The Santa Clarita Valley is renowned for its football and baseball history. Other sports, like basketball and volleyball, are becoming more popular each year.
From July 30 through Aug. 8, the Signal sports department published a series that focused on the emotions of sports.
Randy Smith is busy enough as head coach of the West Ranch High girls basketball team. He used to coach the cross country and track and field teams, too.
No one involved in sports knows when the day will come when they'll have to wave goodbye to the world of competitive athletics.
With professional athletes, there's this higher state of mental focus.
What's greater than the physical pain of injuries?
It was the summer of 1955.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
The utter bliss that an athlete feels after winning an important contest can be unlike any other emotion in sports and can provide a person with their most fond memories.
The countless hours of training.
Life's high points are sweet, and they are often sweetened by trials and tribulations.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Devante Smith-Pelly scored two goals 1:23 apart in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Gibson made 28 saves in his dynamic NHL playoff debut, captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks evened their second-round playoff series with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Once they got Matt Cain out of the game, Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Francisco Giants' stellar bullpen.
The NFL regular season just got a little more interesting in the Vereen household on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder outplayed the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for a 118-112 victory Friday night and a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
NEW YORK (AP) - For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn't wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, MVP Kevin Durant fell one assist short and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-101 on Wednesday night to tie their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Tuesday night for just their second victory in seven games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Clayton Kershaw admitted he was nervous about making his first start in six weeks.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.
MIAMI (AP) - Just up from Triple-A and matched against one of baseball's best pitchers, Stephen Fife kept the game close.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.