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Haley Sawyer

Sports Editor, Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Award-winning sports journalist devoted to finding the human element in all athletics in both a written and visual way.

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Santa Clarita Valley Signal
10/05/2018
Seymour scores two as Valencia football defeats Hart

Usually, Valencia's Ben Seymour lines up on defense at the linebacker position. But on Friday against Hart, he found himself on offense in the crosshairs of a screen pass from quarterback Davis Cop. It was an identical play to what the Vikings had attempted years ago, the only difference was that Jake Solley, a 2012 Valencia grad who died a week ago, was the intended receiver.

Santa Clarita Valley Signal
04/04/2019
Lack of mercy rule a benefit for Foothill League baseball

In late March, West Ranch baseball had mounted an 11-0 lead over Golden Valley by the fifth inning. But the Grizzlies, who weren't ready to roll over, struck back and scored eight runs from the bottom of the fifth inning to the seventh inning, creating a drastically different outcome than what most expected.

Santa Clarita Valley Signal
08/31/2017
Army veteran provides leadership for COC football

Kjell Perry has served in the United States Army. He spent nearly a year in Afghanistan as a medic. He's seen death and saved lives. But he was nervous when he first walked into the College of the Canyons football offices. "(The coaches) were all sitting in their circle talking," Perry says.

Santa Clarita Valley Signal
07/22/2017
71-year old powerlifter from Saugus wins international gold

Sue Albert sits in the front of Results Fitness in Newhall, near the smoothie bar, after an evidently exhausting workout. As an employee fires up a blender, she purses her lips and explains how the smoothies she drinks taste like hay. Albert doesn't get normal smoothies. Because she's not a normal gym-goer.

Sporting News
05/18/2016
NFL players hope to start 'revolution' in favor of medical marijuana

Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe never thought about marijuana as medicine. He simply went about the routine of the seemingly invincible professional football player: If he was in pain, he took prescribed painkillers. But as Monroe became more and more concerned about the potential negatives - such as addiction and accidental overdose - he began to research marijuana as an alternative.

Sporting News
Dirk Nowitzki's got nothing on these oldest-player records

Old guys rule. Or, in pro sports parlance, "veterans" rule. They're often the unsung heroes, the ones who keep things from falling apart when the pressure is on or the anchor when the rest of the team is entering uncharted territory.

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