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Hawks' sophomore center Jaycob Velasco stands amongst the rest of the men's basketball team in practice on March 4. The Hawks would lose to Fresno in the playoffs the following day.

Men’s basketball falls in playoffs but stays hopeful for next season

April 1, 2014

A season of many ups and few downs culminated in a final playoff game for Cosumnes River College’s ...

Hawks prepare for regional quarterfinal

Sophomore forward Jaycob Velasco smiles as he grips a basketball at team practice on March 3. The Hawks are preparing for a quarterfinal matchup with Fresno City.

Stacey Marie Harris, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Head coach James Giacomazzi and the Cosumnes River College men’s basketball team took to the court...

From five-year break to sixth man role

Cosumnes River College Hawks' basketball freshman forward Empres Barner looks to deliver a pass in practice on Dec. 3. After five years away from the sport, Barner has returned to the court after seeking out team head coach Coral Sage.

Emily Collins, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

It had been five years since her sneakers hit the hardwood floor of a basketball court to play on beha...

Hawks look to use competitive nature to their advantage

The team gathers around Cosumnes head coach James Giacomazzi during practice on Oct. 24.

Camille Caulk, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

With the start of the season quickly approaching, the players of the men’s basketball team go hard...

Women’s basketball team looks to build on strong 2012 campaign

CRC head coach Coral Sage directs freshman forward Empres Barner in practice on Oct. 22.

Ben Brown, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013

As November approaches, the Cosumnes River College women’s basketball team is all set and gearing ...

CRC adjunct counselor Mike Tavares presents Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson with a gift, a collage of photos, in Sacramento City Hall on Jan. 30.

Adjunct counselor starts grassroots group

October 17, 2013

Proudly boasting a black Sacramento Kings shirt, Cosumnes River College adjunct counselor Mike Tavares...

Jeanne Calamar assists Sam Seaikawa, 79, with an exercise during her adapted physical education class on Sept. 27.

Professor inspires students, staff and faculty

October 5, 2013

Having a friendly demeanor, an obvious passion to help students and a sense of humor throughout class while ...

Hawks’ athletes prepare to transfer from CRC

Victor Macias, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

It’s been a rough year for Cosumnes River College athletics, but that won't take away the honor of a few athletes, who will be transferring and making the move from CRC to bigger colleges to continue their athletic careers. Charles Standifer, a 21-year-old sophomore, will be transferring to Division 1 University of California,...

Opinion: Is this the end of the Black Mamba?

Latishan Gibson, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

With five NBA championships,15 All-Star appearances and other accolades under his belt at the age of 34, this may be the end for Kobe Bryant. During a victory against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star felt a pop as he pushed off his left foot, tearing his achilles tendon. Many feel that...

For college athletes, time is on their side

Zach Hannigan, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2013

It’s become an increasingly important question for elite college athletes over the last few years. Should I stay in college to better my craft and risk injury or go pro and make some money, but risk having a shorter career? According to the NCAA, only 1.7 percent of college football players will ever take a snap profess...

Women’s basketball loses in tight contest against Diablo Valley

Brittany Patrick, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2013

The Diablo Valley Vikings challenged the Cosumnes River College Hawks at home on the annual Breast Cancer Awareness night, Feb. 12. The Hawks struggled from the tipoff, where Vikings’ freshman Annelise Ito took control, and passed the ball to sophomore teammate Wilicia Featherstone, who fired it back to Ito to charge down...

Men’s basketball loses to Diablo Valley in overtime

Mozes Zarate, Connection Staff

February 13, 2013

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball team battled Diablo Valley College at home Tuesday night, their second confrontation with the Vikings in less than a month. In January, the Hawks left the Vikings’ court with a tightly contested victory 87-84. “I was on beat and I was ready to go,” said Hawks’ sophomore...

Hawks continue their slump against Delta College

Victor Macias, Connection Staff

February 6, 2013

Looking to avenge their previous loss, the Hawks’ women’s basketball team went head-to-head with No. 17 Delta College at home on Feb. 1. The Hawks struggled early and often as they put in their lowest point total of the season. Freshman center Jennifer Lysaght missed five free throws that would have put the Hawks...

Hawks’ coach sets example of dedication for team

Hawks' coach sets example of dedication for team

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

February 4, 2013

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

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...

The curious case of the Sacramento Kings

Zach Hannigan, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012

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...

Lakers: Why pass on the greatest?

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

November 28, 2012

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...

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

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

November 11, 2012

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...

Basketball team raises money through auction

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

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....

Title IX: 40 years later

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

August 29, 2012

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...

Men’s basketball ready to step up in James Clark Invitational

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection staff

December 5, 2011

The Cosumnes River College men’s basketball season has just begun, and with three wins and three losses, they have learned a lot about themselves in a short amount of time. The team practices every weekday. The coaching staff has been studying footage of their games and reassessing coaching strategies. “They’re...

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