Success or failure?
That's the question still lingering in the air above Cougar Stadium like a lofty, end-over-end punt as the College of the Canyons football team runs through spring drills in preparation for the 2009 campaign.
It was almost as if Lauren Rose and Ashley Imperial were cans of lima beans, positioned deep in the cupboard behind the cookies.
Alyssa Ishibashi is not physically intimidating.
But as a sophomore with North Carolina State softball, the compact second baseman is finding her power.
Eric Blackwell and Tim Woodward may have taken different paths to get to their senior seasons at The Master's College, but they both are focused on one thing - balance.
The Mustangs' ace and top power source at the plate have utilized a balanced approach on the field and in life to become leading forces on the NAIA's 27th ranked baseball team.
The Master's College showed what it is capable of Saturday in the second game of a double header versus NAIA third-ranked Point Loma Nazarene.
Trevor Bauer's almost unbelievable ascension continues.
In four years, Ashlee Trebilcock made three trips to a CIF-Southern Section championship game. She was lauded as one of the greatest female basketball players to ever come out of the Santa Clarita Valley.
For Mayte Razo, boxing has been a way to mold her body, mind and life.
After a season of transition during head coach John Wissmath's first year at the helm of College of the Canyons softball, the Cougars know one thing is for certain with three games left in their Western State Conference season.
The College of the Canyons baseball team gave up eight home runs, four in the ninth inning, in a 20-3 loss to Southern California's top-ranked team, visiting Orange Coast College on Friday.
The Master's College that has seen its ups and downs this season, but as the Mustangs (25-12, 15-9) head into the final stretch of its Golden State Athletic Conference season, there are several reasons for The Master's to be confident that its stretch run will produce another playoff contender.
After opening the GSAC season 11-2, the Mustangs hit tough times, losing seven of 11 and dropping to fourth place in their division.
The College of the Canyons baseball team found itself in a familiar situation Thursday.
Pete Goeman is far from the average college student, and it's not only his lofty batting average that sets him apart from the pack.
This season, University of California, Irvine junior infielder Casey Stevenson did something he had not done in years.
In five seasons, he played for five different coaches - three a Saugus, one at the College of the Canyons and another at the UC Irvine.
The Master's College baseball team scored its eighth league win to maintain its spot atop the Golden State Athletic Conference in dramatic fashion Wednesday.
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.