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Miss Sonoma County: Volleyball Edition

Miss Sonoma County: Volleyball Edition

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

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 Santa Rosa Junior College women's volleyball team. She hopes to leverage her well-recognized profile in ...

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

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

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 at the start of the game were expected for a team composed of nine freshman on a 14 player roster, b...

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

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

Attila LS Gero, Sports Co-Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 defense's most robust unit,  though they played inconsistently against Butte. The line penetrated Butte’...

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

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

Ian Macgregor, Attila LS Gero, and Isaiah Cappelen

September 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 article between our staff writer Isaiah Cappelen and our two sports editors Attila LS ...

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

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

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

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 have shown absolutely no prior loyalty to a team, and only support a certain team when they are doing...

Sailing the Fantasy: Bench Stashes and League Winners

Sailing the Fantasy: Bench Stashes and League Winners

Attila LS Gero, Co-Sports Editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

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 has spilled over into the regular season. Bell is sitting out week 1 against the Browns, and there is no ligh...

SRJC Athletics: Upcoming (Fall Preview)

SRJC Athletics: Upcoming (Fall Preview)

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Feature

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 5 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Rosa High School field. The Bear Cubs are coming off a tough 33-21 loss...

Oak Leaf’s College Football Top-25 Rankings

Oak Leaf’s College Football Top-25 Rankings

Matthew Wreden, Attila LS Gero, Ian MacGregor, and Isaiah Cappelen

August 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

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 article between our staff writer Isaiah Cappelen; our two sports editors Attila LS Ger...

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

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

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Centennial, Sports, Top Stories

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 championship, “coach” Sypher was commanding troops in the Korean War. Sypher left SRJC five...

SRJC enters playoffs with not much to build off

SRJC enters playoffs with not much to build off

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Game Stories, Sports

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 to close out the 2018 regular season. The losing streak started April 21 at home against Sacramento Ci...

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

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

Attila LS Gero, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Sports

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 collapse from SRJC pitching to secure a 3-1 win April 21 at Cook Sypher Field. Second-year pit...

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