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.
OJAI - It was quite the contradiction.
After Santa Clarita Christian football lost 48-16 to The Thacher School in Ojai Saturday, the Cardinals coaching staff threw out a bouquet of positives.
West Ranch utilized a strong effort from running back Zak Snell and a trio of defensive touchdowns to win 49-7 over Golden Valley on Friday night at Canyon High School.
Hart forced three Saugus turnovers in the first half Friday and scored with each possession.
The Golden Valley football team has had enough.
Even without a couple of its top runners, the Saugus girls cross country team maintained its stranglehold on the Foothill League at Thursday's second league meet.
It may only be mid-July but Saturday's Valley Invitational Baseball League quarterfinals had all the makings of a Foothill League regular season matchup.
Mark Crawford doesn't want to be labeled "the athletic principal" at West Ranch High School, but his background speaks for itself when it comes to his love of sports.
The accolades keep rolling in for the nation's fastest high school swimmer.
The Saugus athletics program has finally been dethroned.
It's comical to look back at what the outside world thought of Saugus boys cross country in late September.
There is a pattern to past Signal Male Athletes of the Year.
When The Signal first heard about Saugus swimmer Abbey Weitzeil, the young swimmer was barely a freshman.
Valencia High School baseball player Devin Davis got to go deep at a Major League Baseball stadium.
This was the best coached year in the last decade in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The best way to explain how an athlete can qualify as exciting is to define the term - and not simply in a dictionary sense.
It didn't take long to see something special was happening.
We've spent the last two weeks bringing you up to speed on the high, lows, and everything in between of the 2013-2014 athletic year in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The 2013-14 year was an exicting one for West Ranch marked by great individual and team performances.
It's become expected of Valencia athletics to stand among the top of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The school year may be officially over, but the awards continue to trickle in.