The fall sports season is barely a month old, but already College of the Canyons Athletics is making noise - both in the standings and in the community - thanks to the contributions of some very talented student-athletes with Santa Clarita Valley roots.
In a week where the golf, volleyball and soccer teams of The Master's College squared off against some of the top teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference, the Mustangs posted results that turned heads on the national level.
Driving with a chance to tie the score in the final minute of regulation, the College of the Canyons Cougars appeared primed for theatrics.
A fractured foot has kept University of California Berkeley running back Jeffrey Coprich off the field to this point in the 2014 college football season. It has not, however, kept the West Ranch High graduate from receiving high praise.
The Master's College women's head volleyball coach Allan Vince downplays any extra expectations put on his Mustangs, despite back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013 - the first two in school history.
After a relatively quiet week, The Master's College's Karis Frankian made some noise Saturday morning at TMC's third-annual cross country meet - The Mustang Challenge - located at Central Park.
Everyone has a story about when they first saw Cory McManus. He's heard them all before.
SANTA ANA - The College of the Canyons football team stunned Santa Ana College with a pair of momentum-grabbing touchdowns in a 64-second span midway through the first half.
In a rare week where all of the competing The Master's College teams were faced with road contests, the Mustangs had plenty of opportunities to make a statement to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics that they belong among the nation's best.
GLENDORA - It was last man standing in a mistake-riddled, non-conference football matchup between College of the Canyons and Citrus College on Saturday night.
After one of its most successful overall athletics seasons on record in 2013-14, College of the Canyons was given the Western State Conference Supremacy Award.
What a difference a week makes.
The cross country program at College of the Canyons may as well be a Santa Clarita Valley all-star team.
It's been a difficult couple of weeks for the College of the Canyons football team, culminating in a lopsided loss to Mt. San Antonio College in the season opener Saturday night at Cougar Stadium.
PASADENA (AP) - Brett Hundley passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns, Paul Perkins rushed for two scores and No. 11 UCLA survived a fourth-quarter scare for a 42-35 victory over Memphis on Saturday night.
Nothing about Collin Keoshian's college career has been conventional.
It was another exciting year for The Master's College Athletic Department. Across the board, the student-athletes of TMC produced some of the most memorable moments in school history.
The College of the Canyons men's basketball team departed for Santa Rosa on a weekend business trip as a .500 team without a defining victory.
At the conclusion of the 2014 fall sports season, The Master's College Mustangs rank ninth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, the list of the nation's best NAIA athletic programs.
College of the Canyons was the most successful community college cross country program in California this year.
At this time last year, College of the Canyons football players had zero offers to play at the next level.
It's hard to imagine a more exciting three days for The Master's College women's basketball team.
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team started the weekend with a milestone victory and then saw it end with an agonizing defeat, as the Cougars posted back-to-back wins before eventually losing in the championship game of the 15th annual Moorpark College Classic
What a week it has been for The Master's College women's basketball team.
The Master's College men's basketball team's woes continue, but it's not for a lack of trying.
College of the Canyons women's and men's soccer teams received a slew of all-conference honors this week with the biggest coming in the form of a Player of the Year nod for one Cougar.
Only two days after a buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave The Master's College women's basketball team a dramatic win over National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics No. 11-ranked Westmont, the Mustangs were right back in the fire against NAIA No. 3 Vanguard.
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team helped give one of the most successful coaches in Santa Clarita Valley history a milestone victory.
For most teams, college football season is over.
When Greg Herrick leads the College of the Canyons women's basketball team into action on Friday, he will do so with an opportunity to enhance his already impressive resume simply by doing something his teams have already done 499 times.