Sports

Panthers take Beavers
By | Sports Editor
Feb. 10

The Panthers ran their way to a convincing victory Jan. 31, keeping American River College on their heels most of the evening for a final score of 96-69.

The Beavers failed to find an answer for a fast-paced, aggressive Panther offense. By midpoint of the half, City College reached a 15-point lead. The Panthers never looked back or slowed down. Leading 28 points by halftime, City College would go on to win by a 27-point margin.

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Panther offense shines
By | Sports Editor
Feb. 9

Panther women’s basketball, carried by defense thus far this season, showed offense potential Jan. 31 when the Panthers led a 10-point takedown against American River College for a final score of 63-53.

The Panthers committed a season high 15 team fouls in the first half. The team rode their strong offensive production though to a 13-point lead by halftime.

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Body slamming success
By | Staff Writer
Feb. 5

Walking through the dimly lit hallways of City College’s North Gym, his steps are slow and deliberate. His footwork seems constantly in tune with his body’s balance.

A couple of minutes before his next meeting, he peeks through a door window to observe the Boot Camp Fitness class in progress. It is in this very same room where wrestlers train to become state champions. And they do so under his guidance, the guidance of City College wrestling head coach Dave Pacheco, who was named Head Coach of the year for California community colleges in December 2013.

The students inside, grouped into three military ranks, conduct sprint and cardio drills, zipping up and down the room in a variety of running styles. Pacheco watches and nods his head after each student completes his or her rotation, ending on the other side of the viewing window. Some students see him through the window and smile. Others choose to avoid his gaze—upon meeting Pacheco, one can understand why.

Steely, penetrating eyes and receding cropped hair that fits perfectly under his baseball cap, Pacheco looks very much like a police drill instructor. Even a thin handlebar mustache frames his square jaw. His loose gray and…» Read More



Panthers take state championship
By | Sports Editor
Feb. 5

The best year in school history for the City College wrestling team ended victoriously December 13 and 14 when, for the first time since 1996, Panthers wrestlers returned from the California Community College Athletic Association Championship Tournament—held at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton—as the new state champions.

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Panthers lose to Hawks
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 23

A strong showing on defense was not enough for City College’s women’s basketball team when failing to find a rhythm on offense Jan. 14 cost Panthers the game, losing on the road to the Cosumnes River College Hawks 51–44.

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No focus, no win
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 20

Late-game struggles continued for the City College men’s basketball team Jan. 14 as the Panthers came up short against the Cosumnes River College Hawks.

The Panthers failed to find rhythm early in the game, allowing the Hawks to get out to a 15-point lead by the midway point of the first half and 18 points by the three-minute mark. Defensive struggles around the basket continued to plague the Panthers as they failed to find an answer for Hawks forward TJ Williams, who scored 11 points in the opening period on his way to a season high 20 points in the game.

“Our zone defense was terrible to start the game,” said Panthers Head Coach Andrew Jones.

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Panthers prowl, pounce Pirates
By | Sports Editor
Jan. 20

City College women’s basketball team mounted a successful comeback in a victory over the Modesto Pirates Jan. 10, as the Panthers overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to win in overtime.

The Panthers overtook the Pirates for the win thanks to a clutch play executed by Ashlyn Monk, Bebe Williams, and Unique Woodson down the stretch.

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