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.
Los Angeles Valley College held off College of the Canyons in a back and forth battle 87-76 on the Cougars home court Saturday.
Athletics are great for teaching life lessons. But perhaps the best lessons come when athletics are taken away.
On a night when the chant of "Defense!" echoed through Bross gym during every San Diego Christian possession, it was fitting that a pair of steals helped key a 60-58 for The Master's College mens basketball team. But aggressiveness on offense helped, too. Thomas Millar hit the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left when the Mustangs pushed the ball up the court after a made 3-pointer.
The Master's College womens basketball team emphatically got back in the win column on Saturday night at Bross Gym, beating San Diego Christian College 76-41 and breaking its five-game losing streak. The Mustangs (11-11, 6-7) did not allow the Hawks (4-17, 1-12) a basket for nearly 10 minutes, scoring 25 unanswered points at the end of the first half and into the second half.
Down the stretch they come. Two wounded Mustangs in the final leg of two separate races. With eight games left in each of their seasons, The Master's College's men's and women's teams are in danger of missing the NAIA National Tournament. Flip the calendar page back to this time in January and that wasn't the case. On Jan. 6, the men were 11-3 and ranked 20th in the NAIA top 25. The women were 8-5 ...
For a while, it looked like College of the Canyons men's basketball was going to keep this ride going.
The Master's College women's basketball will have its own version of March Madness.
The Master's College baseball team has reached an interesting point in the season - its 25th game.
All three athletes had their separate reasons for taking the paths they took.
It wasn't the win itself, it was the reaction that said it all.
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team was in trouble from the beginning on Friday night in the second round of the Southern California Regional playoffs against Long Beach City College.
Ideally, The Master's College women's basketball team would have liked to head into the NAIA National Tournament with a little bit of momentum.
The College of the Canyons Cougars men's and women's basketball teams learned their postseason matchups with Monday's release of the California Community College Athletic Association Regional playoff brackets.
By Jon Stein
Citrus College sophomore Stevie Thornton has made plenty of big shots in the Santa Clarita Valley over the years.