One of West Ranch's biggest goals this season is to earn its first victory over an established Foothill League power.
It wasn't exactly David vs. Goliath, but a tennis giant definitely took a fall.
Hart girls volleyball's defense proved to be too strong on Thursday as the Indians beat Canyon 3-0 at Hart High.
There is no weird feeling coming into Friday's game against Valencia at Valencia High for the Golden Valley football team.
Steady wins the race.
At the beginning of the 2009 football season, players prepared for new positions and new roles of leadership.
For many members of the Canyon High football team, that transition came much earlier than expected.
Hart girls tennis' bid for the last guaranteed playoff spot from the Foothill League, or even a move up to second, got a nice boost with a 13-5 win at home against Canyon on Tuesday.
As parents and students roamed the Hart High School gymnasium following Tuesday's girls volleyball match, Hart head coach Mary Krisan and her team tried to keep their emotions in check.
Hart High junior golfer Brenna Carlson was more giddy about brownies than birdies after Tuesday's Newhall Land Cup/Foothill League Match No. 5.
The Vikings girls tennis team picked a 17-1 road victory at Golden Valley on Tuesday.
Now the Foothill League has a pair of 4-2 football teams in Hart and West Ranch to go along with 6-0 Valencia.
Valencia High girls tennis' No. 1 doubles team is a dichotomy.
Bishop Alemany High School of Mission Hills has been placed on probation for a year by the CIF-Southern Section for an advertisement that appeared in The Signal's 2009 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview.
Delano Howell made quite a name for himself as a running back at Hart High School.
College of the Canyons running back Anthony Johnson waited all year for his opportunity, and when he finally got it, he wanted to make the most of it.
With all of the Santa Clarita Valley boys tennis teams eliminated from the postseason, it's time to turn our attention to the CIF-Southern Section individual sectionals.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball made sure its first playoff win in school history was a memorable one.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
There were the standard handshakes and hugs among players and coaches that normally follow a season-ending loss.
Before anyone at The Signal ever saw Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil swim, we knew she was fast.
There's no way around it, the Saugus Centurions softball team that took the field Tuesday resembled little from the co-Foothill League champions that rolled through most of the regular season.
The Trinity Classical Academy softball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday with its 19-13 loss to visiting Hawthorne Math and Science Academy at Trinity.
With her adrenaline pumping, Santa Clarita Christian sophomore Shelby Boswell felt like she could keep pitching all day long.
Canyon softball ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday, and there simply wasn't much the Cowboys could do about it.
The Vikings fell behind early in Tuesday's CIF-Southern Section first-round matchup with Oxnard High, and their sixth-inning rally fell short in a 5-2 opening-round loss.
It would be hard to imagine the West Ranch softball team getting off to a better start in this year's CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.
Foothill League football teams can say goodbye to the Northern Division.