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Football helmets and shoulder pads located in a storeroom.
By | Features Editor
Oct. 10, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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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New coach looks to continue success
By | Features Editor
Sept. 12, 2014

When members of City College women’s basketball team step onto the court for the first time this season, there will be a new person calling the plays: Coach Julia Allender.

When a full-time head coach and teaching position opened up at City College at the end of last school year, athletics department director and dean of Kinesiology Mitch Campbell searched for candidates and believed that Allender, former head women’s basketball coach at Ohlone College in Fremont, was the best suited for the position.

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From wrestling at City College to fighting in the UFC
By | Sports Editor
Sept. 10, 2014

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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City College alums come to take back the mat
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 8, 2014

This Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the annual Alumni Wrestling Scrimmage, a tradition that was started back during the 1980-1981 fall term at City College.

This year, Coach David Pacheco and the wrestling team have decided to take it “back to the roots” of the annual scrimmage and run the event just as they did 35 years ago.

Matches will be three rounds at 1 1/2 minutes running time each. Half-minute break between rounds are available at the alumni’s discretion. Alumni have the choice of starting positions in the second round no matter what the score. All scoring, both matches and team, are unofficial. The clock runs continuously unless there is an injury or equipment failure.

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