After all the talk of parity entering Foothill League boys cross country, Saugus showed Wednesday that it's still the team to beat.
The Foothill League's football teams are 9-11.
After a volleyball team loses five seniors from a squad that made it to the CIF-Southern Section Division V-AA semifinals, there's usually a rebuilding period.
To say that Santa Clarita Christian football was shorthanded Saturday would be an understatement.
NEWBURY PARK - Just three games into the 2009 football season, it is easy to see where the Saugus Centurions attention is focused - the Foothill League season.
Thousand Oaks and Canyon each carried an 0-2 record into Friday's contest, but the Lancers proved to be superior by night's end.
PALMDALE - After Valencia defeated Palmdale Friday night 35-14 at Jim Riewer Field, an Antelope Valley radio announcer provided a little more color as he walked off the field.
Cougar Stadium was anticipating a showdown when Hart faced off with Westlake on Friday, a matchup of two CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Top-10 football teams.
CAMARILLO - Golden Valley couldn't get anything going Friday in a 68-0 loss at Camarillo.
West Ranch head coach Sean O'Brien had several goals for his team this year, the most important one being a winning season.
The first two games of the season haven't gone the way Golden Valley would have liked.
But for head coach Andy Campbell, it's all part of taking the program in a new direction.
The West Ranch football team already has a chance to improve on last year's win total when it hosts Beverly Hills tonight at 7 p.m. at Valencia High.
In order to do so, the Wildcats' first-year head coach Sean O'Brien knows the team will lean heavily on a player he calls "Mr. Reliable," aka junior Trevin Manuel.
Fire Department officials called a halt to the Foothill League's first cross country meet of the season Thursday at Central Park after taking four runners to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with symptoms related to heat exhaustion.
Five total patients, whose names were not disclosed, were assisted during and following the completion of the boys and girls freshman-sophomore races, said Station 111 fire Capt. John Mazzocco.
Saugus' football team is looking to rebound from a tough loss last week against Westlake, currently the No. 4-ranked team in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division.
When the Centurions (1-1) face Newbury Park (2-0) tonight, which is the No. 5-ranked team in the same division, Saugus head coach Jason Bornn said one group in particular needs to step it up.
There is a lot of respect for Palmdale High's football program around here.
Hart's win over the Falcons on Sept. 11 was considered to be a pretty big victory.
Valencia High School could only hold off construction of its new turf field for so long.
The Santa Clarita Christian baseball team has to be wondering when it will get a real test this season.
We've sort of neglected the play of Saugus' Braden and Aden combo because of two other great Foothill League stories this year - Golden Valley sophomore Jonathan Kang's ascension to the top of the Foothill League and Hart's displacing six-time champion West Ranch as league champion.
West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.
With all of the Santa Clarita Valley boys tennis teams eliminated from the postseason, it's time to turn our attention to the CIF-Southern Section individual sectionals.
Albert Einstein Academy baseball made sure its first playoff win in school history was a memorable one.
MISSION HILLS - If Foothill League play for Saugus could be broken down into a seven-inning game, it would be a quick start, a lead in the middle and finally close but not enough.
There were the standard handshakes and hugs among players and coaches that normally follow a season-ending loss.
Before anyone at The Signal ever saw Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil swim, we knew she was fast.
There's no way around it, the Saugus Centurions softball team that took the field Tuesday resembled little from the co-Foothill League champions that rolled through most of the regular season.
The Trinity Classical Academy softball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday with its 19-13 loss to visiting Hawthorne Math and Science Academy at Trinity.
With her adrenaline pumping, Santa Clarita Christian sophomore Shelby Boswell felt like she could keep pitching all day long.
Canyon softball ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday, and there simply wasn't much the Cowboys could do about it.
The Vikings fell behind early in Tuesday's CIF-Southern Section first-round matchup with Oxnard High, and their sixth-inning rally fell short in a 5-2 opening-round loss.
It would be hard to imagine the West Ranch softball team getting off to a better start in this year's CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.