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Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Sports

As you walk up to the Pioneer Baseball and Softball Fields on the Hayward campus, you see lush green grass, manicured dirt infields and immaculately clean facilities. East Bay’s baseball and softball fields get consistent praise from players and visitors who pass by for their supreme quality. Produ...

Baseball continues to struggle in final series of the season

Baseball continues to struggle in final series of the season

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team fell to Stanislaus State 1-3 in their final series of the season. “We just did not play our kind of baseball for a full game,” senior outfielder Marcus Wise said. “We would either start the game well and not finish, or we would start slow and finish st...

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Pioneers clawed by Wildcats in Chico

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In what looked to be a thrilling series against the top team in the conference, the California State East Bay baseball team struggled against Chico State University on the road. “Chico has been strong all year and is the team to beat,” said junior pitcher Alex Vesia. “We just were not ...

Warriors beat Jazz at Oracle Arena

Warriors beat Jazz at Oracle Arena

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors won the first game of the Western Conference Semifinals 106-94 on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz, a week after their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers. “Seven days can get a little bit tough,” forward Draymond Green told reporters after the game. “We were beat up so it...

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

Freshman phenom dominates East Bay water polo

Freshman phenom dominates East Bay water polo

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay freshman Auriel Bill has set the tone all season for the Pioneers water polo team. Not only does the frosh lead the team in shots, 126, goals, 46, assists, 26 and points, 72, but she also nabbed a slew of awards this season. Bill was named the Western Water Polo Associati...

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Gators chomp on Pioneers in Hayward

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay baseball team have hit a rough patch that most teams hit at some point in their season. East Bay has lost two series within the past three weekends, which also happens to be their first two series losses throughout the entire season. “Every team goes through it,”...

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

According to multiple NFL and Oakland Raiders sources, the team agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday that will bring Oakland native and retired running back Marshawn Lynch back to the silver and black. The deal will cost Raiders a couple late round picks in this year’s draft, how...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Track teams compete in invitational

Track teams compete in invitational

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay track and field teams competed in the East Bay Invitational over the weekend in their last regular season meet before the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Championships next month. “It has been a rough season for our team as a whole,” sophomore Aaron Jone...

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