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There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

Freshman phenom dominates East Bay water polo

Freshman phenom dominates East Bay water polo

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay freshman Auriel Bill has set the tone all season for the Pioneers water polo team. Not only does the frosh lead the team in shots, 126, goals, 46, assists, 26 and points, 72, but she also nabbed a slew of awards this season. Bill was named the Western Water Polo Associati...

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team have hit a rough patch that most teams hit at some point in their season. East Bay has lost two series within the past three weekends, which also happens to be their first two series losses throughout the entire season. “Every team goes through it,”...

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

According to multiple NFL and Oakland Raiders sources, the team agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday that will bring Oakland native and retired running back Marshawn Lynch back to the silver and black. The deal will cost Raiders a couple late round picks in this year’s draft, how...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Track teams compete in invitational

Track teams compete in invitational

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay track and field teams competed in the East Bay Invitational over the weekend in their last regular season meet before the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Championships next month. “It has been a rough season for our team as a whole,” sophomore Aaron Jone...

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Westbrook deserves to be most valuable player

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

42 triple doubles, 82 games, one player: Russell Westbrook. The Los Angeles native made NBA history with those numbers, and did it with ease. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game for the 2016-2017 NBA season. He is only the second person in N...

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Open Ocean Regatta hits Bay Area

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

At 7 a.m. in Sausalito on Sunday, the weather was sunny and winds, at just 3 miles per hour, were practically nonexistent. The rowing course was set through the San Francisco Bay and at 8:30 a.m., the air horn sounded promptly, commencing the Open Ocean Regatta for yet another year. The rac...

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Softball splits games against Monterey Bay

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay softball team improved their record to 24-18 overall and 16-14 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference play after a weekend road trip to Monterey. East Bay played the #8 ranked California State Monterey Bay Otters (31-7, 19-6) in a four-game series over the we...

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay women’s water polo team played their final home game over the weekend against California State Monterey Bay, in the last home contest on a stormy day. Before the game, East Bay honored the 7 seniors on the team; goalkeeper Nikki Vaughan, drivers Nicole Williams, Shelbie ...

Campus sports culture eludes students

Campus sports culture eludes students

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Opinion, Sports

Every year I watch the NCAA men’s basketball tournament commonly known as ‘March Madness.’ This consists of 68 NCAA Division I basketball teams competing in a winner-take-all; one loss and you are out tournament to determine a national champion. My eyes always drift towards the fans during the game. Teenag...

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