The Pioneer

By The Numbers

Todd Washburn
Sports Columnist

October 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

Ladies and gentlemen: Let me be the first to welcome you to my inaugural sports column for The Pioneer!  In this section I will make an earnest effort to bring you quality analysis of the professional sports world, riddled with a little bit of my opinion and perhaps a bit of bias if the time warrants. ...

CSUEB Athlete Competes in Inline Skating Championships

By Amanda Zepeda
Sports Editor

October 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

The 2011 World Inline Speed Skating Championships held in South Korea last month welcomed CSU East Bay student Nastasia Hamor as a participant. The CSUEB student, who is also a member of the Pioneer cross country and track team, flew out to Yeosu, South Korea to represent the United States in the four-wheel...

Volleyball Strives to Become Division II Worthy

Amanda Zepeda
Sports Editor

October 13, 2011


Filed under Sports

Approaching mid-season, the CSU East Bay volleyball team has won four of their last six games, sitting in with a 10-4 overall record. As most teams across the CCAA conference find themselves halfway through the season, a mid-year evaluation heading into the meat of the schedule is relevant for the Pi...

Golf Tournament Raises Money

Amanda Zepeda

September 30, 2011


Filed under Sports

The 15th annual CSU East Bay Golf Classic wrapped up the Pioneer Athletics’ 50th Anniversary celebration raising money for Pioneer athletic scholarships. According to Debby DeAngelis, Athletic Director of Pioneer Athletics, a total of $7,500 was raised in the event. The tournament was held at the Monarch Bay Golf Club in San ...

Former Giant to Become Assistant Coach

Amanda Zepeda

September 29, 2011


Filed under Sports

In the words of Darren Lewis, growth involves taking two steps forward and one step back. The CSU East Bay baseball team is prepared to take their two steps forward with a new coaching staff, in which former major league baseball player and gold glove award winner Darren Lewis will take the reigns as assistant coach for the Pioneers. Born in Berkeley and a local product o...

Cross Country Teams Work Hard, Win Easy

Amanda Zepeda

September 22, 2011


Filed under Campus, Sports

In an attempt to veer the CSU East Bay cross country team into a successful direction, Coach Ralph Jones has implemented a four-word mantra into the minds of the Pioneers: “Work hard, win easy.” A win is something the women’s cross country team became quite familiar with over the weekend at ...

Oakland Boxer Aims to Bring Belts Home

Jose Casorla

September 1, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Super Six Press Tour wrapped up in Oakland on August 24 to promote the fight between Oakland’s gold medalist and current World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Andre Ward and current World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight Champion Carl Froch. The fight is schedule...

Roster Turmoil Highlights the Start of Volleyball Season

Will Maldonado

September 1, 2011


Filed under Sports

Coming off the heels of a season with a 20-7 record and a second place standing in the CCAA, the Pioneer women’s volleyball team has their work cut out for them. Only four players return from last season, sophomore Katie Allen, juniors Kitonna Offord and Jade Sanford and senior Leslie Ray—there...

Guerrero Pulls Out of Maidana Matchup

Jose Casorla

August 25, 2011


Filed under Sports

The boxing fight card that was scheduled for August 27 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose between Gilroy’s Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana was cancelled due to a shoulder injury that Guerrero received during training. “Robert Guerrero injured his shoulder in sparring to the point where it was numb. We’re afraid it is a torn rotator cuff,” Richard Schaffer, CEO of Golden...

49ers Practice Raises Hopes for This Season

Ryan Partridge

August 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

Fan Fest 2011 at the San Francisco 49ers Santa Clara facility was full of activities, fun and excitement for the coming season. San Francisco running back Frank Gore looked quicker than ever, even after the severe hip injury and a four day hold out, Alex Smith looked fine tuned, polished and ready, the offensive line looked fit and experienced and linebacker Patr...

Basketball Signs Nine Man Recruiting Class

Will Maldonado

August 11, 2011


Filed under Sports

After a 4-22 season that saw the CSU East Bay men’s basketball team average a paltry 62.3 points per game, head coach Will Biggs signed a class of nine players that he hopes will invigorate the team’s style of play and eventually lead the program back to the success it had at the Division III le...

Bring on the Favre

Charlie Kenneweg

August 4, 2011


Filed under Sports

The NFL lockout is finally over and teams all over the league have been filling up their rosters with the nearly 560 available free agents. Top Free Agents have already been swooped up like Nnamdi Asomugha to the Eagles, Sidney Rice to the Seahawks, and the previously incarcerated Plaxico Burress to the Jets. However, there are still some big names on the mar...

California State University East Bay
Sports