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Baseball battle: Can the Giants win again in an even year?

Baseball battle: Can the Giants win again in an even year?

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

With 2016 Major League Baseball spring training under way, the question is raised among all Giants and baseball fans: Will the San Francisco Giants continue their every other year streak and win their fourth World Series in six years? Yes, yes they will. First of all, the Giants weren’t bad in...

Baseball battle: Another year of watching no-name talent?

Baseball battle: Another year of watching no-name talent?

Will Savage, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

The 2015 baseball season brought mostly sadness for the Oakland Athletics organization. The A’s finished the season 68-94, the worst record in the American League and fourth worst in all of major league baseball. Going into 2016, the A’s continue their low budget tradition, parting ways with names...

2016 badminton preview

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

The De Anza College badminton team looks to continue its success in 2016 and win a championship after coming up short in 2015. Head Coach Mark Landefeld said this team is different from previous years, as this year’s team is much smaller with only two players returning. “It’s going to be...

Physical education teacher fills classes with her passion and up beat attitude

Isabel Malcolmson, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

The popularity of De Anza’s classes of yoga and pilates is largely due to the instructor, Nancy Evans. Evans has become a well-known figure in the department and is well liked by students. Her teaching philosophy is about connecting with her students, so it’s no surprise that students enjoy her...

For the love of the game: Freshman softball 3rd baseman brings passion

Greg Schrader, Staff Writer
February 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

The sun beats down onto the baseball diamond as De Anza College’s softball team practices for the next game. Among the players is third baseman Katie Failner, 19, graphic design major, who’s in her first season with the team.   “I just love the game,” Failner said. “I love hitting,...

Men’s Basketball sophomore Night Spoiled: Dons final home game of the season ends in defeat, 77-64

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
February 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Sophomore Night at De Anza College went poorly for the men’s basketball team as they fell to Monterey Peninsula College 77-64 in their final home game Wednesday, Feb. 3.   This would be the last time Don players, Tory Stamps, Jimmy Escudero, Daniel Paulson, Karl Mann, RJ McCune, and Cooper...

Competition impacts the mind

Taylor Bicht, Sports Editor
February 16, 2016
Filed under Bicht Please, Sports

In light of the many domestic violence charges and lack of role models in sports, athletes have come under fire, with blame being put solely on them. Before we judge and apply every stereotype in the book to these athletes, let’s look how competition impacts them. In youth, competition is embedded...

De Anza Welcomes new Coach: Dons’ alum back to revive softball program

Lenus Chow, Staff Writer
February 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Turning around a struggling program is never easy, but the new head coach of softball team, De Anza alum Megan Finney Kravets, has taken on that task.   Kravets became head coach in October 2015, amid turmoil over the departure of the previous coach. Kravets said she believes a player’s mentality...

Second baseman values family, culture, grades

Second baseman values family, culture, grades

Ruben Mendoza, Staff Writer
February 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Bang! That’s the sound of a bat hitting a baseball over the heads of the helpless outfielders. To De Anza College student Joey Shimono, 20, psychology major, baseball is his life. “I have played baseball for my entire life,” Shimono said. “I want to play it for as long as I can.” Shimono...

Women’s basketball loses late to Mission College

Kassandra Amper, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

The De Anza women’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak came to an end on Friday, Jan. 29, losing 76-68 to Mission College. Forward Marina Ramon-Lopez controlled the post and scored 24 of the team’s 68 points, but the Dons’ rebound trouble and high turnover rate ultimately cost them...