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Student-athletes could soon face new grade requirements

Armando Jacobo, Sports Editor

October 28, 2014

All student-athletes will be held to a higher academic standard per the California Community College Athletic Association starting July 1. Under the current rules, student-athletes must have a 2.0 GPA and attempt 24 units in between their respective sport. The current proposal, offered by the CCCAA, is that the minimum amount of units should be incr...

Men’s water polo comes out ‘golden’ with record home Tournament

Alexander Naveja, Associate Sports Editor

October 28, 2014

The men’s water polo team finished with a 3-1 record at the Golden West Tournament last weekend. Head coach Joe Abing liked the fact that the tournament was at home. “It was a little bit of a help. We had four games in two days; two games a day. In between games many guys were able to go home and rest, so I think there’s an advantage there; fam...

Scoring, assists records broken in ELAC loss

Monica Gallardo, Sports Copy Editor

October 28, 2014

Cerritos forward and midfielder Nayeli Requejo shot the ball past the East Los Angeles College goalkeeper last Friday, being awarded a penalty kick in the first half against the team that gave the Falcons their sole loss (East Los Angeles College). Forward Ashley Anaya-Webb went on to score two goals, helping the Falcons shut-out ELAC 7-0, and...

Keeping up the pressure. Ashley Anaya-Webb turns up the heat on East Los Angeles College as she attempts a tackle on the Husky defender. Cerritos College won 7-0. Photo credit: Sebastian Echeverry

Women’s soccer returns favor to ELAC tenfold with revenge win

October 26, 2014

Head coach of the women's soccer team Ruben Gonzalez looked on to the pitch Sept. 30 as his team was defeated 1-0. He gathered...

Sitdown With Robert Chism | Falcon Sports

October 26, 2014

Robert Chism guest stars on Alex Naveja's Falcon Sports as he talks about what it's like to be a dual athlete. Watch the ending...

Wrestling rebounds from loss to Mt. SAC

Alexander Naveja, Associate Sports Editor

October 24, 2014

The wrestling team got its revenge on the team that gave it its first loss of the season, Mt. San Antonio College, on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The team suffered its first loss against Mt. SAC on Saturday, Oct. 18, in a tournament with a two-point deficit; but that Wednesday, the team would go on to win with a final score of 26-13. Feelings were strong...

Women’s water polo narrowly loses South Coast Conference game

Monica Gallardo, Sports Copy Editor

October 24, 2014

Game one of the Cerritos College women’s water polo team's doubleheader ended in a crushing 18-17 loss to the Rio Hondo Roadrunners. Coach Sergio Macias said, “We gave ourselves a chance to win the game, starting from the first quarter all the way to the end, and we didn’t convert on easy opportunities. There’s nothing else I could have done.” Both...

Key conference games await women’s water polo

Monica Gallardo, Sports Copy Editor

October 22, 2014

Women’s water polo captain Carla Harvey believes the team is ready for its back-to-back conference games against Rio Hondo College (6-10, 3-3) and East Los Angeles College (4-10, 3-3) on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Cerritos. She sees no negative effects that the 3:00 and 5:15 game times will have on the team’s mindset. “It’s mental because...

Men’s water polo prepares for Golden West Tournament

Monica Gallardo, Sports Copy Editor

October 22, 2014

The men’s water polo team has been working on communication as it prepares for this weekend’s Golden West Tournament at Cerritos College. Driver Felix Gonzalez said, “We’re just training really hard, practicing as a team and communicating with our coach.” Utility player Carlos Abrego added, “As a team we’re all focusing on communicating...

Wrestling pinned for first loss of season

Alexander Naveja, Associate Sports Editor

October 22, 2014

The wrestling team participated in the Southern California Regional Dual Team Championships on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Cerritos College Gymnasium. The team felt good going into this tournament with a perfect record and no team had an answer to their perfect record. Jesse Gomez said, “I felt really good, I felt like the team was...

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