Expectations can be a funny thing, especially when asked to live up to them year after year.
By the time Arizona center fielder Lauren Schutzler stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning during the Women's College World Series, the UCLA softball team needed only one out to clinch its 12th national championship.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Andrea Harrison hit a grand slam, Megan Langenfeld homered for the third time in two games and UCLA put on a record-setting offensive show to beat Arizona 15-9 Tuesday night and win its 11th Women's College World Series title.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The secrets of softball success at UCLA are still a mystery - even to the latest bunch of Bruins chasing a championship.
Jeff Jackson became the second-ever individual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics champion in The Master's College history on Saturday, when he won the men's marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships in Marion, Ind.
Despite finishing in the bottom half at the NCAA Division I Golf Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., locals Max Homa and Nick Delio finished strong on Thursday.
Nick Delio couldn't get his game back on Wednesday.
For some athletes, making it to the baseball or softball College World Series is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, maybe even a dream come true.
Both locals at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships struggled on Tuesday during the first round of play at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Valencia High graduate Max Homa is joining Cal State Northridge golfer and Saugus grad Nick Delio in this week's NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Cal State Northridge is one of the rare NCAA Division I universities in the country where athletes don't stick out in class.
With half of the field finalized for the 2010 Women's College World Series, four local softball products have punched their ticket to Oklahoma City, with three more on the fringe and two others on the outside looking in.
Since assuming the head coaching duties for the College of the Canyons track and field team in 1995, Lindie Kane has only seen her athletes come close to a state championship.
Saturday, that all changed.
When former Golden Valley guard Maverick Ahanmisi enrolled in prep school following high school graduation, he had every intention of signing with an NCAA Division I program the following year.
But even he had a hard time envisioning that it would be a Big Ten program.
In 2008, the College of the Canyons football team compiled a 12-1 record and battled to within 10 seconds of a trip to the state title game.
The monumental streak for College of the Canyons women's basketball will continue.
This isn't a situation Greg Herrick is used to, nor is it something he likes very much.
It was another great week of competition in The Mater's College athletic department as men's and women's basketball won their home games against Westmont College and San Diego Christian. Mustangs baseball won its series against Arizona Christian, while the women's indoor track and field team posted tremendous marks at the 18th annual CMS Rossi Relays.
College of the Canyons sophomore Keke Mathews gave herself somewhat of a New Year's resolution at the start of 2014.
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.