An ode to the Dodgers’ voice on his 90th birthday
Jennifer O'Shea's father, Jerry Blount, recently met Vin Scully, the Dodgers' broadcasting legend, at a meet and greet. His daughter, Jennifer, a TMU professor and Signal contributor, shared the impact Scully had with many fans beyond the game, in honor of Scully's 90th birthday.

An ode to the Dodgers’ voice on his 90th birthday

By Jennifer O'Shea For The Signal They say a game of baseball contains 18 minutes of actual game play -- not a lot  considering the average length of a Major…

Hart infielder overcomes injuries to earn All-American honor
Hart's Brooke Marquez (3) throws to first base for an out during the CIF- Southern Section Division 3 championship game against Murietta Mesa in Irvine June 3, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Hart infielder overcomes injuries to earn All-American honor

The injuries hurt. The injuries were frustrating. The injuries kept Hart High’s Brooke Marquez out of roughly 11 games this season. A broken wrist and a broken thumb, however, couldn’t…

More Than an Athlete: Einstein’s Briana Garden
Albert Einstein Academy’s Briana Garden credits her involvement in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets with helping her out on the softball field. She says that the training she received at Camp Pendleton taught her about working as a cohesive unit. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

More Than an Athlete: Einstein’s Briana Garden

Two years ago, at her first training session as a U.S. Naval Sea Cadet in Camp Pendleton, Briana Garden was introduced to “the playground.” “They call it the playground,” Garden,…

All-CIF softball teams released
Valencia's Shea O'Leary (19) throws a pitch during a CIF-Southern Section playoff softball game against Great Oak on May 18. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

All-CIF softball teams released

The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF softball teams on Monday. Here are the Santa Clarita Valley players who were honored: Division 1 Saugus' Cassidy FitzGerald Valencia's Shea O'Leary Division 3…

All-Foothill League softball teams announced
Valencia's Ally Shipman was recently named a MaxPreps Preseason All-American. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

All-Foothill League softball teams announced

Player of the Year: Ally Shipman, Jr., Valencia Pitcher of the Year: Shea O'Leary, Jr., Valencia First team Noel Dominguez, Jr.,  Valencia Kelia Paragas,  Jr., Valencia Kyla Hardy,  Jr.,  Valencia…

Coach’s Corner: Hart softball’s Steve Calendo
Hart High softball coach Steve Calendo has his Indians on the cusp of the school's first softball CIF title. Signal file photo

Coach’s Corner: Hart softball’s Steve Calendo

  Hart High softball’s Steve Calendo wanted nothing to do with The Signal’s Coach’s Corner. In his mind, the players should have a corner on all attention leading up to…

Day, time released for Hart softball final
The Hart varsity softball team high-fives between plays during a CIF-Southern Section semi final softball game against Ayala High School of Chino Hills on Monday, May 30, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Day, time released for Hart softball final

The way Hart High softball’s been playing, it probably wished the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 final was Wednesday, one day after pulling off its second straight walk-off win in a…

Hart softball finds playoff swagger ahead of quarterfinal
Hart's Abby Cunningham (88) takes her at-bat during a CIF-Southern Section playoff game against Paraclete on Tuesday. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Hart softball finds playoff swagger ahead of quarterfinal

Before Hart High softball players had time to roll up the portable fence at Newhall Park on Tuesday, something had become clear. You could feel it when Arianna Ramos and…

Hart softball hosts 2-time-defending CIF champs today
Hart's Andrea Cespedes (2) catches a fly ball in the outfield during a softball game at Golden Valley on April 25. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Hart softball hosts 2-time-defending CIF champs today

You’d think, maybe, that Hart softball’s playoff road would ease up a little after it knocked off the bracket’s No. 2 seed in the first round. It didn’t. The Indians…

SCV products take part in NCAA D1 softball regionals
West Ranch grad Jessie Harper swings at the ball during Arizona's win over Texas at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics

SCV products take part in NCAA D1 softball regionals

Here’s an idea of the kind of impact Santa Clarita Valley products are having in NCAA Division 1 softball: Five play key roles on teams that are hosting a regional.…

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