West Ranch and Canyon each finished 2-1 in a four-team round-robin passing league Thursday evening at Harry Welch Stadium.
Even if Valencia senior Aly Drake didn't play soccer, she would merit serious consideration as The Signal's 2008-09 Female Athlete of the Year.
In a year where many thought Valencia softball could be vulnerable entering Foothill League play, the arm of Carly Mortensen proved to be invaluable to the Vikings.
Hart and Valencia each fell in the semifinals of the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 Passing Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Golden Valley High School's lack of athletic success has been noted ad nauseam.
Over the last eight months, The Signal sports section has tried to recapture certain elements of the past.
Hart and Valencia dominated pool play to begin the 2009 College of the Canyons/Hart 7 on 7 passing tournament, as both schools went 4-0 Monday afternoon at Cougar Stadium.
Local golf businessman Ross Bradder, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, has started a youth golf training academy.
Not one, but two members of the Lopes family have been announced as invitees to USA Baseball teams.
Three local soccer players participated in this past weekend's U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Playoffs.
It was a year of firsts for West Ranch athletics.
The Wildcats picked up their first playoff wins in baseball and boys tennis, while Jake Bernards became the first athlete in school history to get a full scholarship to a Division I school.
The talent in Valencia's athletic program is widespread.
The Foothill League advanced a trio of teams in the Champions Bracket of the Under the Lights Passing Tournament Saturday at Central Park in Saugus.
Four Foothill League teams participated Friday at Central Park in the Saugus Under the Lights Passing Tournament with a trio winning their first two games.
There was a lot to be excited about in 2008-09 at The Master's College.
Just when it appeared the ghosts of the Valencia's postseason past were looming over Valencia High on Friday, the fears of the Viking faithful were abruptly put to rest.
The end of the era could have been at the plate with Nick Valaika up in the bottom of the seventh inning and his Hart Indians down six runs to Orange Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs on Friday.
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.