Even if Valencia senior Aly Drake didn't play soccer, she would merit serious consideration as The Signal's 2008-09 Female Athlete of the Year.
In a year where many thought Valencia softball could be vulnerable entering Foothill League play, the arm of Carly Mortensen proved to be invaluable to the Vikings.
Hart and Valencia each fell in the semifinals of the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 Passing Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Golden Valley High School's lack of athletic success has been noted ad nauseam.
Over the last eight months, The Signal sports section has tried to recapture certain elements of the past.
Hart and Valencia dominated pool play to begin the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 passing tournament, as both schools went 4-0 Monday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Local golf businessman Ross Bradder, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, has started a youth golf training academy.
Not one, but two members of the Lopes family have been announced as invitees to USA Baseball teams.
Three local soccer players participated in this past weekend's U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Playoffs.
It was a year of firsts for West Ranch athletics.
The Wildcats picked up their first playoff wins in baseball and boys tennis, while Jake Bernards became the first athlete in school history to get a full scholarship to a Division I school.
The talent in Valencia's athletic program is widespread.
The Foothill League advanced a trio of teams in the Champions Bracket of the Under the Lights Passing Tournament Saturday at Central Park in Saugus.
Four Foothill League teams participated Friday at Central Park in the Saugus Under the Lights Passing Tournament with a trio winning their first two games.
There was a lot to be excited about in 2008-09 at The Master's College.
Saugus High School may have had its best athletic year ever in 2008-09.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.