West Ranch softball sat primed for a stunning upset and a school first, but Hart senior pitcher Destiny Rodino had other things in mind.
Valencia locked up its ninth consecutive boys volleyball title Thursday with a 3-1 win over Canyon at home.
Canyon knew it was going to get solid contributions from its field events Thursday.
Valencia finished off an undefeated Foothill League season while putting an exclamation point on its seventh league title in eight years by dropping Canyon 14-4 at home.
West Ranch golfer Collin Wheeler matched his score from two years ago to again claim the Newhall Land Cup (the two-day tournament coinciding with the last two Foothill League matches) and his Wildcats also clinched the Foothill League title Wednesday at TPC Valencia.
It has been more than two decades since Hart baseball last failed to make the playoffs.
With the Foothill League finals just around the corner, Hart head swim coach Steve Neale held a serious meeting prior to Wednesday's regular-season finale against Saugus.
Saugus track and field head coach Christian Standley stood in the Hart High School infield, soaking wet after getting a water cooler bath from members of his boys team.
Peaking at the right time is a key to postseason success in any sport, and West Ranch boys tennis looks like its on point at the perfect time, notching a 14-4 win over Canyon at home Tuesday.
Almost three years to the day since it last defeated Valencia softball, Saugus pulled off a shocker Tuesday.
All that talk of the Valencia being vulnerable in the Foothill League this season has sure died down lately.
It appears that Canyon graduate Nate Longshore does have a destination.
Collin Wheeler may have just golfed himself into the CIF playoffs.
At the start of the 2004-05 boys basketball season, Ryan Peters was a nondescript high school newcomer playing for the freshman team at Valencia High School.
At the start of the 2009-10 college basketball season, Peters will suit up as Lehigh University's point guard of the future.
It is every athlete's greatest fear.
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.