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Dean Grosfeld nabs football’s head coaching position

Dean Grosfeld nabs football’s head coaching position

Carlos Ruiz, Sports Editor

August 21, 2018


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

After 24 seasons of coaching as an assistant alongside the legendary Frank Mazzotta, Dean Grosfeld has been named head coach of Falcons' football. Grosfeld will be entering his 25th overall season, his first as head coach, but will still be entitled to his previous coaching positions, as offensive...

Former Falcons soccer star signs with four-year university

Former Falcons soccer star signs with four-year university

May 7, 2018


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A first team All-American soccer player for Cerritos College during the 2017-18 season, Itzel Ballesteros signed her National Letter of Intent on April 16 with Lincoln Memorial University, located in Tennessee. Ballesteros will be receiving a full-ride scholarship to the NCAA Division 2 school, to...

Twinning in the back court: The superstar twins of Falcons women’s basketball

Twinning in the back court: The superstar twins of Falcons women’s basketball

Jah-Tosh Baruti and Carlos Ruiz

February 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Features, Slideshows, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Sports

    Serena Rendon is a freshman shooting guard who started playing for Cerritos College this year, coming from Carson High School. Jesenia Rendon is also a freshman point guard, who likewise started playing for the Falcons this season. For some it would be a phenomenal feat in itself...

Women’s volleyball team losing streak continues

Women’s volleyball team losing streak continues

Benjamin Garcia

September 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Falcons, now 0-4 after another loss on Friday against 2-3 Golden West, need to start adding numbers to the win column before their regular season starts on Oct. 4. This gives the team eight more matches to find their rhythm and gives Head Coach Kari Pestolesi some time to get her new, mostly freshman...

2016-1017 Outstanding Year for Falcon Athletics

Lindsay Helberg

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Features

The Cerritos College athletic program finished the 2016-17 season with an overall ranking of No. 7 in California.Athletics Dean Dan Smith said in a Long Beach Press Telegram article that “It was a phenomenal year” with a national championship, three state championships and six conference champions...

Artiaga focused on work despite health issues

Terrel Emerson

December 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Soccer, Sports

If there was anything Cerritos College men's soccer head coach Benny Artiaga wanted you to know about this past season, it's that Cerritos Falcons are back.His team managed to make the Southern California Regional Playoffs despite posting a record of 9-7-5. However, the team did go 5-1-2 in conferenc...

Three women’s basketball players sign to schools

Terrel Emerson

May 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Features, Sports, Sports Features

Family and love are some of the words the Cerritos College women’s basketball team used to describe each other. That is what three women will be leaving behind as they move onto the four-year university level. Forward Sydney Lopez signed to Hope International University in Fullerton, Califor...

Top 10 Most Common Athlete Injuries

Terrel Emerson

May 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Features

The top 10 most common injuries in sports range from runner’s knee to achilles tear. Also the time missed can range from 2-3 days to 9-12 months. In the words of athletic trainer Maria Castro, “Every case for every athlete is different.” Some athletes are able to recover from inj...

Mark Pena, leading man for Falcon baseball

Mark Pena, leading man for Falcon baseball

Taylor Ogata

April 30, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Features, Men's Sports, Sports

When you think of a "face of the franchise," you think about some big name players on any team in any sport. Mark Pena, a 22-year-old sophomore center-fielder out of Bell Gardens High School and a Liberal Arts major, can be considered the face of the Cerritos College baseball program. In a recent...

Kinesiology majors thrive on campus

Terrel Emerson

April 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports, Sports Features

According to a poll taken in Fall of 2014, 243 students at Cerritos College claimed their declared major was kinesiology. Dean of Instructional Effectiveness Research Planning, Kristi Blackburn said that a new poll is in the works. Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. It...

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