On paper, The Master's College's women's basketball team was supposed to lose.
The Master's College men's basketball team's head coach Chuck Martin brought his All-American guard Ryan Zamroz into his office Monday to discuss failure.
Prep Varsity Volleyball
SANTA MARIA -- It is the midpoint of the regular season for the College of the Canyons football team, and the Cougars arrived there with a swagger-inducing unbeaten record.
Tyler Vanderzee's 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Edwards with 10 seconds left to play tilted a seesaw battle in the winning direction for Mt. San Antonio College in a battle for the ages against College of the Canyons in the Southern California Football Association Championship.
Mt. SAC place-kicker Jacob Harfman drove home the extra point to give the Mounties a one-point lead.
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.
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.