Sports

Football helmets and shoulder pads located in a storeroom.
By | Features Editor
Oct. 18

If there is one thing that I have learned during my time playing fantasy football, it’s that you should never second-guess yourself.

My brother Kevin is also an avid fantasy football player (though he is much better at fantasy basketball). We have been in a league together for six years now, and throughout that time he has been known to over think things and cause himself to lose. So much so, that the league has coined the term “Kev yourself,” meaning to overthink decisions based on your starting roster.

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A lifetime in Volleyball
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 10

Kylee Hardy, captain of the City College women’s volleyball team, says she’s been exposed to volleyball since she was in the womb.

“I’ve been playing since I could breathe,” says Hardy.

Her mother was not only a volleyball player but also coached Hardy for her entire life, on and off the court. The day after Hardy was born, in fact, her mother took the newborn to a game she was coaching. Both of Hardy’s older sisters played volleyball at Division 1 colleges.

Hardy played at El Dorado High School as part of an all-league varsity team. She came to City College in 2012 and in 2013 received an All-Big 8 honorable mention.  The All-Big 8 honorable mention award is recognition to the players in Big-8 conference that had a good season.

“It’s kind of a big deal,” says Hardy of the honor.

Now, as a team captain, Hardy says she’s taken a few freshmen under her wing and shared with them her knowledge of the game.

Volleyball Coach Laurie Nash says Hardy is an integral part of the team.

“She genuinely cares about her teammates and wants nothing but the best for them,” says Nash.

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National Football League insignia.
By | Sports Editor // Features Editor
Oct. 10

Five weeks through the NFL season, here are two Express editors’ picks for the next weeks of fantasy football.

Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck has set the league on fire with his 210.80 points. He leads all quarterbacks this season with 1,617 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

At the running back position DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys is atop the league with 105.40 points. He has 670 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Murray is having issues holding onto the ball, coughing it up four times in five games.

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Football helmets and shoulder pads located in a storeroom.
By | Features Editor
Oct. 10

First and foremost, it is an honor to be allowed to write about something that I love and am very passionate about: Fantasy Football. I’ve been playing fantasy football for about seven years now, and in that time I’ve played in over 20 leagues, won multiple championships and have had tons of fun along the way.

Obviously, when it comes to fantasy football, most of it is about luck (add cliché Andrew Luck pun here). However, it also takes a lot of

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Former City College coach honored in tournament
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Oct. 8

For the second year in a row, the longtime City College golf tournament setfor Oct. 9 at Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento bears its new name.

City College women’s golf coach Tim Kiernan said he decided to change the name of the tournament from Sutter town Classic as a way to honor the founder of City College’s golf team, Jan High.

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By | Sports Editor
Oct. 8

Crowds of people gather in sports bars with stat sheets and laptops in front of them. A group of guys over a buddy’s house sitting around a chalkboard with names and round numbers written on it. A single individual frantically waiting as he looks at the timer on his phone counting down. What is going on, one might ask? The answer is fantasy football.

Fantasy football allows users to draft and manage their own team like an actual NFL owner. According to Yahoo’s sports fantasy football site, every week fantasy football owners set their starting rosters while watching their players put up points each week based on their individual statistics.

City College football head Coach Dannie Walker says there are players who are must-haves when drafting a fantasy football team.

“If I had the first pick in the draft, I would take one of the top three quarterbacks, (Peyton) Manning, (Drew) Brees, (Aaron) Rodgers. I played in a fantasy football league this year, and I chose a quarterback first,” said Walker.

While the outcome of each game is similar with winning and losing, each league, according to the Yahoo site, is different in scoring settings. Some leagues have individual defensive…» Read More



Coaches volunteer to build character and program
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 27

When the seven coaches of the City College wrestling team stand next to the mats, they each call out directions to the wrestlers. But of those seven coaches, only head coach David Pacheco and assistant coach Lawrence Saenz are paid.

But even Saenz, who receives a stipend of $4,000 for the season, gets so little for his expertise, according to Pacheco, “that he’s basically still volunteering.”

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Panthers football event to benefit Shriners Hospital
By | News Editor
Sept. 27

In the wee hours of the morning on Oct. 7, members of the City College Panthers football team will take to the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard to sell newspapers to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California.

According to Jose Zambrano, the team’s assistant coach, this is the third consecutive year that he and members of the football team will take to the same street for Kids Day. From 6:30 -9:30 a.m. passersby will be able to show support for the hospital by purchasing an annual, special edition of the Sacramento Bee newspaper for $1 or more.

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Panthers football hosts Santa Rosa Junior College
By | Features Editor
Sept. 23

City College football (1-2) lost its second straight home game in a close, non-conference, match-up against Santa Rosa Junior College (2-1) 32-31 at Hughes stadium on Sept. 20.

Santa Rosa Bear Cubs received the ball first but could not score on its opening drive. The Bear Cubs went on to put the first points on the board with a field goal on their third drive of the game.

The Panthers, led by starting quarterback Jason Samuels, went on a 12-play, 80-yard drive at the end of the first quarter, scoring on a 30-yard pass to running back Josh Hadley. On the touchdown, Samuels

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Fall into sports
By | Sports Editor
Sept. 15

Fall is the harvest season. The time of year when Sacramento City College harvests its own new crop of students.

The first college experience may be a lot to take in for some incoming students. With everything students have to cram in throughout the semester, extracurricular activities can carry on unnoticed. Students, new or returning, may be unaware of the athletics programs here. Athletic programs are the various types of sports, men’s and women’s, that a college has available to its’ students on campus.

City College has a total of 18 athletic programs on campus, most of which take place during the fall semester.

“We have eight programs, with men’s and women’s cross country, beginning in the fall,” said Sports Department Dean and Athletic Director Mitch Campbell. “Men’s and Women’s basketball also starts in the fall and [are] the only [sports] to carry over in two semesters so it’s really 10.”

One such program is wrestling. The 2013 Panther’s wrestling team won the state championship and is looking to have similar success this season, according to Head Coach David Pacheco.

However, there is no added pressure to repeat as state champions, Pacheco added.

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