Sports

A glimpse at City College’s men’s basketball program
By | Features Editor
Dec. 18

With City College’s men’s basketball season underway, the team looks to improve on its performance from the 2013-2014 campaign.

The Panthers’ season started in early November with non-conference play as well as some tournaments. Big-8 Conference game are scheduled to start in early January, and the season will wrap up with the playoffs in late February.

Last year, the City College men’s basketball team ended the season by almost making the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs with a 14-14 — 7-7 in conference play — record. Now, even with some of its top players from last season gone, the Panthers team aims to be as competitive as it was last year, according to head coach Andrew Jones.

“A realistic goal for us is, last year we were 14-14, if we can match that again, I think that would be a successful season, given that we lost six of our top seven players from last year,” said Jones.

Panthers have only four players returning form last year’s roster — forwards Adam Ciszewski and Oleg Yemchuk and guards Derek Rhodes and Michael Wiggins. Of the other nine players on the 13-man roster, eight of them are freshmen.

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City College football team: 2014 East Bay Bowl champions
By | Features Editor
Dec. 10

After a slow start, Northern California’s No. 9 City College came from behind to defeat the No. 5 Diablo Valley College Vikings 41-35 in the California Community College Athletics Association’s East Bay Bowl game.

Panther’s quarterback Jason Samuels won offensive MVP, throwing for 371 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. The game’s defensive MVP was awarded to Panthers’ linebacker George Stone who had nine total tackles, including four sacks and a pass breakup that almost turned into an

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Big 8 champions crowned
By | Sports Editor
Dec. 10

After taking second place at the North Regional Championships Dec. 6 at Chabot College, the City College wrestling team now turns its attention to the State Championship at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

The State Championship starts Friday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. and continues the following day. The finals will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

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Panthers come up big in second half comeback victory
By | Features Editor
Nov. 23

City College football defeated Diablo Valley College 41-35 in overtime in the California Community Colleges Athletics Association East Bay Bowl game Nov. 22, closing out the season with a 7-4 record.

Diablo Valley Vikings were in control of the game throughout the first half, and went into halftime with a 28-14 lead. The Vikings scored on their first drive of the third quarter and took a commanding 21-point lead.

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Not just a student of the game
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 22

The sun glared on Hughes Stadium at City College during the women’s soccer team’s afternoon practice as Assistant Coach Victor Perez stood on the field.

Not only does Perez, 20, coach for the soccer team, he is also in his sophomore year as a full-time student at City College. He plans to eventually transfer to California Polytechnic State University or Sacramento State

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Football helmets and shoulder pads located in a storeroom.
By | Sports Editor
Nov. 22

City College takes on American River College at Hughes Stadium in regular season finale

In the final game of its regular season, the Panthers will take on the American River College Beavers at Hughes Stadium Nov. 15. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. Both teams bring in a Nor-Cal League record of 3-1 and a win for either teams betters their hopes of playing in a bowl game. Along with the opportunity to play in a bowl game being up for grabs there’s also a rivalry

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Football helmets and shoulder pads located in a storeroom.
By | Features Editor
Nov. 14

Sometimes the worst things in fantasy football are also the best. That’s a fairly vague statement, I know. Stick with me though. I’m getting to the point.

In week 7 of this column, I wrote about a fantasy football league that I have been in for six years. The league is a very competitive 12-team PPR league that has been going on since 2008. It’s so competitive that nobody in the league has won back-to-back championships.

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City College football's dynamic duo
By | Features Editor
Nov. 14

Every good quarterback needs an equally good receiver to catch the ball. In the NFL, Peyton Manning has Demaryius Thomas, Aaron Rodgers has Jordy Nelson and Ben Roethlisberger has Antonio Brown. The same could be said about City College’s quarterback and receiver duo Jason Samuels and Jordan Morrison, respectively.

This season, the duo has accounted for over 800

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Turning up the heat
By | Sports Editor
Nov. 13

In the quiet quarters of a reception lobby a stern voice can be heard two doors down. The voice belongs to a fitness instructor who’s telling students in his class what new position to take next and how to use the proper form. The man behind the voice, Danny Castillo, is the owner and instructor at P20 Hot Pilates & Fitness and also a UFC

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