School is back in session starting Thursday for the six public high schools in town. That means the start of the 2013-14 sports season is coming soon, as well. Each year, new athletes emerge as stars and the season's top stories unfold. Based on last year's results and this year's projections, here is The Signal's quick preview of the key points in every Foothill League sport. Fall season Cross Country There's no reason to ...
The Golden Valley football program has been led by a pair of standout running backs the past two seasons in Earl Johnson in 2011 and Leon Jacobs in 2012.
This is the part of the football year where things are graded on paper and not the field being that we are still three weeks from the start of prep football season.
The administration at West Ranch High School may have stayed in house when selecting former JV and freshman football coach Jan Miller as the new head coach of the varsity team, but in doing so, the Wildcats have made a big change to the culture of their program.
The Hart High football team doesn't have many holes to fill on the offensive side of the ball during its preseason camp.
As of today, there is a quarterback competition at Valencia High School, with senior Jake Wallace holding the lead over sophomore Cole Parkinson.
The back end of Saugus' defense took its lumps last year, and the players have no problem admitting it.
Several local swimmers are set to compete at the 2013 Speedo Junior National Championships this week in Irvine.
Some consider this the real start to football season. For the first time in 2013, local high school football teams are strapping on pads and running full speed practices. All across town high schools are opening up fall camp, which is essentially the final segment of the offseason. Teams like the four-time defending Foothill League champion Valencia Vikings officially start practice today. "There is an excitement to get back going and get the things rolling ...
The second annual Foothill Invitational concluded Sunday at venues around the Santa Clarita Valley, and while the teams are far from set at the varsity level, the tournament served as an opportunity for coaches to learn a little more about their prospective teams entering the fall season. "It's a really good time of the year in terms of West Ranch goes and the way we run things," said West Ranch head coach Garret Maxwell. "It's ...
Hart High first baseman and junior-to-be Austin Russ has verbally committed to USC, according to Hart head coach Jim Ozella. Russ batted .254 with a home run and 12 RBIs last season in his first varsity year. "He's got a high upside," Ozella said. "He's a left-handed hitter who's shown power, shown improving athleticism, arm's getting better and better. He made dramatic improvements at the end of spring. We talked about becoming more athletic. I ...
The Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament is the first opportunity for Canyon High and new head coach Brian Ingio to look for leaders to step up on the team and to evaluate a new group of faces. Not too much about this Canyon team will resemble the team that finished 13-15-1 at the end of the 2012 season. Former head coach Brandon Johnson has stepped down and the Cowboys have welcomed back Ingio who ...
With neither team's varsity roster set, it would be foolish to read too much into Friday afternoon's Foothill Invitational matchup between the West Ranch Wildcats and Hart Indians on Friday at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. But there were certainly a few takeaways worth noting in the Wildcats 25-22, 25-20 win. West Ranch's Alexis Clewis, one of, if not the, favorite to win the Foothill League Player of the Year award entering the fall, ...
The Valley Invitational Baseball League season came to an end on Tuesday night, with Hart High taking the crown over Foothill League rival Saugus 8-4 at Birmingham High School.
For Saugus, the Foothill Invitational girls volleyball tournament is a chance to see which players can best handle live competition.
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.
Two Santa Clarita Valley prep football teams can exhale.
Only one Foothill League girls volleyball team gets to play at home in the first round of the CIF-Southern Division IA playoffs.
Canyon head football coach Rich Gutierrez met with a pastor friend of his on Monday at Starbucks.
The Saugus Centurions football team not only wanted to make a statement to their opponent on Friday night, but do everything it could to boost its resume for a potential playoff spot.