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panthers baseball

SCC Coach Talks Strategy on Brink of New Season

As the Sac City Panthers prepare for the beginning of the new baseball season, coach Derek Sullivan was recently interviewed by TopCoachPodcast.com.

According to the website, Top Coach is an “interview podcast with baseball coaches, about baseball coaches, and aimed at baseball coaches. … Quite often, the coaches will also tackle some of the hot issues of the day.”

Coach Sullivan is the third Sac City head coach to be interviewed by Top Coach, following former coaches Rob Cooper and Jerry Weinstein.

To listen to the podcast with Coach Sullivan, click here

Calling a play

Sac City Drops Double Doubleheaders

The Panthers basketball teams are off to a rough start in Big 8 conference play, losing a pair of doubleheaders last week.

The men’s team suffered a close 61-60 loss to rival American River and a 66-61 loss to Modesto. They have lost three straight games and have fallen to 6-9 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Panthers also lost the first two games of their conference schedule, 61-47 to American River and 45-42 to Modesto. They have dropped to 3-11 on the season.

The Panthers play host to Cosumnes River on Tuesday in a doubleheader at the SCC North Gym. The women play at 5:30 p.m. with the men scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

Remember, SCC students and staff are free with current ID card. So are children under 12. General admission is $7.

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Lady Panthers Close Out 2014 with OT Win

Rayelle Ross led five Panthers in double figures with 17 points, and Aleea Reese had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, as the SCC Women’s Basketball Team earned a 74-61 overtime win over Butte College on Dec. 30 to end the non-conference season. The Lady Panthers outscored Butte 16-3 in the extra period.

Erica Foster and Jessica Yee also scored 13 points each, and Jasmine Bernardo added 11 points for the Lady Panthers, who improved to 3-9 on the season.

Ross leads the team with an 11.7 points-per-game average. SCC plays host to American River College on Jan. 6 to open Big 8 Conference action.

Football Signers

5 Panthers Sign Letters of Intent

Five members of the Sac City Football team signed contracts to play the sport next season at four-year universities during a special ceremony in the Press Box at Hughes Stadium on Friday morning.

It brings to seven the total number of Panthers, fresh off their East Bay Bowl victory over Diablo Valley College, who have committed to university football teams.

In the front row, George Stone III (left) will play linebacker for the University of Idaho, Russell Williams will play linebacker for University of Hawaii, and Jordan Ares will play quarterback/wide receiver for Mayville State in North Dakota. In the back row, Jacob Lovelace (left) will play offensive line for Lyon College in Arkansas, and Jordon Boyer will play offensive line for Midland University in Nebraska.

In addition to the five students above, Isaiah Taylor has agreed to play defensive back for University of Idaho, and Henry Enyenini will play running back for University of Illinois.

Congratulations to these Panthers!

SCC Wrestling State

Wrestlers Finish 6th in State

The Sac City Wrestling team took 6th place in the recently concluded California Community College State Championships at Cuesta College with 66.5 points. Cerritos College won the team championship with Fresno City and Mount San Antonio colleges rounding out the top three teams.

Pacing the Panthers were Alex Landeros, who took third place in the 133-pound weight class, and Brian Sergi, who took third in the 149-pound division. Others placing in the top 8 include Logan Paxton (4th, 184), Lake Gee (7th, 141), Adam Busch (7th, 165), and Jacob Richards (8th, 285).

Congratulations on another great season!

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Wrestlers 2nd in NorCal

SCC’s wrestling team, the defending state championship squad, finished second to Fresno City Saturday in the North Regional meet at Chabot College. Fresno City earned 215 points on the day to Sac City’s 186.5.

Mark Papish, the Panthers’ 197-pounder, and Logan Paxton, at 184 pounds, earned the team’s two regional championships in their respective weight divisions.

Meanwhile, eight other wrestlers finished in the top 6, earning a qualifying entry into this weekend’s state tournament at Cuesta College. They include:   Juan Garza (3rd , 125 lbs.); Albert Landeros (2nd, 133 lbs.), Anthony Locke (5th, 133 lbs.); Lake Gee (3rd, 141 lbs.); Brian Sergi (2nd, 149 lbs.); Isaiah Smith (5th, 157 lbs.); Adam Busch (2nd, 165 lbs.); Kalan Hastey (4th, 174 lbs.); and Jacob Richards (4th, 285 lbs.).

Congratulations Panthers! Good luck this weekend.

Sacramento City College Press Box

Panthers Football Team Earns Bowl Bid

Despite falling to American River College on Saturday in the regular-season finale at Hughes Stadium, the SCC Panthers football team has been selected to play in the NCFC East Bay Bowl against Diablo Valley College. The game will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at DVC.

The Panthers finished the regular season 6-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Diablo Valley finished 7-3 on the season.

Congratulations Panthers! Now, go beat the Vikings!

Sports equity

Sports Equity Report Touts Panthers’ Success

More than 400 student athletes compete for Sacramento City College in various men’s and women’s sports. SCC offers 10 women’s sports programs and eight men’s teams. Basketball, cross country, swimming, track & field, and tennis are offered to both men and women.

SCC works on a balanced budget of more than $2.1 million to operate its athletics programs, with Track & Field being the most costly sport to run. The cost to run an athletics department this size includes all equipment, promotions, travel and coaches’ salaries.

Sacramento City College is committed to providing a high quality program for its student-athletes. For more information on sports equity at SCC, please click on the following two documents:

http://scc.losrios.edu/~physed/forms/EADA-PartI.pdf

http://scc.losrios.edu/~physed/forms/EADA-PartII.pdf

 

Longtime Coach Earns Hall of Fame Honor

Dave Pacheco, SCC’s longtime wrestling coach, was recently inducted into the Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame. Pacheco wrestled for Idaho State in 1978-79, and was inducted Oct. 17 in a class that included Rebecca Sondag (Track & Field, 1989-92), De Pankratz (Football, 1957-59), Amanda Carver (Basketball, 1999-2000) and Michael Harada (Swimming, 1962-65). Begun in the 1960s, the ISU Sports Hall of Fame honors outstanding intercollegiate athletes from throughout the program’s history. It includes about 250 athletes from ISU’s storied past.

Sacramento City College wishes to congratulate Coach Dave Pacheco on this well-deserved honor.