Game Coverage

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

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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.

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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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Panthers' baseball falls to Bear Cubs
By | Staff Writer
March 25

City College’s baseball team suffered its third loss this season, after falling short Saturday in the ninth inning by one run.

The Panthers came into the game undefeated at home and in conference play, looking for a sweep over the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs.

Santa Rosa earned an early lead in the second inning on a base hit by catcher Spencer Neve. City College responded by tying the game on a triple by lead-off man Jared James in the third.

Santa Rosa scored a pair of runs in the sixth, followed by one more run in the seventh. The team went into the bottom of the ninth leading 4-1. However, City College did not go down easily.

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SCC tennis loses, remains positive
By | Staff Writer
March 24

The college’s No. 1 men’s player Juan Ortiz, whose match against Reedley’s Daniel Remer was the longest of the day, won two sets to one. Ortiz was down in the first set but came back, pushing his opponent into mistakes.

On the women’s side, No. 1 doubles players Nadyzyea Stokes and Vanessa Van Der Valk fell 8-4 to the Tigers’ No. 1 team. The No. 2 women’s partners of Maliyah Shavers and Brenda Saeturn lost 8-2.

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By | Staff Writer
March 13

For City College vs. Reeley College March 6 game coverage, click below on Sports.

City College softball got the upper hand against American River College March 11 when it won 9-2 in a dominant effort.

In the first inning, the Panthers’ defense was flawless. With one out and one on for American River College, shortstop Mickey Loveridge turned a 6-3 double play to end the inning.

The runs for the Panthers came early. In the bottom of the first, with the bases loaded, Loveridge hit a two-RBI double to put the Panthers on the board first.

The lone mistake from the Panthers’ defense came in the fourth inning. With two outs and runners on third and first, both players began to steal bases. A throw to second would have ended the inning, but after a brief hesitation, the decision was a late throw to home plate.

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