Mike Stuart is a Santa Clarita Valley parent who has paid for five of his kids to go to college.
Brian Kernochan returned to his role as a starter and pitched his best game of the season for College of the Canyons on Saturday.
In his first start since leaving the closer role, Kernochan pitched six scoreless, one-hit innings to lead the Cougars to a 7-0 Western State Conference victory over Glendale at COC.
Facing the top team in the Golden State Athletic Conference, the last thing The Master's College baseball team wanted was to play from behind.
The allure of playing NCAA Division I athletics is a dream for many senior athletes.
Some might pity the plight of a No. 16 seed going up against a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
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.
Valencia High graduate Alison Lee has successfully parlayed a stellar junior golf career into an impressive start to her college campaign.
Two different mind-sets, but the same approach.
The Master's College women's basketball team continues to earn national recognition after is successful 2013-14 season, while Mustang golf, track and field and baseball spent the week competing in important competitions.
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.