The College of the Canyons always has high expectations. This year was no different. For baseball, basketball, softball and football in particular, the tradition associated with the programs will always draw comparisons to teams of the past. Early on, 2008-09 was met with mixed reviews. Once dominance was established and early adversity was overcame, the Cougars raced through the regular season, breaking records and winning top awards in the process. Come postseason, however, many coaches, ...
The sign on the office door reads: "Cougar Strength, Championships Start Here." Inside the office, Robert dos Remedios talks about transformations. The sort of transformations that have helped win championships. dos Remedios, College of the Canyons' strength and conditioning coach since 1998, has helped athletes become, as head football coach Garett Tujague puts it, "beasts." "What I say is have somebody you trust take a picture of you in your skivvies, then when you're done ...
Umpiring has been a passion of Chuck Lyon's since he was in junior high school when he first learned the ins and outs of calling a game. Back then it was more about finding a way to earn a few extra dollars over the summer, but Lyon has stayed in blue ever since, climbing the ranks from Little League to high school to Community College and all the way through the college levels.
It appears that more awards are in order. College of the Canyons right fielder Trevor Bloom, pitcher Trevor McDonald and third baseman Matt Warr have all added to their postseason honors. Bloom was named a Southern California All-American after hitting .378 with nine home runs, 55 RBIs and 45 runs scored this season, having already been named the Western State Conference South Division Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection. McDonald, a Valencia ...
It was almost indescribable. On Thursday at 8 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Okla., Saugus graduate and University of Arizona sophomore second baseman Victoria Kemp took the field for the Wildcats against the Florida Gators to begin the 2009 Women's College World Series.
There was almost a bitterness in his voice. Just drafted by the Houston Astros in the 19th round of the June 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, Jared Clark was clearly unflattered. He thought, despite a scholarship to play for one of the nation's perennial baseball powerhouses in Cal State Fullerton, he should have gone higher in the draft. He believed what others were saying about him, touting him as a star in the making. He ...
Brian Belue accomplished two goals Friday. The Saugus High graduate and former College of the Canyons track and field athlete finished seventh Friday in the decathlon at the 2009 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in San Angelo, Tex. for Humboldt State. By finishing in the top eight, Belue is now recognized as an All-American. That was one goal. The other was to break the school's decathlon points record, which he did by ...
Former College of the Canyons decathlete Brian Belue will represent Humboldt State in today's NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field championships.
It all comes down to one final series. University of California, Santa Barbara is fighting to prolong its season, and senior shortstop and Hart graduate Shane Carlson's collegiate career. With an outside chance to make the postseason, the Gauchos (28-21, 10-11) face a monumental task in their season-ending three-game series.
The Master's College's baseball team's season ended Wednesday with a 5-4 loss to Taylor University of Indiana on the second day of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round Field 3 Tournament in Mt. Berry, GA.
Michael Kraynak's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning capped a late rally as Taylor of Indiana came from behind to beat The Master's College 4-3 Tuesday morning in the first game of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round Field 3 Tournament in Mt. Berry, GA.
Point Loma Nazarene's Andrew Bovich demonstrated Tuesday afternoon why he was named the 2009 Golden State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, tossing eight innings of shutout ball as the conference's top-seeded team went on to blank The Master's College 4-0 on the second day of the GSAC Tournament in San Diego.
There could not be a better place for inspiration. The mere thought of Hawai'i brings to mind images of beautiful beaches and jungle foliage of greens, pinks and oranges.
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.
The regular season is done for The Master's College men's and women's soccer, but both teams begin play in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament this week.
The theme was a familiar one for the College of the Canyons football team.
PASADENA (AP) - UCLA nursed a hangover from consecutive high-profile losses until late in the first quarter, when Brett Hundley ignored the boos and threw a beautiful 76-yard touchdown pass to Devin Fuller right through the heart of the Colorado defense.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Finally winning at Reser Stadium after a long drought, the USC Trojans lifted interim coach Ed Orgeron to their shoulders in celebration.
Moral victories aren't going to help The Master's College women's soccer team get into the NAIA National Tournament.
As soon as Cassidy Fitzpatrick came to College of the Canyons to try out for the volleyball team, head coach Lisa Hooper knew she brought some intangibles to the table.
The last week was an action packed one for The Master's College athletics.
The Golden State Athletic Conference coaches released their preseason conference rankings for men's and women's basketball this week and The Master's College got a mixed bag.
A lot of the same cross country athletes who shined at Santa Clarita Valley high schools are doing the same thing with College of the Canyons.
When a powerhouse Westmont team came into town on Wednesday, The Master's College Lady Mustangs soccer team knew that it would have to be at its best in order to grab a win.
The Master's College women's soccer team fell to 6th-ranked Vanguard 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday night in La Mirada.
After Saturday's 44-23 road victory over rival Ventura College, College of the Canyons football players engaged in the usual post-game routine.
VENTURA - Up by a touchdown entering the third quarter of Saturday night's contest at rival Ventura College, College of the Canyons football players could be heard repeating a single word in anticipation of the second half kickoff.
It's no secret that football can be a game of seemingly arbitrary momentum swings, and Saturday night's contest at College of the Canyons between the host Cougars and visiting Antelope Valley College only served to solidify that dogma.