In a tournament featuring some of the best high school baseball programs in California, the Valencia Vikings were determined not to open with a loss.
West Ranch Wildcats head baseball coach Casey Burrill knows his team is going to have to play small ball in order to win games come the 2014 spring season.
The Santa Clarita Valley has nationwide reach in athletics. A list compiled by The Signal in a collaborative effort with the athletic directors and coaches at local high schools shows that 125 students from the most recent graduating class will be competing with four-year college teams. The list of colleges varies greatly in location, type and prestige, and it shows a wide distribution of student-athletes across the country. Naturally, the majority of the college-bound athletes ...
What started as a small-scale attempt to bring lacrosse to Saugus High School over a decade ago has blossomed into a Santa Clarita Valley-wide growth spurt.
West Ranch looks like it's about to have some company on the lacrosse field. After the Wildcats became the first high school in the Santa Clarita Valley to field a CIF-sanctioned lacrosse program last season, the Valencia Vikings appear set to debut a team of their own in 2014 - and Hart could be right on their heels. Like West Ranch, the Vikings will play as an independent next spring. Hart, which appears just behind ...
The annual summer tune-up has been underway for local high school baseball teams, and Hart and Saugus are near the top of the 2013 Valley Invitational Baseball League standings. With one week remaining before postseason play, Saugus sits in second place, while Hart is in fourth. Of the 22 teams participating, three represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Saugus, Hart and Canyon. Additionally, West Ranch and Valencia are among a group of six schools ...
The issue of cancer research hits home for Foothill League tennis players Sydney Schwartz and Lauren Dam.
The Signal Sports Awards have taken on a different look this season, with the point system being reworked substantially for the first time since its creation in 2005.
California prep coaching legend and former longtime Canyon High football coach Harry Welch is retiring.
The more you dig into the details of the 2012 Saugus girls cross country team, the more remarkable the story becomes.
For the second time this year, Long Beach State has tapped Valencia High School for talent. Outfielder and senior-to-be Chris McCready has verbally committed to the school to play baseball, according to Valencia head coach Jared Snyder. McCready joins Valencia graduate and former College of the Canyons star Alex Bishop, who committed to Long Beach in April. McCready was an All-Foothill League first-teamer and The Signal All-Santa Clarita Valley second-teamer in 2013. Bishop, a sophomore ...
Canyon High senior Drew Wolitarsky could have rested on his athletic year after having one of the greatest seasons for a wide receiver in Santa Clarita Valley history.
Abbey Weitzeil had a lot to live up to during her sophomore campaign at Saugus High School. During her freshman season, she may have been well known before she ever hit the high school water, but there was still a level of unfamiliarity - just how good would she be? She didn't disappoint, dominating the league, winning two Foothill League titles and two CIF-Southern Section Division I crowns. Could she possibly live up to that ...
After completing her sophomore season, Saugus' Samantha Ortega is being compared to some of the great runners who came before her at the school.
It was scoring by committee for Hart High on Saturday as the Indians knocked off Verdugo Hills 73-43 in their first game of the Summer Varsity Tournament hosted at Hart High.
Tuesday's match mattered in multiple ways for the West Ranch Wildcats girls volleyball team.
Despite leading the Foothill League in tackles during the regular season a year ago, Saugus Centurions' linebacker Blake Austin has endured a largely thankless tenure as one of the Santa Clarita Valley's best defensive players due to his lack of elite physical attributes.
Can you spot the difference? You'll have to look closely.
Santa Clarita Christian took a punch to the jaw in the opening quarter against Frazier Mountain.
This game was for the Heritage League championship. Or at least that's how Trinity Classical Academy football head coach Mike Buchanan put it.
It was starting to become a theme for Valencia Vikings football - a sluggish first-half offense gains steam before falling into a rhythm in the second half.
On Friday night at Canyon High, the Canyon Cowboys football team played frustrated and angry while the visiting Saugus Centurions exhibited discipline. And for the better part of the night it appeared that discipline would prevail.
The Hart Indians' offense is known for putting up points in bunches. But against the Golden Valley Grizzlies, both sides of the ball got in the scoring mix.
Valencia and Hart high tennis both took care of business on Thursday and now set up the biggest match of the Foothill League season next Tuesday.
Following the varsity girls race at Thursday's Foothill League cross country meet No. 2 at Central Park, Saugus' Samantha Ortega and her teammates were in a familiar place.
All Foothill League girls volleyball teams are now halfway through the league season.
The Valencia Vikings girls volleyball team is starting to figure out how good it is.
Up two games already and possessing an early lead in the third, Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals sophomore Kylie Brown had a message for her teammates: "Do not let down, let's go!"
After back-to-back losses to the Foothill League's top teams, the West Ranch Wildcats girls tennis team proved its still among the league's upper tier.
In a contest between two teams that were clearly evenly matched, the Valencia Vikings won the battle of endurance.