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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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