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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....

Women’s soccer is winless in last four games, fall to ARC

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

October 11, 2012

Filed under Sports

The women’s soccer team lost to the American River College Beavers on Oct. 9 in a closely contested game. The team has not won in over two weeks, scoring zero goals during this stretch of games. “We did okay,” said Hawks’ head coach Cesar Plasencia. “Okay performances usually don’t get you the wins, though.” The...

Interim coach hopes to teach athletes to learn from mistakes

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

October 4, 2012

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It was the year 2004 when her coaching career began, coaching a team of developmental athletes 12 years old and under. She now finds herself as interim head coach of the Cosumnes River College volleyball team, a team she once played for. For Natalie Wells, volleyball is her passion and she is excited to take on a greater...

Hawks soccer player displays leadership through passion for the game

Hawks soccer player displays leadership through passion for the game

October 2, 2012

There is one word that encompasses Rachel Dube’s focus as soccer team captain this season, that word...

Community college athletics deserve more attention

Community college athletics deserve more attention

October 2, 2012

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a lockout is the withholding of employment by an employer...

Hawks cannot seal the deal, fall to ARC on late goal

Hawks cannot seal the deal, fall to ARC on late goal

September 29, 2012

The men’s soccer team squared off against conference rival American River College under the lights...

Tony Bloomfield: Our intention is never to make pro baseball players

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 20, 2012

Filed under Sports

“Play every day like it’s your last.” These are the words that baseball’s head coach Tony Bloomfield instilled in his players at the beginning of last season. A season that would bring Cosumnes River College its first state championship in one of the hardest ways possible. The Hawks never played a home game...

Knee injury brings freshman recruit to women’s soccer team

Knee injury brings freshman recruit to women’s soccer team

September 20, 2012

The women’s soccer team welcomed their new forward Jena Mamola, a 17-year-old business major, back...

Hawks volleyball loses second game in a row, falls to Columbia College

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

September 15, 2012

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Fresh off the CRC Classic, the Cosumnes River College volleyball team looked to build off their strong performance in the tournament where they went 2-1. The Hawks went up against Columbia College on Sept. 12, but they didn’t look like the same team that showed up to play in the tournament. Columbia won in three sets...

Men’s soccer routs Cañada College, wins home opener

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

September 10, 2012

Filed under Sports

The men's soccer team came out victorious against the Cañada College Colts in their third game of the season on Sept. 6. After a tense first half that featured only one goal, scored by CRC freshman midfielder Bernabe Gonzalez, the Hawks opened the second half of the game decisively by scoring three more goals in under 10...

First half mistakes prove costly as women’s soccer falls to Evergreen

First half mistakes prove costly as women’s soccer falls to Evergreen

September 9, 2012

The women’s soccer team couldn’t build off the momentum of their season-opener win, as they lose...

Construction of athletic facilities nearly complete

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

September 9, 2012

Filed under Sports

Cosumnes River College athletes will soon have new sports fields to play on as a $14.5 million renovation project of the school’s stadium, baseball and softball facilities is almost complete. Funded by the local Measure M Bond, which was passed by voters in 2008, $1.5 million of the $14.5 million dollars is coming from...

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and steroids

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 4, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

When reports surfaced of San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera’s drug use, the baseball world...

Men’s soccer seeks their place in the playoffs

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

September 2, 2012

Filed under Sports

After a loss to San Joaquin Delta College last season that narrowly kept them from the playoffs, the Hawks have a fresh start to shoot for the top. Much like the women's soccer team, the men's team gained a majority of new recruits to fill the ranks alongside a handful of returning players. Many of the new players were...

Hawks win opener in dramatic fashion

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 30, 2012

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The women's soccer team took its first step towards the playoffs Aug. 28, defeating Fresno City College in a thriller. The Hawks started the season with the same team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season. “This was a tough opener,” head coach Cesar Plasencia said. “I was really proud of my girls, the...

Title IX: 40 years later

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

August 29, 2012

Filed under Sports

Baylor University’s Brittney Griner became a national sensation with her play on the college’s women’s basketball team. Griner’s game on the court earned the 6-foot-8-inch 22-year-old a spot on the All-American team, an award she obtained three times.  In addition to a National Championship, Griner was named AP Player...

Major League Soccer: Missed markets and poor scheduling is hurting growth

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

August 27, 2012

Filed under The Cheap Seats

The cheers of over 75,000 strong can be heard throughout Manchester, England on any given Saturday. There is a certain passion and electricity in the air. Old Trafford is packed with thousands of Red Devils fans cheering on their beloved Manchester United. Across the pond, on a very similar Saturday night there is only a...

Women’s soccer looks to attack their way to a championship

Women’s soccer looks to attack their way to a championship

August 27, 2012

Last year’s women's soccer team finished its season with a loss to Fresno City College in the second...

Hawks baseball wins 2012 California Community College State Championship

Hawks baseball wins 2012 California Community College State Championship

May 20, 2012

The baseball team completed their mission May 20 in Bakersfield, winning Cosumnes River College’s...

CRC baseball team advances to Super Regionals

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

May 8, 2012

Filed under Sports

The seventh-seeded Hawks kept up their winning ways in the opening round of the Northern California Regional Playoffs, sweeping tenth-seeded College of the Sequoias at American River College in a best-of-three series on May 5 and 6. Freshman pitcher Nick Smart started game one for the Hawks. The left-hander threw eight-plus...

New sports fields expected for fall completion

New sports fields expected for fall completion

May 4, 2012

A new baseball field, softball field and two new soccer fields are being built on the northwest side...

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