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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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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,... Read more »

After tough transition, women’s basketball pulls together, improves overall teamwork

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Sports

After a rough start, coach Mike Riley has taken over De Anza College’s women’s basketball team mid-season and brought the team back to the basics of the game: fundamentals and attitude. “From the time I took over they were averaging giving up 80 points a game, and now it’s down to 59 so we’ve... Read more »

TOUGH SOCCER LOSSES

TOUGH SOCCER LOSSES

Aysha Rehman, STAFF REPORTER
December 4
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The De Anza College men’s soccer team finished the season with a strong record, but lost its goalie in an assault Nov. 11, and subsequently lost the semifinals Nov. 22. The team, led by Albert Munante with 15 goals, and Jose Varon with six assists, had a 13-3-6 record and finished second in the So... Read more »

Breaking stereotypes as a male cheerleader

Breaking stereotypes as a male cheerleader

Maria Ortiz, Staff Reporter
December 4
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Not everyone can handle being the focal point of a team, but Julio Alfaro can. A 20-year-old music major, Alfaro is the co-captain of the cheer team and the only male cheerleader at De Anza College. With more than a year as a cheerleader, he’s shown his capacity to lead. According to a 2015... Read more »