Injuries don't matter. Age doesn't matter. Position doesn't matter.
Today, the recruiting of high school athletes is more than a process.
Athletics are a major part of any high school's culture on many levels.
The internet and advertising
High school sports have become big business – but there are ways for the schools to use it to their advantage.
This season, 41 Foothill League athletes earned either partial or full scholarships to play their respective sports in college as reported to The Signal.
Summer camps aren't just about improving skills anymore.
Local athletes don't have to go far to get their names out to colleges.
For many people, the prospect of earning a collegiate Division I scholarship can seem elusive and even impossible.
According to the NCAA, more than 126,000 student-athletes receive either a partial or full scholarship to an NCAA Division I or II program.
Soon-to-be Hart senior Pat Valaika continued his family's tradition of playing baseball at the collegiate level when he committed Wednesday to play at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In early 2008, the Foothill League football coaches took a stand.
It is one of the biggest complaints lodged by angry parents and coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley, yet very few, if anybody, are willing to talk about it on record or provide evidence on the subject.
With all the attention paid to high school sports, people sometimes forget that student-athletes are just that: students before athletes.
The pressure to raise his game at the collegiate level wore on Valencia High graduate and 2012 All-Santa Clarita Valley Golfer of the Year Jonathan Chang.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee made it clear early on Wednesday she wasn't going to suffer an upset early in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
We've handed out the awards for the season that was across all high school sports.
If Saugus High swimmer Abbey Weitzeil wants to make it to the Olympics some day, her performance on Wednesday indicates she's on the right track.
Hart swimmer Cole Cogswell has already broken multiple records held by arguably the Santa Clarita Valley's best-ever swimmer, Anthony Ervin.
West Ranch head football head coach Jan Miller doesn't want to hear about how hot it is.
Tyler Glasnow survived the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline and is still in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Kieran Tamondong and Kevin Stevens have been making major waves in the karate world even though they prefer different sides of the same coin.
Kyle Ensing's volleyball prowess is now spanning the globe.
Passing tournaments, 7-on-7s, whatever you want to call them, they're not new.
According to a source, Hart High graduate Chris Valaika has been called up by the Chicago Cubs and will be in uniform this weekend for a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Last Friday the Saugus football team took a trip to the Naval Special Warfare Training Center in Coronado where Navy SEALs go for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.
The Hart 9-and-under Red baseball team turned a double play at the start of the game and another at the end to win the Mustang-9 League Baseball World Series 7-2 over the North Valley 9U team.
As part of The Signal's 2014 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview, we want you to pick the Greatest SCV Football Player of All Time.
Remember those fast-paced Foothill League hoops games last season?