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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

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, and 20 years after the Bulls’ dynasty, it se...

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

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 miss it very much.  Before COVID-19, March Madness was getting r...

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

The Lost Season: SRJC baseball and NCAA recruiting

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 heartbreaking to work hard all fal...

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

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 dog to participate.  Go for a walk  This is the easiest thing...

A reasonable — and perhaps beneficial — choice: Postponing the Tokyo Olympics

A reasonable — and perhaps beneficial — choice: Postponing the Tokyo Olympics

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 are now upended, it is good news for the U.S. Wo...

Spring sports cancelled indefinitely; Athletes given another season of eligibility

Spring sports cancelled indefinitely; Athletes given another season of eligibility

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 essentially re-play this season next year. “I...

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

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, winning their first game of the day 15-...

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.

Why female coaches matter in male professional leagues

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 League Baseball, for the San Francisco Giants; o...

Sophomores power Bear Cubs to win over American River

Sophomores power Bear Cubs to win over American River

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 en route to 25 points and a final score of 91-...

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

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 was the starting pitcher for the game and pitch...

Student on the street: Super Bowl Edition

Student on the street: Super Bowl Edition

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

December 12, 2019

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

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