Game Coverage

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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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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Football helmets and shoulder pads located in a storeroom.
By | Features Editor
Nov. 7

Week 10 is upon us. Only four (or five depending on your league set up) more weeks until playoffs, and there are some pretty good players on bye weeks this week, including the No. 1 quarterback and tight end.

If you’ve made it this far and are still in the hunt for the playoffs then congratulations. However, this is not the week to get cute and try to do something that can ultimately cost

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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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