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

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
February 16
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
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
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
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
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...

Softball team makes major changes for 2016: New coach, former Foothill Owls, many freshmen added to roster

Jessica Howell, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Sports

After a 2015 season that ended with a 4-13 record and a team batting average of .183, the De Anza softball team is looking for a bounce-back year. This season’s team is full of incoming freshman and only two returning sophomores. Along with the team being made up of mostly freshman, they will have...

Super Bowl 50: Something for everyone in Bay Area

Sergio Valensia, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Sports

Cam Newton and the Panthers face Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, and the Bay Area is bracing itself for a nightmarish week that expects a million people participating in festivities. In his 18th season, Manning will appear in his fourth Super Bowl. Five-year veteran...

Mens Basketball loses foul-plagued game: Flurry of fouls in second half results in 32 total penalties against Dons

Mens Basketball loses foul-plagued game: Flurry of fouls in second half results in 32 total penalties against Dons

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Sports

De Anza men’s basketball committed 32 fouls enroute to a 90-67 loss to Cabrillo College on Wednesday, Jan. 27.   “I’ve never heard of a 32-7 foul game,” Guard Ifeanyi Ekechukwu said. “They need to look into that.”   In the first half, both teams got off to fast starts and...

De Anza rallies, walks off in season opener

De Anza rallies, walks off in season opener

Anthony Montes, Edior-in-chief
February 1
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, first baseman Abe Arias hit a walk-off single, sealing the victory for the Dons in their home opener against Yuba College 7-6 on Thursday, Jan. 28. “We don’t quit,” Arias said. “We have that in all of us that we don’t want to quit....