Category Archives: Athletics

Jerrod Bravo

Former Panther has Monster Year

Former Sacramento City College student-athlete Jerrod Bravo was selected to the first team All-Big West baseball team last week after a strong season for Cal State Fullerton.

Bravo hit .333 for the Titans this season, which was good enough for second on the team. He played in 40 games in 2015 and posted a .456 on-base percentage and 120 at bats. He pounded out 40 hits during his junior season, finishing with nine doubles, 22 runs scored, and is currently riding a 38-game streak of reaching base safely.

In congratulating Jerrod, SCC Coach Derek Sullivan noted it was “a huge accomplishment for him and a great thing for our baseball program.”

Fullerton won its 20th Big West championship and earned its 24th trip to the NCAA Division I baseball tournament after completing a 34-22 campaign, including a 19-5 record in conference play.

Lovina discus lo res

Panther Wins TWO State Titles

Congratulations to Lovina Akauola, who won two events at the California Community College Athletic Association’s State Track and Field meet on Saturday at College of San Mateo. Lovina won the women’s shot put and discus competitions, besting the other state finalists in the process.

Lovina threw the shot 14.36 meters, or 47 feet, 11 1/4 inches to beat Sisilla Puaka of Cerritos College by exactly one meter. She then heaved the discus 42.28 meters (138 feet 1 inch) on her first throw and waited as others came close but never overtook her. She beat Imani Bierly of Yuba College by 0.13 meters (4 inches) to claim her second gold medal.

In addition, SCC’s Henry Sharoyan placed third in the men’s shot put, Amanda Rodriguez took fourth in the women’s 1,500 meters, and the men’s 4 x 400 relay placed eighth.

Congratulations to all Panthers on a job well done!

Lovina shot put

4 Panthers and a Relay Make State

Congratulations to a group of Sac City Panthers who have qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association State Track and Field Meet, to be held this Friday and Saturday at College of San Mateo.

Lovina Akaoula was the lone SCC winner at the Nor Cal regional meet at American River College. Lovina won the women’s shot put competition, and placed second in the discus. She will compete in both events at the state meet.

Others to advance include Henry Sharoyan in the men’s shot put, Amanda Rodriguez in the women’s 1,500 meters, and Detrice Adams in the women’s triple jump.

Also advancing to the state meet is the men’s 4 x 400 relay team.

Good luck Panthers!

Long jump

Panthers Hope to Qualify for State Meet

Several Sac City track and field athletes will compete in the NorCal regional finals on Friday at American River College with a berth at the state meet next week at Cuesta College on the line.

On the men’s side, after preliminaries, Henry Sharoyan is the lead qualifier in the shot put with a throw of 50-feet, 10 ¼ inches. The men’s 4 x 100 relay team of Darius Blackwell, David Mewborn, Daniel Mewborn and Armadno Martinez is seeded fourth with a prelim time of 42.14 seconds.

On the women’s side, Lavinaa Akauola qualified in second place in the shot put at 42-10 ¾. Lavina is also second in the women’s discus at 136-5. Monae Newton is seeded fourth in the discus. Detrice Adams is seeded fifth in the triple jump at 34-5 ¾. Amanda Rodriguez qualified second in the 1500 meters (5 minutes, 1.37 seconds) and fourth in the 800 meters (2:19.18).

Both 4 x 400 relay teams are seeded fourth. The women’s group of Jasmine Banguis, Amanda Rodriguez, Mariah Burke, and Alexis Miller qualified in 4:02.51. The men (Juave Johnson, Armando Martinez, Daniel and David Mewborn) qualified in 3:19.61.

Good luck Panthers!

Hot Potato

Softball Team Earns #5 Seed; Hosts Playoff Series This Weekend

Over the weekend, the SCC Panthers softball team was named the #5 seed for the California Community College Athletic Association Northern California Regional playoffs!

Because of that seeding, SCC will host the first round of the playoffs (a best 2-of-3 series), vs. Shasta, as follows:
• Saturday, May 2: First pitch at 2 pm
• Sunday, May 3: First pitch of first game at Noon; If a second game is needed (e.g. If each team has won one game at that point), it would begin approximately 1/2 hour after the end of the first game, but not earlier than 2 pm.

Congratulations to Coach Kiernan and the team!


Panthers beat No. 1 Team in the Country

The Sac City baseball team erased an early three-run deficit to beat San Joaquin Delta College 7-5 on Saturday in Stockton to u[pend the Mustangs’ bid for a perfect season. Delta is currently ranked No. 1 in the state and nation by the college baseball group

Eddie Sievers went 3-for-4 with a double and Jacob Thomas scored two runs for the Panthers, who improved to 14-16 on the season.

Delta is now 28-1.

Sports HOF

Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 8

Sac City’s Athletic Hall of Fame will add eight new members to its roster on Friday, April 17 at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. The event starts with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and the Induction Program at 8.

The Inductees are:

Jackie Corriea – Women’s Track 1998-1999

Ed Delzer – Baseball 1981

Percy Green – Football 1963-1964

Tina Green – Women’s Basketball 1989-1990; 1991-1992

Rich Hanna – Cross Country 1983-1984

Joe Kemp – Men’s Basketball 1967-1969

Lyndsey Klein – Softball 1997-1998

Jaquillia Lewis – Women’s Track 1997-1999

John Ming – Wrestling 1969-1970

The hall of fame ceremony costs $40 per person, with a choice of prime rib, chicken or vegetable entrée. Please RSVP by April 9th to Laura Love at 558-2420, or

Turning two

Panthers Claw From Behind To Beat CRC

Using the long ball, Sac City’s softball team erased an early four-run deficit to beat previously unbeaten Cosumnes River 9-8 in extra innings Saturday. Aaliyah Oliver was one of four Panthers with a home run, hers a towering three-run shot that tied the game at 7-7. Emily Murphy’s homer in the seventh inning tied the game again at 8-8 before Megan Anthony’s sacrifice fly won it in the bottom of the eighth.

For more information on the game, visit the Sac City Express account of the game.

Baseball foul line

A lot of Winning on Saturday

Morgan Welch tossed a complete-game no-hitter, with one walk and four strikeouts, as the Lady Panthers beat Modesto 8-0 at the Sac City softball field. Megan Anthony had a triple among two hits, Taylor McDowell had two singles, and Aaliyah Oliver had a bases-loaded double to lead the offense. It was Sac City’s first win in conference play. The Panthers came back later in the afternoon to win the second game of the doubleheader by the score of 10-2. Sac City plays host to Cosumnes River at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Anthony Fellman went 3-for-3 with four runs scored as the Panthers baseball team beat American River 13-5 on Saturday at Union Stadium. Malcom Boehm had a double and two singles with three RBI in the game, which also was the first Big 8 Conference win for Sac City. Pitcher Steve Daini picked up his second win in relief. The Panthers travel to Santa Rosa on Tuesday.