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March Madness in-person crowds will be breeding ground for COVID-19

March Madness in-person crowds will be breeding ground for COVID-19

Jordan Soto, Reporter | March 7, 2021

It’s fun being at live basketball games, crowded with fans, cheering and high-fiving after an electric play, with the hot and humid feeling with the people in the arena and players running back and forth...

Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major

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 5. “I never stopped...

John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major taking a three-point shot on Feb. 21 against Hartnell College.

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...

Tahlia Sherlock, 18, liberal arts major said her late grandfather was her role model and the main catalyst that inspired her to pursue her basketball career.

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...

(Left #11) Danielle Gezzi, 20, kinesiology major and (Right #10) Anisah Douglas, 19, kinesiology major blocking opponent.

Women’s basketball team takes first place 

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter | March 14, 2020

The De Anza women’s basketball team capped a remarkable turnaround season with a Coast-South Conference title. The team finished the season with a record of 18-11, a huge improvement over the 4-19...

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against West Valley College defenders in a 60-54 home loss Jan. 24.

Men’s basketball look forward to a better season with more returning players

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter | March 13, 2020

The Dons performed well this season but head coach Jason Damjanovic said his team has room for more improvement and skill development. “I think this past season was an eye opening season as to what...

John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major taking a three-point shot on Feb. 21 against Hartnell College.

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,...

Aaron Tomlinson, 20, psychology major is on Feb. 14 looking to make a pass on Feb. 14 against Cabrillo College.

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...

(Left #11) Danielle Gezzi, 20, kinesiology major and (Right #10) Anisah Douglas, 19, kinesiology major blocking opponent.

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...

Danielle Guzzi, 20, kinesiology major, stares down her opponent as she surveys her options in a 73-52 win home win against Monterey Peninsula College Feb. 5.

Women’s basketball captain a model of dedication

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter | February 13, 2020

It’s 3 a.m. on a Monday, and while you may have just submitted your homework assignment a few hours ago and slipped into bed, Danielle Gezzi is up and already at work. Dedication and tenacity are more...

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