In his first crack at a national championship this spring, The Master's College senior John Gilbertson came up a few seconds short.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of columns by The Master's College baseball player Mason Nesbitt who will be filing stories from Lewiston, Idaho - the site of the NAIA World Series. Nesbitt, who played baseball until his sophomore year for TMC, was asked to return to the Mustangs out of need. At the time, he was a contributing baseball writer with The Signal.
When A.J. Work last left Idaho as a high school baseball player, he was just a wide-eyed kid trying to figure out how he was going to compete with the "big boys."
There is a fresh coat of paint on the walls of the College of the Canyons football office, Cougar blue at the foundation and a steel-like, industrial gray rising above.
College of the Canyons athletic teams wrapped up their seasons last week and saved the best for last.
We're down to two sports still competing for The Master's College.
One year later, Tim White wasn't going to let anyone get in his way of a state championship.
College of the Canyons golf head coach Gary Peterson still vividly remembers when his men's golf team won its first state championship 20 years ago.
College of the Canyons saw two sports seasons come to a close last week and a few more are ready to wrap up this week. The men's track and field and men's golf teams have legitimate chances to bring COC's first state championship of the 2012-13 school year home.
It isn't the kind of repeat College of the Canyons softball was looking for.
Everything seemed to be set up perfectly for College of the Canyons baseball.
Once again, College of the Canyons softball is one win away from making the state finals.
Waiting anxiously, the final strike could not come soon enough for The Master's College baseball players, coaches and faithful.
The College of the Canyons Cougars baseball team couldn't find an answer for Saddleback College Gauchos pitcher Evan Manarino on Friday.
The Master's College Mustangs pitching staff has been downright dominate during the final stretch of the season.
STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost their case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with an 83-74 victory over No. 23 UCLA on Saturday.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys soccer team had its share of highlights this season.
Last week, women's basketball split its two Golden State Athletic Conference games, while men's basketball bagged two victories over NAIA Top 25 teams. Meanwhile, baseball remains undefeated at home after sweeping GSAC rival Vanguard University.
The Master's College baseball team posted arguably the most successful season in program history in 2013.
In its first event of 2014, The Master's College golf team returned to play last Monday and Tuesday by placing third overall with a combined team score of 895 (305-299-291) at the CSU San Marcos Spring Invitational.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 ½ minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-73 victory on Saturday night.
The College of the Canyons men's basketball team likely entered its home matchup with Santa Barbara City College confident that it could handle the lowly 1-16 Vaqueros.
Late in Wednesday's matchup between the College of the Cougars and Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros women's basketball teams, COC point guard Shawn Kolani had the ball in her hands with the game on the line.
Last week, The Master's College saw its men's and women's basketball fall to Westmont College on the road only to rebound with victories over San Diego Christian in El Cajon. Baseball continued its strong start by winning its series against Simpson University and San Diego Christian.
Shawn Kolani scored 30 points as the suddenly red-hot College of the Canyons women's basketball team breached the century mark for the first time this season in a blowout victory.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Travis Wear's putback with 5.3 seconds to go gave UCLA a 70-68 victory over slumping Oregon on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was once a time when it was almost impossible to beat UCLA on its home court.
The Master's College men's basketball team lost in paint, as three Biola University post players scored in double-figures en route to an 80-66 Eagle win at The Master's College Saturday Night.
Old rivals die hard, and such was the case with the visiting Biola Eagles women's basketball team visiting The Master's College on Saturday evening at The Master's College.