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Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

Jah-Tosh Baruti

October 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

The NBA’s G League, which is a transition league where players go to develop, will began offering contracts worth up to 125k for top NBA prospects by the summer of 2019. This is a one small step for the NBA and one giant euro-step for NBA hopefuls.It is meant to be an alternative to NCAA basketbal...

Falcons victorious against Pasadena City College

Randy Tejeda

October 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The Cerritos Men's Soccer team obtained another victory on home soil 7-0 against Pasadena City College on Oct. 19. The Falcons obtained their 11th win of the season in 14 matches and are now No. 1 in the state and national rankings.The Falcons played their best game so far this campaign against the Lan...

Falcons’ soccer ranked No. 1 in the country

Falcons’ soccer ranked No. 1 in the country

Carlos Ruiz, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Men's Sports, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Falcons men's soccer team is 13 games into the season and the players say they’re looking forward to the state title as they hold onto their No. 1 spot in the country. Men's soccer has won 10 games, tied twice and lost one match so far in the season. They have scored 29 goals and conceded nine...

Falcons losing streak continues falling to No. 1 ranked Fullerton College

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

After starting the season 3-0 the Falcons football team lost its third game in a row against Fullerton College 35-25 on Oct. 13, following the loss, the team is now 3-3 overall in the season. It was all Fullerton football in the first quarter as they ran over the falcons defense by scoring three touchdowns...

Under the Radar: 2018 Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Christopher Martinez, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Surfing at an international level is thriving, but it is the surfing in the beaches across the United States that is struggling to find a place with other big name sports. Here in California, surfing is the state sport, though many believe it to be basketball, as modern surfing was pioneered in Southern...

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Showcase, Sports

"Showtime is back baby!" As legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn would say, “The game's in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the jello's jiggling.“ If Hearn was still alive, Staples Center would hear that phrase many of...

Falcons tie at home against Long Beach City College

Falcons tie at home against Long Beach City College

Randy Tejeda, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Men's Sports, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Cerritos College Men's Soccer team obtained its first draw on home soil against Long Beach City College on Oct. 9. The match ended 1-1, which means both teams are undefeated in the South Coast Conference tournament. Sophomore forward No. 9 Kevin Diaz received the ball from Sophomore midfielder No....

Sports Opinion: UFC 229 Brawl Out

Rebecca Aguila, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports

UFC 229 was probably the most memorable match at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Oct. 6. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'LzVeugBmQmNI6G8panOAcg',sig:'fQPcgo7xNkKjvRAfcc6YFnuZtJ_ZSvnaB3ne_mnSSU4=',w:'594px',h:'420px',...

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Showcase, Sports

LeBron James Jr., who turned 14 years old on Oct. 6 has called next in line for greatness. Nicknamed Bronny, he is the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who is also known as King James. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'w0ByuPZJQRFN9bnlSUgmgA',sig:'uGuq36vPtB8gRRZuq0oDDSOfm_6YdGy...

Shmackem: High ceiling for playoff-bound Dodgers

Shmackem: High ceiling for playoff-bound Dodgers

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers did not rack up 100 wins this year equaling a 66 percent chance to make the World Series—with 92 wins on the season, the team still has a great chance of advancing deep into the postseason. The Dodgers needed an extra game to clinch the National League - West Division...

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