SANTA MARIA -- It started out like just another day at the office for the workman-like College of the Canyons football team as the Cougars methodically hammered away at Allan Hancock College to take a commanding, four-touchdown halftime lead.
Flat on his back. Three times in a row.
In 2007, three points was all it took for the College of the Canyons to miss out on a chance to play for the Southern California championship.
COC lost to Bakersfield College in overtime 48-45, ending its postseason aspirations and the chance to compete for another state title.
Six seconds were all it took for the College of the Canyons men's basketball team to break its five-game losing streak.
The Cougars defeated El Camino College 72-70 at home on Tuesday night.
Like an old episode of the hit show "X-Files," Jillian Anderson was part of a mystery.
Except this Jillian - not the actress Gillian - was the mystery herself, hitting seven kills and three blocks in College of the Canyons' three-set victory over Santa Barbara City College.
College Men's Soccer
The Master's College women's soccer team went on the road to take its Golden State Athletic Conference opener on Saturday, winning 3-0 over Biola University in La Mirada.
Midfielder Andie Reyes, forward Katie McMannis and Emily Bruton each scored one goal for the Mustangs (1-0 in GSAC, 6-2 overall).
A goal scored by Fabio Joaquim in the 79th minute prevented a loss by The Master's College men's soccer team on Saturday, in a 1-1 tie in double-overtime at Biola University in La Mirada.
It was community college football's version of an all-out war as College of the Canyons and El Camino College squared off in the Southern California Playoff Semifinals.
COC quarterback Brad McClellan turned in a career game while surviving a half-dozen bone-jarring sacks, Ricky Drake delivered three clutch field goals and Hayo Carpenter caught nearly everything throw in the 661 area code as the Cougars upended the Warriors 36-27 Saturday night at Cougar Stadium.
FULLERTON -- The College of the Canyons football team held on for dear life Saturday night as its defense came up with a big play in the waning moments to preserve a victory over Fullerton College.
One comment from All-National Division, Northern Conference defensive lineman Jonathon Hollins resonated louder than any other about El Camino College.
"There are people who say we haven't played anyone," said the College of the Canyons football sophomore. "Now we're going to find out."
As College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague argued for some of his players to make the All-Western State Conference teams at the post-regular season conference meeting, two players were notably up for discussion.
Tujague's peers thought Jonathon Hollins and Dejuan Yates were the same guy.
It was a much improved football team from Antelope Valley College that gave College of the Canyons its money's worth Saturday night in what began as a defensive battle at the Western State Bowl.
Men's College Basketball
The understudy got a chance to take center stage in Saturday night's show, and he delivered nothing short of a sparkling performance.
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.
PASADENA - The No. 13 seed College of the Canyons women's basketball team went scoreless for the final five minutes of the first half and never recovered, as the Cougars lost to No. 4 Pasadena City College 77-59 in the second round of the California Community College Athletic Associations Southern California Regional Playoffs on Saturday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The Master's College women's basketball is right where it wants to be at this point in the season.
Even in the good years, College of the Canyons baseball takes a little bit of time to hit its stride.