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Basketball comes up short at regionals

Basketball comes up short at regionals

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

History was made, but it came to an end. In the third matchup of the season between the two teams, UC San Diego advanced after they handed CSUEB a 74-59 loss in the NCAA Division II West Regionals in Azusa. The Tritons finish the season 2-1 against the Pioneers this year, who set a program-high in ...

Women make history in tournament

Women make history in tournament

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team made history program Saturday night. In a rematch of the 2015 California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference championship game, the Pioneers (27-4 overall, 28-2 conference) avenged last season’s loss after they defeated the Cal State Domingue...

Water polo team finds inspiration down under

Water polo team finds inspiration down under

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

When we talk about Cal State East Bay water polo, Australia may not be one of the first things that comes to mind. However, for the women’s water polo team, Australia is a common theme for the squad. In her fourteenth season as head coach, Lisa Cooper has her team sending opponents down under, thanks to...

Baseball splits home series with Wolves

Baseball splits home series with Wolves

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

New season, new opponents. That must be the mindset for the Cal State East Bay baseball team who welcomed the Western Oregon University Wolves to Pioneer Baseball Field for the first time since at least 2009. The Pioneers (5-2 overall) had to settle for a split after the three-day series that saw...

Rocky road trip for water polo

Rocky road trip for water polo

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The road was unkind to the Cal State East Bay women’s water polo team over the weekend. CSUEB fell to 3-6 overall after they went 1-3 in the UC San Diego Triton Invitational on Feb. 13 and 14. The Pioneers lost both of their matches on Saturday, first to Arizona State, 16-5, and then to Marist C...

Softball splits season opener on road

Softball splits season opener on road

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase

A new season got underway for the Cal State East Bay softball team over the weekend with a new coach at the helm. The season started for the Pioneers and new coach Claire Sua Amundson with a road trip to San Rafael on Saturday to take on Dominican College at Penguin Field. The Pioneers left with a...

New season, new coach for softball

New season, new coach for softball

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, Sports

It’s a new beginning for softball at Cal State East Bay. In August the Pioneers’ Head Coach Barbara Pierce stepped down after nine seasons at the helm for CSUEB. Enter the new Coach, Claire Sua-Amundson, the Cal State Fullerton assistant coach who has been at schools like Cal Poly and Stanford....

CSUEB loses on home turf

CSUEB loses on home turf

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

The struggles continued for the Cal State East Bay men’s basketball team over the weekend. CSUEB fell to 6-10 overall and 2-7 in California Collegiate Athletic Association contests, after they lost two home games at Pioneer Gymnasium. UC San Diego (13-3 overall, 8-2 conference) handily beat ...

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

DaRyn Merriwether,
Contributor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Historically, baseball has had a low population of African American play ers. Following Hank Aaron’s home run in 1979, there was an increase in Af- rican American players on game-day rosters. However, since 2013, only 8.3 percent of players were African American, according to the Universi...

Cross country teams finish season in Oregon

Cross country teams finish season in Oregon

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr. Despite the success of both Cal State East Bay cross country teams this year, they did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. The season ended for both teams in Monmouth, Oregon when they competed in the NCAA Division II West Regionals at Ash Creek Preserve last week...

Freshman sets pace for cross country

Freshman sets pace for cross country

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

Normally when you think of team leaders a senior or junior will come to mind. However, for the Cal State East Bay men’s cross country team, it’s a freshman that is leading by example. Israel Sotelo, is in his first season as a collegiate runner and off to a great start. The freshman from Porter...

CSUEB softball coach steps down from position

CSUEB softball coach steps down from position

Louis Laventure ,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay softball coach Barbara Pierce stepped down from her position on Aug. 3, the second CSUEB coach in less than two months to do so. In an interview with the official CSUEB athletics website Pierce said, “Spending more time with my family is my priority and a major reason for this decision.” ...

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