Foothill football readies for league season
Reiger Burgin (34) of West Ranch takes the ball to the 1-yard-line after a handoff from quarterback Walker Eget (2) against Nordoff at Valencia High School. West Ranch is one of several Foothill League teams looking to start league play in October with momentum on its side. Dan Watson | The Signal

Foothill football readies for league season

The preleague season is coming to a close for Santa Clarita Valley football teams, and several teams are entering Foothill League play with momentum on their side.

Cross country runners ready for season
Angelee Berganio and Kyle Stevens are two Canyon High runners looking to make their mark this year during cross country season. Courtesy photo (Jacob Velarde)

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.

The Foothill League’s ‘untouchable’ football records
Golden Valley senior Jonathan Kaelin runs the ball in a league matchup with Canyon at Harry Welch Stadium Friday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal

The Foothill League’s ‘untouchable’ football records

Last year, several football records were broken in the Foothill League, most notably the majority of offensive records for West Ranch, which included the single-season and single-game passing and rushing records.

Moore returns to help Indians under center
Hart High alum and former NFL quarterback Matt Moore was set to return to his hometown to coach quarterbacks for the Indians, but is now the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Haley Sawyer

Moore returns to help Indians under center

Moore is in the process of becoming an assistant coach for the Indians, although he’s been observing practices for two days now.

Rising Sun Karate students headed to Pan American Games
Rising Sun Karate students from left, Kevin Stevens, 17, Kieran Tamondong, 17, Sensei Randy Word, Aiden Lewis, 12, and Rachel Lam at Rising Sun Karate in Stevenson Ranch on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Dan Watson/The Signal

Rising Sun Karate students headed to Pan American Games

Karate is more than just breaking boards, as any student at Rising Sun Karate in Stevenson Ranch will tell you. “I get that question every time,” said Kevin Stevens with…

Bauer, Glasnow among SCV products in the pros
Former The Master’s University athlete Conor Menez made his MLB debut last month against the New York Mets. He was one of several SCV alumnus to make a splash this week in Major League baseball. Photo courtesy San Francisco Giants

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
Hart High alum Cole Roederer said coach Jom Ozella taught him valuable lessons that he still uses today, as he works his way up the depth chart as a prospect for the Chicago Cubs. Courtesy South Bend Cubs

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
Trey Topping puts his arms around his younger brother, Liam at West Ranch High School. Cory Rubin/The Signal

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
Valencia baseball alumni Keston Hiura at Valencia High School on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Dan Watson/The Signal

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
Trinity senior Andrew Pfeiffer fires home in a playoff matchup with Gladstone High School at The William S Hart Pony Baseball & Softball Complex Friday afternoon. Cory Rubin/The Signal

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,…

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