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.
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.
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.