Sports

Panthers baseball outplays Mustangs
By | Staff Writer
April 27, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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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City College basketball player among top 20
By | Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Every season, the California Community College Athletic Association announces the top 20 community college players in the state by electing them to the All-State Team. This year, City College basketball star Antwoine Davis was among the 20 players listed.

Davis topped off his City College career not only by being named to the 2013–2014 All-State team, but also to the All-Big 8 Conference team.

Davis, who graduated from Luther Burbank High School, led the Panthers and the Big-8 Conference in points per game and rebounds per game this season with 17.8 and 11.4, respectively.

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The fine art of throwing hammer
By | Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Practice is a must every day for the City College athletes on the track and field team. According to Panthers track and field head coach Rob Dewar, for those who compete in the hammer throw, it is even more crucial.

“The hammer throw is such a tough event in track and field that you have to find someone who is willing to put in the extra work,” said Dewar.

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Crimea loses identity while student athlete finds hers
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

Dasha Masalitina treads water for eight minutes, her legs scissoring furiously as she tries to keep her head afloat. She’s doesn’t know how to play water polo, but she doesn’t care. Not knowing how to do something new has never stopped her before.

Not too long ago, everything was new for her. New home. New school. New country.

New sport? Bring it on.

“This is my life now,” says the 19-year-old City College freshman. “And I love it.”

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Panther softball infield shows skill, leadership
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

Finely manicured grass, smoothly raked infield dirt, bright white chalk lines and the Panthers softball team huddled up in a pre-game chant while San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s “Who’s got it better than us?” chant blasts over the public address system. This is the usual Panthers’ ritual before every home game at City College. Infielder Stephanie Bagwell is in the center of the huddle helping get the team fired up.

Bagwell, a sophomore at City College, is the Panthers’ starting second baseman. She was born in Berkley and when she was 10 her family moved to Fairfield where she went on to play four years of varsity softball at Vanden High School.

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Fighting for a better life
By | Staff Writer
April 9, 2014

Students enroll in City College for various reasons. For many it is an opportunity to earn an associate’s degree or certificate, or transfer to a university to earn a four-year degree.

Amateur boxer and communications major Julius Douglas says that his decision to enroll in City College was motivated by his aspiration to better his life and to compete in the Olympic Games as a member of the United States Men’s Boxing Team.

“I’m aiming for the Olympics,” said Douglas. “Right now I’m training every day to get better so that when I’m ready to go professional I’ll give it a shot.”

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Panthers’ baseball loses to Wolverines
By | Staff Writer
April 3, 2014

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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