Now we can start to assess things.
The Santa Clarita Valley is becoming a recruiting hot spot for military academies.
Twin brothers Brian and Paul Nnaoji may look alike. They may play basketball for Canyon High School.
In what felt like a third period of a soccer game, the Saugus boys soccer team played with a sense of urgency in stoppage play that was seldom seen in the game's previous 80 minutes.
Valencia guard Lonnie Jackson spent last week frustrated by physical defense and a pair of Foothill League losses.
The Wildcats were done with coming close.
The West Ranch girls soccer team was minutes away from its second enormous victory in as many days.
Four Grizzlies scored in double figures as Golden Valley defeated Hart 79-48 at Hart High on Tuesday night,
West Ranch girls basketball was looking to run the tables in Foothill League play. Canyon was looking to rebound from its only league loss.
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Golden Valley senior basketball player Trevor Wiseman began the campaign Monday.
"I actually think McDonald's has the best breakfast ever," he said. "It's the two Egg McMuffins combo meal. I think it's the No. 8. I love that place."
Through the first half Monday, the Saugus girls soccer team controlled every facet of its game against Canyon.
As the defending CIF-Southern Section Division II champions, Saugus looked like it would protect its lead and win.
Valencia head boys soccer coach Tony Scalercio has stressed team play all season.
Golden Valley put that philosophy to the test on Monday.
After three years and six losses to Hart, the West Ranch girls soccer team had enough.
"We've (come close) to Hart," said Wildcats goalkeeper Tina Hedwall. "We were kind of tired of losing."
A lot of college football programs felt Hart senior Ty MacArthur was too small to play for them.
The Air Force Academy felt differently.
Valencia goalkeeper Alex McIntyre knows what it's like to have your back against the wall.
It may only be mid-July but Saturday's Valley Invitational Baseball League quarterfinals had all the makings of a Foothill League regular season matchup.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
The accolades keep rolling in for the nation's fastest high school swimmer.
The Saugus athletics program has finally been dethroned.
It's comical to look back at what the outside world thought of Saugus boys cross country in late September.
There is a pattern to past Signal Male Athletes of the Year.
When The Signal first heard about Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil, the young swimmer was barely a freshman.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.
This was the best coached year in the last decade in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The best way to explain how an athlete can qualify as exciting is to define the term - and not simply in a dictionary sense.
It didn't take long to see something special was happening.
We've spent the last two weeks bringing you up to speed on the high, lows, and everything in between of the 2013-2014 athletic year in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The 2013-14 year was an exicting one for West Ranch marked by great individual and team performances.
It's become expected of Valencia athletics to stand among the top of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The school year may be officially over, but the awards continue to trickle in.