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CSU East Bay Taekwondo Kicking Serious Butt

Michael Guzman

May 26, 2011


Filed under Sports

This past week, the CSU East Bay Taekwondo team held a belt promotion test for new and current members of their squad. Roughly 35 people descended upon room 201 in the gymnasium for a battery of skills demonstrations and competency drills. The objective was to show the necessary knowledge of...

Fixed Gear Biking the New Way to Race on Wheels

Amanda Zepeda

May 26, 2011


Filed under Sports

Fixed-gear bicycles have become the ultimate item in urban culture. “Fixie” bikes are simple and elegant stripped to the bare requirements of pedaling, steering and rolling. They are becoming more popular as more people discover the joy of riding single speed and fixed gear. Singl...

Gender Equality Still an Issue, Says CSUEB Sports Director

Amanda Zepeda

May 19, 2011


Filed under Sports

In a society where gender equity has made great strides, Title IX addresses these issues specifically at the collegiate level and here at CSU East Bay. Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be su...

Pioneers Lose Their Star Player

Amanda Zepeda

May 12, 2011


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In his last season with the Pioneers, Senior Nick McManus has left a mark not only in the East Bay record books, but also at this university as a whole. Born in Vista, California and raised in Temecula, McManus can best be summed up as a typical Southern California son with a passion for baseball that never l...

Water Polo Goalie Jayme Perkarske “Cornerstone of Defense”

Amanda Zepeda

May 12, 2011


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In a sport where perfect hand-eye coordination is the key to blocking a shot, it is East Bay’s own Jayme Pekarske who excels on a level of her own as goalie for The Pioneers. Water Polo is a team sport that consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The position of goalkeeper is generally...

Baseball Closes Out Season, Bids Farewell to Seniors

Phillip Davis

May 5, 2011


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The CSU East Bay baseball season concluded with a four-game winning streak against Grand Canyon University, which ended the Pioneers’ season record at 18-32. Sometimes, the game is about more than wins and losses, and for this team it is apparent through camaraderie and a never-give-up mentali...

Oakland Youth Learn Marine Biology and Get Exercise

Natalia Aldana

May 5, 2011


Filed under Layout, Sports

At the Lake Merritt Boating Center, sailing becomes an outlet and enjoyable experience for kids, as they develop important life-skills and an awareness of the abundant ecosystem that surrounds them. Oakland Parks and Recreation provides an after-school program where young children can gain hands-on...

Hayward Opens Largest Indoor Sports Facility

Michael Guzman

May 5, 2011


Filed under Sports

In the movie “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, one famous line can sum up the new indoor sports facility in Hayward: “If you build it, they will come.” Dream Courts, an indoor sports facility in Hayward that is currently occupying 80,000 square feet, has opened its doors for business,...

Water Polo Has Best Season Finish in University’s History

Amanda Zepeda

May 5, 2011


Filed under Layout, Sports

The Western Water Polo Association Championships, filled with high emotions and intensity, saw CSU East Bay take fourth place to post the best finish in school history. The top teams from the WWPA traveled to Hayward, where the championships were being held at Chabot College over the weekend,...

Young Women Dig Club Volleyball

Cherie Vargas

April 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

The women’s club volleyball team from San Carlos is slated to compete in the Junior Olympics. The Paye’s Performance 14 Black club volleyball team based out of San Carlos prepares young women for their future and opens up the door for possible college play. As the team prepares for their recently secured spot in the Junior Olympics, players said they are de...

Off to The Races

Kevin Vera

April 28, 2011


Filed under Layout, Sports

Golden Gate Fields Keeps Horse Racing Alive. After 60 years of operation, Golden Gate Fields continues a strong sports tradition despite being the lone horse racetrack in Northern California, after the closing of Bay Meadows racetrack in 2008. Generating approximately $1 million annually, Golden Gate Fields is one of the highest gross...

Youth Program Gets Kids Off Streets and Onto Courts

Natalia Aldana

April 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

For young children living in areas where poverty, drugs and violence all too often prevail, Youth Tennis Advantage offers a place to be safe, enhance their academic performance and perfect their back-hand. As a non-profit organization with locations at Laney College and Mosswood Park in Oakland, as well as in San Francisco and Berkeley, Youth Tennis Adv...

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