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Hayward Opens Largest Indoor Sports Facility

Michael Guzman

May 5, 2011

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

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

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

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

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...

Softball Season Ends for Pioneers

Amanda Zepeda

April 28, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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