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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

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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...

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

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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...

Injury-riddled CRC women’s tennis team loses to Fresno City

Injury-riddled CRC women’s tennis team loses to Fresno City

March 29, 2012

The Hawks women’s tennis team fought past multiple injuries as they took on the Fresno City College...

CRC softball game vs. Modesto comes up short for Hawks

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

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The Hawks (3-19) failed to pull out a close game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates (14-10) on March 22 at Cosumnes River College, falling to last place in the Big 8 conference. Both teams had trouble scoring early but were able to keep pace with each other as the game progressed. The Pirates scored the first run in the f...

Women’s basketball has a great season with many memorable moments

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 16, 2012

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The Cosumnes River College women’s basketball season came to an end after a loss to Foothill College on Feb. 29. The Hawks finished the season with a 21-8 overall record, made it to the third round of the Northern California regional playoffs and finished second in the Big 8 Conference. “This was the best season I...

Men’s basketball team wraps up 2012 season with 18-13 record

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

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Cosumnes River College men’s basketball brought its season to an end with a loss to Santa Rosa Junior College in the third round of the Northern California regional playoffs on Feb. 29. This is the second straight year the Hawks lost in the third round of the regional playoffs. They finished with an 18-13 record. “We...

CRC fails to match Chabot’s strong pitching and strong defense

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

February 28, 2012

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The Cosumnes River Hawks fell to the Chabot College Gladiators 7-3 on Feb. 21, dropping their record to 3-6. Read More »...

It’s win or go home for the Hawks, coach says.

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

February 24, 2012

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The Cosumnes River College women’s basketball team will begin the playoffs Feb. 24 at home against the Laney College Eagles. Read More »...

Softball openers leave room for improvement

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

February 9, 2012

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The Cosumnes River College softball team kicked off the 2012 season on Feb. 4 at home against the San Jose City College Jaguars in a doubleheader. The day’s weather was in the low 60’s and about 70 people came out to see the first softball game of the season. Hawks’ freshman shortstop Alissa Greenhaw was the lead-off batter...

Hawks set to be road warriors, coach says

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

February 9, 2012

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After the 2011 season ended just one game short of making the state finals, the 2012 Cosumnes River College baseball team will face an unusual obstacle in getting back to that point this season. With construction underway at CRC, the baseball field was demolished and will not be rebuilt until next season, meaning the Hawks wil...

Hawks’ last second shot lands them in first place

Hawks’ last second shot lands them in first place

January 30, 2012

The Cosumnes River College Hawks (15-4, 6-0) defeated Santa Rosa Junior College (15-5, 6-0) on Jan. 24...

Women’s tennis hopes to improve with new players

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

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Cosumnes River College’s women’s tennis team tied for third place in the Big 8 last season, just missing the playoffs. This season, head coach Suzanne Stebbins has high hopes for the team. The team has a strong top five, “the strongest I’ve ever had,” Stebbins said. The entire roster is new, except for her returning...

Hawks fail to snap Santa Rosa’s undefeated conference record

Hawks fail to snap Santa Rosa’s undefeated conference record

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

January 27, 2012

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Perimeter shooting and interior defense propelled the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs (18-4, 7-0) past the Cosumnes...

Hawks snap two-game losing streak against rival Panthers

Jon Wilson, Connection Staff

January 23, 2012

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As rain poured outside on Jan. 20, the Cosumnes River College men’s basketball team weathered the storm on the court and avoided a third straight loss by beating its rival, the Sacramento City College Panthers, 72-69. Hawks’ sophomore forward Tony Gill led all scorers with 20 points, 17 of which came in the second half...

Women’s soccer player devoted to sport on and off the field

Alex Mosqueda, Connection staff

December 5, 2011

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Katie Ulan is a 23-year old freshman forward for the Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team. Despite losing in the playoffs, Ulan still maintains a positive outlook for next season. “Unfortunately, we ended earlier than we would have liked to, but our season was definitely a memorable one,” Ulan said. “All the...

Volleyball players reflect on challenges after losing season

Volleyball players reflect on challenges after losing season

December 5, 2011

The volleyball team ended its season on Nov. 16, losing to Sierra College in three sets, 25-23, 25-18 and...

For CRC student, sports is an opportunity to stay active

Tracy Gilkerson, Connection Staff

November 30, 2011

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He is at every home game in his orange baseball cap and if Cosumnes River College had its own pep squad, he would be the leader of the pack. “I am [the Hawks] number one fan here,” said Steve Papadopoulos, a 42-year-old undecided major at CRC.  “I like to support them as much as I can.” Steve was born with spina bifida,...

Women’s soccer eliminated from playoffs after losing to Fresno City College

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

November 30, 2011

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The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team ended its season on Nov. 22 after losing in the second round of the playoffs to the Fresno City College Rams. Despite a late goal by CRC freshman forward Katie Ulan, the Rams would eventually tie the game in the second half. The match went into stoppage time and Fresno would score t...

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