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All-American shot put, discus thrower blessed with success

All-American shot put, discus thrower blessed with success

Virgilio Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
June 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

From South Auckland, New Zealand to California, Anya Tonga came to the United States to make a difference straight out of high school. Tonga is currently a Top 10 state track athlete, but the sport came to her coincidentally her junior year in high school. “I signed up for the weightlifti...

1 in 23,000: Carmen Urtecho

1 in 23,000: Carmen Urtecho

Will Savage, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Carmen Urtecho is a Shortstop for De Anza's Softball team. “1 in 23,000" is a series of videos by La Voz reporters highlighting individual students, staff and faculty at De Anza who do something interesting.

Baseball season ends in disarray, Dons lose in playoffs

Baseball season ends in disarray, Dons lose in playoffs

Benedict Chua, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Dons baseball team effectively ended their season losing consecutive playoff games to Cabrillo College on May 7 and 8. The Dons survival in the playoffs hinged on them winning two of three games. The Dons ended up losing 13-4 on May 6, and 4-3 on May 7. After several c...

Dons badminton on the way to State Championships

Dons badminton on the way to State Championships

Benedict Chua, Staff Writer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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Tennis drops state, season ends

Tennis drops state, season ends

Taylor Bicht, Co-Sports Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The De Anza women’s tennis team missed a chance at a fairy tale season ending when they lost 5-1 in the 2016 CCCAA Team State championship to Cerritos College on April 20. The loss is not for naught as the team won the Northern California championship against Cañada College, who was previo...

Badminton aces angle of attack, win 20-1

Badminton aces angle of attack, win 20-1

May 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

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Dons’ season-long slump

Dons’ season-long slump

Paul Hang, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

2016 was a rough year for the De Anza softball team as they opened the season with a 19 game losing streak. It wasn’t until game 20 that the Dons were able to get themselves in the win column. They won back-to-back games in a doubleheader match against Mendocino College. The first game was...

Badminton star backhands competition

Badminton star backhands competition

Anna Ju, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

She has a shy smile, but her dedication towards badminton is strong. When on court, she is solely committed to the game, and nothing else. A badminton racket has been held in her hand ever since she was in third grade. Yu Hsuan Liu, 19, computer science major, is one of the newest additions to the...

De Anza alum keeps giving back to P.E.

De Anza alum keeps giving back to P.E.

Andrew Pouliot, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

Dean of athletics and physical education Coleen Lee-Wheat spent most of her adult life around De Anza. Working her way up from the bottom to the position she is in now. When she first came to De Anza, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. “I was just kind of floating around,...

De Anza baseball falters down the strech, suffers 9-1 defeat

De Anza baseball falters down the strech, suffers 9-1 defeat

Anthony Montes, Editor-in-chief
May 3, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The De Anza baseball team (21-15) stumbled to the finish line, losing 9-1 to West Valley College (14-22) in their final game of the season Thursday, April 28. The Dons surrendered 11 hits and nine runs en route to a loss that capped an abysmal April where they dropped eight of their last 12 games. Thei...