As the spring seasons come to a close, colleges are already filling up rosters for next year.
The second time around can sometimes be even sweeter.
The Master's College men's golf team finished tied for 12th place at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championships.
DANA POINT - After the usual postgame team meeting in left field, Valencia baseball coaches and most of the players walked back to the dugout like they always do.
The kind of season Kevin Anderson is having warrants an explanation.
Often times, the CIF-Southern Section boys tennis Individual tournament simply comes down to draws.
Playing in the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series for the first time in school history, The Master's College baseball finished just the way it did the regular season - with an even .500 record.
It had the offensive production. It had the pitching. But Trinity Classical Academy softball fell just short of its first-ever playoff victory.
Haley Hineman had been asked to lay down a bunt several times before this season.
Just about every Trinity Classical Academy sport competed in its first varsity season during the 2010-11 school year and made strides, including baseball.
When Lonnie Jackson first took the court for Valencia basketball, he was told he had little chance to gain any significant recognition for his talents outside of the Santa Clarita Valley.
IRVINE - For a program like Valencia boys volleyball, watching a season come to an end in any match other than a CIF championship is a disappointment.
All it takes is a couple of points and it can all come tumbling down.
It sounded easy enough on paper.
Hart boys volleyball would have had to play nearly perfect to beat the top seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs.
SANTA ANA - Trinity Classical Academy sophomore Ian Caddow said he hadn't felt fully healthy all season long.
A picture hangs on the wall of James Mosley's office at Santa Clarita Christian School recognizing the school's 2009-10 boys basketball team.
Even with the magnitude of its upcoming game, Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball can't consider this a David vs. Goliath situation.
ANAHEIM - Don't expect the Canyon boys basketball team to say they were just happy to be here.
The Hart High boys soccer team advanced to the CIF quarterfinals only twice since 1983.
It's a perfect contrast.
The Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer team beat Tarbut V'Torah 4-0 on Saturday night in a CIF-Southern Section Division VII quarterfinal game at College of the Canyons.
The Master's College women's basketball is right where it wants to be at this point in the season.
At this point in the playoffs, nothing comes easy.
Nothing was going to get in the way of the Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team against the Laguna Blanca Owls of Santa Barbara in the CIF-Southern Section Division VI semifinals.
This year, Santa Clarita Christian girls soccer has put together the ideal formula.
While showing off her scrapes and bruises collected during the soccer game she just played, Hart senior Destinney Duron summed it up nicely.
It doesn't seem like anything can faze this Hart High boys soccer team.
As historical wins go, this one won't go into the ultra-dramatic category.
Even in the good years, College of the Canyons baseball takes a little bit of time to hit its stride.