A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

SRJC midfielder Abria Brooker (4) fights for possession with Modesto defenseman Mia Basi (14) during the second half of the Bear Cubs 5-1 win over Modesto Oct. 22.

SRJC women’s soccer team dominates Modesto 5-1, Monroy scores two goals

Garrett Ashton, Reporter October 24, 2021

Santa Rosa Junior College’s women’s soccer team took an early lead and never looked back in their 5-1 win against Modesto College on Oct. 22 at Sunrise Park in Rohnert Park. Clad in pink jerseys...

Santa Rosa Junior College Polar Bears rookie defenseman receives a pass from a teammate in the second period of the Polar Bears 3-3 overtime tie against the San Jose State University Spartans Oct. 22 at Snoopys Home Ice in Santa Rosa,

SRJC Polar Bears tie San Jose State 3-3 in electric home opener

James Domizio, Managing Editor October 23, 2021

The Santa Rosa Junior College Polar Bears ice hockey team tied 3-3 in a tense American Collegiate Hockey Association overtime game versus San Jose State University’s Spartans in Santa Rosa’s home opener...

SRJC Bear Cubs wide receiver Micah Fontenot (6) catches a pass by quarterback Jake Simmons (3) in the Bear Cubs second drive of the game and gets a first down to continue the drive at Bailey Field in SRJCs 29-21 2OT loss to Butte College Oct. 16.

SRJC Bear Cubs lose first conference-play football game of the year in 2OT

Tony Moeckel, Reporter October 18, 2021

Santa Rosa Junior College's football team lost their first conference game of the year to the Butte Roadrunners 29-21 in a thrilling, double overtime game Saturday night at Bailey Field. Butte had a...

SRJC midfielder Abria Brooker changes direction against Sierra defender Paulina Caja Duran to try to continue momentum towards the goal during the second half of the game in SRJCs loss to Sierra College Oct. 15.

SRJC women’s soccer team loses 4-1 against Sierra College

Liam Vinueza, Social Media Manager October 15, 2021

Santa Rosa Junior College’s women's soccer team lost 4-1 against an aggressive Sierra College on Oct. 15 at the Petaluma Community Sports field. SRJC midfielder Abria Brooker was the sole scorer for...

Defender Robel Negash (21) is challenged by American River’s Dominic Verdi (13) in the Bear Cubs’ 6-0 victory over the Beavers on Friday.

SRJC men’s soccer team defeats American River 6-0

Christian Vieyra, Reporter October 15, 2021

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s soccer team dominated American River College in a 6-0 rout of the Beavers Oct. 15 at Sunrise Park in Rohnert Park.  The Bear Cubs scored the most points in a game...

Santa Rosa Junior College football players huddled together wearing white uniforms/

SRJC athletes gear up for first fall season since 2019

Wrestling By Jordan Atallah In his 37th year coaching, Head Coach Jake Fitzpatrick is one medal shy of coaching 100 wrestlers to state medals and 200 to dual medals. It's been a year-and-a-half...

Opinion: Alex Smith deserves the 2020 NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award

Opinion: Alex Smith deserves the 2020 NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award

Nick Vides, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2021

After suffering a compound leg fracture on Nov. 18, 2018, Washington Football Team’s Quarterback Alex Smith was facing a life or death battle with sepsis after his fracture became infected.  “At...

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary “The Last Dance” aired its first episode April 19, and 20 years after the Bulls’ dynasty, it seems like they never left.

The Last Dance: Episodes 1 and 2

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer April 30, 2020

Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls were iconic, winning six NBA Championships in 10 seasons.  The highly anticipated 10-part documentary “The Last Dance” aired its first episode April 19,...

Truist Park home of the Atlanta Braves is one of the many stadiums across the country that sit empty thanks to fallout from the novel coronavirus.

“Tired of rewatching old games”: Life without sports

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer April 22, 2020

The pre-game excitement, anticipated strategies, roaring and booing crowds, play-by-play commentary and high-fiving players is what watching sports competitions is all about. Like most of the world, I...

SRJC baseball players and coaches feel the pressure of an altered recruiting cycle thanks to COVID-19s  cancelling the 2020 spring season.

The Lost Season: SRJC baseball and NCAA recruiting

Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer April 13, 2020

Spring athletes look forward to this time of year; they have been training for months and their moment to play has finally arrived, or at least it was until COVID-19 brought that dream to a sudden halt. “It’s...

If the articles 10 workout ideas dont seem challenging enough, invite your dog to participate.

Easy at-home workouts; (Add dog for difficulty)

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer April 8, 2020

Working out from home can be difficult, especially if you don’t have equipment and don’t know what to do. If the article's 10 workout ideas don't seem challenging enough, you can always invite your...

Opinion: Postponing the Tokyo Olympics is a reasonable — and perhaps beneficial — choice

Opinion: Postponing the Tokyo Olympics is a reasonable — and perhaps beneficial — choice

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer March 30, 2020

The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that the Summer Olympics will be postponed to July 23, 2021. While this news is surely heartbreaking to many athletes whose strict training schedules...

Spring sports cancelled indefinitely; Athletes given another season of eligibility

Spring sports cancelled indefinitely; Athletes given another season of eligibility

Kayla Beaton, Sports Writer March 19, 2020

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) announced Thursday the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled, and athletes on spring sports teams will be eligible to...

Bear Cubs left-handed slapper Anna Zoia-Buescher hits the ball to left field for a base hit in a 17-0 home victory Feb. 25 at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Bear Cubs women’s softball puts on a hitting clinic in a decisive victory

Kayla Beaton, Sports Editor February 27, 2020

Marv Mayes Softball Field was hot, but the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs’ bats were on fire Tuesday in a 17-0 home victory against Yuba College.  The Bear Cubs played the second game of a doubleheader,...

The San Francisco 49ers Katie Sowers is the first female to coach in the Super Bowl, taking the field against the Kansas City Chiefs as an offensive assistant.

Opinion: Why female coaches matter in male professional leagues

Kayla Beaton , Staff Writer February 25, 2020

History was made earlier this year when women made headlines on  coaching staffs in two professional sporting leagues. On Jan. 9, Alyssa Nakken took her place as the first female full-time coach in Major...

Sophomores power Bear Cubs to win over American River

Sophomores power Bear Cubs to win over American River

Ian MacGregor, Sports Editor February 20, 2020

SRJC sophomore guard Damian Wallace’s blazing speed proved too much for American River College Tuesday night. Time and time again, Wallace beat the entire team down the floor, finishing with tough layups...

Noah Rennard delivers a pitch to a Laney College batter in the sixth inning of the Bear Cubs 4-0 win Thursday at SRJC. Rennard was masterful, pitching into the eighth inning without allowing a hit.

Bear Cubs baseball shuts out Laney College

Kayla Beaton, Sports Editor February 11, 2020

The Santa Rosa Junior College men's baseball team shut out Laney College in a 4-0 ball game on Feb. 6 at Santa Rosa Junior College with an incredible display of pitching.  SRJC sophomore Noah Rennard...

Student on the street: Super Bowl Edition

Student on the street: Super Bowl Edition

Marilyn Santos and Luke Morrow January 30, 2020

  Marilyn Santos asks SRJC students what their Super Bowl traditions are and what they are looking forward to this year. Editing by Edgar Soria Garcia

Baseball players at all levels are hitting more home runs than ever before, leading players, coaches and managers to ask why.

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...

SRJC safety Kasey Kikuyama demonstrates a perfect form tackle against Fresno College Sept. 7. Though there is slight helmet to helmet contact, Kikuyama leads with his shoulder and wraps up nicely.

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...

Bear Cubs mens 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...

Bear Cubs defender Carlos Villanueva kicking the ball away from his own goal.

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...

Santa Rosa Bear Cubs and San Francisco Rams players emerge from a dogpile during the Rams 30-24 victory over the Bear Cubs Saturday at Santa Rosa High School.

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...

SRJC captain Gizela Carranza attempts to steal the ball from a Cosumnes River player during the Bear Cubs 0-0 draw Friday.

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 10 minutes...

SRJC running back Maceo Barbosa evades a Shasta College defender during the Bear Cubs Sept. 21 game. SRJC suffered a tough 24-17 loss.

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...

SRJC Womens soccer  team feel the effects of heat on turf in light of increasing climates.

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...

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...

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...

Santa Rosa running back Maceo Barbosa (5) protects the rock from Shasta Colleges defense at Santa Rosa High School Sept. 21 in Santa Rosa. [Joseph Barkoff]

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...

SRJC forward Carlos Lemus attacks on offense during the Bear Cubs game versus Skyline College Sept. 13. The Bear Cubs won 5-2, improving to 4-1 on the season.

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...

SRJCs captain Gizela Carranza passes through two Clovis defenders on Tuesdays game.

Bear Cubs emerge victorious after a tight game against Clovis

Marilyn Santos , Co-Sports Editor September 12, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College women’s soccer team faced Clovis Community College on Tuesday in Santa Rosa and emerged with a 2-1 victory.  During the first half of the game, two Clovis players were...

SRJC quarterback Will Heckman scores one of his two touchdowns during the Bear Cubs home opener Saturday. SRJC fell to Fresno College 35-17.

Bear Cubs lose home opener despite Heckman’s two touchdowns

James Domizio, Sports Writer September 9, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College’s backup quarterback came in late to score two touchdowns in the Bear Cubs’ 35-17 loss to Fresno City College Saturday afternoon at Santa Rosa High School.  The Bear Cubs...

Fresno City wide receiver Michael Gates (3) directs traffic down field after a reception in the 2019 season opener at the Santa Rosa High School football field September 7 in Santa Rosa.

Bear Cubs football 2019 season opener vs. Fresno City College

Joseph Barkoff September 9, 2019

Santa Rosa Bear Cubs football hosted Fresno City College Saturday, Sept. 7 at Santa Rosa High School for the 2019 season opener.  SRJC was down 21-3 at the half. WIth less than one minute remaining...

SRJC defenseman Matias Gomez goes up for a header in the first half of Wednesday’s home opener versus Contra Costa. The Bear Cubs trounced their opponent 12-0.

Bear Cubs dominate against Contra Costa

Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer September 5, 2019

The SRJC Bear Cubs Men’s soccer team kicked off their season with a dominant 12-0 win against Contra Costa Wednesday afternoon.  The Bear Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first minute. Head...

Bear Cubs Kick Off Fall Sports Season

Bear Cubs Kick Off Fall Sports Season

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor August 28, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College fall sports are here, and soccer is leading the way.  The Bear Cubs men’s soccer start team starts its season at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at Dominican College. Coming off a 10-8-1...

After revitalizing the cheer program, coach Dori Elder hosts cheer team tryouts on April 8.

Go! Fight! Win! With Dori Elder

Jose Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor May 15, 2019

Trust, stability and high expectations: Dori Elder plans to bring all three to the Santa Rosa Junior College cheerleading team. Elder is the new Bear Cubs cheer coach. She has 19 years’ coaching experience,...

SRJC freshman high-jumper Waisea Jikoiono set the top mark in California with a 6-foot-7.5 inch jump early in March 2019.

Soaring to new heights

Jackson Etienne, Staff Writer May 14, 2019

If you raise the bar, Santa Rosa Junior College freshman Waisea Jikoiono will jump over it. The 6-foot-1 athlete is shattering the mold of your typical first-year high jumper by setting this season’s...

Excellent pitching not enough to save Bear Cubs season

Excellent pitching not enough to save Bear Cubs’ season

Grayson Edgemon, Assistant Sports Editor May 12, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team concluded its season with a 2-1 loss in extra innings on the back of a five-hit game against Los Medanos College in the second-round playoffs matchup Friday...

Santa Rosa Junior Colleges freshman catcher  Aidan Morris helps the outfielders warm-up before the Bear Cubs 10-5 loss Thursday.

Defensive blunders cost Bear Cubs game 1

Grayson Edgemon, Assistant Sports Editor May 10, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team committed four errors in a 10-5 loss to Los Medanos College in game one of the second-round best-of-three playoff series Thursday afternoon at Cook Sypher Field....

Santa Rosa Junior College starting pitcher Shane OMalley had a 3.36 ERA and a 5-3 record entering Thursdays game.

Bear Cubs enter playoffs on hot streak

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer April 26, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team outlasted Sierra College by scoring five runs from the fifth to the seventh inning to secure a 6-3 win Thursday at Cook Sypher Field. The first half of the...

Santa Rosa Junior Colleges freshman outfielder only had one hit in his four at-bats Tuesday in Santa Rosa, but that hit came in a walk-off single to win the game for the Bear Cubs.

Freshman’s walk-off single seals a comeback win for Bear Cubs

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team’s outfielder John Green singled past Sacramento City College’s shortstop to send home the Bear Cubs’s winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning—securing...

Bear Cubs offense erupts in the fifth

Bear Cubs’ offense erupts in the fifth

Celina Ocheltree, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

After battling out of a few tough innings, the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team’s offense exploded in the fifth leading the Bear Cubs to a 13-2 win over Monterey Peninsula College April 11...

Conor McGregor has ended some fights almost too fast to believe, like when he knocked out Patrick Doherty four seconds into their bout back in 2011.

G.O.A.T?: The case for Conor McGregor

Prabin Thapa, Staff Writer March 17, 2019

Conor McGregor is the best mixed martial fighter of all time especially if the UFC community still measures greatness by risk and multiplies it by accomplishment. McGregor is the only UFC fighter that...

DAngelo Russell, in his fourth-year in the NBA and his second with the Nets, has increased his play in nearly every stat category.

Thank You, Magic: the Lakers gave away a superstar

Jackson Etienne, Staff Writer March 9, 2019

D’Angelo Russell’s career season with the Nets has the NBA community questioning if  Magic Johnson and the rest of the Lakers’ management gave up on the 23-year-old combo-guard prematurely, especially...

SRJC baseball players sprint across the diamond.

SRJC baseball: Revenge is a dish best served as a blowout

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team split its two-game series with San Joaquin Delta College Feb. 28 and March 1 at Cook Sypher Field. In the Bear Cubs first game against the Mustangs they...

The Golden State Warriors emotional leader is currently tied for first with 14 technical fouls with Russell Westbrook and Andre Drummond.

Draymond Green: the forgotten modern-era pioneer

Jackson Etienne, Staff Writer March 1, 2019

Draymond Green’s recent decline in productivity has the NBA community rethinking his value to the Golden State Warriors, which is unwarranted after evaluating how Green has revolutionized the power forward...

Santa Rosa Junior College sophomore centerfielder Emma Guilfoil prepares for her at bat in the Bear Cubs 14-1 loss to Foothill College Feb. 20 in Santa Rosa. Guilfoil is batting a .227 and has recorded five hits and one RBI this season.

Bear Cubs lose in 14-1 blowout

Prabin Thapa, Staff Writer February 21, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College softball team fell apart late in the game in a 14-1 loss to Foothill College Wednesday in Santa Rosa at Marv Mays field. The Bear Cubs had a rough start to their season...

Santa Rosa Junior College track star Stephanie Fernandez practices her 100-meter hurdles at Bailey Field. Fernandez placed 15th out of 28 in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.78.

Santa Rosa Junior College track and field preview

Jackson Etienne, Staff Writer February 21, 2019

Following a successful 2018 season, the Santa Rosa Junior College track and field team is looking forward to a promising 2019 season filled with many hopefuls, potential standouts and state title aspirations. Head...

Santa Rosa Junior Colleges freshman guard Damian Wallace drives down the court in the Bear Cubs 91-77 win over Consumnes River College on Feb. 8. Wallace has averaged 7.7 points along with 6.2 assists per game this season.

Bear Cubs extend winning streak

Marilyn Santos, Staff Writer February 10, 2019

A huge performance from the Bear Cubs’ sophomore forward led to Santa Rosa Junior College men’s basketball team’s 91-77 win over Consumnes River College Friday night in Santa Rosa. Skylar Chavez...

SRJC starting freshman guard, and former Cardinal Newman High school standout, Damian Wallace waits for his teammate to shoot free throws in the Bear Cubs 82-62 blowout win February 5, 2019.

SRJC dominates in Big 8 win over Modesto

Jackson Etienne, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

The combination of a fast-paced offense along with an aggressive defense resulted in the Santa Rosa Junior College men’s basketball team’s commanding 82-62 win over Modesto Junior College Tuesday night. This...

Outfielder Tayler Cullen sprinted to first base In the second inning of SRJCs 8-5 victory over College of Marin.

Bear Cubs outlast College of Marin behind freshmen’s clutch hitting

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer February 5, 2019

A big game from the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team’s freshman outfielder led to a comfortable 8-5 win for the Bear Cubs over College of Marin on Tuesday afternoon at Cook Sypher Field. Santa...

Since his injury, Richie Hardwick (11) hasnt shied away from contact. He is a feared Bear Cubs tackler at safety.

From career-ending injury to Big 8 superstar: Overcoming adversity to lead the league

Ian MacGregor, Sports Editor December 13, 2018

Just over two years ago, doctors told Richie Hardwick he would never play football again. He had  fractured three bones and tore a ligament in his right foot during a non-league game against Woodcreek-Roseville....

Joey Loveless juggle responsibilities, including schoolwork, athletic events and training.

Rise and grind: The student-athlete hustle

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer December 13, 2018

He wakes before the sun, muscles still sore from yesterday's sprints, and steps out into 40-degree  weather to work out. Class follows right after, then team meetings, more classes, practice and another...

Toms team tracker

Tom’s team tracker

Tom Miller, Staff Writer December 13, 2018

Wrestling: Wrestling moved up to 9-2 on the season with a 19-17 win over Modesto College. Jhaylyn Hall has been a standout at the 184 weight class. Volleyball: The women’s volleyball team finished...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 14 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section November 27, 2018

Ian: "I reaaaaaally wanted to throw Ohio State into the CFP after their dominant performance against Michigan Saturday. However, the loss to Purdue still looms large on their resume. Georgia is going...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 13 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section November 20, 2018

Ian: "The game to watch this week is Michigan at Ohio State. If Ohio State wins, the top four will have a drastic shakeup. UCF continues to win, but their weak conference takes away from their wins. Army...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 12 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section November 15, 2018

Ian: "My top 25 remains pretty much the same this week.Kentucky drops a few spots after a bad loss to Tennessee. I'm putting Notre Dame on upset watch against Syracuse this weekend." Attila LS Gero: "My...

Be like Mike? Nah, be like Bron

Be like Mike? Nah, be like Bron

Isaiah Cappelen, Assitant Sports editor November 8, 2018

More often than not Michael Jordan takes the cake in the Greatest of all Time (GOAT) debate. Most people arguing in favor of this are those that have a strong knowledge in sports analytics. But most saying...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 11 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section November 8, 2018

Ian: "UCF continues to climb my rankings. The only reason they aren't higher is their weak schedule. Michigan is sadly now a top-four team, though I remain confident in Ohio State's ability to beat them...

Three and Out Ep. 8: The Eagles Forget How to Fly

Three and Out Ep. 8: The Eagles Forget How to Fly

Attila LS Gero, Ian Macgregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section November 1, 2018

The boys make playoff and major award predictions. Ian's bias shows through his pants and ROY picks, and Isaiah gets absolutely flamed for an earlier prediction. Attila wears a Cam Newton jersey. https://oakleaf.podbean.com/mf/play/bbqyt6/Three_and_Out_Ep_8-_The_Eagles_Forget_How_to_Fly.mp3

Bear Cubs Soccer save their best for home

Tom Miller, Staff Writer November 1, 2018

The home-standing Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs were on the attack as they defeated Modesto Junior College 7-1 on Oct. 30. The Bear Cubs scoring started with a goal by forward Juan Nuneo, only...

Bear Cubs win first Big 8 title in 39 years

Bear Cubs win first Big 8 title in 39 years

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College Women’s cross country team won the Big 8 Championship yesterday after going into the tournament ranked #3 in Norcal and #12 in the state. Santa Rosa did not go into the tournament...

Laney College shocks Santa Rosa with 35 point second-half

Laney College shocks Santa Rosa with 35 point second-half

Attila LS Gero, Co-Sports Editor October 30, 2018

  Santa Rosa’s offense played well in the first half of Saturday's game, putting up 17 points against Laney’s 14th ranked defense. The second half was a different story.   Offense: Laney’s...

Dallas Cowboys president Jerry Jones continues to make questionable (bad) moves for the long-term future of his team.

2018 NFL Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor October 30, 2018

With the NFL trade deadline in the recent past, it is now time to break down some big winners and losers of the deadline. Winners Everyone involved in the Demaryius Thomas Trade The first trade of...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 10 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section October 30, 2018

Ian: “My top four remain unchanged this week. Texas' chance at a National Championship is gone after a terrible loss to Oklahoma State. LSU has a huge chance to cement their playoff spot if they can...

Oak Leaf Sports Section: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers at Halfway Point

Oak Leaf Sports Section: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers at Halfway Point

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Sports Section October 30, 2018

  Attila LS Gero Odell Beckham Jr. Julio Jones Adam Thielen Davante Adams Michael Thomas Antonio Brown DeAndre Hopkins A.J. Green Mike Evans Tyreek Hill   Ian...

Episode 7: K-Fitz Fires Matty Ice

October 27, 2018

https://oakleaf.podbean.com/mf/play/ihdpks/3_and_Out_Ep_7.m4a

Sierra and Santa Rosa transition back after a Wolverine turnover.

SRJC water polo ends regular season 6-10 after getting dominated in their final home game by #3 Sierra

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer October 25, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College water polo team lost their last home game of the season yesterday after a 9-19 beating from the Sierra Wolverines. The Bear Cubs continued the narrative of a struggling...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 9 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writers October 25, 2018

Ian: "Ohio State's devastating loss to Purdue last week torpedoed both their title chances and Dwayne Haskins' Heisman hopes. LSU and Notre Dame now fill out my top four, and Texas is on the outside looking...

Bear Cubs win overtime thriller with huge production on offense

Bear Cubs win overtime thriller with huge production on offense

Attila LS Gero, Sports Co-Editor October 25, 2018

If wide receiver Lucas Triplett and quarterback Jake Simmons were in Madden, they would both be ranked 99 overall after their ridiculous games last week. Simmons and Triplett’s offensive dominance led...

Sports rules that need to be changed

Sports rules that need to be changed

Tom Miller, Staff Writer October 25, 2018

With major sports growing increasingly popular, it becomes easier to recognize which rules are wreaking havoc on the integrity of the sport and needs fixing. College Football Targeting  The new targeting...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 8 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Isaiah Cappelen, Ian MacGregor, Sports Section October 16, 2018

Ian: “Though Ohio State's defense continues to dig holes for themselves, Dwayne Haskins and his group of receivers have bailed them out every week. Oregon had a huge OT win last week over Washington,...

Robert Redford stars as pitcher turned big bomber in The Natural.

If I love them, you’ll love them: Iconic sports movies

Tom Miller, Staff Writer October 16, 2018

Recently, I dug into my old DVD box to find some of my most beloved sports movies. Here are some of my favorites. Baseball: “The Natural” (1984)  Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, is a great...

Head coach Joey Doyle encourages the Bear Cubs during a timeout.

Cubs’ chance at five game win streak thwarted by Delta College

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer October 11, 2018

San Joaquin Delta College ended SRJC’s women’s polo four-game winning streak with an 18-10 beatdown Wednesday. The Bear Cubs got off to a rough start, allowing the Mustangs two easy fast break...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 7 Top-25 Rankings

Attila LS Gero, Isaiah Cappelen, Ian MacGregor, Sports Section October 11, 2018

Ian: "Will Grier is on fire. Notre Dame continues to impress behind Ian Book. Dwayne Haskins is still in the thick of the Heisman race. I'm looking forward to a huge Big-10 matchup between Wisconsin and...

Defense comes up big in home win for SRJC men’s soccer

Defense comes up big in home win for SRJC men’s soccer

Tom Miller, Staff Writer October 4, 2018

The Bear Cubs hammered Cosumnes River College in a 3-0 victory Oct 3. Santa Rosa outmatched the Hawks 21-4 in shots on goal.  “We played one of the best games games of the year,” said head...

A Bear Cub defender forces a hasty decision from a Sacramento City player.

Women’s water polo improve win streak to four in home blowout

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer October 4, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Women's water polo squad pushed its winning streak to four games, crushing the Sacramento City Panthers 17-4 on Oct. 3. The box score reflects a dominant  game played...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 6 Top-25 Rankings

Ian: "Dwayne Haskins saved his Heisman campaign and Ohio State's season with a huge fourth quarter against Penn St. last week. Syracuse is a new addition to the top 25, as they come off of a near upset...

SRJC football wins 100th anniversary homecoming game

SRJC football wins 100th anniversary homecoming game

Attila LS Gero, Co-Sports Editor September 29, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College's football team celebrated its 100th anniversary homecoming game with a 37-13 victory over The College of the Sequoias Sept. 22. The Bear Cubs' homecoming win reflects the...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 5 Top-25 Rankings

Ian: "As Tua Tagovailoa and Dwayne Haskins battle for the Heisman front-runner spot, I turn my attention elsewhere. There is another huge Pac-12 matchup this week. I'm interested to see how Oregon fares...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 4 Top-25 Rankings

Welcome to the Oak Leaf’s College Football Top-25 Rankings. Check back each week to find which teams rise and fall in the rankings over the course of the college football season.  The rankings are a...

Bear Cubs soccer embarrasses Rams

Bear Cubs soccer embarrasses Rams

Tom Miller, Staff Writer September 18, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs saved their best for the opening of league play by dominating the San Francisco City College Rams 3-0 at home Friday Sept. 14. The Bear Cubs have started slow...

Ally Deal (third from left) brings connection with the county and years of coaching experience to SRJC.

Miss Sonoma County: Volleyball Edition

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer September 13, 2018

For Ally Deal, volleyball and Sonoma County continue to go hand-in-hand. A local high school standout who crushed records at the college level, Deal is entering her first season as head coach of the...

First-year utility player Megan Wadman looks to score during a second quarter offensive possession.

Women’s water polo team battles, loses close home opener

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer September 13, 2018

A young Santa Rosa Junior College women's water polo team failed to finish after coming out firing in the first half, losing their home opener to rival Diablo Valley 16-13  Sept. 12. A few jitters...

Santa Rosa Junior College defensive back makes a play on the ball.

SRJC wins home opener with help from defense, special teams and both quarterbacks

Attila LS Gero, Sports Co-Editor September 13, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College’s September 8 home opener went down to the wire as the Bear Cubs defense came in clutch, stopping Butte College on fourth and goal to seal victory 28-23. The line is the...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Week 3 Top-25 Rankings

Ian Macgregor, Attila LS Gero, and Isaiah Cappelen September 11, 2018

Welcome to the Oak Leaf’s College Football Top-25 Rankings. Check back each week to find which teams rise and fall in the rankings over the course of the college football season.  The rankings are a...

Homer Simpson likeness courtesy of FOX.

If you can’t help being that guy: The heartless act of bandwagoning

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer September 11, 2018

There is absolutely no reason, excuse or rationale for being a band-wagoner. They are disgraceful and an utter disrespect to all true sports fans. Bandwagon fans are defined as “sports fans” who...

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Sailing the Fantasy: Bench Stashes and League Winners

Attila LS Gero, Co-Sports Editor September 9, 2018

Top Bench Stashes:   James Conner: Stop reading this article and pick up James Conner in your league. Got him? Good. The ongoing contract dispute between Steelers brass and Le'veon Bell...

SRJC Athletics: Upcoming (Fall Preview)

SRJC Athletics: Upcoming (Fall Preview)

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor September 6, 2018

The fall season is here, and Santa Rosa Junior College Athletics are getting into full swing. Here’s what’s coming up for JC sports in the coming weeks. Football SRJC takes on Butte College...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Top-25 Rankings

Welcome to the Oak Leaf's College Football Top-25 Rankings. Check back each week to find which teams rise and fall in the rankings over the course of the college football season.  The rankings are a collaborative...

A plaque representing the 1952 championship lies on the Santa Rosa campus.

Centennial Series: The unfortunate, hidden irony in SRJC’s first baseball state title

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer May 3, 2018

Clarence ‘Cook’ Sypher led the first Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team to a state championship in 1952, but he was not their coach in the actual game. While the Bear Cubs marched on to a state...

 Catcher Cole Brodnansky is second on the team with five home runs.

SRJC enters playoffs with not much to build off

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer May 2, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs are advancing into the Norcal Regional Playoff Round for the fifth-straight year, despite losing four straight games, including a series sweep by Sierra College...

Patrick Keamoi warming up with catcher Cole Brodnansky before his second career start.

Bear Cubs pitching implodes in seventh inning, results in a loss

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer April 24, 2018

Saturday's game gave new meaning to the phrase “seventh-inning stretch.” The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team scored first, but Sacramento City College took advantage of a seventh inning...

Daniel Teasley looks down the Sac City pitcher in their win Tuesday.

Men’s baseball begins playoff push

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer April 19, 2018

With their backs against the wall, the Bear Cubs prevailed Tuesday defeating Sacramento City College 4-3 at Cooks Sypher Field. “To get to the playoffs, we’re gonna have to sweep these series or...

A Santa Rosa Junior College combat class practices boxing on Bailey Field.

Centennial Series: A history of combative fitness classes at Santa Rosa Junior College

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Staff Writer April 17, 2018

Combat sports are one of the oldest forms of self-discipline and include Karate, Taekwondo and boxing. Santa Rosa Junior College has offered some of these sports throughout the school’s history. While...

First-year Andres Jojoa-Ortega captures the SRJC spirit during a tournament in Modesto.

Centennial Series: The Derkos winning tradition still thriving

Ian Macgregor, Deputy Sports Editor April 17, 2018

Izzy Derkos knew next to nothing about tennis when Santa Rosa Junior College Athletic Director Bob Mastin offered him the head coaching position in 1970. Derkos was the SRJC football team’s defensive...

Ricardo Pinell (left) connects with a left hook against Enrique Gallegos (right) in the first round of their bout at the Battle of the Ballroom in San Francisco April 7.

Mayfield puts on show in brother’s honor

Ian Macgregor, Deputy Sports Editor April 17, 2018

Karim Mayfield had a goal in mind when he put on the Battle in the Ballroom April 7 at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel. “I’m just looking to put on a good show and get as much media coverage for...

Professora Sarará, Capoeira mestre (left), and club leader Curumin Winter-Hare observe students as they practice Capoeira, a Brazilian style.

Club Capoeira: Student brings Brazilian dance fighting to campus

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor April 17, 2018

Capoeira is a story of celebration and the ability to express oneself. These abilities can be found in Santa Rosa Junior College’s newest martial arts club. For 20-year-old kinesiology major Curumin...

Right Fielder Blake Berry leads the team in hits with 44.

Bear Cubs lose series to Big 8 opponent Folsom Lake College

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer April 13, 2018

Groundout. Strikeout. Flyout. The Bear Cubs offense struggled again as they lost their second series of the season to Folsom Lake College by the score of 3-1 on Friday at Cook Sypher Field. The Santa...

Shamus Lyons makes his sixth start of the season.

Bear Cubs rack up nine hits in conference victory

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer April 11, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team collected nine hits and took a 1-0 series lead against conference opponent Folsom Lake College on Monday at Cook Sypher Field. Nine hits is hardly a stat...

Catcher Cole Brodnansky is second on the Bear Cubs with Hits(36), doubles(10), and RBIs(27).

Brodnansky homers in Bear Cubs’ 11-9 loss

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer April 6, 2018

Catcher Cole Brodnansky had the best day of the Santa Rosa Junior College batters on Thursday, going 2-3 at the plate with a homerun and a double, despite the team losing their seventh game. The Bear Cubs...

Plenty of big names will be competing in this years Masters.

The 82nd Masters Tournament Preview: Winner, Contenders, Dark Horses, Low Amateur

Matthew Wreden and Kevin Johnson April 5, 2018

This is the week every golf fan craves. The one they've been waiting for since last August. The week that means golf is truly back. Masters week. Over the course of the next four days, the PGA tour...

Sam Darnold, potential emperor of Cleveland, may be the first overall pick in three weeks.

2018 NFL mock draft: Top 10

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer April 3, 2018

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Top 10 The 2018 NFL draft is just four weeks away. Let’s take a look at which 10 players’ names  will get called first and have the most pressure to perform. Cleveland...

Sophomore Ben Sanderson goes up to bat against Diablo Valley College on March 27.

Bear Cubs offense sputters in loss to Diablo Valley College

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer March 28, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team registered a season-low four hits in their 4-1 loss to Diablo Valley College (DVC) March 27 at Cook Sypher Field. The Bear Cubs' (17-6) offense was uncharacteristically...

Second-year outfielder Blake Berry round first after hitting a RBI double.

Bear Cubs drop series to No. 4 ranked JC baseball team in the nation

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer March 18, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team defeated San Joaquin Delta College 10-1 with the support of excellent pitching from Shamus Lyons and a steady offense on March 13 at Cook Sypher Field. San...

Head coach Jon Gruden and Raiders owner Marc Davis hope to find gems in the 2018 draft.

Top five draft prospects Raiders should target in first round

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer March 14, 2018

The Oakland Raiders were a surprise playoff team in 2016, when they went 12-4. Their offense took a tremendous leap forward with second year quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper both playing...

Joe Canepa leads the Bear Cubs statistically in home runs (5), doubles (8) and RBIs (25). Photo by  Andres Pimentel.

SRJC baseball start conference gameplay with home win

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer March 12, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s baseball team earned the chance to play for a state championship with a 5-3 home win against Modesto Junior College on March 8 at Cook Sypher Field. This was the...

Second-year Trevor Pinder winds up for a rocket during his match Thursday.

Bear Cubs fall, Pinder excites

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer March 10, 2018

Trevor Pinder let out an emphatic bellow as he finished off his foe on an otherwise disappointing day for Bear Cubs tennis Thursday. SRJC fell 8-1 to Chabot College, but Pinder, a second-year, thrilled...

Head coach Craig McMilian focuses his team during a timeout.

Bear Cubs stunned in championship

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor March 9, 2018

San Diego City College stunned the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs 72-64 Friday in the first round of the state championships in Southern California.   The California Community Collegiate Athletic...

Bear Cubs players wait in their dugout for the rain to cease during the first rain delay of the game.

Bear Cubs complete comeback amidst three rain delays

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer March 6, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team endured an early deficit and three hours worth of rain delays on Saturday; in a comeback victory against Solano Community College 7-3 at a wet Cook Sypher Field. The...

First-year guard Malcom Jenkins rises up for the dunk in the Bear Cubs win Saturday; beating Foothill College 83-78.

Bear Cubs advance to State Championship

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor March 4, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs kept its perfect season alive by winning the  third round playoff game over Foothill College 83-78 Saturday at Haehl Pavilion. With a packed stadium and a trip...

SRJC baseball players sprint across the diamond.

Bear Cubs overcome late comeback attempt to beat Marin 7-5

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer March 1, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College escaped with a win on Tuesday after fending off five unanswered runs by College of Marin at Cook Sypher field. The Bear Cubs dominated the first five frames, taking a 7-0 lead...

Second-year Andres Jojoa-Ortega serves as first-year Cade Stan readies up during their doubles match Tuesday.

Bear Cub women stay hot, men pick up comeback victory

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

The Izzy Derkos courts reached fever pitch levels of excitement Tuesday as the Santa Rosa Junior College tennis teams picked up a huge victory over Shasta College. The women improved to 7-1 overall...

Bear Cub Women keep rolling

Bear Cub Women keep rolling

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 26, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College tennis team split their matches Friday at Diablo Valley College, as the women’s team kept on rolling through their opponents with ease.   The men’s team was short-handed...

Second-year guard Jordan Graves runs the fast break early in the second half of SRJCs victory.

Bear Cubs catch fire in first playoff game

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 25, 2018

There was simply no stopping the Bear Cubs Saturday night, as they routed Las Positas College 81-58 in their first 2018 playoff game at Haehl Pavilion. Both teams struggled to put up points early in...

San Francisco 49ers General manager John Lynch and Head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Top five draft prospects the 49ers should target in the first round

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer February 24, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers enjoyed a late season hot streak thanks to the gift they received from the New England Patriots at the week eight trade deadline in the form of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. However...

Second-year Elissa Papale serves during her singles victory Tuesday.

Bear Cubs stay hot in frigid conditions

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 21, 2018

The freezing weather was no match for the Santa Rosa Junior College women’s tennis team, as they came away with a 5-4 victory over Sierra College at the Izzy Derkos Courts Tuesday. The Bear Cubs...

 Newly acquired Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson dunks during the Cavaliers blowout win over Boston Sunday.

Don’t look now, but the Cavs seem fun again

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 20, 2018

Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be much better than they were two weeks ago. It seems that Cleveland fans have a little something to be excited about going into the second half...

SRJC Mens basketball team weighs in on March Madness

SRJC Men’s basketball team weighs in on March Madness

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor February 15, 2018

In just a few weeks, 68 Division I college basketball teams will compete in the big dance that is March Madness. The single-elimination tournament starts March 13 and ends April 2. 32 Division I schools...

SRJC baseball players sprint across the diamond.

Bear Cubs win by largest margin of the season

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer February 14, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Men’s baseball team (6-2) dominated Cañada College 18-2 on Tuesday at Cook Sypher Field. Runs were easy to obtain, with 12 runs on the scoreboard by the end of the second...

SRJC tennis concludes preseason with mixed results

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 14, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s and women’s tennis teams finished their preseason on the road at Cosumnes River College Tuesday. The women won its match 6-1 to finish the preseason 4-0, while the...

First-year guard Skylar Chavez knocks down the jumper in their win Tuesday against Sierra College at Haehl Pavilion.

SRJC men’s basketball counts 18 wins in a row

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor February 14, 2018

 The Santa Rosa Junior College Men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to 18 games Tuesday after defeating Sierra College 84-61 at Haehl Pavilion. The Bear Cubs (22-4) started hot on...

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

NBA mock draft: All-star break edition

Joshua Miller, Staff Writer February 13, 2018

As the NBA season comes to the halfway point, teams are starting to get an idea of where they are going to lie in the draft. Teams like the Warriors and Celtics know they’re making the playoffs, but...

Sophomore Daniel Teasley looks the bat on the ball in their loss Thursday to Laney College.

Bear Cubs drop close one to Laney

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer February 9, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team relinquished the lead in the top of the eighth and could not recover in a narrow 7-6 loss to Laney College Feb. 8 at Cook Sypher Field. The game started out...

Alexis Gumandays team congratulates her at home plate after hitting a home run during their win Feb. 3.

Bear Cubs maul with mama bear mentality

Joshua Miller, Staff Writer February 8, 2018

 The Santa Rosa Junior College women’s softball team defeated Shasta College 7-1 Saturday on Sypher field, achieving the first win of the season. SRJC started strong in the first inning. Second-year...

Bear Cubs catcher Cole Brodnansky sits in position at home plate, ready for the game to resume play.

Bear Cubs baseball beats Mendocino 13-3

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer February 8, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs baseball team exploded for 13 runs Friday, beating the Mendocino College Eagles 13-3 at Cook Sypher Field. In the top of the first inning, Mendocino threatened...

Second-year Thu Dang serves during her 6-0/6-0 win on against Foothill College Tues.

Women’s tennis continues blazing start to season

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Women’s tennis team continued their hot start to the season Tuesday with a 6-1 home-game win against Foothill College. The Bear Cubs (3-0) began the day by dominating...

Bear Cub women off to 2-0 start

Bear Cub women off to 2-0 start

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 3, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College tennis team went on the road with a win for the women and the first loss for the men on Thursday at Cabrillo College. The Bear Cubs women’s team outplayed the Cabrillo...

Quarterbacks Tom Brady (left) and Nick Foles (right) square off this Sunday for Super Bowl 52.

Super Bowl 52 Preview

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer February 3, 2018

The NFL season comes to a close on the biggest stage in North American sports when the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots face off in Super Bowl 52 this Sunday. The Patriots are gunning for their...

Starting Pitcher Parker Ruoff begins the game against DeAnza college, striking out the first batter.

Bear Cubs’ high-power offense leads to victory

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer February 1, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team collected nine hits and won 10-5 against De Anza College, earning its second win of the season Tuesday at Cook Sypher Field. First-year pitcher Parker Ruoff...

Mary McCallister de segundo año sirve durante su victoria en individuales el martes.

Bear Cubs dismantle Rams in opener

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer January 31, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs Women’s tennis team won its season opener over San Francisco City College on Tuesday by a score of 7-2. The Bear Cubs only had five players, which caused them...

The Cleveland Cavaliers odds of a return trip to the NBA Finals are far from a slam dunk.

The End of an Era: No More Fun in The Land

Ian MacGregor, Staff Writer January 31, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been heavily scrutinized since the return of LeBron James after his four-year stint in Miami from 2010-2014. The Cavs have enjoyed a lot of success, including three consecutive...

Donald Trump continues to stick his nose in sports, probably because he wishes he owned an NFL team.

Trump vs. sports

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer December 12, 2017

President Donald J. Trump should be focused on politics instead of always thrusting himself into the sports world. Most businesses he has owned or been involved with haven’t done well, like Trump University...

Owen McCabe left high school at 16 to play semi-professional soccer in Scotland.

Scottish athlete kilting the game

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer December 12, 2017

For Santa Rosa Junior College freshman Owen McCabe, a transfer student from Scotland, soccer is everything. On the field, McCabe is known for being vocal during games, making sure his teammates are all...

The Bear Cubs post offense and long range scoring helped them coast by Mendocino College on Dec. 7 at Haehl Pavilion.

SRJC women’s basketball fly by Eagles 81-41.

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer December 12, 2017

 After a tough road trip of hard fought games, the Santa Rosa Junior College women’s basketball team cruised by the Mendocino College Eagles 81-41 on Dec. 7 back home at Haehl Pavilion. In their...

SRJC Hockey team practicing at Snoopys Ice Rink in Santa Rosa.

Polar Bears squash Banana Slugs 14-4

Matthew Wreden , Staff Writer December 5, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College hockey team earned a huge win on Dec. 3 at Snoopy’s Home Ice after they dismantled the University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs 14-4. SRJC’s onslaught began...

Bear Cubs lose playoff opener

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer November 27, 2017

Throughout the regular season the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs conquered adversity, but when it mattered most they came up short losing their round-one matchup to the Butte College Roadrunners on...

Bear Cubs complete comeback season

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer November 17, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs volleyball team completed a cinderella season dominating Sacramento City College by taking all three sets on Nov. 14 at Haehl Pavilion. The Bears Cubs [16-10],[9-7]...

Jimmy Garoppolo is all smiles following his trade to San Francisco.

Tackling the NFL’s blockbuster trades

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer November 14, 2017

Well you guessed it: this year’s trade deadline was insane. It has been one of biggest up-and-down years in the NFL. Star athletes are dropping like flies with injuries, and players who are...

Liangelo Ball was arrested after allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China.

Big Baller crooks

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer November 14, 2017

Bad break for the Ball family as the middle son, LiAngelo Ball, and two other UCLA basketball players were caught shoplifting inside a Luis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China before a Nov. 7th exhibition...

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs men’s soccer team sealed a playoff berth with a narrow victory over the Modesto College Pirates Nov. 11 in Santa Rosa.

Men’s soccer earn playoff spot with win over Modesto

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer November 14, 2017

Sporadic rains didn’t deter the Santa Rosa Junior College men’s soccer team from earning a playoff spot, with a 3-2 win over Modesto College Nov. 11 at Cook’s Cypher Field. SRJC knew going...

Bear Cubs quarterback Zack Hugh runs for a  first down en route to an overtime 39-32 win in the season finale against De Anza College.

Bear Cubs finish season strong in OT thriller

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer November 14, 2017

The Bear Cubs football team earned its second win of the year in the final game of the year, 39-32 in overtime against the De Anza College Dons Nov. 11 at Bailey Field, less than a week after a...

Bear Cubs are back!

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer November 4, 2017

With the fire finally contained in Santa Rosa the Bear Cubs returned to Haehl Pavilion to continue their excellent season grabbing all three sets over Modesto Community College on Nov. 3 to sweep them...

Bear Cubs’ offense shines in 3-0 win over American River

Bear Cubs’ offense shines in 3-0 win over American River

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer November 4, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs offense could not be stopped during their 3-0 win against American River College on Nov. 3 at Cook's Cypher Field. The last time the Bear Cubs [7-7-3] (3-3-2)...

Bay Area sports teams rally together for wildfire fundraising.

Athletes get fired up about relief efforts

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer November 2, 2017

Following the North Bay wildfires’ destruction of several communities, homes, and wineries, high-profile athletes are stepping up their games with generous donations. Klay Thompson, shooting guard...

Bear Cubs return with dominant  performance

Bear Cubs return with dominant performance

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer October 26, 2017

Though they hadn’t played a game in two weeks, and had limited practices, the post-fire Bear Cubs didn't miss a beat with a big win over the Mendocino College Eagles 7-0 on Oct. 24 at Cook's Cypher field. “Thankfully,...

May 13, 1959: After having their homes destroyed by bulldozers, Chavez Ravine residents Manuel Augustine, left, Ivy Augustine (sweeping), Ira Augustine (baby), Victoria Augustine (woman in doorway) and Abrana Arechiga lived in a trailer.

Dodger blues

Michael Barnes, Deputy Editor October 24, 2017

Congratulations Los Angeles. Your Dodgers finally made it back to the World Series after a 29-year hiatus from Major League Baseball’s fall classic. The same Dodgers franchise that jettisoned their...

A rider sends the biggest jump on the course.

Bike race brings excitement and awareness to Stafford Lake

Jett Williams, Assistant A&E Editor October 5, 2017

Spirits soared high and bikes soared higher at the inaugural dual slalom race held at Stafford Lake Bike Park in Novato. Close to 70 riders attended the free event from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Oct. 1. The...

Santa Rosa Junior College freshman defender Logan Zimmer stops at midfield and kicks the ball to an open teammate in the Bear Cubs 1-0 win against Folsom Lake on Oct. 3 in Santa Rosa. Zimmer scored the teams lone goal off a direct free kick.

Bear Cubs earn first conference win

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer October 3, 2017

Four games into their conference season, the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs gained their first win with a clutch goal late in the 1-0 victory over Folsom Lake College on Oct. 3 at Cooks Cypher Field...

The Bear Cubs hold a strong defense against their opponents.

The Bear Cub’s defense holds on to force a draw in conference home opener

Matthew Wreden , Staff Writer September 28, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs opened up their first conference home game with a defensive showdown in a draw against Consumnes River College on Sept. 26 at Cooks Cypher Field in Santa Rosa. Neither...

SRJC womens volleyball team members furiously block a spike from their opponent.

Bear Cubs win third straight

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer September 28, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs' volleyball team extended it's winning streak to three after a convincing win at Haehl Pavilion versus Cosumnes River College The Bear Cubs [10-4] were favored...

The Santa Rosa Junior College volleyball team continues its early success by winning its second conference game in a row, 3-0, over Diablo Valley College on Sept. 22 in Santa Rosa.

Bear Cubs win all three sets to earn second conference win

Anthony Rea , Staff Writer September 23, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs dominance in the third set sealed the win over Diablo Valley College on Sept. 22 at Haehl Pavilion. The Bear Cubs [2-1 conference, 9-4 overall] started the game...

Santa Rosa Junior College freshman Owen Mccabe pushes the ball up the field attempting to seal the Bear Cubs 2-1 win over Merritt College on Sept. 19 in Santa Rosa.

Bear Cubs’ defense holds on to win second home game

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer September 21, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs won their second home game of the season beating Merritt College 2-1 on Tuesday at Cooks Cypher Field in Santa Rosa. SRJC’s first goal came early in the 20th...

Sophomore Katie Williams waits to pop up and spike the ball in the Bear Cubs loss to San Joaquin Delta College on Sept. 15 in Hael Pavilion.

Bear Cubs early efforts not enough

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer September 15, 2017

For the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs, early dominance wasn’t enough to pull them through in their conference opener at home against San Joaquin Delta College Sept. 15 at Hael Pavilion. The...

Tom Rivas

Bear Cubs conference season begins

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer September 14, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs' volleyball team is already surpassing expectations as the first conference game approaches on Sept 15. In the Delta Classic tournament, earlier this season,...

Freshmen defender Logan Zimmer leaps high to stop a ball heading towards the Bear Cubs net in Santa Rosa Junior Colleges 1-0 win over Napa Valley College on Sept. 14 at Cypher Cook Field.

Bear Cubs get first home win

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer September 12, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs’ single goal was enough to take down Napa Valley College 1-0 Tuesday night to earn their first home victory at Bailey Field. The game was a standoff until...

Santa Rosa Junior College loses their second game in a row to start the season 0-2. Their inconsistency at quarterback and youth at most positions has created an uphill battle this season.

Bear Cubs open season 0-2

Albert Gregory, Managing Editor September 9, 2017

Inconsistency on all sides of the ball led to the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs second loss in a row after the Fresno City College Rams beat them 31-10 on Sept. 9 at Bailey Field. The Bear Cubs...

Dominic Laird fights off a would-be tackler and advances the ball up the pitch.

SRJC loses home opener

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer September 8, 2017

The Bear Cubs’ late surge was not enough as they lost their home opener 2-1 Friday night to Las Positas College. The game opened up in a stalemate with a score of 0-0 in the first half. It remained...

Mathew Staffords recent contract extension that made him the highest paid player in the NFL has been polarizing. Some argue that you need a quarterback to win and others argue Stafford has never proven hes a winner.

Stafford made highest paid player in NFL history despite no playoff wins

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer September 2, 2017

The Detroit Lions just made a terrible mistake and grossly overpaid Matthew Stafford. Stafford signed a five-year $151 million contract extension on Aug. 28 which puts him at $27 million a year roughly,...

Baseball Podcast: Chin Music No. 3

May 7, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/chin-music-736009580/chin-music-baseball-podcast-episode-3 Anthony Sosa, Will Mathis and Parker Dangers Oncken discuss this past week in baseball. In this episode, they discuss...

Bear Cubs survive and advance

Bear Cubs survive and advance

Will Mathis, Contributing Writer May 6, 2017

Ryder Kuhns homered, and Jared Noonan and Justin Bruihl combined to shut the Reedley College bats down to give Santa Rosa Junior College a 3-1 series clinching victory May 6 at Cook Sypher Field. Noonan...

SRJC blows ninth inning lead

SRJC blows ninth inning lead

Will Mathis, Contributing Writer May 6, 2017

After rallying for two runs in the top of the ninth to take the lead, the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team’s defense gave the game away in the bottom of the inning, losing Game 2 of the opening...

The Bear Cubs look on during their 13-8 victory over Reedley College on Cinco de Mayo.

Bear Cubs smash 3 HR’s in Game 1 win

Wil Mathis, Contributing Writer May 5, 2017

Ryder Kuhns hit two of the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball teams three home runs, and after blowing a four run lead, SRJC beat Reedley College 13-8 in the opening game of the California Community College...

Baseball Podcast: Chin Music No. 2

April 29, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/chin-music-736009580/chin-music-episode-2 Anthony Sosa and Will Mathis talk about recent baseball topics in episode 2 of Chin Music.

Bear Cubs in good shape for consecutive Big 8 titles

Bear Cubs in good shape for consecutive Big 8 titles

Will Mathis, Contributing Writer April 25, 2017

Securing the three-game sweep over the Modesto Junior College Pirates with a 5-1 win April 23 puts the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team in a perfect position heading into post season play. The Victory...

SRJC football warms up before competing against each other in the 2017 Spring Olympics.

Bear Cubs football competes in Spring Olympics

April 25, 2017

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE—The Bear Cub football team began its Spring football Olympics from March 27 to . The event consists of a series of team-based competitions throughout a two week period completed...

Snoozin’ on America’s pastime

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor April 25, 2017

United States’ favorite pastime was defined by a day at the ballpark full of loud vendors, excited fans chugging down beer and the satisfying crack of the bat as a baseball zips through the windless...

A dab of beast mode.

Lynch navigates contract with Raiders

Albert Gregory, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2017

Trading for and acquiring the currently retired Seattle Seahawk, Marshawn “Beast Mode" Lynch, will seal a Super Bowl victory for the Oakland Raiders in 2018. The Raiders recently announced their official...

Adam Gockel approaches the mark for pole vault.

Creating a legacy of his own

Ali Benzerara, Sports Editor April 25, 2017

The best 3-point shooter. The best quarterback. The best defender. The fastest sprinter. No matter the sport, most athletes want to be remembered for their raw ability. A great athlete isn’t measured...

Baseball Podcast: Chin Music Episode No. 1

April 23, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/chin-music-736009580/chin-music-episode-1 Anthony Sosa, Will Mathis and Parker Dangers Oncken discuss baseball topics on the first episode of Chin Music.

2016-17 NBA MVP race

During an NBA season dominated by the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, the most exciting race still undecided is who MVP is. There are a lot of ways to approach it. You can give it to the...

Track and Field season begins to heat up

Ali Benzerara, Sports Editor March 16, 2017

The Bear Cubs men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up their fourth invitational meet of the season against Beaver College in Sacramento on March 4. Team members are attempting to hit qualifying...

Outfielder Benjamin Pigg and members of the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team look on during game two of the Sac City Series.

Nearly Swept: SRJC baseball wins final game in the Sac City Series

March 14, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team avoided a devastating three-game sweep by the Sacramento City College Panthers with a 4-1 away win Feb. 11. SRJC lost 7-2 Feb. 7 at Sac City followed by a 10-3...

Sophomore pitcher Cailyn Callison winds up for a pitch to a Sierra College batter.

Rocky day in Rocklin: Softball goes 0-2 in double header against league leader

Luke Straub, Staff Writer March 14, 2017

It was a picturesque day for softball on March 11 in Rocklin, California, but Santa Rosa Junior College couldn’t capture a victory. The Bear Cubs struggled with fundamentals and dropped both games...

Santa Rosa Junior College rugby team start practice with scrumming drills with the forwards and second rows.

Rugby bulldozes competition

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor March 14, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College rugby head coach, Steve Wren, has once again led his squad to a near-perfect season despite the changing roster mirroring a revolving door for student athletes. The SRJC rugby...

SRJC swimmer Taylor Sargis leaps out of the water mid butterfly stroke during the Cuesta Invitational March 11.

Swim and dive cleans up at Cuesta Invitational

Luke Straub, Staff Writer March 14, 2017

The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams took a two-day trip to the Cuesta Invitational in San Luis Obispo and it was more than worth their time. Santa Rosa Junior College solidified its state...

Unfair: atrocities of tremendous proportions ruin Olympic pride

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor March 14, 2017

Jessie Owens stomping on the Nazi regime en route to gold glory. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists in silence after claiming victory. The USA men’s hockey team defeating the USSR at their...

Demarcus Boogie Cousins steps back for fadeaway mere moments before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Boogie down to Bourbon Street

Frank Sumrall, Staff Writer February 28, 2017

With the NBA All-Star break done and the playoff push in full swing, Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis look to dominate Bourbon Street. After the Sacramento Kings drafted Cousins fifth overall in 2010,...

First year Erik Poulsen shooting over his defender for three points

Stand tall: hard work brings pleasant surprise

Ali Benzerara, Sports Editor February 28, 2017

He’s a first-year student athlete who holds down the paint for Santa Rosa Junior College. Erik Poulsen has a love for basketball and a razor-sharp focus for the game. Poulsen, 20, found his focus...

Fun, success at Los Rios Invitational for SRJC swim teams

Fun, success at Los Rios Invitational for SRJC swim teams

Luke Straub, Staff Writer February 28, 2017

  R.J. Williams whistled loudly, and with purpose. Everyone on the deck, and even the swimmers in the pool, could hear him. His team listened. “Go go go!” Williams yelled during a race as...

Dive right in: Bear Cubs men’s and women’s swim teams place across the board in recent Sacramento City College meet

Luke Straub , Contributing Writer February 26, 2017

R.J. Williams whistled loudly, and with purpose. Everyone on the deck, and even the swimmers in the pool, could hear him. His team listened. “Go go go!” Williams yelled during a race as he leaned...

Campbell’s Bear Cubs finish dismal season

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor February 16, 2017

The women’s basketball team went out with a whimper instead of a bang Feb. 16 in a disappointing 85-48 loss to No. 1 seed Sierra College (25-3, 12-2). Santa Rosa Junior College’s 37-point loss was...

Sophomore guard Kiel Long shooting a basket from behind the arc

Haehl Pavilion floods with three’s as the Bear Cubs improve its Big 8 conference record to 9-2

Ali Benzerara, Staff Writer February 9, 2017

As raindrops fell outside, 3-pointers poured from the rafters inside Haehl Pavilion. Eight out of the 11 Bear Cubs splashed down a combined 51 points from behind the arc and sent the Modesto Junior College...

This vintage media guide features the Arizona Wildcats 1988 Final Four Team.

Legendary: Craig McMillan’s legacy continues with the Bear Cubs

Tom Rivas, Features Editor February 7, 2017

Long lines of spectators crammed inside the small gym. News vans with reporters scattered throughout the high school parking lot. Sports commentators that I had recognized from TV sat beside me and watched...

First-year Jordan Graves passing the ball off in a tight situation

Bear Cubs hold onto first place as regular season draws near the end

Ali Benzerara, Staff Writer February 7, 2017

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s basketball team has had quite the season, winning several recent key match-ups leading it to the top of the Big 8 Conference standings. However, two teams are biting...

First-year student guard Gabe Knight shooting from behind the arc.

Bear Cubs defend first place conference record at Diablo Valley College

Ali Benzerara, Staff Writer February 4, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College Men’s basketball [17-7, 8-2] took home one of the most important wins of the season Feb. 3 against Diablo Valley College [18-7, 6-4] in a nail-biting 59-57 win. With a slow...

Chabot College catcher Jake McIntosh walks back to the dugout after striking out looking. Chabot batters struck out 27 times and didnt score a run in two games versus Santa Rosa Junior College to start the season.

SRJC sweeps Chabot, again

Will Mathis, Baseball Analyst January 28, 2017

Justin Bruihl, Ryan Calderon and Evan Hill combined for 12 strikeouts in Santa Rosa Junior College’s 4-0 win over Chabot College Jan. 28 at Cook Sypher Field. The Bear Cubs [2-0] continue their dominance...

Former Bear Cub and Major Leaguer Jason Lane throws batting practice to the Bear Cubs on Jan. 24. Lane played for the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros during his career and currently is the assistant hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Baseball: State title defense begins Jan. 27

Will Mathis, Baseball Analyst January 26, 2017

  Santa Rosa Junior College's baseball team begins its state title defense with a home-and-home series against Chabot College Jan. 27-28. SRJC plays at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at Chabot College, and its...

Forward John McMillan slams it in on a fast break in a 64-40 win over Sierra College on Jan. 24.

Blowout puts Bear Cubs in first place

Ali Benzerara, Staff Writer January 24, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College Men’s basketball swept away Sierra College with a 64-40 win on Jan. 24 in Haehl Pavilion. The Bear Cubs [15-6, 6-1] improved their first place conference record to 6-1 with...

Tiffany Salinas doing work in in the paint

Bear Cub women earn second league win

Ali Benzerara, Staff Writer January 21, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College Women’s basketball defended its den against Sacramento City Friday night with a 53-45 win. After the Bear Cubs won the tip, the game started off with back to back turnovers...

Justin Frazier drives to the basket

Bear Cubs take down Sacramento City 80-70

Luke Straub, Sports Editor January 21, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College ran past the opposition after a slow start and cruised to the finish to beat Sacramento City College 80-70 on Friday night in Haehl Pavilion. Justin Frazier tied the score...

The physiology of icing

The physiology of icing

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer December 13, 2016

If you have muscle soreness, and you’re having trouble treating it, I want to challenge you to rethink a significant aspect of the way you may visualize how your body heals. It’s not magic. I used...

Fantasy football is a booming industry and with the creation of daily fantasy leagues there in way of predicting how big it can grow.

Fantasy football first timer

Parker Dangers Oncken, Staff Writer December 13, 2016

NFL fans look forward to Sundays like a hungry dog awaits its next meal. The other major sports leagues in the United States, namely MLB and the NBA, have games nearly every day, which is both a blessing...

Bear Cubs lose in playoff quarterfinal

Bear Cubs lose in playoff quarterfinal

Tom Rivas, Assistant Sports Editor December 13, 2016

The women’s soccer team came to battle Nov. 22 defeating San Francisco City College 2-0 in the 2nd Round of Playoffs.  Both teams were well matched and fought hard throughout the entire game. “We...

SRJC freshmen midfielder Tony Holleran cradles his head after colliding with an opponent on Aug 30.

Research leads to changes in concussion education

Luke Straub, Staff Writer December 13, 2016

Head injury has always been an aspect of sport. Bells have been rung in the name of competition for decades. Increased awareness of how serious a concussion can be, however, has led to more classroom education...

SRJCs Wall of Fame sits outside the football coaches office to celebrate former SRJC football players who have achieved success at the highest level. This is a photo of the wall.

Celebrating our past

Tom Rivas, Assistant Sports Editor December 13, 2016

Over the past few decades, several Santa Rosa Junior College football players have gone on to the NFL. In 2015, SRJC’s football program raised money to create a “Wall of Fame.” The players who...

Connor Van Alstyne takes over for Jay Samonte as SRJCs tennis coach for the 2017 season.

A fresh face on the courts

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor December 13, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College has earned a reputation for not only producing stellar athletes, but after those athletes achieve success at higher levels many of them return to help grow that legacy by coaching....

Sophomore running back Zach Smith fights through tackles in the Bear Cubs 17-7 win in the Gridiron Classic Bowl on Nov. 19. Smith rushed for over 200 yards and was named MVP of the game.

Bear Cubs end season with Gridiron Classic Bowl win

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor November 19, 2016

Despite poor field conditions, and thanks to an impressive running game, Santa Rosa Junior College defeated the College of the Siskiyous Eagles 17-7 to win the Gridiron Classic Bowl Nov. 19 at Bailey Field. Once...

Sep 27, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) and New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) battle for a loose puck during the first period during a preseason hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

In the Crease: NHL Early Season Surprises

Lachlan Irvine, Oak Leaf Hockey Analyst November 15, 2016

The first month of the NHL regular season has come and gone, meaning there’s finally enough games to start picking through the league’s best and worst. The 2016-17 campaign has gotten to a very interesting...

SRJC sophomore wide receiver Ben Putman fights through multiple tackles and falls into the end zone to score one of seven receiving touchdowns for the Bear Cubs in their 53-30 win on Nov. 12.

SRJC wins final regular season game but misses out on playoffs

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor November 13, 2016

The Bear Cubs offense helped seal a 53-30 victory over De Anza College in what was a must-win for Santa Rosa Junior College on Nov. 12 at De Anza College. SRJC knew that if they did not win the game,...

Freshman point guard Justin Frazier pulls up and makes a mid-range jumper in SRJCs 91-84 overtime victory over Foothill College on Nov. 11 at Haehl Pavilion.

Bear Cubs win in overtime

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor November 11, 2016

  Freshman guard Jordan Graves made a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds left in the game to tie it up and send it to overtime and the Bear Cubs won 91-84 in their home-opener against Foothill College...

Bear Cubs heavyweight wrestler Paris Henry defeats his opponent in SRJCs win on Nov. 9.

Bear Cubs finish regular season strong

Tom Rivas, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2016

  The Bear Cubs won their last home meet of the year on Nov. 9 against Skyline College. It was sophomore night, Bear Cubs wrestlers Paris Henry and Colten Farley before the meet began. A...

Bear Cubs sophomore forward Chris Ochoa pushes the ball past a defender and fakes out the opponents goalie to score SRJCs first goal.

SRJC keeps streak alive in comeback win

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor November 10, 2016

The Bear Cubs came out on top with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over rival American River College in Santa Rosa Junior College’s final home game of the regular season Nov. 8. at Cook Sypher Field. Both...

San Mateo players gang tackle Bear Cubs running back JaNarrick James in SRJCs 26-23 loss in the Bay 6 Championship.

SRJC loses the Bay 6 Conference Championship

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor November 5, 2016

San Mateo College completed its comeback on a game winning field goal in the final minutes to beat Santa Rosa Junior College 26-23 to win the Big 6 Conference Championship Nov. 5 at Bailey Field. The...

SRJCs Jay Ferguson leaps over the pile at the goal line to score a touchdown on a one yard run at Bailey Field.

Conference Championship bound: SRJC will play College of San Mateo for the Bay 6 Championship

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor October 30, 2016

After losing their first game of the season the Bear Cubs came back strong and beat Diablo Valley College 44-3 Oct. 29 at Bailey Field. Coming off a tough loss to San Francisco City College, where six...

SRJC midfielder Henrique Noujeimi fights through opponent and attempts to steal the ball in the Bear Cubs 3-1 victory on Oct. 28.

Bear Cubs wins seventh match in a row after defeating San Joaquin Delta College

Tom Rivas, Assistant Sports Editor October 29, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College came out on top and beat San Joaquin Delta College 3-1 after being down one man due to an early penalty on Oct. 28. Ivan Barajas of the Bear Cubs received a red card and was...

Defensive back Justin Tauaefa makes a tackle to save a touchdown in SRJCs 34-21 loss to San Francisco City College on Oct. 22.

Costly mistakes: SRJC suffers first loss of season, puts No. 1 ranking in jeopardy

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor October 25, 2016

Turnovers and poor pass coverage cost Santa Rosa Junior College (6-1) its first loss of the season as San Francisco City College beat the Bear Cubs 34-21 on Oct. 22. SRJC quarterback Mitch Hood struggled...

Polar Bears win first game of season 7-4 over SJSU

Polar Bears win first game of season 7-4 over SJSU

Lachlan Irvine, Oak Leaf Hockey Analyst October 25, 2016

It took five games overall, but just one in front of a home crowd. The Santa Rosa Junior College Polar Bears beat the San Jose State Spartans 7-4 Oct. 22 for the club’s first victory of the season....

The SRJC Rolling Bears is the only club of its kind at a California college. Power soccer is one of the only sports designed for people who use a power wheelchair.

The Rolling Bears

Catherine Ramirez, Luke Straub, and Tom Rivas October 24, 2016

Reported by Luke Straub Shot by Tom Rivas Edited by Catherine Ramirez

SRJCs Maggie Selzer looks for an open team mate during the Bear Cubs 11-3 win over Diablo Valley college on Oct. 19.

Women’s water polo defeats Diablo Valley College 11-3

Tom Rivas , Staff Writer October 19, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College battled it out last Wednesday at home against rivals Diablo Valley College beating them 11-3 on Oct. 19. The Bear Cubs started slow missing several shots at the beginning of...

SRJC quarterback Mitch Hood hands-off to running back JaNarrick James. James had 10 carries for 92 yards against Contra Costa on Oct. 15.

SRJC’s defense proves again why it’s the best in California

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor October 15, 2016

Thanks to good offense and a spectacular defense, No. 1 Santa Rosa Junior College shut-out No. 15 Contra Costra College 34-0 in its conference season opener on Oct. 15 at Bailey Field. Heavy rain and...

The Chosen One - SRJC Polar Bears Podcast (October 13, 2016)

The Chosen One – SRJC Polar Bears Podcast (October 13, 2016)

Lachlan Irvine, Travis LaBrucherie, and Trevor Rocco October 15, 2016

The guys open the NHL season with Auston Matthews, the Canucks prospect pool, fantasy hockey updates, and their predictions for the Stanley Cup Finals.

Forward Pricilla Villalobos fends off opponent in the 2-1 win over Diablo Valley College on Oct. 14.

Bear Cubs outscore undefeated Diablo Valley College 2-1

Tom Rivas, Staff Writer October 14, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College women’s soccer team put on an amazing performance Oct. 14 giving Diablo Valley College it’s first loss of the season. Both teams came out playing hard to score the first goal. “We’ve...

SRJC defensive back Keith Benjamin intercepts a pass and returns it 47 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 1.

SRJC heads into conference season undefeated

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor October 13, 2016

  No. 1 Santa Rosa Junior College’s football team’s expectations are high after finishing their non-conference season 5-0 and plan to take it one game at a time until they complete their ultimate...

Santa Rosa Junior College forward Samuel Richter defends the ball from a Modesto Junior College player in SRJCs 3-2 win Oct. 4 at Cook Sypher Field

Bear Cubs recover from slow start for 3-2 win

Will Mathis, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 6, 2016

Forward Wilson Briggs scored two goals and one assist in Santa Rosa Junior College’s men’s soccer team’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Modesto Junior College Oct. 4 at Cook Sypher Field. Modesto...

Keith Benjamin intercepts pass and returns it 47 yards for Santa Rosa Junior Colleges first touchdown on Oct. 1

No. 1 SRJC shutout Sierra College

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor October 2, 2016

The Bear Cubs dominated all sides of the ball in their 44-0 win over Sierra College Oct. 1 in Rocklin, CA. It was an easy win for the Bear Cubs (5-0) in their last non-conference game of the season,...

SRJCs first-year Pricilla Villalobos fights through a defender in the Bear Cubs 4-0 shutout on Sept. 30.

SRJC women’s soccer shut down Modesto Junior College 4-0

Tom Rivas , Staff Writer September 30, 2016

The Bear Cubs took control early and dominated throughout their game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates ending in a 4-0 victory Sept. 30. “We have been focusing this week on playing our style...

SRJC forward Wilson Briggs attempts to save the ball before it goes out of bounds on Sept. 30.

SRJC men’s soccer defeats Consumes River College 3-2

Tom Rivas , Staff Writer September 30, 2016

The SRJC Bear Cubs won their conference home game against the Consumes River College Hawks despite having several sick players, limiting the full potential of the team on Sept. 30. “We had about 6...

Fantasyland - Four Dudes, One Cup (September 29, 2016)

Fantasyland – Four Dudes, One Cup (September 29, 2016)

The guys talk World Cup finals and play a fantasy hockey mock draft. (WARNING: The following podcast contains high levels of nerdiness.)

Bear Cubs fall to 1-8 following 7th straight loss

Bear Cubs fall to 1-8 following 7th straight loss

Tom Rivas, Staff Writer September 27, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College’s women’s volleyball team lost their second conference game 3-0 to Folsom Lake College Sept. 21 at Tauzer Gym. The Bear Cubs fell behind early and struggled to fight...

Bear Cubs Escape to Remain Undefeated

Bear Cubs Escape to Remain Undefeated

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor September 27, 2016

Northern California No.1 Santa Rosa Junior College football team fumbled three times in the second half but squeaked out a 17-14 road win over No. 19 Sacramento City College Sept. 19. “We know...


Polar Bear center Larry Hansen takes a face off against a UC Davis skater in the 2015 Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association championship.

Ready for Success: SRJC ice hockey prepares for several changes in inaugural Division II season

Lachlan Irvine , Oak Leaf Hockey Analyst September 27, 2016

New uniforms. New competition. New start times. In many ways the Santa Rosa Junior College Polar Bears hockey team enters the 2016-17 season as a brand new club. After its recent five year tenure as...

SRJC mens cross country team get out to a fast start at beginning of the race on Fri. 16

Strong races at home cross country invitational

Tom Rivas, Staff Writer September 26, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College men’s and women’s cross country team competed amongst 12 other teams at the Pat Ryan Invitational Sept. 16 at the team’s home course Spring Lake County Park. The women’s...

Celly Songs! - Four Dudes, One Cup (September 22, 2016)

Celly Songs! – Four Dudes, One Cup (September 22, 2016)

The guys recap the World Cup round robin, set up the semis, and discuss the prospect of a new Polar Bears goal song. #SRJCCellySong

Santa Rosa Junior College running back JaNarrick James cuts through two San Joaquin Delta defensive players in a blowout 55-23 SRJC victory Sept. 17 at Bailey Field.

Bear Cubs’ offense explodes against Mustangs

Albert Gregory , Sports Editor September 18, 2016

The Bear Cubs’ offense finally showed up in a 55-23 beatdown over San Joaquin Delta College Sept. 17 at Bailey Field. Santa Rosa Junior College’s offense struggled to put up 435 yards of total offense...

Four Dudes, One Cup: The SRJC Polar Bears Podcast - September 16, 2016

Four Dudes, One Cup: The SRJC Polar Bears Podcast – September 16, 2016

The boys kick off the new season with a World Cup of Hockey primer episode.

Dominic Laird fights off a would-be tackler and advances the ball up the pitch.

Briggs leads Bear Cubs to 2-0 victory over San Francisco

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer September 14, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s soccer team continued its winning ways Sept. 13 with a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco City College Rams. Wilson Briggs led the way for the Bear Cubs with a...

Womens Soccer Thumps Napa 10-0 in Preseason Finale

Women’s Soccer Thumps Napa 10-0 in Preseason Finale

Lachlan Irvine, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College women’s soccer team are heading into the regular season in fine form after dismantling the Napa Valley College Storm 10-0 on Friday. Head coach Crystal Howard was happy...

SRJC sophomore wrestler Paris Henry fights for position in his winning match against a Chabot College wrestler.

Rolling out the mats: SRJC Bear Cubs prepare for new season

Tom Rivas, Staff Writer September 13, 2016

This year’s Santa Rosa Junior College wrestling team is off to a good start. Despite all the new faces and fresh challenges. “This year is more inexperienced. It’s a younger team and [there are]...

Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images

2016 World Cup of Hockey power rankings

Lachlan Irvine, Oak Leaf Hockey Analyst September 13, 2016

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey begins Sept. 17 after a 12-year hiatus, and hockey fans couldn’t be any more mixed on the idea. The tournament takes place in Toronto, Canada with eight teams competing in...

Sophomore defensive back Justin Tauaefa extends his body and grabs one of the five interceptions by the Bear Cubs defense on Sept.10.

Top 10 Battle: No. 6 SRJC football beats No. 10 Fresno

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor September 13, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College football team’s defense proved once again to be the key to victory as the Bear Cubs held on for a 17-13 win over Fresno City College Sept. 10 at Ratcliffe Stadium in Fresno,...

Bear Cubs wide receiver Albert Beltran makes a tough one-handed, 28-yard reception at Buttes 4-yard line in SRJCs 17-7 victory over Butte College Sept. 3 at Bailey Field.

Bear Cubs’ defense carries team to victory

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor September 3, 2016

Linebacker Presley Piliati sealed the victory for Santa Rosa Junior College football by recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter in its season opening 17-7...

SRJC Men’s Soccer: Ochoa scores two as Bear Cubs beat Cabrillo in home opener

SRJC Men’s Soccer: Ochoa scores two as Bear Cubs beat Cabrillo in home opener

Lachlan Irvine, Assistant Sports Editor September 1, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs men’s soccer team kicked off their home schedule in the right fashion on Tuesday, taking down visiting Cabrillo College 3-1 at Sypher Field. Forward Chris...

SRJC sophomore starting quarterback Mitch Hood scans the field during a team scrimmage Aug. 20.

Bear Cubs are all in to win State

Albert Gregory, Sports Editor August 25, 2016

Coming off a 7-4 season and a 2015 North State Bowl win, hopes are high for the 2016 Santa Rosa Junior College football team. The players’ goal this season is to be a hard-hitting and explosive team...

2016 Bear Cubs finish No. 3 in the nation

2016 Bear Cubs finish No. 3 in the nation

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor June 8, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team wrapped up its season with a 6-3 win May 30 against Golden West College to win the 2016 California Community College Athletic Association State Championship. Perfectgame.org...

One brotherhood, one champion

One brotherhood, one champion

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2016

They played two games. They scratched out a total of 32 hits and 16 runs. They used a relief pitcher to start a game and they used a starting pitcher to close a game. The Santa Rosa Junior College...

One win away

One win away

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor May 29, 2016

Matt Estes pitched seven innings, and Bryce Nagata and Jeff Bart each homered in Santa Rosa Junior College's 6-2 win over Golden West College in the semi-finals of the State Championship tournament May...

SRJC holds on to beat Cypress 6-5

SRJC holds on to beat Cypress 6-5

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor May 29, 2016

In an evening filled with comeback attempts by the Cypress College Chargers, they made one last charge in the ninth. Santa Rosa Junior College closer Anthony Bender allowed a single to lead off the...

Championship or bust for 35-8 SRJC

Championship or bust for 35-8 SRJC

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor May 27, 2016

This is where they expected to be, until they lost their two best bullpen arms. Evan Hill and Anthony Bender both went down with injuries in the opening week of the season. Hill made three appearances...

Jori Lehtera, #12 of the St. Louis Blues, celebrates with teammates after his goal against the San Jose Sharks in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 21 in San Jose, California.

Sharks Playoff Report: Blues blast Sharks 6­-3 in Game 4

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer May 23, 2016

After two straight listless performances, the St. Louis Blues’ offense exploded on the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, scoring half a dozen goals en route to a 6-­3 victory....

Rennard’s shutout sends Bear Cubs to State Championship

Rennard’s shutout sends Bear Cubs to State Championship

Anthony Sosa and Will Mathis May 21, 2016

Alec Rennard silenced the Chabot College bats, tossing a complete game shutout as the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team won 5-0 in Game 2 of the California Community College Athletic Association...

Stellar defense helps Santa Rosa rally for a 7-5 Game 1 win

Stellar defense helps Santa Rosa rally for a 7-5 Game 1 win

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor May 20, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team is subscribing to the 'it's not how you start; it's how you finish' mentality. The Bear Cubs lost both Game 1 of the Regionals and Super Regionals before coming...

Bryce Nagata, No. 21, comes storming into the Bear Cubs’ dugout after scoring on a two-RBI double by first baseman Ryder Kuhns in the bottom of the third inning.

Not phased: Bear Cubs fight back from Game 1 loss to take series

Anthony Sosa and Will Mathis May 16, 2016

Down but not out. The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team survived two elimination games against Folsom Lake College May 14-15 to advance to the California Community College Athletic Association...

James Odoms III (left) and his brother Jay Hooks (right) moved from Tampa Bay, Florida to Santa Rosa looking for a better life. Odoms is redshirting on the Santa Rosa Junior College basketball team and dreams of playing DI basketball

Homeless in Santa Rosa: Two brothers travel to California in hopes of a better life

Ali Benzerara, Contributing Writer May 16, 2016

Two thousand nine hundred and fifty-two miles. This is the distance from Tampa Bay, Florida to Santa Rosa, California. This is the distance one Santa Rosa Junior College student traveled to chase his...

 SRJC’s Siaan Rojas waits out of bounds with the referee to resume play with an inbounds
pass in front of the home fans.

All-conference guard: SRJC basketball player Siaan Rojas’ hard work ethic pays off

Luke Straub , Contributing Writer May 16, 2016

You can hear them from outside the building.  It sounds like hustle, hard work and credibility. The sound grows louder inside, reverberating throughout the lobby and raising to a fever pitch inside the...

Phillip “Scooby” Wright was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 250th pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Wright’s dad is the SRJC softball coach.

To the NFL: SRJC softball coach’s son drafted by Cleveland Browns

Albert Gregory, Staff Writer May 16, 2016

Scooby Wright once again has to prove everyone wrong. Philip “Scooby” Wright, who grew up in Windsor and attended Cardinal Newman High School, was selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 250th pick...

From Bear Cub to Dust Devil

From Bear Cub to Dust Devil

Kiana Medina , Staff Writer May 16, 2016

Dreams of playing at a university came true for one aspiring soccer player after scouts discovered the superstar during his last season at Santa Rosa Junior College. Jovany Carlino, 20, is headed to...

Track stars make history at Big 8 Championships

Track stars make history at Big 8 Championships

Jaime Rodriguez , Staff Writer May 16, 2016

Records are meant to be broken, and the Santa Rosa Junior College track team made history when it competed at the Big 8 Conference Championships at Chabot College May 6. Stephanie Fernandez, Julia Grimm...

Musical muscles: beats to help you move your feet

Musical muscles: beats to help you move your feet

May 16, 2016

The pounding heartbeat in an athlete’s ears increases as fast as the sweat on their brow. With hours until tip off, first pitch or kick off, the pressure begins to rise. Only one thing stabilizes focus...

He. Is. Back.

He. Is. Back.

Parker Dangers Oncken , Senior Staff Writer May 16, 2016

Stephen Curry was back on the floor in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals, and basketball fans throughout the world were reminded what the NBA playoffs were missing while Curry was sidelined. For...

Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully ends his 67-year career after the 2016 MLB season. Scully owns the MLB record for youngest broadcaster to call the World Series; he did so at the age of 25.

A tribute to the greatest broadcaster of all-time

Anthony Sosa, Sports Editor May 16, 2016

Baseball won’t be the same without him. Before the start of the 2016 MLB season, Dodgers’ play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully announced his plan to retire at the end of the season and complete his...

Santa Rosa cruises to sectionals

Santa Rosa cruises to sectionals

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor May 15, 2016

Bryce Nagata, Ryder Kuhns and Jeff Bart each drove in two runs in Santa Rosa Junior College’s Super Regional clinching win May 15. SRJC beat Folsom Lake College 7-1 to advance to the California Community...

Sharks Playoff Report: Sharks destroy Predators 5-0 in Game 7

Sharks Playoff Report: Sharks destroy Predators 5-0 in Game 7

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer May 15, 2016

On the day that ABC cancelled the TV series, “Nashville,” the curtains closed on the hockey team from the same city. The San Jose Sharks downed the Nashville Predators 5-0 in Game 7 of their semifinal...

Bear Cubs defeat Falcons to force Game 3

Bear Cubs defeat Falcons to force Game 3

Anthony Sosa , Sports Editor May 14, 2016

Big 8 Conference pitcher of the year Alec Rennard kept the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team alive in the California Community College Athletic Association Northern California Super Regionals, shutting...

Bear Cubs’ bats go cold in Game 1 of Super Regionals

Bear Cubs’ bats go cold in Game 1 of Super Regionals

Anthony Sosa, Sports Editor May 13, 2016

Fans packed the stands at Cook Sypher Field as No.1 Santa Rosa Junior College faced No.14 Folsom Lake College May 13. FLC defeated Santa Rosa 3-1 to capture a 1-0 lead in the three-game series of the California...

Three dudes, one Cup: Oak Leaf NHL Playoff Podcast

Three dudes, one Cup: Oak Leaf NHL Playoff Podcast

May 12, 2016

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Oak Leaf MLB Podcast

Oak Leaf MLB Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/user-467903905/recording-7 Anthony Sosa, Parker Dangers Oncken and Will Mathis talk about what has happened in the 2016 MLB season so far.

Sharks Playoff Report: Pavelski leads by example in Sharks 5-1 rout of Predators in Game 5

Sharks Playoff Report: Pavelski leads by example in Sharks 5-1 rout of Predators in Game 5

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer May 9, 2016

After two tough road losses at the hands of the Nashville Predators, the San Jose Sharks bounced back in a big way May 7 with a 5-1 victory over the Preds in Game 5 of the semi-final series. Sharks captain...

Santa Rosa sweeps doubleheader, advances to Super Regionals

Santa Rosa sweeps doubleheader, advances to Super Regionals

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor May 7, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College faced two elimination games and came out victorious in both. SRJC defeated Reedley College 6-2 in the final game of a three-game series May 7 at Cook Sypher Field to advance to...

Santa Rosa forces decisive Game 3 after 8-0 win

Santa Rosa forces decisive Game 3 after 8-0 win

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor May 7, 2016

Alec Rennard’s 7.2 shutout innings, and Jake Scheiner’s first inning two-run home run set the tone in Santa Rosa Junior College’s 8-0 win over Reedley College in Game 2 during the first round of...

No. 1 Santa Rosa faces possible elimination after 7-3 defeat

No. 1 Santa Rosa faces possible elimination after 7-3 defeat

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor May 6, 2016

Reedley College scored six runs on only four hits in the first two innings of its 7-3 win over No. 1 Santa Rosa Junior College in Game 1 of the first round of the California Community College Athletic...

Sharks Playoff Report: Predators big guns take over game three, sink Sharks 4-1

Sharks Playoff Report: Predators’ big guns take over game three, sink Sharks 4-1

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer May 5, 2016

The Nashville Predators were in “must-win” mode May 3, and they sure played that way. The Predators scored four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in game three...

NHL Playoffs Recap 3 [Podcast]

NHL Playoffs Recap 3 [Podcast]

Listen to Travis LaBrucherie, Lachlan Irvine and Trevor Rocco recap the first round of the NHL playoffs. https://soundcloud.com/plug-76024688/oak-leaf-nhl-playoff-podcast?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

NHL Playoffs Recap 2 [Podcast]

NHL Playoffs Recap 2 [Podcast]

Listen to Travis LaBrucherie, Lachlan Irvine and Trevor Rocco discuss what has happened in the first round of the NHL playoffs so far. https://soundcloud.com/plug-76024688/oak-leaf-nhl-playoff-round-1?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

Santa Rosa Junior College second baseman Myles Andrews attempts to tag out a San Joaquin Delta runner trying to steal second base. SRJC captured its first conference championship since winning the  Big Valley Conference in 2005, on its way to winning the State Championship.

Baseball wins first outright Big 8 title

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor April 24, 2016

Jake Scheiner and Zach Hall homered, and Matt Estes provided six quality innings in the Bear Cubs 5-3 win over Cosumnes River College April 23. The win clinched the Big 8 Conference for SRJC (29-4,...

Holle Depina dribbles the ball in a game during the 2015 season. She was part of an SRJC soccer team that completed an undefeated regular season and finished 19-1-4 overall. Depina faced adversity throughout her life, but that didn’t stop her from her goal of playing at a university.

Tough times don’t last; tough girls do : SRJC student takes soccer talents to Sonoma State University

Kiana Medina , Staff Writer April 24, 2016

Dedication, determination and passion are key to Santa Rosa Junior College student Holle Depina’s goal of playing soccer at a four-year college. Depina, 21, will attend Sonoma State University this...

MLB Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings

Anthony Sosa and Will Mathis, Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor April 24, 2016

1. Cubs: Jake Arrieta is closing in on Hall-Of-Famer Bob Gibson’s record of 26 consecutive quality starts. In his last 119.1 innings pitched, he has only allowed seven earned runs. 2.  Nationals:...

SRJC softball head coach Phil Wright makes a visit to the mound to discuss the team’s strategy for the next batter in a game against San Joaquin Delta College April 21 at Marv Mays Field. The SRJC softball team currently has a 7-11 record in conference play and an overall record of 18-18.

Trying season nears end: SRJC softball team looks at positives after rough season

Parker Dangers Oncken , Senior Staff Writer April 24, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College softball team entered its final week of the season hoping to finish a disappointing year on a high note. During a season that was as unpredictable as the weather that soaked...

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Left winger Tomas Hertl celebrates with goaltender Martin Jones after the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 in the opening playoff series.  It was the first time the Sharks defeated the Kings in the playoffs since 2011. Hertl finished the series with two points on an assist and a goal. The Sharks faceoff against the winner of the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators series in the second round of the playoffs.

Sharks playoff report: Sharks knock out Kings 6-3 in game five in the first round of playoffs

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer April 24, 2016

Exhale, Northern California. They’ve finally done it. After three-straight playoff series and 19 valiant battles, the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings in a playoff series for the first time...

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Albert Gregory , Staff Writer April 24, 2016

The Santa Rosa Junior College swimming teams started the season off strong at the Big 8 Conference Invitational. SRJC’s A team placed first in the 200 women’s medley relay. Celine Sargis placed...

Kobe Bryant celebrates after capturing his fifth and final championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Bryant, the 2010 Finals MVP, averaged 28.6 points, 8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.1 steals in the seven-game series. He had 23 points and 15 rebounds in game seven.

‘Mamba Out’

Jaime Rodriguez, Staff Writer April 24, 2016

Kobe Bean Bryant left the game of basketball at age 37 as undoubtedly one of the all-time greats, second only to Michael Jordan. April 13, 2016 was “#mambaday” across the sports world. All eyes...

Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon had a career year in 2013 with 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He has only played in five games since then due to multiple substance abuse violations. The NFL denied Gordon’s request for reinstatement.

Continuing problem in the NFL

Frank Sumrall, Staff Writer April 24, 2016

Performance enhancing drugs. Domestic violence. Assault. Despite never being criminally charged for any of these offenses, All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon finds himself on the verge of missing his...

SRJC sweeps Delta with extra inning victory

SRJC sweeps Delta with extra inning victory

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor April 22, 2016

Designated hitter Matt Bone hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the eighth inning and later drove home the game-winning run in the 10th inning during a Santa Rosa Junior College 3-2 win over San Joaquin...

Sharks Playoff Report: Pearson scores overtime winner in Kings 2-1 victory

Sharks Playoff Report: Pearson scores overtime winner in Kings 2-1 victory

Lachlan Irvine , Staff Writer April 19, 2016

The Los Angeles Kings avoided a 3-0 series deficit when forward Tanner Pearson beat Sharks’ goalie Martin Jones between the legs in overtime to win game three for Los Angeles 2-1 April 18 in San Jose. With...

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Sharks Playoff Report: Jones shuts down Kings as Sharks take 2-0 series lead

Lachlan Irvine, Staff Writer April 17, 2016

San Jose Sharks’ goaltender Martin Jones stole the show in game two of their Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings April 16. Jones had 25 saves on 26 shots in the...

NHL Playoff Preview 1 [Podcast]

NHL Playoff Preview 1 [Podcast]

Travis LaBrucherie, Lachlan Irvine and Trevor Rocco discuss their 2016 NHL playoff predictions.

Sharks Playoff Report: Pavelski scores two as Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in game 1

Sharks Playoff Report: Pavelski scores two as Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in game 1

Lachlan Irvine , Staff Writer April 16, 2016

San Jose Sharks’ captain Joe Pavelski led by example, scoring two goals in a 4-3 Sharks win over their archrival the Los Angeles Kings in game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs April 14 at the Staples...

Assistant coach Tom Francois gathers the Bear Cubs together for a team prayer before the beginning of their game.

Rennard’s complete game evens the series

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2016

Alec Rennard's scoreless innings streak ended at 32.1 innings, but the Bear Cub's ace settled in nicely, going the distance in the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team's 3-1 win over Sacramento City...

Oak Leaf Sports Report 4/10/16

Oak Leaf Sports Report 4/10/16

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In The Crease: NHL Playoff Preview

In The Crease: NHL Playoff Preview

Lachlan Irvine , Staff Writer April 11, 2016

The 2015-16 NHL season has come and gone, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs looming for 16 clubs. It's been quite the wild ride to get to the big dance. Here are some of the biggest stories heading into the...

SRJC baseball 12-1 in conference play

SRJC baseball 12-1 in conference play

Will Mathis , Assistant Sports Editor April 11, 2016

A sixth inning meltdown April 9 at Sacramento City College lead to the Bear Cubs’ first loss since Feb. 27, snapping their 13-game win streak. The Bear Cubs’ 6-2 loss is their first Big 8 Conference...

Bear Cubs Hill recovers from surgery

Bear Cubs’ Hill recovers from surgery

Anthony Sosa, Sports Editor April 11, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College pitcher Garrett Hill was one of the key factors in the Bear Cubs’ successful play last year with his dominating freshman performance on the mound. He isn’t pitching for the...

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