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.
One comment from All-National Division, Northern Conference defensive lineman Jonathon Hollins resonated louder than any other about El Camino College.
"There are people who say we haven't played anyone," said the College of the Canyons football sophomore. "Now we're going to find out."
As College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague argued for some of his players to make the All-Western State Conference teams at the post-regular season conference meeting, two players were notably up for discussion.
Tujague's peers thought Jonathon Hollins and Dejuan Yates were the same guy.
It was a much improved football team from Antelope Valley College that gave College of the Canyons its money's worth Saturday night in what began as a defensive battle at the Western State Bowl.
Men's College Basketball
The understudy got a chance to take center stage in Saturday night's show, and he delivered nothing short of a sparkling performance.
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.