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Shmackem: Racism in the outfield

Shmackem: Racism in the outfield

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

August 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

I’m sorry to tell you, but if you’re 18 or in your 20s and make public prejudice statements you should still be penalized even if you become a millionaire MLB player in the future. In fact, by being a baseball player in the big league, a player is instantly viewed as a role model. It sets ...

Shmackem: ‘Jerry’s rule’ on NFL protesters is outrageous

Shmackem: ‘Jerry’s rule’ on NFL protesters is outrageous

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

July 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

I wish the old snow white Jerry Jones would try and suspend every Dallas Cowboy player that kneels in protest during the national anthem, he wouldn’t have any players to profit off of. Sadly, we may not get to see what the outcome will be, because no Cowboys player has knelt during the anthem to date...

Shmackem: Kawhi did it end this way

Shmackem: Kawhi did it end this way

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

This just in: there is no loyalty in the NBA. Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan were traded for each other on July 18 and neither one of them are happy campers. The Spurs did Leonard dirty all last season. It’s no wonder he wanted to be traded. He was diagnosed with quadriceps tendinopathy, howeve...

Shmackem: No pressure for Croatia in 2018 World Cup Final

Shmackem: No pressure for Croatia in 2018 World Cup Final

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Final hosted by Russia is taking place on Sunday and will consist of France versus Croatia, in a win or go home match. The pressure to win the World Cup Final is all on France, as the team is the favorite to win. Not many futbol aficionados expected Croatia to be here, b...

Shmackem: Lakers shouldn’t expect a ring, just because they got The King

Shmackem: Lakers shouldn’t expect a ring, just because they got The King

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Although Lebron James is widely considered the best basketball player on the planet and has a case for the greatest of all time, his addition to the Los Angeles Lakers is still not enough to dethrone the mighty Golden State Warriors, also known as the Dubs. James signed a four-year max contract worth...

Shmackem: Dodgers road back to World Series won’t come easy

Shmackem: Dodgers road back to World Series won’t come easy

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long road ahead to reach the World Series in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1977-78 season. It has been a tumultuous season for the Dodgers, after reaching the World Series for the first time in 29 years and taking the eventual champion Houston Astros...

Shmackem: Who ya got? NBA Draft special

Shmackem: Who ya got? NBA Draft special

Jah-Tosh Baruti

June 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NBA Draft is this Thursday, as 60 prospects will see their dream unfold and be selected to an NBA franchise.This is one of the most exciting times in basketball.Players that we’ve seen for the past year, if they are one and dones at the College level, others we seen play several years in college...

Falcon basketball’s Jason Carter inks with four-year university

Falcon basketball’s Jason Carter inks with four-year university

Malik Smith and Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Sports, Sports Features

Cerritos College men’s basketball forward Jason Carter signed to Lindsey Wilson University on May 15. The university he will be attending is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Kentucky. Lindsey Wilson University gave Carter a three year scholarship to the program, where...

Hope for Jonathan Guzman, after signing with local university

Hope for Jonathan Guzman, after signing with local university

Malik Smith and Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Sports, Sports Features

Falcons’ men’s basketball player Jonathon Guzman signed to Hope International University on May 16. He will suit up for the Royals for the next two seasons. Hope is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division 1 University and a private Christian school. The Royals play in...

Talon Marks’ Athletes of the Semester – Spring 2018

Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Men's Sports, Softball, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Men’s basketball Demetrius Thomas Demetrius Thomas averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block per game for the Falcons and lead the team to the Final Four. For his individual play in the tournament, he was named to the California Community College Athletic Association All State Championship Tournament team, a rare acco...

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