This marked a transition year in the life of Saugus girls cross country and track and field distance coach Rene Paragas. On July 10, his wife Jenny gave birth to twins Israel and Emma. Time management became more important. Paragas, arguably the best coach of any kind in the Santa Clarita Valley, had more of a challenge ahead. Saugus girls cross country had won six state championships in a row. However, coming into the ...
Samantha Ortega's running career began at Saugus High School. But at the rate she's going, it will extend far beyond the Santa Clarita Valley. When Ortega joined the junior varsity cross country team at Saugus toward the end of the fall season her freshman year, it was the first time she had run competitively in her life. Long story short, a year later, she was one of the top distance runners in California and ...
For the second straight year, the Legacy Volleyball Club claimed a championship in the 17-year-old division at the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix.
Now that we've given you an idea of how the 2012-2013 athletic seasons played out for each of the Santa Clarita Valley's high school's, it's time to declare our annual Signal Sports Awards winners.
For people craving prep basketball this summer, Hart High is hosting its annual Hart Varsity Summer Games.
Golden Valley athlete James Chevious will try his hand at two sports in 2013-14, just like he did in high school.
Canyon High School filled in some gaps with the hiring of two head coaches and the shifting of another.
Cal-Hi Sports released its annual all-state softball and baseball teams Wednesday and the Santa Clarita Valley was well represented as five Foothill League players earned first- and second-team honors.
Hart High offensive lineman Blake Porter made his college commitment to the University of Northern Arizona this week.
The Santa Clarita Valley will have two host sites and two local prep teams competing in one of the state's most elite baseball tournaments this summer.
For Santa Clarita Christian, the 2012-2013 season can be boiled down to a few teams that carried the program this season.
Trinity Classical Academy finally picked up a plaque. But it wasn't the one the school was hoping for. After losing 47-40 to Rio Hondo Prep in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI championship game on March 2 in Santa Ana, the Knights collected the runner-up plaque. Their faces said it all. Dissatisfaction. For a sports program that has been building and building toward a CIF title, this was a hard pill to swallow. However, it marked ...
The sort of energy that was felt inside the West Ranch High gymnasium during January and February was unlike anything seen in the Santa Clarita Valley in recent years. With an electrifying basketball team on the court that featured two of the most talented players this valley has ever seen, West Ranch High was the place to be in the Santa Clarita Valley. It was a party every Tuesday and Friday inside a gym ...
At the end of the night there was only one Santa Clarita Valley team left standing at the Saugus Under the Lights tournament, and it was not the team many people were expecting.
It's starting to get redundant, but through the first day of the Saugus Under the Lights passing tournament, Hart High proved that it is the class of the Santa Clarita Valley seven-on-seven circuit.
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.