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Spring sports come to a halt in light of the Coronavirus

Spring sports come to a halt in light of the Coronavirus

Anthony Lucido, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

On Thursday, March 19, the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors announced that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled due to the increased concern of the COVID-19. The decision came after a number of video conference calls and virtual...

All for the love of the game

All for the love of the game

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

De Anza College basketball player Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major fell in love with the game of basketball ever since laying his eyes on his own, first ever ball at age five. “I never stopped playing the game since then and it has been a part of my whole life,” said Simpkins. A youngster...

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

It was the last home game of the season and his last game playing for De Anza College when John Vergara, 20-year-old sophomore, stepped on the court and saw his mother and father sitting in the bleachers. “My dad has never really watched my games and when he does watch my games he’s really hard...

Men’s baseball team flops

Men’s baseball team flops

Lauren Locquiao, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

De Anza Dons give up 10 runs in last two innings With a score of 14-1, De Anza lost against Mission College on March 3 but it was the latter half of the game that was the deal breaker. The Dons held on through the first six innings after only letting four runners score but the chemistry and mome...

Student-athlete inspired by family role models

Student-athlete inspired by family role models

Lauren Locquiao, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

Tahlia Sherlock, 18, liberal arts major has paved her own way from her hometown of Riverside to De Anza women’s basketball team. Raised by her mother and grandfather, Sherlock said she attributed her hard work and being independent to her mother. “I would say my role models were definitely...

De Anza is the home to one of the state’s best distance runners

De Anza is the home to one of the state’s best distance runners

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Leslee Patino, 20, psychology major, is putting the competition on notice. The sophomore distance runner has won half of her individual races this outdoor track season and has finished off the podium just once. The season got off to a hot start for Patino, who started racing in the ninth grade at...

Men’s basketball put on a show in final game of season

Men’s basketball put on a show in final game of season

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The Dons delivered a record-breaking performance and dominated Hartnell College by a score of 109-82 ending the season with a bang. John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major consistently kept shooting three-pointers, finishing the night with 10 made attempts and setting a new school record. “In the...

Men’s basketball suffer a season ending loss

Men’s basketball suffer a season ending loss

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

De Anza men’s basketball team took a hard loss on Feb. 14 against Cabrillo College, ending all hopes of making it to the postseason. Having already lost once to Cabrillo on Jan. 22, De Anza knew they needed to up the pace to win the game. The team did the research needed prior to the game and...

Women’s basketball inch closer to conference title with win over Cabrillo College

Women’s basketball inch closer to conference title with win over Cabrillo College

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The De Anza women’s basketball team has won two in a row after beating out Cabrillo College by a score of 72-62 on Valentine's Day. The team’s confidence and hard work was shown throughout the game as De Anza kept beating out their opponents in almost every quarter to get the win. Exceptional...

Ex-De Anza women softball players find welcome at Foothill

Ex-De Anza women softball players find welcome at Foothill

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

The De Anza College softball season was cancelled this year after an exodus of players due in large part to issues with communication between former head coach Jason Bugg and players. The fall of 2019 looked like a reversal of fortunes for the softball team, which lacked the players to field a team...