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Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

February 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

If you've attended a Hawks’ basketball game, then you’re bound to notice the often animated coach...

Kings, you’re not welcome anymore

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

February 1, 2013

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

On the cusp of their seventh consecutive losing season, the Sacramento Kings owners, the Maloofs, want to part ways with the city and go elsewhere. The city is known as a cow town, so when you think of Sacramento you wouldn’t expect a basketball team to be in the equation. If the team stays in Sacramento, the city will...

Returning players key to stronger season for Hawks

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 31, 2013

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Cosumnes River College softball team hopes to go one step further than last year and make it to the regional playoffs. This season, the team has eight returning players, and that’s one thing Head Coach Kristy Schroeder thinks will make a difference from last season. “We had a lot of returners,” Schroeder said....

The throne belongs in Sacramento

The throne belongs in Sacramento

January 28, 2013

These are troubling times in the kingdom, troubling times indeed. Adrian Wojnarowski, a NBA columnist...

Take a slap shot of European hockey

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

December 23, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

With the National Hockey League going through a lockout right now, many hockey fans across the nation feel that there won’t be any NHL action for a while. Despite the lockout, there are many ways that hockey fans can still enjoy the sport. It’s a real shame that the NHL is going through this lockout because after this...

The curious case of the Sacramento Kings

Zach Hannigan, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It’s a Wednesday night in December in the outdated “Arco Power Train Pavilion,” close to 12,000 fans are watching their Sacramento Kings take on the Toronto Raptors. Banners of glories past hang in the rafters, a once proud and vibrant franchise has been reduced to one of the NBA’s worst teams. The fans and players...

Newly renovated stadium begs a big question

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Sports

It doesn’t make sense to have a newly renovated football stadium with no football team of our own to play on it, but that is the case at Cosumnes River College. In fact, the last time CRC had a football team was in 1978, well before most of us were even thought of. That was when CRC was known as the Chiefs, not the ...

Tough volleyball season comes to an end

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Filed under Sports

The volleyball season ended on a downer as the Hawks lost their last game to Diablo Valley College on Nov. 14. They suffered numerous losses this season and things were not always easy for them. Freshman libero Mary Tamayo said that some of the changes this season made things tough for the team. “I think overall, we...

Lakers: Why pass on the greatest?

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 28, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

With one of the best records in NBA history, it’s kind of hard to imagine the Lakers having problems on the court. Firing Mike Brown, the worst coach that the Lakers have ever had, seemed like a good move to get back to the championship record that they once had decades before. When you think of this team and its record...

Volleyball team still optimistic despite loss to Sierra

Volleyball team still optimistic despite loss to Sierra

November 12, 2012

The volleyball team was unable to claim victory in any of the three sets and lost to Sierra College on...

Women’s soccer team ends season with loss, falls to seventh-ranked Santa Rosa

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

November 12, 2012

Filed under Sports

Cosumnes River College went head-to-head with the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs on the frigid night of Nov. 8, marking the last women’s soccer game of the season. The game was tied 0-0 for the majority of the first half. Both CRC and Santa Rosa struggled to mount any offense throughout the first half of the game. Santa Rosa scored...

Chemistry could be key for the men’s basketball team this season

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

November 11, 2012

Filed under Sports

Straight out of the gym doors from basketball practice, returning Cosumnes River College men’s basketball player Shauwn Brooks stands both proud and humble as he takes on the leadership role as one of the two returning players of the 2012-2013 team. “We want to win and prove a lot of people wrong,” Brooks said. This...

Freshman forward’s persistence pays off

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

November 1, 2012

Filed under Sports

They always say, “if you believe, you can achieve.” For the reigning Student Athlete of the Month, these words resonated in his ear.Rigo Gomez was raised in Long Beach, Calif. and now resides in Lodi. He was motivated by his father and grandfather at the age of 6 to start playing soccer. Thirteen years later, he finds hims...

Hawks’ pizza celebration soured by loss to Delta

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Sports

The Hawks volleyball team squared off against the Delta College Mustangs on Oct. 26 at Cosumnes River College. The Hawks struggled against the Mustangs, losing three consecutive sets against them. CRC got off to a good start scoring the first point, but Delta College tied things up with an out-of-bounds call and continued...

Results driven attitude is harmful to college sports

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Sports have never been for me. I’m an uncoordinated kid, physically. My arms are too slow to throw a good pitch, and my legs are too stiff to outrun anyone. I’m a pacifist, so trampling a guy in order to take control of a situation has never been my craving. Most of all, I’ve never been overly competitive or stru...

Women’s soccer secure rematch victory against Diablo Valley

Mary Garcia, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

Filed under Sports

The women's soccer team won their rematch against the Diablo Valley College Vikings on Oct. 26. The Hawks’ first match against DVC resulted in a 1-0 loss on Sept. 28,  due to injuries Cosumnes River College played the away game with only one substitution. “We’ve been struggling all season,” said Hawks’ head...

Officials are hurting sports with their whistles

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

Referees are the police of the sports world. They enforce the rules of the game, make split-second decisions and prevent any team or player from exploiting aspects of the game, all from a neutral standpoint. Their sole purpose is to provide the fairest outcome possible within the parameters of the sport. However, do referees ab...

The gym that almost never was

The gym that almost never was

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

When it opened in 1970, Cosumnes River College didn’t have much to boast about other than being surr...

Superstitions draw athletes towards routine

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Filed under Sports

Not crossing a black cat or making sure not to open an umbrella indoors are superstitions that are held by the average person, but the average person is not the only one that have them. Tiger Woods always wears a red shirt in the final round of golf tournaments. Michael Phelps swings his arms three times before a race. Rituals...

Basketball team raises money through auction

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Filed under Sports

Family, friends and colleagues came together for a night of fun on Oct. 13 to support the women’s basketball team at their 8th annual “For the Love of the Game” Silent Auction and Bingo fundraiser. Guests were able to participate in a silent auction by viewing and bidding on different types of wrapped gift baskets....

Men’s soccer capture elusive victory, defeat College of the Sequoias

Men’s soccer capture elusive victory, defeat College of the Sequoias

October 11, 2012

The men’s soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak by beating College of the Sequoias on Oct....

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