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.
Along with having great ability, many ace starting pitchers possess the confidence to match their talents.
The Master's College baseball team needs only three wins to advance to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series for the first time since 2000.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - UCLA came close to pulling off an impressive comeback. The No. 25 Bruins just fell too far behind early and ran out of time.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - While many of his UCLA teammates struggled with their shooting touch, Norman Powell had little problem getting his shots to fall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For all of Arizona's decorated basketball history, the 2013-14 Wildcats have done something none of their predecessors accomplished.
Men's and women's basketball continued to take the spotlight at The Master's College last week as both squads tuned up for Golden State Athletic Conference play with non-conference games that extended a winning streak for one and brought an end to another.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 22 points and No. 1 Arizona withstood UCLA's late 15-1 run to beat the Bruins 79-75 Thursday night, equaling the best start in school history at 16-0.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.
The men's and women's basketball teams from The Master's College were back in action this past week, closing out 2013 and welcoming in a new year by extended winning streaks.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and No. 9 Missouri beat No. 13 Oklahoma State 41-31 in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - For the second time in three years, Clemson fell apart at the Orange Bowl. Only this time, the Tigers found a way to recover.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hello, Trevor. Farewell, AJ.
PASADENA – At this point, Stanford has taken a residency in the Bowl Championship Series with four straight trips and a Rose Bowl Game victory in 2013. By comparison, Michigan State had never been to a BCS game until this year's 100th Rose Bowl Game.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help No. 17 UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 on Tuesday in the Sun Bowl.
2013 proved to be another exciting year for The Master's College Athletic Department. Across the board, the student-athletes of TMC produced some of the most memorable moments in school history.
Ilya Ilyayev went off for 33 points to lead an efficient offensive effort by College of the Canyons men's basketball on Saturday night in the Cougar Holiday Classic semifinals.
HOUSTON (AP) - Minnesota coach Jerry Kill wanted to do something to spark his team in the second half of the Texas Bowl against Syracuse on Friday night.