How does a hockey team make up for a disappointing showing at the national championship tournament?
Don't count out The Master's College baseball team.
Over the weekend, the College of the Canyons baseball team lost to Los Angeles Valley College in the bottom of the ninth inning in both teams' Western State Conference opener.
In baseball, the No. 4 spot in the batting order has been home to many of the best hitters at all levels.
Two junior soccer players just had a big weight taken off their shoulders.
According to College of the Canyons women's head basketball coach Greg Herrick, this is the most important time of the year.
And both Cougar hoops teams are entrenched in it.
After rough seasons that saw The Master's College's men's and women's basketball teams fall short of national-tournament aspirations, both squads are already gearing up for next year.
Both teams fell in the quarterfinals of their respective Golden State Athletic Conference's postseason tournaments - the men's team lost 80-56 at Azusa Pacific on March 1, and the women's team fell 81-56 to Biola in La Mirada on March 3.
The rain delayed The Master's College baseball team on Saturday, but the Mustangs' defense held off Vanguard College for a 3-2 win at Reese Field.
The College of the Canyons baseball team may have unlimited potential with its swing.
College of the Canyons baseball had only played two games in 15 days leading up to its meeting with Allan Hancock College.
In both of those contests, the Cougars won in the final innings.
AZUSA - The Master's College men's basketball team found out just how hard it is to beat a squad three times in a season on Thursday in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament.
Despite two previous wins, the Mustangs' woes on offense resulted in an 80-56 loss to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa.
Through 18 years and 12 Western State Conference titles, College of the Canyons head women's basketball coach Greg Herrick has churned out some of the state's best players.
Most of them have been point guards.
The Master's College senior forward Dean Hadley has one goal for tonight's game against Azusa Pacific University in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Tournament.
It's just not what one might think.
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team has been overcoming a slow start all season.
But on Saturday, the Cougars couldn't get past an early double-digit deficit and fell 68-66 to Los Angeles Trade Tech College in the first round of the Southern California Regionals for the California Community College Athletic Association.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Arizona spent eight weeks as the nation's top-ranked team and ran off 21 straight victories.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.
It was a short, but impactful, week in The Master's College Athletic Department. The women's basketball team prematurely ended its season in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament on Wednesday, while Mustangs baseball struggled to hold onto first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference in its series against San Diego Christian College.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It took a program stocked with NBA prospects to finally end Wichita State's perfect run.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert, held scoreless in the first half, hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse to earn a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time in three decades.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jordan Adams had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Norman Powell scored 15 points in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling the NCAA tournament head coaching debut of Danny Manning.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Lawrence Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force overtime and freshman Carlin Dupree scored four points in the final 75 seconds for No. 12 seed North Dakota State.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why stop at one?
For the second year in a row, The Master's College women's basketball team entered the national tournament with high hopes only to see them come crashing down much earlier than expected.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Golden Valley graduate and Minnesota senior guard Maverick Ahanmisi scored a career-high 21 points, and Minnesota moved on in the National Invitation Tournament with an 88-81 victory over High Point on Tuesday.
Even though last week was spring break at The Master's College, the Mustangs were hard at work setting new personal bests on the track, playing for conference tournament titles on the basketball court, and taking on conference rivals on the baseball diamond.
It was only a routine summer league high school basketball tournament, but Megan Lindsley wasn't letting up a bit.
The surprises start right at the top of the NCAA tournament bracket: Virginia is a No. 1 seed.