Saugus football survived its first-round CIF-Southern Section Northern Division game Friday night at Cougar Stadium, beating Righetti of Santa Maria 29-17.
Ryan Zirbel didn't survive it.
ATASCADERO - In the coaching career of Hart High's Mike Herrington, the Indians had never been stopped short of the CIF-Southern Section quarterfinals.
The streak came to a halt in his 20th season Friday night at Atascadero Memorial Stadium in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division postseason.
The sun is going down and a pair of portable lights illuminate part of the Hart High practice field.
Saugus football has already made history.
For each of the past three seasons, the Valencia girls tennis team has reached the Division III finals of the CIF-Southern Section Girls Team Tennis Playoffs.
In each of his previous 19 seasons, Mike Herrington has led the Indians past the first round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
One way to measure a team's ability is by the opponents it has faced.
Anne Susdorf stayed undefeated at 15-0 in her matches this season, helping the Hart High School girls tennis team defeat Buena on Thursday in a tiebreaker.
Hart's 29-6 loss to Palmdale last Friday was not how the Indians anticipated kicking off the season.
The Valencia girls' tennis team won in convincing fashion over Oxnard High Thursday, sweeping in both singles and doubles play.f
He was completely suited up.
The rock keeps on rolling.
Except for 13 service errors Wednesday, the West Ranch girls volleyball team beat up on Knight in three sets.
Playing against a girls volleyball team that has lost only twice all season is tough enough.
As the No. 2 overall seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division III Girls Team Tennis Playoffs, Valencia is supposed to be a dominating force.
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.