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

Jessica Howell, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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....

Longtime Dons’ football coach hangs up clipboard

Taylor Bicht and Cecile Hoang
February 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Former De Anza College head coach Dan Atencio, who guided the Dons to three conference championships and received three Coach of the Year awards, announced last November that 2015 would be his final season. After 46 years of coaching different levels of football, Atencio decided to fall back on a...

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
January 23, 2016
Filed under Men's basketball, Sports

De Anza men’s basketball rallies after getting into early foul trouble to earn their first home win of the season with a 70-68 win over the Gavilan College Rams on Friday, Jan. 15. An unheralded hero carried the Dons to its first home victory on Friday night. Freshman guard Jeremy Ishimaru came off ...

Women’s basketball slump in defeat

Jessica Howell, Staff Writer
January 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

The De Anza women’s basketball team fell 59-44 to Foothill College on Wednesday, Jan. 13.   Forward Marina Ramon-Lopez and guard Tiffany Raczynski led the Dons in scoring with 11 points each in the failed comeback.   The Dons got off to a slow start on both ends of the court. The...

Patience, Raiders fans

Taylor Bicht, Sports Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Bicht Please, Sports

Relax Raiders fans, your beloved team is going nowhere, at least for now. Last Tuesday’s landmark decision means that the St. Louis Rams will move to Los Angeles this year. The San Diego Chargers will likely join them soon, leaving the Raiders as the odd team out. The City of Los Angeles is unlikely ...

Basketball team serves moms, kids at shelter over holidays

Basketball team serves moms, kids  at shelter  over holidays

Laura Shkouratoff, STAFF WRITER
January 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In December, members of the De Anza men’s basketball team volunteered at a local women’s shelter.   The basketball team has volunteered at the shelter for the past five years, serving families who need the community’s support to get back on their feet. The shelter, known as Next Door Solutions...