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The Panther’s came into the season with lofty expectations from the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association with a ranking of sixth in the state and third in Northern California.
Despite a flurry of injuries, City College softball wrapped up their regular season with a 28-12 record, good enough for a playoff birth and the fourth seed in the Northern California rankings.
“We had a pretty good season so far,” said Head Coach Tim Kiernan. “We didn’t accomplish all of our goals, but we accomplished some.”
Bright lights reflect off hardwood floors, scoreboards and shot clocks light up, and the crowd anxiously anticipates the start of the game. The bleachers are filled with alumni, friends and family of players from both home and visiting teams, and fans of basketball. This is the typical scene for home games at City College.
And Randy Hicks, 49, is usually part of that scene, taking his place among the crowd of cheering fans. Hicks, who has been attending games since 1998, said he uses his love of sports and cheering for the many City College athletic programs as a form of therapy to help himself cope with a painful disability.
Most fans that come to the games at City College are currently students or alumni, but Hicks has never attended classes, nor does he have a relative that has. In fact, he has absolutely no connection to City College other than living the area.
“When I moved up the road I said, you know what? City’s here, this is my school. There’s a lot of history here,” said Hicks. “There’s a lot of history at Sac City.”
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.
The Panther volleyball team hosted and swept the Panther Classic Sept. 17, with victories over Shasta College and De Anza College 3-1 and 3-0, respectively….
With the fall season quickly coming to an end, City College Panther fans have experienced both the highs and the lows that come with collegiate…