The first two games of the season haven't gone the way Golden Valley would have liked.
But for head coach Andy Campbell, it's all part of taking the program in a new direction.
The West Ranch football team already has a chance to improve on last year's win total when it hosts Beverly Hills tonight at 7 p.m. at Valencia High.
In order to do so, the Wildcats' first-year head coach Sean O'Brien knows the team will lean heavily on a player he calls "Mr. Reliable," aka junior Trevin Manuel.
Fire Department officials called a halt to the Foothill League's first cross country meet of the season Thursday at Central Park after taking four runners to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with symptoms related to heat exhaustion.
Five total patients, whose names were not disclosed, were assisted during and following the completion of the boys and girls freshman-sophomore races, said Station 111 fire Capt. John Mazzocco.
Saugus' football team is looking to rebound from a tough loss last week against Westlake, currently the No. 4-ranked team in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
When the Centurions (1-1) face Newbury Park (2-0) tonight, which is the No. 5-ranked team in the same division, Saugus head coach Jason Bornn said one group in particular needs to step it up.
There is a lot of respect for Palmdale High's football program around here.
Hart's win over the Falcons on Sept. 11 was considered to be a pretty big victory.
West Ranch tennis overcame a strong singles performance by Hart with some important doubles matchups early and took its Foothill League girls tennis opener 10-8 at Hart High on Tuesday.
The scoreboard told the tale of how close the match was with the teams' scoring even for most of the match.
A key to successful football lies in managing personnel.
Tonight's Hart-Westlake football matchup at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m. is a marquee game in so many ways.
The Indians (2-1) and Warriors (2-0) have played against each other every year this decade.
Some might say there's not much left for the Saugus girls cross country team to prove.
Saugus cross country runner Amber Murakami has been with the program for four years."
Golden Valley cross country runner Seth Totten remembers lining up for his first league race in 2007, and he remembers it distinctly.
Parity has crept into Foothill League boys cross country.
It's hard to say if it's nature or nurture that makes Anne Susdorf arguably the best tennis player in the Foothill League as a junior.
There will be no shortage of plot lines to follow in Foothill League girls tennis this year.
Again, everyone was right.
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.