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Chan: from Indian Ocean island to Olympic opportunity

Chan: from Indian Ocean island to Olympic opportunity

Susan Garcia, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

After competing for years on his Indian Ocean home island of Mauritius, De Anza College swimmer Darren Chan, 21, hospitality management major, came to California looking for more competition. “I was finishing high school there, and I wanted to keep swimming, but in Mauritius we don’t have a lot ...

De Anza College swimmer Darren Chan wins three more medals at state championship

Anas Mustafa, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Only one swimmer from the De Anza College swim team competed at the state meet held in East Los Angeles from May 3 to May 6. Athlete Darren Chan swam: the 200 breaststroke winning a gold medal, the 100 breaststroke, winning a silver medal and the 200 individual medley winning a bronze medal. “I...

De Anza College badminton team eliminated early by top southern California players

De Anza College badminton team eliminated early by top southern California players

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College badminton team sent four players to the state championship tournament on May 12, but by the end of play that Friday, all four players had been eliminated from both singles and doubles contention. De Anza consistently competes in the state finals tournament in both team and individual/ d...

De Anza badminton closes out season strong, sends players to state championship

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

De  Anza College’s Badminton team defeated Mission College 18 - 3 in their final match of the season, and secured the title as Coast Conference co-champions at the De Anza main gym on Thursday, April 27. Before the game, head coach Mark Landefeld said he was uncertain about the team’s health. ...

Despite solid play late, De Anza softball team loses season finale 11-0

Vince Aguilar, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2017
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The De Anza Dons softball team dropped their final game of the season 11-0 to the Ohlone college renegades in five innings. Despite the less than desirable result, the Dons said they were satisfied with how they closed out their finale. “It was definitely emotional with me being a sophomore and it ...

Solid hitting, pitching carries De Anza Dons past Mission College Saints 5-1

Susan Garcia, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza college Dons battled their way past Mission College in a 5-1 victory at Mission on Saturday, April 22 in a must win game that helped keep the Don’s playoff hopes alive. “I thought it was gonna be a good game coming in because Mission is always a good team,” catcher Ro Mahanty said. ...

Shorthanded De Anza badminton team powers past CCSF

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2017
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The De Anza College women’s badminton team defeated City College of San Francisco 18-3 at De Anza on April 25. “The performance today is sort of the outcome of a lot of development the team has been going through, through most of the season,” said head coach Mark Landefeld. “We’re getting m...

Baseball snaps four-game cold streak with 9-7 win

Baseball snaps four-game cold streak with 9-7 win

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College baseball team managed to snap a four-game losing streak with their 9-7 win over Mission College Saints at Baylands field on Thursday, April 20. The De Anza offense made the win possible with a strong fourth inning in which the team managed to bat around driving in five runs to p...

Late season struggles jeopardize Dons’ playoff chances

Taylor Bicht, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

With just five games remaining, the De Anza baseball team is in danger of missing the playoffs after losses to Chabot College and conference leader San Mateo College. The losses, to Chabot on Friday, April 14, and San Mateo on Saturday, April 15, extended the Dons losing streak to three. Both defeats...

Mental mistakes lead De Anza baseball to 7-2 loss against Cabrillo

Mental mistakes lead De Anza baseball to 7-2 loss against Cabrillo

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

A series of mental mistakes in the early, middle and late innings hurt the De Anza College baseball team in a 7-2 loss against Cabrillo College on Tuesday, April 4, at Baylands field. The loss snapped a four game win streak in which the Dons had played alert and sharp baseball that kept them in second...