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) - Teemu Selanne followed Paul Kariya's instructions and got dirty to end his 19-game goal drought.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks were coming off an ugly loss, and they had the surging Los Angeles Kings coming to town for a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This was more like the Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers are accustomed to seeing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Paul had 38 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers shared the ball impeccably Saturday night as they wrapped up a tougher-than-it-should've-been East Coast road trip with a 113-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
OTTAWA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' fast start was too much for the Ottawa Senators.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three games into his comeback from injury, Kobe Bryant remains a work in progress for the Los Angeles Lakers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
MONTREAL (AP) - Rookie Martin Jones is already making Los Angeles Kings' history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, keeping Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lob City is undergoing renovations.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Corey Perry scored two goals and captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12 games in the Anaheim Ducks' 5-2 victory over the spiraling New York Islanders on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.