Redemption is sweet. When Jack Zapala entered his senior tennis season, his goal was to not lose a single set in the Foothill League. Last season, he was almost perfect in league but as the old adage goes­ - almost doesn't count. His lone set loss came to Hart's Otto DeGreiff. DeGreiff graduated and Zapala's dominance resonated throughout the league, this season. He was successful in attaining his goal. The lanky Zapala was undefeated as ...
A curve ball was thrown and there was no hitter at the plate. This wasn't a baseball game. It was the Foothill League tennis prelims. Valencia's No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Jack Zapala and Tyler Gottshall, entered into the doubles draw. For most, this meant the singles draw was up for grabs and everyone else was playing for second in doubles. Two players, though, were up for the challenge. Teammates Cameron Phillips and ...
Darren Sholes and Spenser Souza have been in a quarterback battle for the past seven years.
Hart High will be well-known in Omaha, Neb. this summer. While former Indian Steve Susdorf and his Fresno State Bulldogs played the role of Cinderella in the College World Series, Hart swimmer Jordan Danny looks to fulfill a life long dream of her own in the Cornhusker State. On Friday, Danny and her family boarded an airplane in route to Omaha where she is vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Danny is ...
For a kid who barely made the swim team as a freshman, Nick Korth has come a long way. Korth was among a bevy of talented swimmers in the Foothill League this season. Korth, however, exceeded many expectations, including his own. For two seasons Korth flew under the radar. Just a piece to the Hart puzzle. This season, Korth battled to the Indians forefront setting new personal records and breaking old school ones. For the ...
You would have to believe that Johnny MacArthur's 2008 high school golf season began on May 31.
For the third straight summer and fourth time in the past five passing league seasons, Valencia reached the finals of the Air Assault Bonita Passing League Tournament.
With the fall season just a few months away, Saugus and Valencia girls varsity basketball teams are already making preparations for what could be a very competitive season in the Foothill League.
After winning the Air Assault Passing Tournament in both of the past two seasons and three of the past four times, Valencia High School is off to another great start in trying to win this year's tournament.
Both Saugus and Valencia had good enough days at the Girls Varsity Saugus Summer Tournament. In the second games, Saugus beat Red Mesa, 72-64. Centurions Nicole Hicks scored 26 points. Amanda Scholl added 13 points, Kaylyn Martin had 12 points. Valencia won its game over Chaminade, 57-49. Jenny Lentz scored 18 points and Lindsey Hill had 11 points for the Vikings. Starla Wright added 18 points. Viewpark beat Hart, 72-53. Indian players Briana Fitchpatrick had ...
Football teams across the Foothill League will be competing in passing tournaments this weekend.
Chris Printz had a tough time sleeping this spring. After his Golden Valley boys basketball team went 0-10 in the Foothill League, the blame crept to the head coach's doorstop. He can sleep a little easier now, following the Grizzlies' 4-1 run in the War on the Floor Tournament that culminated in their 64-59 win over Clovis East on Tuesday to win the Silver Championship. "Last year we were a very young team," Printz said. ...
When you've got a cannon for an arm like Jordan Adamczyk, passing league can be a whole lot of fun.
High school football season may not officially be here yet. Unofficially, the sport got under way on Friday in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the Saugus "Under the Lights" Passing Tournament at Central Park in Saugus. Players from Hart, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon and West Ranch competed in the two-day, 24-team tournament, which concludes at 5 p.m. tonight. The final game begins at 9 p.m. "I liked the fact we were in the finals in the ...
Valencia's head swim coach Kathleen Perdisatt has bid adieu to the Vikings team. Perdisatt stepped down after eight seasons with Valencia. She will be trading in her swimsuit and whistle for multiplication tables and book reports, as she transitions into teaching full-time at Bouquet Canyon Elementary School. She has been teaching second and third grades part-time for the past three years. Perdisatt said the time was right for her to desist her position as the ...
Editor's note: This is the sixth and final in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
The summer heat on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona is intense.
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Canyon senior quarterback Cade Apsay received his second scholarship offer this week and again it was a Pac-12 school.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories in which The Signal recognizes high school athletes whose greatest achievements go well beyond the playing field.
Valencia High School may have been the location of a four-team passing tournament on Wednesday, but Hart seemed to be right at home on the Vikings' football field.
In October, Pete Calzia's heart was out of his chest while a doctor was installing a new aortic valve into the longtime teacher and ultra-competitive coach.
Scott Drootin, who announced his resignation as head baseball coach at Golden Valley High on May 20, has been hired by Cleveland High in Reseda for the same position.
Somehow it was fitting that the last three remaining locals of the high school track and field season were all distance runners from Saugus High School, a perrenial power in distance races.
The intensity of the track and field competition continued to whittle down the list Santa Clarita Valley athletes still alive in the postseason.
Another member of the Hart High football team has received national attention this week, as wide receiver Davis Koppenhaver received two collegiate offers.
Even now, he still thinks about second place.
The Canyon High swim team will have a new head coach next season, as the school hired Daniel Neswald to take over for the departed Steve Himes, co-athletic director Scott Arnold confirmed.