The season opener can shake nerves and give a team a glimpse at the year to come.
But for Canyon softball, it was one of the first times the entire squad has really been together.
Unforced errors were a problem for the Valencia boys volleyball team in an earlier loss with fellow section power Westlake.
When the Vikings play well, they can be very tough to beat.
The Canyon boys tennis team used dominant performances by its top singles players and doubles teams to defeat Lancaster 14-4 Tuesday afternoon at Canyon High School.
The Saugus softball team got the start it wanted in a 6-4 win over Stockdale High of Bakersfield at Saugus High on Tuesday.
For most freshmen, making the jump to the varsity track and field team would be a tall order.
The Valencia boys tennis team took its first trip to the 26th annual California High School Tennis Classic at Buchanan High School in Clovis over the weekend.
Given how things turned out, the Vikings will probably be planning a return visit next year.
Persistent storms led to the postponement of the 2010 Santa Clarita Valley Track and Field Invitational on Saturday at Canyon High School.
Hart starting pitcher Alex Tenorio didn't throw a pitch for the varsity team last season.
The votes are in, and the coaches have spoken.
Topping the list of boys and girls All-Foothill League honors are Canyon goalkeeper Andrew Wilson and Saugus midfielder Shasta Fisher, who were named boys' and girls' Player of the Year, respectively.
And you thought the local prep basketball season was over.
On March 13 at Golden Valley High, locally based charity LETMESAIL, The Signal newspaper and Santa Clarita Valley's local schools will come together to put on the SCV Hoops Finale.
When it comes to coaching high school sports, what's the most important part of the job?
Ask most coaches and they'll tell you the same thing.
PARAMOUNT - According to the CIF-Southern Section Division III bracket, Tuesday's match between Canyon and Paramount was a semifinal.
Saugus boys volleyball couldn't have asked for a better start to 2010, earning a three-game sweep of Lancaster at Saugus High 25-13, 25-17, 25-20 on Tuesday in both teams' season opener.
PARAMOUNT - When asked to win its four straight close playoff game, the Canyon boys soccer team finally came up short.
Canyon boys soccer head coach Khris Savage has to laugh when he hears kids in his classes describe his sport as "you guys just kicking the ball around."
The road to the state meet was well paved for the remaining Santa Clarita Valley athletes this season.
In the last five-year span (2009 to 2013), Major League Baseball teams have selected a Santa Clarita Valley product 38 times in the First-Year Player Draft and the fewest selected in one year was four in 2013.
With the 2014 boys tennis season in the books for Santa Clarita Valley players, we can take a look back at how this year's batch fared compared to previous years.
Valencia High graduate and Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Worth was designated for assignment on Wednesday meaning his status with the organization is in limbo.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
Noah Dent and the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team were simply dominant in the Heritage League this season.