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.

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Baseball thoughts and takes

Baseball thoughts and takes

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

May 19, 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.
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

April 28, 2022
U.S. should reform education system K-12 The US needs to restructure the school system Roman Acosta (Staff), Alexia Naranjo (Staff), Jaelyn Delos Reyes (Staff)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

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

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

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

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.
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

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

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.

Freshman third baseman, No. 39, Delvan Gomez who was plugged in at second base attempting to Tagout Compton shortstop No.11, Sevon Battle. Battle successfully steals second base against the Falcons as he would be the only runner scored for the Tartars in their 8-1 loss against Cerritos at home on March. 8, 2022.

[Photo] Falcons dominate Compton at home

March 10, 2022

Freshman third baseman, No. 39, Delvan Gomez who was plugged in at second base attempting to Tagout Compton shortstop No.11, Sevon Battle. Battle successfully steals second base against the Falcons as...

Havyn Marines, No. 9, utility, hits a single against the El Camino Warriors on Feb. 10, 2022.

[Photo] Cerritos softball crushes Pasadena City

March 3, 2022

Havyn Marines, No. 9, utility, hits a single against the El Camino Warriors on Feb. 10, 2022.

Bilal Ali slides home tied at 5-5, with two outs against the Seahawks in the bottom of the ninth. He would be called out at the plate by the umpire to end regulation on Feb. 24, 2022

Falcons tie 5-5 against Seahawks

March 3, 2022

Falcons tie 5-5 against Los Angeles Harbor in nine innings on Thursday's match-up at home against the Seahawks.   Freshman RHP, No. 9, Jael Leal started the first five innings on the mound,...

Freshman third baseman, No. 3, Brooklyn Bedolla at the plate smacks the ball for the game-changing momentum the Falcons needed. She doubled in the bottom of the sixth to bring life to her team against the Roadrunners on March, 1 2022.

Softball rallies in explosive sixth inning against Roadrunners

March 3, 2022

Cerritos softball rallies in the bottom of the sixth inning scoring eight runs on nine hits to dominate the Roadrunners. Things weren’t looking so great for Cerritos throughout the ballgame as they...

United States flags blow in the wind in Malibu, CA

Proud to be an American despite its problems

March 1, 2022
Showing pride in being an American is slowly becoming harder for some folks, despite all our problems we still have a lot to be thankful for.
Freshman RHP, No. 9, Jael Leal comes into pitch at the top of the fifth inning for the Falcons. Leal would pitch three-innings allowing only one run against West LA on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

Cerritos Baseball loses 12-7 at home against West LA

February 25, 2022
A competitive matchup gets out of hand late in the ballgame.
Freshman No. 14, Lucas Iorgulescu steals home off a wild pitch. He scores the Falcons eighth run of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Rams on Feb. 12

[Photo] Cerritos rallies in the ninth inning for the win

February 16, 2022

Freshman No. 14, Lucas Iorgulescu steals home off a wild pitch. He scores the Falcons eighth run of the game in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Rams on Feb. 12

Freshman outfielder, No. 4, Alyssa Capps rounds first and heads for second off a throwing error by the El Camino pitcher. She would score off a sacrifice fly from third base to make it 7-1 against the Warriors on Feb. 10.

[Photo] Cerritos softball rolls through El Camino

February 16, 2022

Freshman outfielder, No. 4, Alyssa Capps rounds first and heads for second off a throwing error by the El Camino pitcher. She would score off a sacrifice fly from third base to make it 7-1 against the...

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Andrew Whitworth #77 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates after Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl 2022

February 16, 2022
Mathew Stafford proves himself on the biggest stage of all sports.
The Dons take to the field and celebrate the 11-4 win against the Falcons at Cerritos. Santa Ana lines up to give high fives all around their teammates on Feb. 8, 2022.

[Photo] Cerritos baseball falls behind early versus Santa Ana

February 12, 2022

The Dons take to the field and celebrate the 11-4 win against the Falcons at Cerritos. Santa Ana lines up to give high fives all around their teammates on Feb. 8, 2022.

Cerritos Falcons take to the field and celebrate the 7-4 win against Irvine Valley after closing out the top of the ninth inning. The Falcons win their first home game and second of the season on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

Cerritos dominates Irvine Valley baseball

February 4, 2022
Falcons win their first home game, winning two straight games to improve to 2-2 on the season.
No.1, Jason Givens gets caught stealing second base in the top of the fourth inning resulting in three outs and ending the inning for Cerritos against Fullerton on Jan. 29, 2022. Photo credit: Roman Acosta

Cerritos comes up a run short against Fullerton

February 4, 2022
Early mistakes lead to a loss for the Falcons on the road, how one walk made all the difference for Cerritos in the second game of the season.
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