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.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
Noah Dent and the Santa Clarita Christian baseball team were simply dominant in the Heritage League this season.
We're going all over the place on this one, so stay with us.
Golden Valley's tremendous golf year has come to an end.
Will boys/men's volleyball ever catch up to the popularity of the sport among females?
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Baseball is as traditional a sport as you get.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang advanced to the CIF/SCGA Regional State Qualifier (or the Southern California championship) with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the CIF-Southern Section Boys Golf Individual Championship.
NORWALK - Winning wasn't the priority on Friday.
This "youth" label kept getting in the way of Santa Clarita Christian baseball considering itself a bona fide CIF-championship caliber team this season.
For Brett Molster, it isn't about setting a record or basking in the glory.
There's only one grueling, high-intensity step to go to reach the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
The boys from West Ranch had one last milestone in them at Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals.