This year is the 30th anniversary of the first football CIF championships in Santa Clarita Valley history and to mark the occasion, Canyon and Hart high players have planned separate reunions.
What started as a small, one-off fundraiser for the Canyon cross country program has blossomed 25-years later into the program's most anticipated recreational event. And Canyon cross country head coach Paul Broneer, who helped conceive the idea 25-years ago, never would have anticipated the numbers he sees nowadays at the Cowboys' annual Castaic Lake Triathlon each year. "No way. It was just, 'Let's do this. It will be fun and the kids will like ...
You could call it the cross country meet of the century in the Santa Clarita Valley. At least Saugus seven-time state cross country champion head coach Rene Paragas called it such. The Saugus September Showdown, hosted by Saugus cross country at Central Park on Saturday, will feature the state's defending girls CIF Divisions I, II, III and IV champions in an unprecedented local event. It will also feature top boys competition, as well. The girls ...
The Foothill League opened with a strong week in football, collectively finishing 5-0. That was reflected in this week's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division poll, as all Foothill teams moved up other than Hart, which remained at No. 1 after beating Santiago of Corona 56-49 on Friday. The other three Foothill teams that were ranked in the preseason top 10 poll all moved up, including Valencia, which has yet to play a game. The idle Valencia ...
The motto for Albert Einstein Academy football seems to be, "make it work." And no matter what hand the team is dealt, that's exactly what the AEA Rockets do. The Santa Clarita Valley's newest prep football team is preparing to embark on its maiden voyage as an 11-man varsity team. And it is doing so with just 20 players on the roster, a makeshift practice field and, as of the moment, no home field. "I ...
Taking so many steps in the last couple of years still hasn't resulted in the ultimate prize for the Trinity Classical Academy football team.
There are five, count them, five players on the Trinity Classical Academy roster of 18 who played football at the organized youth level prior to coming to high school.
Last season, Santa Clarita Christian football was nearly there. Nearly good enough to compete for a San Joaquin League title and maybe, just maybe, a run in the CIF-Northeast Division playoffs. Their quarterback was in a similar place - nearly there, but still a little bit raw. Now, in his second full season as the Cardinals' starter, junior Jonathan Saavedra is ready to lead an SCCS team that feels like it has turned the corner ...
The Santa Clarita Christian football team scored on plays of 66 and 58 yards over the final two drives of their season opening contest against Chadwick High School of Palos Verdes. The only problem was that those two scores accounted for the Cardinals only offensive output of the night and it proved to be too little, too late, as they fell by a score of 26-14 at Canyon High School on Saturday night.
CALABASAS - In the first half, the Saugus Centurion football team looked like the inexperienced group from 2012.
A lot has been made of first-year head coach Jan Miller and the culture change at West Ranch and, at least for the moment, the Miller era seems to be off to a fast start.
CORONA - It was the best of times and the worst of times for the Hart Indians on the road at Santiago of Corona on Friday night.
Golden Valley Grizzlies head football coach Robert Fisher was candid following his team's season-opening 34-28 victory over the Granada Hills Charter High School Highlanders at Canyon High School on Friday night.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE - Need evidence that this Canyon football defense was sick of being maligned last season?
For the previews on the rest of the Foothill League, as well as playe and coach polls, predictions, schedules and more, pick up a copy of Friday's edition of The Signal Newspaper.
ATASCADERO - The Saugus Centurions stunned the Pac-7 League champion Atascadero Greyhounds Friday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoffs at Memorial Stadium.
Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Trinity Classical Academy football team.
With its quarterback on the sideline with an injury, the Canyon Cowboys sat first-and-goal from the West Torrance Warriors' 7-yard-line late in Friday night's CIF-Southern Section Northern Division first-round playoff clash at Canyon High School.
It's the old "the game was a lot closer than what the score indicated."
Both local CIF-Southern Section Northern Division playoff games will start at 7 p.m.
Hart High junior quarterback Brady White received a scholarship offer from Colorado State on Friday.
Of all things to cost the Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team, poor serving seemed like a long shot.
Golden Valley - the school that had little overall success in girls golf prior to last season - now has it's poster child for success.
In the face of elimination, the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls volleyball team turned to its senior standout middle blocker, Allie Acosta.
It took 21 matches to happen, but the Hart Indians girls tennis team finally lost on Wednesday at Hart High School.
It didn't look pretty for the Foothill League champions in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Div. IA playoffs.
At least the Hart Indians girls volleyball team proved one thing on Tuesday night.
Albert Einstein Academy didn't simply win its first playoff match in school history.
Teams find success when they are able play to their strengths, so it's no surprise that the talented Hart Indians girls tennis team has prospered this year.
The 2013 regular season may have concluded, but for the premier football teams in the Santa Clarita Valley the real challenges are only beginning.