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Andrew Cameron, Editor-in-chief

October 24, 2010


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  There has been a lot of chatter that a San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers World Series is not what Fox Sports wants. This baffles me. Not because I am an avid Giants fan. My mood changes with every pitch and this postseason has been no different. This is not the first time that Fox Sports ...

Giants best postseason option: three-man rotation

David Tedla, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2010


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The San Francisco Giants are trying to do something they haven't done in seven years: make the playoffs. The Giants are in this position mostly because of their starting rotation and bullpen. They had a streak of 18 games in a row without giving up more than three runs in a game. The only team in the h...

Bear Cubs bludgeon bigger Berkeley Bears

Spencer Harris, Staff Writer

October 4, 2010


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Four years ago, SRJC lost its hockey club due to a lack of interest. However, for the past two semesters, students attending SRJC petitioned to resurrect the hockey club. Through a lot of hard work and determination, the new hockey club was granted their wish this season to compete on the ice. Their...

Women’s water polo team looks sharp against Sac City College

Spencer Harris, Staff Writer

October 3, 2010


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In their first home game of the young 2010 season the SRJC women's water polo team came out swinging against Sacramento City College and never broke a sweat, beating the Panthers, 12-0. The Lady Bear Cubs have qualified for the NorCal playoffs eight times out of the last nine years and finished fou...

The Giants have a chance, but can they make it work?

Christopher Jackson, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010


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There is a lot happening in Bay Area sports. The Warriors fired Don Nelson, thank the Lord, and they are rumored to be involved in Carmelo Anthony trade discussions. The 49ers fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, in hopes of turning things around after three disappointing games. But let's face it,...

Lady Bear Cubs win in home opener against Don’s

James L. Alban, Sports Editor

September 19, 2010


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SRJC women's soccer team scored a goal within the first minute of play last Tuesday and never looked back as they defeated De Anza 5-1. An almost entirely new roster, with only three returning players, didn't seem to have any effect as SRJC started the game off in complete control by neutralizing De An...

Men’s soccer hopes to heat up after slow start

Spencer Harris, Staff Writer

September 19, 2010


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In their fifth game of the season the SRJC Bear Cubs faced off against their tough NorCal rivals from San Francisco City College and suffered a 1-nil loss. Their record falls to 1-2 overall. The game started out with both teams playing tentatively. The first 15 minutes both teams were feeling eachothe...

Cohan has gone with the wind

Christopher Jackson, Staff Writer

August 29, 2010


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This summer we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Golden State Warriors' last NBA Championship. Why has it been so long? Poor general managers—I'm looking at you Larry Riley—and wasted draft picks. The Warriors drafted both Vince Carter and former great Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, but neit...

SRJC men’s soccer attempts to four-peat

Spencer Harris, Staff Writer

August 28, 2010


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The SRJC men's soccer team accomplished 13 consecutive winning seasons under head coach Marty Kinahan. The team expects the same for this upcoming season. The Bear Cubs are the looking to win their fourth straight Big 8 Conference title and clinch the automatic berth in the NorCal playoffs. Last seaso...

Lady Bear Cub volleyball: eager to succeed

Alexander Campbell, Staff Writer

August 26, 2010


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The Lady Bear Cubs look to build on a fifth place finish from last season's championship run. They lost to fellow Big 8 Conference team Sierra College. Santa Rosa lost in the fifth set, 15-13. A highlight of the day was 2010 team captain Chelsea McCown finishing with 19 digs. The Lady Bear Cubs closed out the ...

Preparing for a new football season

Christopher Jackson, Staff Writer

August 25, 2010


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Despite losing five games for the first time in 10 seasons, the SRJC football team is not in a rebuilding year. Rather, in the eyes of head coach Keith Simons, this is a team rebuilt and ready for redemption after finishing the year with a 5-5 record and missing a bowl game for the first time in nine ...

SRJC women’s soccer: going for the goal

James L. Alban , Staff Writer

August 25, 2010


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It's 2:45 p.m. on a Friday afternoon out on Cook Sypher field, and the SRJC women's soccer team is preparing for its first game of the 2010 season, which is only four days away. The practice was supposed to be over at 2:30 p.m. Exhausted from an intense practice, the women are practically melting in ...

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