After quick starts from both postseason-bound local hockey teams, the weekend brought an end to both the College of the Canyons' and the Valencia Flyers' playoff runs.
COC began with a 6-5 win over fourth seeded Albany Wednesday in the American Collegiate Hockey Association's Division III National Championship Tournament in Rochester, N.Y., but followed up its opening-round victory with three consecutive losses, including lopsided defeats to Grand Valley State and Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association foe Northern Arizona.
The Master's College experienced an up-and-down season in 2008-09.
On Jan. 6, The Master's College's men's basketball team knocked off NAIA powerhouse Concordia in Irvine in a thrilling 91-86 overtime victory.
Battling perfection is never an easy task, and College of the Canyons had that lesson reinforced Saturday.
Pitching has been the backbone of The Master's College's baseball season, and the Mustangs turned in another solid performance on the hill Thursday to pick up a win against Westmont, 4-2 at home.
College of the Canyons dropped into the consolation bracket at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division-III National Championships with a 7-2 loss to Grand Valley State Thursday in Rochester, N.Y.
Unbeknownst to many outside of the Southern California hockey scene, College of the Canyons has put together a consistently successful hockey team in only nine years of existence.
Ashley Jaramillo is unique.
She didn't come from one of the college softball factories of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Master's College women's basketball team finished the regular season on a high note Monday night, but just barely.
After Fresno Pacific guard Bricali Cooley sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Mustangs regained control of the game and edged the Sunbirds 67-63 at Bross Gym.
You couldn't ask for more drama from The Master's College men's basketball team.
The Mustangs solidified their trip to the conference tournament Monday night, defeating the Golden State Athletic Conference's No. 1 ranked-Fresno Pacific 75-70 at Bross Gym.
The College of the Canyons' women's basketball team edged out Mt. San Jacinto Friday night at the Cougar Cage 81-77 in the Southern California South Region Semifinals.
Close throughout, the lead was never more than seven points as the Cougars (24-8) were able to keep the tempo up and knock their free throws down late in the game.
The thought of starting something new can be daunting.
For University of Oregon sophomore basketball player Tatianna Thomas, all it took was a first step.
Excitement. Reality. Confusion. Frustration.
Those were the four stages experienced by Canyon High graduate Matt Warr in one year.
Kris Rincon faced the realization that so many big-time high school athletes face once they reach college.
There are other big-time athletes and even more bigger-time athletes.
College of the Canyons women's basketball parlayed its defense into offense and won 109-42 Saturday at home against Los Angeles Valley College.
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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kyle Anderson had 21 points and 15 points, Jordan Adams hit a huge 3-pointer in the final minute, and UCLA outlasted No. 4 Arizona 75-71 in a spirited Pac-12 championship game on Saturday.
This wasn't where Nick Korth thought he'd be when he graduated Hart High School five years ago.
Former Valencia standout Madison Shipman is one of 30 seniors in contention for the Senior CLASS Award in NCAA Division I softball.
The Master's College and Chuck Martin both believed that the men's basketball head coaching job was a balancing act.
The Master's College women's basketball team learned on Wednesday that they will be a No. 2 seed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Tournament.
There was no charm in The Master's College's third meeting with Hope International at Vanguard University.
On the heels of one of the most impressive basketball seasons in College of the Canyons history, sophomore Keke Mathews earned two major honors this week.
The Master's College women's basketball will play live on regional television tonight.
Last week, the men's and women's basketball teams at The Master's College battled through the first portion of postseason, while Mustangs men's golf competed in its annual home tournament, the TMC Spring Invitational. Finally, baseball hosted Westmont in its first conference series since late February
There wasn't much The Master's College couldn't do in its 73-52 rout of defending national champion Westmont in the semifinal of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA coach Steve Alford showed up at his postgame news conference Sunday night without a jacket. He said he removed it at halftime while dressing down his team for a poor first-half effort.
After Saturday's regular-season finale against Hope International, The Master's College basketball programs now look to the postseason. In addition, Mustangs baseball won its series against Menlo College, while men's golf prepares for its annual home tournament, the TMC Spring Invitational.