After a loss to Valencia on Tuesday afternoon, Centurion head coach Lisa Rollo realized something important.
Hart boys soccer is still looking for that final touch that leads to both goals and victories.
Santa Clarita Christian came out pumped for its Heritage League opener.
Santa Clarita Christian knew it was facing a tough opponent in its Heritage League opener.
They exchange glances.
It is all they need.
When McDonald's released its California nominations for its All-American High School Basketball Team Wednesday, there was one surprise name from the Santa Clarita Valley.
Ariel Hale, a senior power forward from Canyon, was one of 35 girls from across the state nominated.
Four local players were honored on the All-CIF Southern Section volleyball teams, which were released earlier this week.
Three of the players hailed from Santa Clarita Christian, including senior outside hitter Kristina Gibson and senior middle blockers Kaley Morrison and Karla Eberlein. The only Foothill League honoree was Valencia junior middle blocker Katie Hank.
There was a lot of motivation going around in the Foothill League after The Signal's Winter Sports Previews, which ran from Saturday through Tuesday.
We're not taking credit for anything, but certainly those editions rubbed some local athletes the wrong way.
Golden Valley looked impressive in the pre-league season, but the Grizzlies still had to hear about how they hadn't won a league game in almost two years.
If Tuesday night was any indication, we are in for an exciting 2009 Foothill League girls basketball season.
Saugus shocked Valencia at Valencia High 55-53 in a 32-minute battle of wills.
The Canyon boys soccer team had a sack full of motivation coming into its league opener at West Ranch High.
In typical fashion, Cowboys head coach Khris Savage took every opportunity to use it.
There's an imaginary geographical line that separates part of the Santa Clarita Valley.
That line indicates whether one plays basketball for Saugus or Valencia high schools. It's a very thin marker, considering the rivalry these two teams fought down to the wire last season, with the Vikings grabbing the league crown by just one game.
The Valencia girls soccer team opened Foothill League play with an emphatic statement Tuesday, storming into Saugus and scoring four goals before the first half was even 20 minutes old.
The Vikings ended up with a 4-2 victory.
With only 10 league games, you must defend your home court.
That was the point made by West Ranch Tuesday in its Foothill League-opening 61-49 victory against Canyon at West Ranch High.
At this time last year, the Golden Valley boys soccer team began to dig itself a hole.
Chances are the Grizzlies are much happier with this season's start.
A handful of athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties got things started at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Friday in Walnut.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Canyon boys volleyball is starting to back up the idea that it is a vastly improved team this season.
The Valencia boys tennis team found itself in new territory going into spring break.
It's possible the best girls and the best boys track and field teams in the Foothill League were competing at the same place on Thursday.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
The Valencia Vikings boys volleyball team may not be dominating the rest of the Foothill League like it once did when it won 12 league titles in a row from 2001-2012.
After every Hart baseball game, the pitcher, catcher and pitching coach get together for a "pitchers' union" to discuss how the game went.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
The best part about it for A.J. Smith is seeing the looks on people's faces.
Lewis Stallworth was an unlikeable player in 2012-13.