that didn't take long.
The Hart High Indians have already been getting plenty of attention this season for their explosive offense.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights already had sizeable challenge in front of them in facing a CIF-Southern Section 8-man power on Friday.
It was a frustrating two weeks for Santa Clarita Christian football, as the Cardinals dropped their first two games of the season.
PALMDALE - The Knight Hawks football team made several key plays in the second half on Thursday night against the West Ranch Wildcats.
PALMDALE - Football games aren't won in the first half, but they can definitely be lost in that span.
Two straight shootout wins by Santa Clarita Valley football teams over a state power in a six-day span was a bit too much to ask on Thursday at Valencia High.
After a wild week of football last Friday, with Valencia upending CIF-Southern Section Northern Division No. 2 Palmdale, Hart outlasting state-power Chaminade and Canyon pitching a shutout, what can today provide?
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 ...