Is it too early to declare a CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion?
Golden Valley's boys cross country team had a breakthrough season last fall.
Fresh off its CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-Man football title in 2008, Santa Clarita Christian School picked up right where it left off with a 61-28 win over Christian Life Academy at Canyon High School Saturday night.
The Cardinals (1-0) were led by their offensive jack-of-all-trades Collin Keoshian, who punched in three rushing touchdowns, reached the end zone twice on scoring receptions and returned an interception for a touchdown.
SIMI VALLEY - Golden Valley debuted the 2009 season with a 36-0 loss against Royal High in Simi Valley.
PASADENA - The Saugus Centurions may not have found the all the answers in a 17-7 win at Pasadena, but at least they passed their first test.
THOUSAND OAKS – You could not ask for much more drama in Valencia's season opener.
With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, West Ranch held a 20-point lead over Lancaster.
With five seconds left in a tie football game, Hart kicker C.J. Reyes lined up the biggest kick of the Indians' still-infant football season. On his mind was only one thing, the jokes made by his holder Blake Borland.
BAKERSFIELD - If the first game of the season is any indication, it looks like the Bakersfield High Drillers have put together another one of those dominant teams.
Expectations are high for the Valencia High football team.
Right out of the gate, the Vikings get their test.
Today, Golden Valley football will begin a new era.
The Grizzlies have a new coach and young players who want to get some game experience together.
West Ranch football is not looking to make excuses.
The drill ended with a whistle, and Saugus offensive line coach Andy Kaminski exhorted his players to keep moving to the next station as the late-summer heat beat down on the field, players and coaches.
The Centurions are looking to duplicate the result of last year's meeting, when they open their season tonight at 7 p.m.. in Pasadena.
Was last week's Hart team the real Hart team?
Maybe we'll get a better indication of who the Indians are when they host Palmdale tonight at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Foothill League football teams can say goodbye to the Northern Division.