Somehow, the two-time defending Foothill League champion West Ranch boys soccer team found a way to play the underdog card.
The Valencia girls soccer had a golden opportunity to start the Foothill League season with a momentum-building win over three-time defending league champion Saugus on Tuesday afternoon at Saugus High in both teams league openers.
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 ...
Decisions, decisions, decisions and decisions.
The Hart Indians had to do something to stop the oncoming locomotive that is Valencia Vikings boys tennis.
The Saugus Centurions looked determined to put the West Ranch Wildcats title celebration on hold for at least one more game.
Former Hart High pitcher Zachary Hanks has officially committed to play baseball at New Mexico State University next season. The senior will receive a scholarship to play for the college.
Saugus High senior and Canyons aquatics swimmer Tara Olson will continue her swimming career in college next season.
Veteran Santa Clarita Valley basketball coach Greg Hayes' scheduled return trip to North Korea this summer has been canceled, he told The Signal this week.
Five years, 133 games, 486 runs.
For the second time in a week, a West Ranch baseball player has committed to Sonoma State University.
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.