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A season of firsts in Castaic

While Santa Clarita Valley high school varsity football teams are halfway through the preleague schedule, a new freshman team is enjoying a season of firsts.

Cross country runners ready for season

With cross-country season around the corner, Foothill League teams like Canyon are hitting the ground running, literally, proving why they are considered one of the fastest high school teams around at the Hoka One One Postal Nationals at Buena High School on Saturday.

Bauer, Glasnow among SCV products in the pros

Making his MLB debut July 21 against the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants pitcher and The Master’s University alumnus Conner Menez got the nod once again, starting in two games the week before last and again on Sunday.

Using hard work to achieve major dreams

Playing baseball for Hart High School was hard work for Cole Roederer. Outside of the usual practices and games, he put in extra time to do sprints on the field or learn more tedious concepts, like the best angles when playing outfield or how to maximize information from a scouting report.

Life lessons from the field

West Ranch baseball’s Trey Topping enjoys few things more than baseball, school and spending time with his family. Growing up as the older sibling to twin brothers, Liam and Miles, age 12, Trey has embraced the role of big brother serving as the ultimate example of what a role model should encompass.

Catching up with the SCV’s Major Leaguers

Hiura was recalled to the Milwaukee Brewers on June 28 and played in a game against Pittsburgh that night. He was 0-for-4 in the game, but he only picked up momentum from there.

Pfeiffer earns First Team All-CIF nod

When he started at Trinity Classical Academy, Andrew Pfeiffer had never really given pitching much thought. Thanks to his former head coach Tommy Kister, who saw the potential in him,

Catching up with Cash, Strader

Two athletes who are entering their senior year this fall, Tyler Cash of Canyon and Solomon Strader of West Ranch, aren’t taking much of a summer break. Instead of a

A leg up on the competition

Jarrett Reeser loves pressure. In soccer, he’s known as the player who comes up with a big goal late in close games. In football, he aches for game-winning field goal

MMA fighter angling for a shot at UFC

At Batcave Kickboxing in Stevenson Ranch, the topic of conversation switches to fishing. “He likes to fish,” coach German Baltazar said of Israel Galvan, one of his fighters. “And we

Trick riders: the daredevils of horse riding

Performing stunts while riding a horse is a time-honored tradition for some risk-takers. Trick riding has been around for years, and perhaps the most standout examples include a few Santa

Canyon swimmer earns honor for giving back

Canyon High senior swimmer Jordan Krestul knows how to juggle academics, spending time with friends and family and giving back the community — something for which he was recently recognized.

A routine with golden dreams

When Troy Lipis was 2 years old, his dad attached a climbing rope to the top of Troy’s bedroom ceiling. Next to where the rope was attached, there was a

West Ranch’s talented triple threat

Jason Greenwald, For The Signal When West Ranch head coach Casey Burrill constructed his roster before the 2019 baseball season, he knew one thing for certain: He had one of