Game Coverage

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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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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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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From wrestling at City College to fighting in the UFC
By | Sports Editor
Sept. 10

More than 11,000 mixed martial arts fans filled the Sleep Train Arena Aug 31. to witness two hometown fighters compete. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw would defend his title in the main event and in the co-main event Danny Castillo took on Tony Ferguson in a Lightweight bout.

For Castillo, who was born in San Francisco and raised in Sacramento, being able to compete in front of so many friends and family members was a surreal moment.

“This means everything to me. Just having to be the co-main event in my hometown is something you dream about as a kid and I’m running with it,” said Castillo.

Castillo’s strengths are boxing and wrestling, according to the UFC 177 official program. He

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Panthers baseball outplays Mustangs
By | Staff Writer
April 27

Click on Sports for highlights from games one and two of SCC’s series against Modesto.

City College baseball was victorious in the finale of a three-game series April 26 against San Joaquin Delta College by a score of 5-3 to take the series and first-place position in the Big 8 Conference.

“We won a series with a good team,” said Panthers’ baseball head coach Derek Sullivan. “Things can change but we have the hammer on them, the tie-breaker, and we know it was important in that way.”

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By | Staff Writer
April 25

Click on Sports for highlights from Panthers’ game April 18 against Cosumnes River College.

City College defeated Modesto Junior College in game two of a three-game series April 24 for a final score of 9-5.

The Panthers’ second win in the series against rival Pirates came after a three-game sweep by Cosumnes River College. City College entered Thursday’s game just one back of San Joaquin Delta College, Consumnes and Sierra College for first place in the Big 8 conference.

City College jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings. Modesto then scored four runs to take the lead in the top of the sixth. City College regained control at the bottom of the sixth by scoring five runs. Dom Campodonico got the win for City College and credit with the loss for Modesto went to Cameron Lenz.

The win improves City College to 12-8 in conference play. . Find complete Panthers’ baseball statistics at http://sccpanthers.losrios.edu/baseball.htm.

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By | Staff Writer
April 18

City College’s cross-town rival Cosumnes River College swept Panthers’ baseball with a 6-2 loss April 16 to cap off a three-game series.

Things got out of hand early for City College when Cosumnes scored in each of the first two innings. The Hawks then blew things open with a four-run fourth inning.

Panthers’ starting pitcher Gabe Araj had control problems throughout his three innings of work, issuing six walks. Taylor Shores came in from the bullpen after Araj threw a leadoff walk in the bottom of the fourth. Shores would give up three runs in the inning.

The Panthers scored a run in the sixth, and then another in the eighth. The Hawks had a confortable lead though and held it to win.

Cosumnes’ Kyle Von Ruden pitched seven innings and got the win. Von Ruden is 8-2. Araj was credited with the loss for City College and is 5-3.

Find complete Panthers’ baseball statistics at http://sccpanthers.losrios.edu/baseball.htm.

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SCC softball re-positions, suffers defeat
By | Staff Writer
April 11

City College’s softball team was without most of its starters April 10 when the team lost to second-ranked College of San Mateo 11-1.

With ace pitcher Ashten Welch and designated hitter Noelani Kakalia out sick, starting shortstop Mickey Loveridge injured (hip pointer), and center fielder Aaliyah Oliver on disciplinary leave, the Panthers had a new line-up when the team took on the Bulldogs at Thursday’s game.

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Panthers’ baseball loses to Wolverines
By | Staff Writer
April 3

City College baseball failed to get the three-game sweep on Sierra College March 28 when the Wolverines defeated the Panthers 10-3.

The Wolverines started the game with three hits and two runs scored in the first inning. Designated hitter Kyle Dixon got home from a sacrifice fly after a double down the right field line put him on base. The second run came by a RBI double from shortstop Bret Sundber.

The Panthers would mirror Sierra’s first inning with one run on three hits. Catcher Austin Spainhour singled up the middle to bring center fielder Jared James home for an RBI. City College ended the inning with three runners on base.

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SCC softball sweeps day
By | Staff Writer
March 27

City College’s softball team swept Big 8 Conference opponent San Joaquin Delta College in a double header at home March 22 in The Yard for final scores of 10-9 and 3-2 respectively.

Game one began with a monstrous first inning for the Panthers. The team totaled nine runs and nine hits in the inning.

Shortstop Mickey Loveridge started the game with a three-run home run to deep center field and added one more RBI before the inning ended. Catcher Allie Cheetham and Outfielder Megan Winton both had RBIs in the inning, and second baseman Stephanie Bagwell scored a run after getting on base from a fielding error.

In the bottom of the second inning, Delta began to mount a comeback, getting three runs on four hits. The team ended the inning with three runners left on base.

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