A graduate of Valencia High School, three-sport athlete Kayla Konrad was named The Signal’s “Female Athlete of the Year.” In her VHS basketball career, she scored 1,897 points — the most in the history of the school’s girls’ basketball program. Last season Kayla averaged 21.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 3.4 assists. She also played volleyball and lacrosse for Valencia. Now she’s headed to the University of California, Davis.
A Hart High School graduate and pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Mike Montgomery pitched the final inning in a 2-1 win over Milwaukee last week. He allowed no runs or hits, registered his third win, and improved his ERA to 3.78 for the season.
Montgomery was a first round draft choice out of high school in 2008. He’s made a Major League name for himself with a save in Game 7 of the World Series, which brought the Cubs their first championship since 1908.
Mike pitched for the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays organization, and was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2015. He then pitched for the Mariners in 2015 and 2016, before being traded in mid-season to the Cubs.