OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The secrets of softball success at UCLA are still a mystery - even to the latest bunch of Bruins chasing a championship.
Jeff Jackson became the second-ever individual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics champion in The Master's College history on Saturday, when he won the men's marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships in Marion, Ind.
Despite finishing in the bottom half at the NCAA Division I Golf Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., locals Max Homa and Nick Delio finished strong on Thursday.
Nick Delio couldn't get his game back on Wednesday.
For some athletes, making it to the baseball or softball College World Series is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, maybe even a dream come true.
Both locals at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships struggled on Tuesday during the first round of play at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Valencia High graduate Max Homa is joining Cal State Northridge golfer and Saugus grad Nick Delio in this week's NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Cal State Northridge is one of the rare NCAA Division I universities in the country where athletes don't stick out in class.
With half of the field finalized for the 2010 Women's College World Series, four local softball products have punched their ticket to Oklahoma City, with three more on the fringe and two others on the outside looking in.
Since assuming the head coaching duties for the College of the Canyons track and field team in 1995, Lindie Kane has only seen her athletes come close to a state championship.
Saturday, that all changed.
When former Golden Valley guard Maverick Ahanmisi enrolled in prep school following high school graduation, he had every intention of signing with an NCAA Division I program the following year.
But even he had a hard time envisioning that it would be a Big Ten program.
In 2008, the College of the Canyons football team compiled a 12-1 record and battled to within 10 seconds of a trip to the state title game.
Some might look deep into the well and say it's dried up.
The College of the Canyons baseball team went into its final game of the season on Thursday, hoping to get a win and a chance to go after its third straight Western State Conference championship.
The Cougars got the win, but it wasn't enough to get them a title or into the Southern California Regional playoffs.
Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to move forward.
The ill-timed slump continued for The Master's College baseball on Monday.
It is officially the postseason for The Master's College baseball team as the squad begins its pursuit for a national title today in the 2014 NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round.
College of the Canyons softball needed a big turnaround on Sunday in order to keep its playoff run alive.
The Master's College hired Allan Vince as the next women's volleyball head coach, while the men's baseball team faced a bittersweet week by being sent home early from the conference tournament, but earning a trove of All-conference honors along the way.
The College of the Canyons softball team dropped its first game against host College of the Desert 6-1 on Saturday.
The Master's College Mustangs baseball team was eliminated from the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday after losing its first game 1-0 in 11 innings to Vanguard and its second 6-3 to Westmont.
The College of the Canyons baseball team's postseason came to an abrupt end on Tuesday with its 6-5 loss at East Los Angeles College.
Last week was very eventful for The Master's College athletics as its men's and women's track and field teams posted quality marks at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, the baseball team tried for a second consecutive conference championship title, and the men's basketball team gained a new head coach.
All they wanted to do was get into the playoffs.
Belief is a pretty big thing.
Sunday will be a memorable day for Valencia graduate Alison Lee for a lot of different reasons.
The Master's College baseball team spit its doubleheader against Westmont on Saturday, winning the first game 2-0 and then dropping the next 8-4.
This is a good time of year for College of the Canyons softball.