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Juiced players vs. juiced balls: Experts debate reasons for home run highs

Juiced players vs. juiced balls: Experts debate reasons for home run highs

Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Baseball was once known as America’s national pastime, yet the once innocent sport has become known for performance-enhancing drugs (PED) and most recently, questions about juiced baseballs. The juiced baseball theory suggests Major League Baseball (MLB) has altered the baseball to increase scoring. Th...

Tackling adversity: Bear Cubs change with the game

Tackling adversity: Bear Cubs change with the game

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Football constantly changes on both sides of the ball. Tackling mechanics have changed how defenses play, and a shift away from the run game has changed offensive philosophy. As the game evolves, players and coaches are forced to adapt or get out. Research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and other ...

Bear Cubs men’s soccer wins Big 8 title

Bear Cubs men’s soccer wins Big 8 title

Ian MacGregor, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College men’s soccer won the Big 8 Championship Nov. 15 after Adrian Fontanelli scored late in the second half to put SRJC up over Folsom Lake College.  Rigo Barragan scored an insurance goal five minutes later, bringing the score to its final 3-1. Goalie Cristian Hernandez saved t...

Bear Cubs defeat Cosumnes River College in shutout match

Bear Cubs defeat Cosumnes River College in shutout match

Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Bear Cubs men’s soccer defeated Cosumnes River College in a 3-0 win.  In the first half of play there was no score heading into halftime.  There was intensity from both teams with four Cosumnes River players receiving yellow cards and one Bear Cub receiving a yellow card.   Bear Cubs Head...

Bear Cubs lose final home football game of the decade

Bear Cubs lose final home football game of the decade

James Domizio, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In the last home game of the Bear Cubs’ Fall 2019 season, Santa Rosa Junior College lost 30-24 to the City College of San Francisco Rams Saturday afternoon at Santa Rosa High School. With seven minutes left in the first quarter, running back JT Evans scored the game’s first touchdown on the rush,...

Bear Cubs tie at home against Cosumnes River

Bear Cubs tie at home against Cosumnes River

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer

October 23, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs Women’s Soccer tied with Cosumnes River College on Oct. 18 thanks to backup goalkeeper Jarley Figueroa’s second-half save. Figueroa made the diving save ten minutes into the second half, and the game stayed tied at 0-0 until the final whistle. After the gam...

Bear Cubs enter fall season midpoint with packed weekend

Bear Cubs enter fall season midpoint with packed weekend

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College athletics are in the midseason swing.  Cross country has its second meet of the season at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Hartnell College. The men are looking to improve on a fifth place finish at the Lou Vasquez Meet, while the women will try to build momentum after winning their f...

Sweating it out: SRJC Women’s Soccer feels the effects of climate change

Sweating it out: SRJC Women’s Soccer feels the effects of climate change

Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

It’s high noon on Sept. 23 at Santa Rosa Junior College. Women’s Soccer Coach Crystal Chaidez squints as she surveys the sun beating down on her team. It’s 102 degrees outside, and her players are circled on their home turf, unprotected from the sun. They sweat standing still.  Summer soccer pract...

Bear Cubs Men’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight

Bear Cubs Men’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight

Tom Miller, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College Men’s Soccer beat Fullerton College 3-2 at home Saturday for their fourth straight win. Freshman Adrian Fontanelli scored first for the JC, hitting the right side of the net just inside the post. SRJC held a 1-0 lead going into halftime.  After the half, Fullerton ca...

Bear Cubs Lose 2-0 Against Folsom Lake

Bear Cubs Lose 2-0 Against Folsom Lake

Kayla Beaton, Sports Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

The Bear Cubs women’s soccer team lost 2-0 in a tight game against Folsom Lake on Friday, Sept. 23 at Santa Rosa Junior College.  The team struggled both on offense and defense; the defense allowed 14 shots on goal in the first half. The offense only had one shot on goal. Going into halftime the s...

Bear Cubs out jousted by the Knights

Bear Cubs out jousted by the Knights

Joseph Barkoff, special

September 23, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College hosted Shasta College at Santa Rosa High School's football field for the game three of the 2019 this past Saturday, Sept. 21. Bear Cubs scored first on a 1-yard run by Will Heckman  after five minutes of game-time, but Shasta would tie it back up with a 48-yard punt return...

Bear Cubs look forward to big weekend

Bear Cubs look forward to big weekend

Ian McGregor, Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

It’s a big week for Santa Rosa Junior College sports. The fall season is heating up, and momentum is starting to become a factor.  The women’s volleyball team has a huge week. They play in the Hartnell Classic tournament at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 on the road against Hartnell College.  Their second g...

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