Talon Marks

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, Shmackem, 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, Shmackem, 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, Shmackem, 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...

Shmackem: The NBA Playoffs have been a wild ride

Shmackem: The NBA Playoffs have been a wild ride

Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 16, 2018


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

Over the past three seasons, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have met in the NBA Finals and that is not going to change this year either.The regular season success of several teams and the intense start to the NBA Playoffs fooled us into actually believing that the NBA Finals would feature two teams not named the Warriors or Cavaliers. We were just ...

Falcons suffer playoff defeat at the claws of the Cougars

Falcons suffer playoff defeat at the claws of the Cougars

Malik Smith and Cesar Villa

May 16, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Cerritos Falcons played against the College of the Canyons Cougars for their opening game of the Southern California Regional Playoffs on May 4, resulting in a 12-4 loss. The Falcons let the game get away from them in the later innings leading to a defeat in just six innings to the Cougars. Head...

San Francisco 49ers select former Falcon in 2018 NFL Draft

San Francisco 49ers select former Falcon in 2018 NFL Draft

Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 14, 2018


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

The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of former Falcons cornerback D.J. Reed to a four-year rookie scale contract on May 11.He was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round (No. 143 pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, after declaring for the draft on December 31 of last year. Reed previously pl...

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.
Sports