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Softball Season Ends for Pioneers

Amanda Zepeda

April 28, 2011


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Team improves from last year, closing out with a 24-27 record The CSU East Bay softball team wrapped up their season over the weekend with a series against the number one team in the conference, UC San Diego. Despite dropping three of a four game series, the Pioneers ended their season on a high...

Hayward Rugby Team Heads to Championship

Natalia Aldana

April 21, 2011


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The Hayward Griffins ended their 2011 season undefeated and kicked off the road to the Northern California Rugby Championship with high ambitions and resilient determination. The Griffins ended their season with a 46-34 win against De La Salle High School Friday, proving what Coach Blane Warhurst sai...

Fans Fight A’s Possible Move to San Jose

Cherie Vargas

April 21, 2011


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As Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff progresses his plans to relocate the A's to San Jose, diehard A's fans and Oakland residents express their contempt regarding the issue. “They're taking the heart of Oakland out of Oakland,” said A's fan Jamal Lewis. “How can they justify doing this to us...

Tournament Raises More Than $180,000 for Quake Victims

Amanda Zepeda

April 21, 2011


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Nestled in the beautiful Hayward Hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay lies the TPC Stonebrae Golf Course, the venue of the 2011 Fresh Express Classic Golf Tournament. CSU East Bay, the Nationwide Tours (PGA), Jerry Rice and the Salvation Army partnered in this event to raise money for tsunami relief efforts, wit...

CSUEB Track’s Front Runners

Philip Davis / Staff Writer

April 14, 2011


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The CSUEB track team traveled to Southern California this past weekend to attend the Pomona Invitational. The Pioneers’ front-runner, Chris Gallagher, 18, ran a season’s best 4:16 in the 1,500-meter event. This beat his time of 4:20 set last week at the Johnny Mathis Invitational in San Francisco. When asked what was different about this week compared to last Gallagher said...

Shift Gears at San Leonard’s Lake Chabot Bike Trails

Richard Duboc

April 14, 2011


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Just a half-hour to 45-minute bike ride from campus, and still within sight of Warren Hall in the distance, CSU East Bay students can experience the scenic landscape of Lake Chabot. Emphasis should be placed on the bike ride, because that is truly the best way to experience one of the East Ba...

This Year’s Water Polo Team Might Be The Best We’ve Seen

Amanda Zepeda

April 14, 2011


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The CSUEB water polo team is making a big splash in the pool onto their way to becoming the best water polo team that this school has ever seen. With a 16-7 overall record, an 8-1 record in the WWPA (Western Water Polo Association) and insurmountable wins over the likes of Harvard and George Washington ...

Griffins Help Rugby Make a Comeback in the East Bay

Natalia Aldana

April 14, 2011


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The Hayward Griffins Rugby team aims to embody brotherhood and strong physical character as they attempt to win the Northern California Gold Division High School Age Championships once more. As the current defending champions, this undefeated team of high school boys says they know the road to success will be challenging, but they want nothing more than to win. Be...

Pioneers Softball To Donate Items to Troops Overseas

Kelly Hayes

April 8, 2011


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The CSU East Bay softball team will host its second annual “Support the Troops Day” on April 9, when the Pioneers take on CSU Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. The team has partnered with Give2theTroops to collect donations of sundry items to be sent to troops serving overs...

Bay Area Ambassadors Looks to Expand Its Fan Base

Amanda Zepeda

April 8, 2011


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The Bay Area Ambassadors kicked off their 2011 season on Saturday night to begin a much-anticipated year. Members of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), and reigning Region IV champions, The Ambassadors are coming off a successful 2010 season, which saw them qualify for the US Open Cup. ...

San Francisco Giants Set To Open Season Against Dodgers

Amanda Zepeda

April 4, 2011


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Not even the baseball gods could have written a better script than that of the San Francisco Giants overcoming the odds and going on to be 2010 World Series Champions. The reigning world champs are ready to do it again, as they open up their long-anticipated season against the Los Angeles Dod...

NCAA Final Four Referees Survive and Advance, Too

David Fox / MCT

April 4, 2011


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Another bracket is playing out in the NCAA tournament, where the best of the best advance from one week to the next. Those left standing in this contest—as with Connecticut, Kentucky, Butler and VCU—are among the nation's best, too. Officials "advance" through the tournament similar to the teams...

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