It was two years ago that Maverick Ahanmisi sat on a cold bench, head down, while the bright spotlights of a production company encircled the court of Golden Valley High's gymnasium.
First, Golden Valley was dominant in its pre-league season.
Foothill League boys soccer champion Canyon's season came to an end at the hands of Bloomington 4-0 on the road Wednesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs.
Undefeated Coachella Valley boys soccer maintained its perfect season and advanced in the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs with a 4-0 win at Saugus Wednesday.
Brea Olinda dominated Valencia 82-43 to knock the Vikings out in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday.
Two months after Steve Pinkston resigned as head football coach at Golden Valley and Mike Kane did the same at West Ranch, both schools are unable to make a hire because of California's budget deficit.
Canyon girls soccer has been no stranger to close games this season.
However, a single miscue midway through the first half sent the Cowboys home Tuesday in a 1-0 loss at Corona Del Mar in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
Glendora boys basketball ended West Ranch's run through the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday night, dropping the Wildcats on their home floor 68-51.
Canyon of Anaheim caught fire from downtown, and Hart couldn't keep pace in a 70-47 loss in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIAA playoffs Tuesday at Canyon High School.
Golden Valley's Maverick Ahanmisi was having one of the greatest games in this valley's playoff history, but that didn't hold back an unrelenting charge by Foothill of Santa Ana Tuesday night at Golden Valley High.
Saugus girls soccer advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday with a 1-0 win over No. 1-seeded Flintridge Sacred Heart at Saugus High.
After 73 scoreless minutes, Ysabel Padron knocked home a put back for the lone goal of the game to give the Centurions (18-3-4) the deciding score.
Leuzinger of Lawndale raced past Valencia 88-66 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday at Leuzinger High School.
A small crowd files into a cramped gymnasium as a high school boys basketball game is set to tip off.
The stands are mostly filled by parents and family, with a few students peppered throughout. The visiting team just traveled an hour and a half to arrive, and the game begins with little fanfare.
West Ranch girls basketball's run in the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs came to an end Saturday night, falling 53-38 to Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach at West Ranch High in the second round.
Valencia girls basketball took the battle of Valencias Saturday night, dropping Valencia of Placentia 58-47 at home to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
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.
It may have been a bit of a down year for Saugus overall, but that doesn't mean the Centurions didn't have a good 2013-2014 year.
The evil empire is back.