It's evident that Josh Gibbs looks back on his high school football experience with a little bit of regret. But he moved on, got better and now the College of the Canyons safety will be playing in a conference many consider to be the class of college football.
Last year, then-junior Jeff Jackson set a new standard for distance running at The Master's College.
It was the perfect ending to a great game for College of the Canyons' defense. As Cougars defensive back Kalen Powell ran back his interception of Fullerton's final pass, COC's Arron Fisher did what he'd been doing throughout the night. He stayed with the play. Following his teammate from midfield - as Powell became swarmed by would-be Hornet tacklers near the 15-yard line - Fisher called for a lateral pitch from Powell and scored the ...
They might have been the most exciting community college football games in the state the last two seasons.
One week ago, College of the Canyons football was stunned by Santa Barbara City College, a team everyone expected it to beat. One week later, the only thing more stunning was how convincingly the team had moved on.
In the cramped office of College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague hangs a white board. On Monday, it was also cramped.
One year ago, The Master's College produced one of the best women's soccer teams in the National Christian College Athletic Association.
The ultimate goal for College of the Canyons' six athletic teams competing this fall - not including football - is a Western State Conference championship.
SANTA BARBARA - A tale of two halves left College of the Canyons football out of time and upset in a 17-14 loss Saturday at Santa Barbara City College. The unranked Vaqueros (1-1) were no doubt underdogs in the contest against the Cougars (1-1), which came into the matchup ranked No. 5 in the state by the California Community College Football Coaches Association.
The College of the Canyons football team took its first step toward a return to the Southern California championship on Saturday, with a 27-17 win over Antelope Valley College at Cougar Stadium.
College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague had a lot to think about as he walked off the Cougar Stadium field Dec. 6.
Problems. That's what College of the Canyons wide receiver Mario Wright and defensive back Josh Gibbs present to opponents.
At a party in the Santa Clarita Valley and at a college some 3,000 miles plus away, two discussions mirrored each other.
With the opening kickoff of the college football season on the horizon, many local products are getting ready to hit the gridiron.
The first football game for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, isn't until Sept. 5, but already 2005 Hart High graduate and senior Rebel wide receiver Ryan Wolfe is raking in honors.
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.
This was the game circled on College of the Canyons' calendar.
The fall sports at The Master's College are in the thick of their conference schedules. Last week, women's soccer and volleyball notched impressive victories over nationally ranked GSAC opponents, while the men's soccer team continues to look for its first conference win. Cross country enters next Saturday's Vanguard Invitational with lofty national rankings.
One wasn't sure she wanted to continue her soccer career after graduating from Hart.
The Master's College women's volleyball team picked up its first couple of Golden State Athletic Conference wins last week and the men's soccer team earned its first win overall this season. Meanwhile, women's soccer and the cross country teams continue to secure spots in national rankings.
PASADENA – Granted, it wasn't College of the Canyons football's stiffest competition and the Cougars have their two-quarterback system. But Jake Dashnaw certainly played like he wants to be the Cougars' only starting quarterback on Saturday night.
It was a busy week all around for The Master's College athletics, with the cross country team hosting a meet while three other sports were in action.
Last week, The Master's College men's golf program opened their season at the Mid-South Invitational, the women's soccer team won and the women's volleyball team earned a No. 22 ranking from the NAIA.