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Exercise became competitive passion

Rachel Shin
March 6
Filed under Sports

De Anza track athlete Cheianne Armstrong, 19, meteorology major, originally joined a track team in eighth grade to lose weight, but wound up discovering her passion for competition. In high school, she competed in both cross country and track, but after excelling in sprints and jumps, Armstrong shifted...

Men’s and women’s track teams take first place at home

Terry Pon, Staff Reporter
March 6
Filed under Sports

De Anza Track and Field started out strong with multiple first place finishes at the De Anza Open held at De Anza College on Saturday, Feb. 25. One standout was sophomore Alyssa Renteria, who placed first in the women’s 3000-meter steeple chase. This was Renteria’s first steeple chase of the...

Extra inning walkoff leads to first win

Virgilio Gonzalez and Jay Serrano
March 6
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College women’s softball team had its first win of the season in a 9-8 extra-inning walkoff home victory against Mendocino College on Saturday Feb. 25. Earlier in the week, the team  lost their seventh game of the season on Thursday, Feb. 7, in a 16-3 rout against Butte College at ho...

De Anza men’s basketball edges division rival 68-65

Jarra Gojolo, Staff Reporter
February 13
Filed under Basketball, Men's basketball, Sports

Nemanja Rajic, forward scored the go-ahead basket with 35 seconds left as the De Anza College Dons defeated the West Valley Vikings 68-65 Wednesday, Feb. 1. Rajic, 18, computer science major, scored 14 points on four of four shooting to go along with four blocks. “Before going into the second...

In spite of injury to coach, cheer team takes home first

Rachel Shin, Staff Reporter
February 13
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College cheer team faced their first obstacle at the start of winter quarter when their coach sustained a foot injury that required surgery. After receiving the news over a Facebook message, the cheer team learned that the surgery would require their coach to take an unspecified amount of...

Dons baseball homeless but hopeful for season

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter
February 13
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The De Anza Dons baseball team is off to an extremely strong 4-1 start to the season. Despite not having a home field, the team pulled off two wins against a tough Yuba College team and split with Folsom Lake College. “We’ve been kind of over achieving in a lot of people’s minds, other than...

De Anza softball looks to recover after tough losing season last year

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter
February 13
Filed under Sports

De Anza College’s softball team aims to finish out the season after forfeiting the last six games of the 2015-2016 season due to grade ineligibility. “I just want to see us improve as a team and finish the season,” said player Molly Mills, 19, social and behavioral science major. “Not enough...

Women Dons command a lead over Panthers

Virgilio Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Sports

The De Anza Women Dons’ basketball team beat Hartnell College 67-52 Wednesday, Jan. 18 at De Anza College, to end a two-game losing streak and bring their record to 5-13. Leading the way for the Dons was Olivia Wissig, with 17 points, and Conner Bennett, with 14 points. The game went back and...

Dons attain third straight win over Hartnell Panthers

Terry Pon, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Men's basketball, Sports

The De Anza Men’s Dons won their third-straight win against the Hartnell Panthers on Jan. 18. De Anza’s defense struggled in the first half, giving up 40 points. Coach Jason Damjanovic said, “You missed that!” after the referee made a questionable no call on one of Damjanovic’s players. The...

Men’s basketball takes on conference with a three-game winning streak, lots of hope

Vince Aguilar, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Men's basketball, Sports

Despite a rocky 2015-16 season that ended in a loss, and a rough start to the 2016-17 season, the De Anza College men’s basketball team is beginning to turn around. The Dons started the season 3-10 and entered the California Community College Athletic Association conference needing a lot of work,...