High school sports is growing.
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.
Just a couple of months removed from its Foothill League championship baseball season, Hart is well on its way to replacing, adding and bolstering its talented roster.
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.