Today, the recruiting of high school athletes is more than a process.
Athletics are a major part of any high school's culture on many levels.
The internet and advertising
High school sports have become big business – but there are ways for the schools to use it to their advantage.
This season, 41 Foothill League athletes earned either partial or full scholarships to play their respective sports in college as reported to The Signal.
Summer camps aren't just about improving skills anymore.
Local athletes don't have to go far to get their names out to colleges.
For many people, the prospect of earning a collegiate Division I scholarship can seem elusive and even impossible.
According to the NCAA, more than 126,000 student-athletes receive either a partial or full scholarship to an NCAA Division I or II program.
Soon-to-be Hart senior Pat Valaika continued his family's tradition of playing baseball at the collegiate level when he committed Wednesday to play at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In early 2008, the Foothill League football coaches took a stand.
It is one of the biggest complaints lodged by angry parents and coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley, yet very few, if anybody, are willing to talk about it on record or provide evidence on the subject.
With all the attention paid to high school sports, people sometimes forget that student-athletes are just that: students before athletes.
A coach in the William S. Hart Union High School District said he has had players who have taken steroids.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.