Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Roman Acosta

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor

Roman Acosta is the Sports Editor for Talon Marks, This will be Roman’s second semester on the Talon Marks Staff. Roman is also an assistant football coach at John Glenn High School (Norwalk CA) as well as a sports photographer who is a Journalism Major. Roman is a fan of Marvel/DC movies and comics. Roman enjoys watching Baseball, Football and other highly competitive sports. Roman would be interested in becoming a sports photographer or journalist in his future.

All content by Roman Acosta
Sophomore center fielder Alyssa Capps slides home with two outs in the bottom of the second inning, which was called out by the umpires.

[Photo] Falcons lose one-sided 7-1 loss against Mt. Sac

April 4, 2023

Sophomore center fielder Alyssa Capps slides home with two outs in the bottom of the second inning, which was called out by the umpires.

Miranda Diaz catches the runner out at second for an out against PCC in the top of the fifth inning at Nancy Kelly Field on Mar. 27, 2023.

[Photo] Cerritos softball breaks even in home double header

March 29, 2023

Miranda Diaz catches the runner out at second for an out against PCC in the top of the fifth inning at Nancy Kelly Field on Mar. 27, 2023.

El Camino coaches argue the following triple play call in the top of the fourth inning against Cerritos on Mar. 9.

[Photo] Falcons’ late-game rally defeats El Camino 12-8

March 13, 2023

El Camino coaches argue the following triple play call in the top of the fourth inning against Cerritos on Mar. 9.

Freshman outfielder, No.27 Jazmine Macias hits the ball deep to left center for a double in the bottom of the first versus Riverside. She tallied an RBI as Sotelo scores the first run of the game for Cerritos on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at Nancy Kelly Field.

[Photo] Falcons fly high in 10-7 win over Riverside

February 21, 2023

Freshman outfielder, No.27 Jazmine Macias hits the ball deep to left center for a double in the bottom of the first versus Riverside. She tallied an RBI as Sotelo scores the first run of the game for Cerritos...

Freshman outfielder, No.27 Jazmine Macias hits the ball deep to left center for a double in the bottom of the first versus Riverside. She tallied an RBI as Sotelo scores the first run of the game for Cerritos on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at Nancy Kelly Field.

Falcons fly high in 10-7 win over Riverside

Roman Acosta, Contributor February 21, 2023
Cerritos' softball clinches their second home win of the season against Riverside as the Falcons look to grow their win streak.
Jazmine Macias hits

[Photo] Falcons softball mercy rules Southwestern 9-1

February 15, 2023

Jazmine Macias singles to third base in the bottom of the sixth inning. She would score alongside Jocelyn Doan to take a 7-1 lead against Southwestern on Feb. 15, 2023

Freshman Pitcher No. 11, Reanna Carranza pitches in the top of the third inning. She would allow a two-run homer before retiring the inning after coming into pitch in the top of the second inning against Folsom Lake on Jan. 28.

[Photo] Cerritos softball falls 7-2 against Folsom Lake Falcons

January 31, 2023

Freshman Pitcher No. 11, Reanna Carranza pitches in the top of the third inning. She would allow a two-run homer before retiring the inning after coming into pitch in the top of the second inning against...

Podcast: Mark our Falcon Words Finale - Q and A with Irvine FC striker Ebube Okoji

Podcast: Mark our Falcon Words Finale – Q and A with Irvine FC striker Ebube Okoji

Samuel Chacko, Roman Acosta, and Ebube Okoji December 13, 2022
Samuel and Roman interview Ebube Okoji, who's a right-winger for Irvine, about the world cup and how to get into soccer.
Davon Booth Running

[Photo] Talon Marks names Angelia Romero and Davon Booth Athletes of the Semester

December 7, 2022

Davon Booth is running to take the Milk Can Trophy on Oct. 22 against El Camino.

Davon Booth rushes

Transcript: Davon Booth and Jordan Simpson talk about the season and Long Beach City bowl game

Samuel Chacko and Roman Acosta November 28, 2022

Davon Booth: Davon Booth, Running Back. Roman Acosta: First of all, congrats on the win Davon. It's been a hell of a season, Talon Marks has been there all long the way, watching you guys ball out. Tell...

Offensive huddle

[Photo] Cerritos claims fourth consecutive bowl game win versus LBCC 35-28

November 28, 2022

Offense prepared to take the field in the 4th quarter as they huddle up on the sideline. The Falcons prepare to close out the game against LBCC on Sat. Nov. 26, 2022.

Cerritos defense

[Photo] Falcons fall 28-7 against Mt. San Antonio

November 14, 2022

Falcons defense at the line of scrimmage pre-snap against the Mounties in the fourth quarter and forced a turnover on 4th and 7 to give the ball back to their offense against Mt. San Antonio on Nov. 12,...

Podcast: Mark our Falcon Words: Episode 2

Podcast: Mark our Falcon Words: Episode 2

Samuel Chacko, Roman Acosta, and Ebube Okoji November 10, 2022
Roman, Samuel and Ebube talk about the Nets firing Steve Nash and their thoughts on Kanye West.
Davon Booth run

[Photo] Falcons keep Milk Can in 22-20 victory over Warriors

October 25, 2022

Running back Davon Booth takes the handoff in the fourth quarter as he outruns El Camino defenders on Oct. 22.

Davon Booth rushing

[Photo] Utah State commit Davon Booth talks football and future

October 21, 2022

Davon Booth, No. 6 (Soph) running back for the Falcons, runs through an open lane during the Oct. 15 against Chaffey.

Davon Booth runnning

[Photo] Utah State commit Davon Booth talks family, sports and future

October 21, 2022

Davon Booth, No. 6 (Soph) running back for the Falcons, gets the handoff from Jordan Simpson and runs through an open lane on Oct. 15 against Chaffey.

Jordan handoff to Booth

[Photo] Cerritos brings the thunder vs Panthers 50-14

October 17, 2022

Sophomore quarterback Jordan Simpson No. 5 handoffs the ball to Sophomore star running back and Davon Booth as Booth scores the Falcons' first TD of the game against Chaffey on Oct. 17.

Falcons tackle

[Photo] Falcons fall to Huskies despite great start

October 4, 2022

Cerritos' defense rallies to the ELAC running back in the third quarter after surrendering a field goal after the interception on the Oct. 1 game versus ELAC.

Podcast: Mark our Falcon words: Episode One

Podcast: Mark our Falcon words: Episode One

Samuel Chacko, Roman Acosta, and Ebube Okoji October 3, 2022
This is the first episode of the podcast, "Mark our Falcon words," where Roman, Samuel and Ebube talked about their predictions for the NFL season.
Noah Sanchez TD

[Photo] Falcons fly high in 22-17 win over Bulldogs

September 19, 2022

Falcons wide receiver No. 9 Noah Sanchez celebrates with his teammates in the endzone after scoring the 34-yard TD. Sanchez hauls in the TD to cut the deficit as the Falcon's score is 16-17 in the fourth...

Noah Sanchez TD

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Falcons wide receiver No. 9 Noah Sanchez celebrates with his teammates in the endzone after scoring the 34-yard TD. Sanchez hauls in the TD to cut the deficit as the Falcon's score is 16-17 in the fourth...

Jonathan Manzo block

[Photo] Cerritos Football looks to stay undefeated vs Allan Hancock

September 15, 2022

During the 2021 season, Offensive Lineman No. 54, Jonathan Manzo flattens a Tigers defensive lineman late in the 4th quarter. Manzo "pancakes" the defender flat on his back to help the Falcons score in...

Jael-Leal-pitching

[Photo] Preview: Cerritos Baseball looks to strike gold

September 8, 2022

Freshman, RHP, No. 9, Jael Leal in the third inning throwing a pitch against the Lasers on Thursday, Feb. 3. Leal would close out the inning not giving up any runs against Irvine Valley.

Baseball thoughts and takes

Baseball thoughts and takes

Roman Acosta and Silas Bravo May 22, 2022
Baseball experiences, and takes on being a Dodger fan and our favorite players and movies with Roman Acosta and Silas Bravo.
Cerritos Community College is an excellent school for students to attend straight out of high school.

There’s nothing wrong about attending community colleges

Roman Acosta, Kara Alexander, and Samuel Chacko May 18, 2022
Community college is an option, high school seniors may feel are rejects by not attending a university. Cerritos College is an excellent community college that can provide you with the opportunity you need to succeed.
May 11, 2022 – Page 10

May 11, 2022 – Page 10

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022 – Page 9

May 11, 2022 – Page 9

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor May 11, 2022

Alyssa Sotelo smashes the ball to deep center field over the wall for a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Eagles. Sotelo finishes the game with two runs to help secure the victory for the Falcons against LAMC in game two on May. 7, 2022. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

[Photo] Falcons softball advances to Super Regional round

May 9, 2022

Alyssa Sotelo smashes the ball to deep center field over the wall for a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Eagles. Sotelo finishes the game with two runs to help secure the victory...

Samantha Islas throws a strike in the top of the third inning against LA Mission. Falcons up 5-0, surrender two runs in the top of the third as the Eagles make it a 5-2 ballgame against Cerritos in game one of the first round of the playoffs on May. 6, 2022. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

[Photo] Cerritos softball slaughters LA Mission in game one

May 8, 2022

Samantha Islas throws a strike in the top of the third inning against LA Mission. Falcons up 5-0, surrender two runs in the top of the third as the Eagles make it a 5-2 ballgame against Cerritos in game...

Primary school students sitting in a classroom being taught by a teacher in the North East of England. The students are answering questions with their arms in the air.

The US needs to restructure the school system

The US should reinvent the school system and change class requirements as well as teaching styles to help students to feel more prepared once introduced into the adult world.
Sophomore catcher, No. 3, Alex Bueno poses with his bat at Kincaid Field after playing LBCC on March. 31, 2022

[Photo] COVID-19 strikes out

April 28, 2022

Sophomore catcher, No. 3, Alex Bueno poses with his bat at Kincaid Field after playing LBCC on March. 31, 2022

April 27, 2022 – Page 10

April 27, 2022 – Page 10

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022 – Page 9

April 27, 2022 – Page 9

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

No. 12, Justin Almeda, throws a fastball down the middle in the top of the ninth inning against the Roadrunners. He is credited for the win as the Falcons hold Rio Hondo to only a run on Saturday, April. 23, 2022.

[Photo] Roadrunners unable to outrun the Falcons

April 26, 2022

No. 12, Justin Almeda, throws a fastball down the middle in the top of the ninth inning against the Roadrunners. He is credited for the win as the Falcons hold Rio Hondo to only a run on Saturday, April....

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team and the alumni unite. The alumni were impressed with the way the team performed against the Roadrunners.

[Photo] Roadrunners unable to outrun the Falcons

April 26, 2022

The Cerritos Falcons baseball team and the alumni unite. The alumni were impressed with the way the team performed against the Roadrunners.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees points to the dugout after hitting a game tying 3-run home run to right field in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Star athletes deserve their worth

Samuel Chacko and Roman Acosta April 26, 2022
It's no surprise that professional star athletes get paid the big bucks to sign with their teams but it's how much they are worth that tells fans what kind of player they are.
Los Angeles Harbor College scores on a grand slam in the top of the first against the Falcons with two outs. Seahawk runners celebrate at the plate and head to the dugout to celebrate alongside teammates as they take a 4-0 lead early at Nancy Kelly Field on April. 21, 2022.

[Photo] Falcons pull off an exciting comeback against LAHC

April 25, 2022

Los Angeles Harbor College scores on a grand slam in the top of the first against the Falcons with two outs. Seahawk runners celebrate at the plate and head to the dugout to celebrate alongside teammates...

Freshman pitcher, No. 7, Samantha Islas pitching against the Lancers in the top of the sixth inning. She retires the inning out in order for the side and earns her third save of the season against Pasadena City College on April. 22, 2022.

[Photo] Cerritos softball dominates Pasadena City College 5-1

April 25, 2022

Freshman pitcher, No. 7, Samantha Islas pitching against the Lancers in the top of the sixth inning. She retires the inning out in order for the side and earns her third save of the season against Pasadena...

Freshman catcher, No. 23, Vicky Najera connects with the ball and doubles to left-center to bring Brooklyn Bedolla in for the Falcons first run against SCC. She would later be brought in as the Falcons second and last run of the game against the Hawks on April. 23, 2022.

[Photo] Cerritos softball shuts out Santiago Canton

April 25, 2022

Freshman catcher, No. 23, Vicky Najera connects with the ball and doubles to left-center to bring Brooklyn Bedolla in for the Falcon's first run against SCC. She would later be brought in as the Falcon's...

Pitcher, No. 7, Samantha Islas throws a K to retire the side in the order at the top of the third inning for the Falcons against the Panthers. She would go on to pitch five total innings on April. 13, 2022. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

[Photo] Falcons vs Chaffey Panthers softball

April 18, 2022

Pitcher, No. 7, Samantha Islas throws a K to retire the side in the order at the top of the third inning for the Falcons against the Panthers. She would go on to pitch five total innings on April. 13,...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 24-14 at Soldier Field on October 17, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Free agency frenzy recap

Samuel Chacko and Roman Acosta April 7, 2022
Star players new homes and contracts to key veterans free agent signings how will these players do.
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 12: A view of the NFL logo on the field before a game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on Dec 12, 2021 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NFL’s New Diversity Advisory Committee

Samuel Chacko and Roman Acosta April 4, 2022
On March 28, the NFL announced a new diversity committee, possibly as a result of the Brian Flores lawsuit, and an update on the Rooney Rule.
March 30, 2022 – Page 12

March 30, 2022 – Page 12

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022 – Page 11

March 30, 2022 – Page 11

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

First baseman, No.5, Richere Leduc up to bat as she led off her team in the bottom of the first against ELAC. She would score on a wild pitch to put the Falcons up 1-0 against the Huskies on March. 22, 2022.

[Photo] Falcons shutout ELAC 4-0

March 28, 2022

First baseman, No.5, Richere Leduc up to bat as she led off her team in the bottom of the first against ELAC. She would score on a wild pitch to put the Falcons up 1-0 against the Huskies on March. 22,...

First baseman, No.5, Richere Leduc up to bat as she led off her team in the bottom of the first against ELAC. She would score on a wild pitch to put the Falcons up 1-0 against the Huskies on March. 22, 2022.

Falcons shutout ELAC 4-0

Roman Acosta, Sports Editor March 28, 2022
Falcons pitcher Samantha Islas gets her second shutout in conference as Cerritos softball record improves to 17-6.
Compton takes to the field to celebrate their 6-4 win in extra innings against the Falcons at home. The Falcons bested the Tartars in the series, Compton gets the road win against Cerritos on March. 12, 2022.

[Photo] Cerritos falls in extra-inning against Compton

March 23, 2022

Compton takes to the field to celebrate their 6-4 win in extra innings against the Falcons at home. The Falcons bested the Tartars in the series, Compton gets the road win against Cerritos on March. 12,...

Freshman RHP, No. 12, Justin Almeda in the top of the third inning on the mound pitching for Cerritos against the Tartars at home. Almeda would pitch a no-hitter the first six innings collecting 4 Ks on March. 12, 2022. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

[Photo] Cerritos falls in extra-inning against Compton

March 23, 2022

Freshman RHP, No. 12, Justin Almeda in the top of the third inning on the mound pitching for Cerritos against the Tartars at home. Almeda would pitch a no-hitter the first six innings collecting 4 K's...

Local gas prices on rise with no end in sight causing pain at the pump and in peoples pockets. Norwalk 76 Gas station prices on March. 11, 2022

[Photo] Gas prices are too damn high

March 23, 2022

Local gas prices on rise with no end in sight causing pain at the pump and in peoples pockets. Norwalk 76 Gas station prices on March. 11, 2022

Local gas prices on rise with no end in sight causing pain at the pump and in peoples pockets. Norwalk 76 Gas station prices on March. 11, 2022

Gas prices are too damn high

Roman Acosta and Lily Marmolejo March 23, 2022
Pain at the pump, here's what you can do to take action.
Coach Vic huddles up the team by the dugout before the bottom of the ninth inning uplifting them to keep their heads up. The Falcons held the Huskies in the top of the ninth at home on March. 3.

[Photo] Cerritos falls 3-1 against East Los Angeles

March 21, 2022

Coach Vic huddles up the team by the dugout before the bottom of the ninth inning uplifting them to keep their heads up. The Falcons held the Huskies in the top of the ninth at home on March. 3.

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