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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...

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...

New women’s sports league seen as degrading

Emanuel Espinoza, Connection Staff

October 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

“Sex sells,” a phrase that could not be any more factual, especially when it comes to the Bikini Basketball League, a basketball league that is following the trend of the Lingerie Football League. It is more and more common to see sports leagues becoming sexualized. The first was the Lingerie Football League, established in 2...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenhaw battled odds before fighting for CRC

Greenhaw battled odds before fighting for CRC

May 4, 2012

Alissa Greenhaw is the softball team’s leadoff hitter and starting shortstop.‭ ‬She finished with...

Four CRC men’s tennis players advance to the playoffs

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s tennis team may have ended its season on March 20 with a 9-0 loss to Fresno City College, but four individual players from the team have advanced to the playoffs. By competing in the Big 8 Conference Tournament on April 17, sophomores Brandon McCarthy, Ronnie Cabanayan and Andy Vo, as well...

CRC softball finishes the season with a win

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under Sports

Cosumnes River College’s softball team may not have made the regional playoffs, but they ended their season on a high note with anticipation for the next season.Despite not qualifying, the Hawks played at their best in the final game of the season at home on a sunny afternoon against the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs...

Hawks baseball finish at the top and charge into the playoffs

Hawks baseball finish at the top and charge into the playoffs

May 2, 2012

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. These are words that resonated in the ears of the Hawk...

Hawks Baseball ready to make playoff run

Hawks Baseball ready to make playoff run

April 18, 2012

Road warriors was the name given to the Hawks by head coach Tony Bloomfield, but the season didn’t...

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