Ever since opening in 2004, Golden Valley High School has faced an uphill battle in athletics. Not only was the program trying to get off the ground, it was going up against distinguished programs across the Santa Clarita Valley.
General opinion held that Golden Valley couldn't be a winner, that the odds were stacked too tall.
What do you call a year like Canyon had in 2008-09?
It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Swimming may look easy, but that is because Hart senior Jordan Danny makes it look that way.
Five Foothill League athletes earned All-CIF first team honors in baseball, softball and boys volleyball this week.
Everything slows down.
Valencia had won 72 consecutive matches entering this season, claiming eight straight Foothill League titles in the process.
When the Foothill League season opened, youth was the main concern for Valencia boys tennis.
West Ranch's boys tennis program has developed as its top player Jordan Hovis has.
Golfers Max Homa and J.J. Holen gave us a lot to be indecisive about.
Both are excellent golfers, there is no doubt.
Aly Drake runs fast. And she learns fast.
When her junior season ended, a CIF state title in the 800-meter run was the furthest thing from her mind.
Supporters of Daniel Swarbrick wore t-shirts to the CIF State Track and Field Championships that read, "Veni, vidi, vici."
Translated from Latin, it means, "I came, I saw, I conquered."
Christian Lopes invoked the sort of conversation reserved for professional athletes.
At a time when most teenagers are either working a summer job or relaxing by a pool, Trevor Fredrickson made a career move.
The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft began Tuesday, and although no local products were taken on the first day, the Santa Clarita Valley has had its fair share of talent drafted over the past couple years. This valley has seen plenty of local products crack the lineups and rotations of teams all over the minor leagues. Here is a look at the progress some are making in their efforts to reach the majors:
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.