It wasn't any one moment College of the Canyons head coach Garett Tujague could name, but at some point last Saturday against Moorpark, the Cougars turned a corner.
When Valencia graduate Cody Letz hung up his football cleats for the last time, he knew it would be tough to put sports behind him.
MOORPARK - Following last week's loss to Allan Hancock College, College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague said the Cougars were still searching for the missing element that would make them a complete team.
College of the Canyons football can't afford another loss.
Going back to his Pop Warner days, College of the Canyons cornerback Arron Fisher was never the tallest player on the field.
This was the College of the Canyons football team people were expecting.
It's evident that Josh Gibbs looks back on his high school football experience with a little bit of regret.
But he moved on, got better and now the College of the Canyons safety will be playing in a conference many consider to be the class of college football.
Last year, then-junior Jeff Jackson set a new standard for distance running at The Master's College.
It was the perfect ending to a great game for College of the Canyons' defense.
They might have been the most exciting community college football games in the state the last two seasons.
One week ago, College of the Canyons football was stunned by Santa Barbara City College, a team everyone expected it to beat.
One week later, the only thing more stunning was how convincingly the team had moved on.
In the cramped office of College of the Canyons head football coach Garett Tujague hangs a white board.
On Monday, it was also cramped.
One year ago, The Master's College produced one of the best women's soccer teams in the National Christian College Athletic Association.
The ultimate goal for College of the Canyons' six athletic teams competing this fall - not including football - is a Western State Conference championship.
SANTA BARBARA - A tale of two halves left College of the Canyons football out of time and upset in a 17-14 loss Saturday at Santa Barbara City College.
The unranked Vaqueros (1-1) were no doubt underdogs in the contest against the Cougars (1-1), which came into the matchup ranked No. 5 in the state by the California Community College Football Coaches Association.
This past weekend, two Santa Clarita natives earned The Master's College men's and women's track team's All-American honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama while The Master's College men's basketball team gained depth in the form of a transfer player from Michigan State University.
The Master's College baseball team was eliminated from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Baseball Championship Opening Round after its 2-0 loss to Vanguard on Tuesday.
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.