Category Archives: Athletics

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.

Panthers Volleyball on Playoff Push

After dropping a tough match to Sierra College, the SCC Panthers volleyball team rebounded with a straight-set, 25-13, 25-16, 25-19 win over Cosumnes River in Big 8 conference play. As of Oct. 13, the Panthers (10-8 on the season) were ranked 14th in Northern California. Coach Laurie Nash’s team hosts Diablo Valley on Oct. 17, with tough road matches against San Joaquin Delta on Oct. 22 and Santa Rosa on Oct. 24. The Panthers are tied for fifth in the Big 8 Conference, and working toward one of the coveted playoff spots.

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Panthers FB Team Wins in a Shootout

Quarterback Jason Samuels threw for six touchdown passes, including the game-winner with less than 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter as the SCC Panthers beat Chabot 52-49 on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hughes Stadium.

Samuels finished the game with 438 yards passing on 37 completions. His favorite target was wide receiver Jordan Morrison, who caught 16 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers are now 3-2 on the season, and ranked 7th in Northern California. They begin conference play on Oct. 18.

To learn more about SCC Athletics, visit sccpanthers.losrios.edu.

Photo credit: Dianne Rose

Student Athletes Top Priority for SCC’s New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Julia Allender started June 9 as the new head women’s basketball coach at Sacramento City College.

Allender comes from Ohlone Community College in Fremont, where she served as head coach for the past five years. Previous to that, she was an assistant coach for three years at the college.

As an alumna of San Jose City College, Allender is no stranger to the community college system. In fact, found that her experience as a student led her to prefer coaching at the community college level over other higher education institutions.

“I got into coaching to help people,” Allender said. “From my experiences coaching at the community college level, I saw and realized that there is a large opportunity to positively affect and help players who may have been overlooked or need specific areas of development in order to go on and play at the next level.

“It’s a development level and that’s really what I enjoy about community college and working with these athletes. They have this goal in mind that you’re really helping them go achieve.”

Allender said she was “very much” one of those athletes who needed to be challenged and nudged to reach her performance goals.

“I didn’t really get much better in high school. I was always better than the vast majority of my peers,” Allender said. “So when I began playing at the community college, that gave me an opportunity to get better and add skills that I didn’t have before. It gave me an opportunity to really compete on a daily basis and physically be able to be stronger and move better and be quicker.”

From San Jose City College, Allender went on to play at Southern Utah University with a full Division I basketball scholarship.

“That was my goal; that was my dream,” Allender said. “It was what I wanted to achieve because I knew I wanted to coach.”

Allender said she knew she wanted to coach from a very young age, although she had opportunities to pursue a career as a professional athlete.

“Growing up as a kid, I just loved to help people and I also loved sports,” she said. “I saw how my coaches at that age affected me positively.”

Alllender has a 95 percent transfer rate in her five years as Ohlone’s head coach (100 percent in the last three years), which means she has helped nearly all her athletes transfer to the colleges where they want to play.

While Allender’s first priority is her athletes’ well-being and development, that certainly does not preclude winning games. And she has the track record to back that up — she has won three conference championships in five years at Ohlone and won 105 games in five years.

“I am very highly competitive,” Allender said. “But more than winning, I’m in it to help my athletes in many aspects — educationally, morally, in building leadership skills, giving them tools to live a very successful life.”

To learn more about Panther Athletics, visit the official website.