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The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

Bay Area baseball back in play

Bay Area baseball back in play

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

The 2017 baseball season starts this weekend and both the Giants and the A’s made roster moves to improve on last season’s results. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will notice some star players absent from the roster. Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signed with the Oakland Athlet...

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Search for new athletic director in full swing

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Sports

In their search for a replacement for outgoing athletic director Joan McDermott, a Cal State East Bay search committee has selected five finalists. Three of those finalists visited campus this week and the fourth will be here today to participate in an open forum to give the campus, community and unive...

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

Oakland A’s fans who tuned into the World Series may have recognized a familiar face or two. As a matter of fact, they might have recognized seven familiar faces on the field playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Seeing these former A’s playing on baseball’s biggest sta...

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
June 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Athletics’ 2016 season is underway, and they are off to a rather underwhelming start. The team currently sits at 22-29, which is on pace for the sub .500 final record that most analysts predicted they would hold before the season began. While the record isn’t very shocking, it’s h...

Men’s soccer comes up short in overtime

Men’s soccer comes up short in overtime

Jayakrishnan Dasappan,
Contributor
October 7, 2015
Filed under Sports

After a hard earned victory over Cal State San Marcos on Sept. 27 the Pioneers headed back home on Sept. 30 to face the number one team in their division this season, the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. CSUS started off strong with a few shots on goal, but Pioneer senior goalkeeper Adrian Topete stoppe...

Wildcats claw in straight sets

Wildcats claw in straight sets

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor
September 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

Despite close matches in the first two sets, the Cal State East Bay women’s volleyball team fell to visiting Chico State 3-0 on Tuesday night at Pioneer Gymnasium in Hayward. The Pioneers are now 3-10 overall and 1-4 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference competitions this seas...

Pioneer of the Week: Marquise Cherry

Pioneer of the Week: Marquise Cherry

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay junior Marquise Cherry dominated the long jump event on Friday at San Francisco State in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and eventually took first place in the event edging out junior Phil Bailey from Chico State and freshman Matt Bowen from UC San Diego. With ju...

Softball team sinks against Otters

Softball team sinks against Otters

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
March 12, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s softball team went 1-3 over the weekend to the third ranked team in the country against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. CSUEB is now 14-10 overall and 7-9 in CCAA conference contests while the third ranked Otters improved to 18-3 overall and 9-3 in conference competition a...

Pioneer Athlete of the Week: Mariam Lowe

Pioneer Athlete of the Week: Mariam Lowe

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
February 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

By placing second in the 100-yard backstroke event, California State University, East Bay sophomore swimmer Mariam Lowe helped the Pioneers finish in third place at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Championships in La Mirada over the weekend. The championships are a huge determining factor in...

Men’s basketball struggle at home

Men’s basketball struggle at home

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
February 26, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The struggle continued for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team over the weekend after they lost both home games at Pioneer Gymnasium in Hayward. The Pioneers lost to Cal State San Bernardino 78-65 on Friday and fell again on Saturday to Humboldt State 81-57. CSUEB is now 6-20 overall and 4-16 ...

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