SPORTS BLOTTER BLOG

Panthers lose to Bulldogs
By | Staff Writer
March 5

City College’s tennis team faced a difficult challenger Feb. 25 as the Panthers lost every match to Fresno City College, the 2013’s state champion.

“Fresno is just very deep,” said City College’s head coach Dave Griffin.

In doubles, the women’s No. 1 team stood out, falling to the Bulldogs 8-6 in a spirited match. With the pairing of City College’s Vanessa Van Der Valk and Fresno’s Nadzeya Stokes, Stokes had her hands full.

“It was a good, very good match.” Van Der Valk said. “Coach says that we are improving.”

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Panthers football struggles against College of the Siskiyous
By | Staff writer
Oct. 22, 2013

The City College Panthers football team has had a rough season, reflected by its six-game losing streak after winning the season opener.

On Oct. 19, the Panthers lost to the College of the Siskiyous Eagles 31-13 in a game marred by miscues and mistakes.

The loss to the Eagles also leaves the Panthers with a 0-2 record in the Mid-Empire Conference, 1-6 overall.

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CITY COLLEGE SOCCER LOSES A CLOSE GAME TO CRC, 2-1
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Sept. 25, 2012

City College women’s soccer lost to Consumnes River College on Sept. 25, by the score of 2-1. This loss puts the soccer team at 0-6 according to the City College website, while CRC has moved their record to 3-4-2. Head Coach Jang-ha Oh discussed his goals for the year regardless of the current losing streak.

“I haven’t changed my goals since 2002,” Oh said. “Team GPA 3.0 or higher, that’s my first goal. Second goal, try to reach the playoffs every year.”

After an early shot off the crossbar just 15 minutes into the game, CRC was able to piece together the first goal of the game. Within five minutes of that goal, City College responded with a deep goal from Freshman striker Casey O’Connor. She dribbled down the left sideline and took a chip shot from about 15 yards out that flew just above the scrambling CRC goalie’s head. The first half did not go as planned according to CRC Head Coach Cesar Plasencia .

“(City College) played well. They sat back and tried to counter,” Plasencia said. “Second half we made some adjustments and got in behind the defense. We’ve been hurt. Even today we had five (players)…» Read More



New season breathes fresh life into City College sports
By | Social Media Editor
Sept. 12, 2012

WATER POLO With every new season comes new obstacles for City College sports teams to overcome, including a strong conference schedule, according to Head Coach Steve Hanson.

Hanson is the women’s water polo coach, and believes this season might bring a better opportunity for the team’s success. This is because they play some of the their top Big 8 conference rivals on home turf at Hoos Pool.

“DVC (Diablo Valley) and American River College are always, always top of our conference,” Hanson said. “It’s nice to have them in our pool. We’ll be playing in a smaller (pool). That might benefit us and might mitigate some of their speed, With the (San Joaquin) Delta match-up, I like to circle that game every year because it’s one of those teams we should be beating, that’s our next level up.”

Women’s Soccer Home field advantage is something that the women’s soccer Head Coach Jang-Ha Oh, says that the new and improved Hughes Stadium has given his players a true home-field advantage coming into this season. The new artificial turf has given the soccer team an opportunity to practice and play as much as possible.

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