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The College Football playoffs need to expand

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Opinion, Sports

In recent weeks, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has received complaints from fans about how short the college football playoff is. In any sport where there’s playoffs it’s commonly a four week tournament, but for college football, it’s only a two week tournament. What’s the...

Under the Radar: Street or Ice?

Christopher Martinez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Whether it be in the streets of your local neighborhood, an open field or at the ice rink nearby, hockey can be played. Hockey is one of the most aggressive and graceful sports in the world. Take the aggressiveness of a football player with a splash of the grace of a figure skater crammed into the...

Sweet victory, state champions once again

Sweet victory, state champions once again

Randy Tejeda, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

The Cerritos men's soccer team obtained the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship for the fourth time on Dec. 2, its first title since 2014. The Falcons obtained their five playoff wins against Cuyamaca College (3-0), Oxnard College (1-0), Santa Monica College (3-0),...

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Shmackem, Sports

Don’t let the NBA standings fool you, the 2018-19 Clippers are not the best team in the Western Conference. The Clippers are like the third best basketball team in LA, behind the Lebron James-led Lakers and UCLA men’s basketball, with its 5-2 record. These Clippers couldn’t even cut hair. Luke 13:30 says, "the first shall be last," in other words new fans watch your step getting of...

Redeem team: Final Four or ‘failure’ for men’s basketball squad

Redeem team: Final Four or ‘failure’ for men’s basketball squad

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Men's Sports, Sports

Falcons men’s basketball aims to reach the Final Four in consecutive seasons after coming up just short of the title game last season. The 2018-19 team improved to 7-1 on the season overall after winning the three-game Grossmont tournament last weekend. With wins against Grossmont, Palomar and...

Under the Radar: Surfing Skyscrapers

Under the Radar: Surfing Skyscrapers

Christopher Martinez, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports, Top Stories

Every sport has their wild side; swimming has water polo, diving has cliff diving and surfing has one of the craziest of them all, big wave surfing. The average wave surfed on local beaches, also known as the local shore-break, is between 1-3 meters or 5-12 feet. Although the craziness in surfing...

Shmackem: The resilient LA Rams

Shmackem: The resilient LA Rams

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports, Top Stories

The Los Angeles Rams returned to its winning ways taking on the Seattle Seahawks, proving the team is still a force to be reckoned with. Sunday’s game versus the Seahawks turned out to be a 36-31 win for the Rams. Although the margin of victory wasn’t substantial, it showed that this Rams squ...

Costly turnovers against El Camino College ruin Falcons’ playoff hopes

Costly turnovers against El Camino College ruin Falcons’ playoff hopes

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Football, Men's Sports, Sports

As the smell of fire in attendance and ashes floated through the air, the Cerritos College football team hosted El Camino College and lost by a score of 21-20 for the Central division title on Nov. 10. With a win, Cerritos would have share the division title and punched their ticket into the Southern...

Falcons win the South Coast Conference after defeating El Camino College 5-0

Falcons win the South Coast Conference after defeating El Camino College 5-0

Randy Tejeda, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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

The Cerritos College men's soccer team obtained its 16th win of the season against El Camino College on Nov. 6 with a score of 5-0. Freshman defender No. 3 Ernesto Cueva, sophomore midfielder No. 6 Esteban Camacho and freshman forward No. 9 Kevin Diaz scored for Cerritos. Sophomore midfielder No....

Wrestling locks in fall season

Carlos Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

Following the 24-19 win against Mt. San Antonio on Oct. 31, the Falcons wrestling team managed to finish the conference season undefeated. The Falcons' are currently ranked No. 2 in the state with an 11-0 overall record. On Oct. 13, Falcons' wrestling completed the three peat and acquired the Southern...

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