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Strong start, room for improvement for baseball team

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
March 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College baseball team is having a strong season in spite of not having any home games because of the Flint garage remodel. The team is still looking to improve, take control of their division, and make the playoffs. The Dons’ season is complicated by the fact that they are unable to play...

Track teams continue to dominate competition, rack up more first place finishes in invitational

Anas Mustafa, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

After seven hours of competition, the De Anza College men’s and women’s track and field teams finished the De Anza Invitational with first place finishes on Saturday, March 9 at De Anza College. One of the athletes that caught everyone’s attention was sophomore and captain of the women’s dist...

De Anza College badminton team crushes Skyline to win first match of season 17­-4

Shaun Chatrath, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College Women’s badminton team won their first Coast Conference match,17-4, against Skyline College Thursday, March, 16. Switching off from singles to doubles, every athlete on both teams had a chance to play multiple games. There was an average of six back and forth birdie hits during s...

De Anza falters in pre-season tournament

Natalie Valencia, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College women’s badminton team suffered losses during the Coast Conference Pre-season Tournament on Saturday, March, 11 due to having already played  an intense game against Pasadena City College the day before. The quick turnaround created a strong stamina both mentally and physically...

Exercise became competitive passion

Rachel Shin
March 6, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...