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 ...
In the desert area of Lancaster, Saugus beat Highland, 14-4, in girls tennis action.
LAS VEGAS -- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas football team rallied from a third-quarter deficit Saturday night to defeat the University of New Mexico, 27-20.
A nationally-ranked Saugus girls cross country team headlines a strong Foothill League, while a dogfight is on the horizon on the boys side.
Scoring early and often, the Cardinals of Santa Clarita Christian cruised to a 23-6 victory over the Delphi Academy Dragons (9-11) in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. VII playoffs Thursday at Pete Reese Field on The Master's College.
Saugus Centurions softball is going to be looking back at this one for a while.
The West Ranch Wildcats had to battle to the very last game of the regular season to win their second straight Foothill League baseball title.
The West Ranch Wildcats softball team did their part first - then they received a little help from an unlikely ally 67 miles away.
Hart High School's highly touted offensive duo has significant college offers on the table.
When Jonathan Morsch's high school swimming career came to an end on Saturday, it was the culmination of 11 years of swimming - an 11-year venture that took Morsch from swimming out of necessity to swimming because he was one of the best the Santa Clarita Valley had to offer.
In its first season since moving up from the Heritage League to the more competitive Liberty League, the Trinity Knights softball team accomplished a lot by making the postseason.
In its first playoff appearance in team history, Albert Einstein Academy baseball didn't get any breaks.
A young Santa Clarita Christian softball team came into last week a win away from a Liberty League championship.
The Valencia Vikings softball team certainly had its chances to advance to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I postseason.
The bats may be coming around just in time for Valencia Vikings baseball. Patient and effective hitting put Valencia in front early and an A.J. Balta grand slam put the game out of reach as the Vikings beat the Westlake Warriors 11-2 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division I wild-card matchup at Valencia High School. "We saw the pitches we wanted and we hit them," said Balta, who started for the first time in ...
There's one word for it - shock.