This is the new Valencia boys basketball. It's a smaller, quicker, grittier group than in year's past. Most importantly, the Vikings play as a team, as they did in Tuesday night's 55-50 Foothill League-opening win over Saugus at Valencia High. "You can't just guard one guy," said Valencia head coach Rocket Collins. "It's easy when you have one guy, and (opponents) key on him. It is a little bit better now." Gone are the days ...
The way West Ranch describes it is that the Wildcats were just more battle tested going into the Foothill League boys basketball opener against Hart at Hart High on Tuesday.
A series of happenings lead us to tonight's Foothill League boys basketball openers. Things that make us believe this could be a season to remember for a long time. Nothing was bigger than a basket that didn't even count. On Dec. 6, arguably the Foothill League's most dominant force ever Ako Kaluna shattered a backboard at Santa Monica High on a dunk after a whistle in a preleague tournament. It was the moment where West ...
It's not as if it's random chance that all the pieces have fallen in place for West Ranch basketball.
Saugus girls soccer is used to setting new benchmarks for the next year's squad to eclipse.
Last year may not have played out quite like Saugus' perfect 10-0 league run the previous season, but it sure ended in familiar fashion.
There is this growing notion throughout the Foothill League that the best team over the last three years in the Santa Clarita Valley has some competition this season.
By Cary Osborne Signal Sports Editor T here are few local prep athletes who glow as much as Canyon senior basketball player Jaya Schultz. Her smile is bright, her voice is enthusiastic and her outlook for her team is always optimistic. And why shouldn't it be? The four-year varsity veteran plays for the best basketball team in the Santa Clarita Valley over the last four years. She is one of the area's best basketball ...
It was only when he spent some time away from soccer that Justice Rodrigues realized how much the sport meant to him.
The Foothill League championship has been decided on the final day of league play two years in a row in boys soccer.
Golden Valley senior running back Leon Jacobs has changed direction. Jacobs has decommitted from Fresno State after accepting a scholarship offer in December. "I feel like I want to open up my options to different options. A lot of schools have contacted me. I want to feel for my future I really want to go in depth (in my search)," Jacobs said. Fresno State recruited the 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound athlete as a linebacker. Jacobs figures to ...
We asked all season long. How does one go from average to extraordinary? Everyone, even the subject of the question was basic about the answer. Opportunity, tools and confidence. Those three things took Sean Murphy from a very average 2011 to a very extraordinary 2012. The Valencia High quarterback passed for 3,936 yards and a school record 38 touchdowns to 14 interceptions, and led the Vikings to their fourth straight Foothill League title and fourth ...
When Jamie Corr came to Hart High in 2009, it was easy to overlook her. She was among the greatest assemblage of girls golfers on one team in Santa Clarita Valley history and the freshman was the fifth best golfer on the squad. But on the other hand, there was one thing that couldn't be overlooked. She would have been the best golfer on four of the five other teams in the Foothill League. Then ...
At the end of the Foothill League season, there was legitimate debate about who could be considered The Signal's All-Santa Clarita Valley Male Runner of the Year.
There was zero hesitation in his voice and almost an excitement to say it. Saugus High girls cross country coach Rene Paragas said after the Centurions won the CIF-Southern Section Division II championship on Nov. 17 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut that sophomore Samantha Ortega was the next great Saugus cross country runner. Then he mentioned two other names that she is in the company of - Shannon Murakami and Kaylin Mahoney. For ...
On March 21, James Chevious experienced his first Foothill League win as a Golden Valley Grizzly.
If you find yourself in first place of the Foothill League, take note.
A sign of a good team is its ability to withstand adversity.
After watching Valencia's top starting pitcher J.D. Busfield pitch the Vikings back into a share of first place in the Foothill League standings on Wednesday, it was time for West Ranch's ace to respond.
Entering the final event of the day, the Golden Valley boys track and field team trailed Canyon by five points and needed a win in the 4x400-meter relay to salvage a tie.
It's been a rough start to Foothill League play for the preleague favorite Saugus Centurions, who entered Thursday's game with the Canyon Cowboys at 1-2 in league.
Hart and Valencia boys tennis both took care of business on Thursday.
After suffering a heart-breaking loss to West Ranch in the previous match, the Hart Indians boys volleyball beat the Saugus Centurions 3-0 Thursday at Hart High School.
What was supposed to be a significant battle between the reigning champion Hart boys and up-and-coming Valencia turned out to be on the anticlimactic side.
It's funny what one Foothill League victory can do.
J.D. Busfield just put Valencia Vikings baseball back in first place.
West Ranch senior side-slinging pitcher Cody Bennett has verbally committed to Sonoma State University, according to West Ranch Wildcats head coach Casey Burrill.
Five days after the dual track and field meet began between the Canyon Cowboys and Saugus Centurions girls teams, Saugus came from behind to win 69-67 on Tuesday at Saugus High School.