Talon Marks

Women’s basketball team wins debut

November 12, 2013

The women's basketball team for Cerritos College won in their first game of the season against West Los Angeles College 58-38.

A foul call on athlete advertisements

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor

November 12, 2013

Professional athletes are consistently endorsing foods and drinks that are lacking nutrition, and the ironic promotion of such brands need to be eradicated as it sends the wrong message. It's unfortunate that some athletes refuse to take the higher ground and not resort to a moral approach to things and not accept the offer from Sprite to be in its...

Overconfidence plagues against Long Beach City

Gustavo Olguin, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2013

Team captain and libero Ashley Castro saw overconfidence as the reason for the volleyball team's 3-2 loss to Long Beach City College on Friday, Nov. 8. “We got really loose as a team and we couldn’t bring it back after that,” Castro said. Outside hitter Valerie Montoya had eight kills on 23 attempts and echoed her captain's thoughts and said...

High emotions heading into SCC Championships

Gustavo Olguin, Sports Editor

November 7, 2013

The team captains of the women’s water polo team are feeling the surreal moment of the last practice of the season, but are ready to compete in the South Coast Conference Championships this weekend starting Friday, Nov. 8. “It’s kind of sad, because as a sophomore you know it’s your last practice and you might not have another opportunit...

Drug prevalence on campus

Sebastian Echeverry, Associate Sports Editor

November 7, 2013

Sports tunnel the competitive nature of human beings to accomplish an objective over an opponent. Such competitive impulse can cause players to think irrationally and use certain performance enhancing drugs to get an invalid advantage over the opposition. Drugs in the history of sports have had huge impacts. From the doping of cycling champion Lance...

Missing playoffs again not an option

Denny Cristales, Sports Editor

November 7, 2013

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 1992 last season, the women's basketball team is looking to “surprise people” and increase its defensive intensity as it begins its season Saturday, Nov. 9 against West Los Angeles College.   The season opener will be at 4 p.m. and it will be a double-header with the men's team's...

Avoiding supplement misuse

Sebastian Echeverry, Associate Online Editor

November 7, 2013

Supplements can and do help people’s body reach its fitness goals, but misuse of said supplements can harm, rather than help their bodies. Physical education instructor Shane Toal explained that overusing supplements can cause jaundice, which according to Wellness.com, is a visual symptom of liver toxicity which can lead to bruising or bleed...

Procedures of drug tests at Cerritos College

Amairani Mendez, Associate Arts Editor

November 7, 2013

The Cerritos College Athletic Center has no requirements among drug testing athletics. Everything is done with the relationships between the coaches and their team. “It's really expensive for the school to afford drug testing,” Athletic Director Dan Clauss said. Mandatory drug testing is not being required, but it’s up to the coaches to...

Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Carrillo intercepts the ball and prevents it from entering the goal while doing a soccer drill during practice. She torn her ACL last season and is getting better as the season goes on.

Mental Recovery from an ACL Injury

November 6, 2013

Athletes such as Adrian Peterson, Robert Griffin the third and Mariano Rivera have made ACL injuries seem like they are not as...

Cerritos College running back Thomas Gray (right) pushes the pile against several West Los Angeles College defends in the Falcons' 26-10 win. Concussions are a reality for many athletes from different sports.

Concussions and the effects they have on athletes

November 6, 2013

Talon Marks looks into concussions and see how they affects the brains of athletes.       [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117861659"...

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