Category Archives: Athletics

Softball state

Congratulations to the SCC Softball team, which finished its season in second place at the state tournament, losing to Santiago Canyon in the finals.

In addition, pitchers Kali Sargent and Jostyn Bebout, infielder Katie Lopez, catcher Kaitlyn Leffle, and first baseman Gabby Ortiz were named to the California Community College Athletic Association all-tournament team.

SCC finished 36-10-1 on the season. Way to go, Panthers!

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The Sac City Panthers baseball team beat American River 5-0 on Saturday in Big 8 play after a two-out rally in the eighth inning of a scoreless game.
The Panthers (23-8 overall, 11-5 in Big 8 play), scored all five runs on only one hit after two were down in the 8th. The Panthers strung together three walks, two hit batsmen, a passed ball and a single in the rally. It helped them win their second consecutive conference game.
According to the April 6 CCCAA coaches poll, Sac City is ranked No. 2 in Northern California behind Santa Rosa.

Photo: female softball pitcher winding up to throw the ball

The SCC Panthers softball team scored 24 runs – without allowing any – in a doubleheader shutout sweep of Modesto Junior College on Saturday. They won the opener 18-0, including a 12-run outburst in the seventh inning, to top the Pirates. The Panthers followed that with a 6-0 victory in the nightcap.

Pitcher Kali Sargent tossed a one-hitter in the first game, and Jostyn Bebout shut down Modesto on just four hits in the second game. The Panthers are now 17-4-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in Big 8 Conference play.

For more information on the SCC Sports program, visit the Panthers athletics website.


Pitcher Travis Magness held Sierra College scoreless on just three hits over 8 innings, and the SCC Panthers baseball team made a first-inning run stand up in a thrilling 1-0 victory over Sierra College on March 9 to open Big 8 Conference action. The Panthers are now 14-3 overall with games against Modesto Junior College and San Joaquin Delta between now and the end of March.

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SCC’s Women’s Basketball team won the Championship of the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic at DeAnza College on Dec. 30 with a 61-53 victory over San Mateo. The Panthers won all three games in the tournament. Redshirt freshman guard Jessica Lauderdale earned MVP honors and was named to the All-Tournament team as well. Sophomore Aleea Reese also earned All-Tournament honors. Congratulations to the Panthers, who are now 12-3 on the season with Big 8 conference play to come.

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Congratulations to the Sac City Panthers wrestling team and Coach Dave Pacheco on winning its second state championship in the last three years on Saturday.

Dylan Forzani def. teammate Derek LeeLoy 22-4 in the 165-pound final to claim an individual state championship. It was the only weight class where teammates fought through all preliminaries to face each other in a final match.

In addition, Trevor Wright finished second in the 174-pound classification.

The Panthers scored 158 team points during the event at Fresno City College. Fresno City finished second with 137 team points.

For more information, visit the California Community College Athletic Association website.

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The SCC Men’s basketball team is preparing for two tournaments in the month of December: the James Clark Classic at Cosumnes River College (Dec. 3-5) and the Modesto JC Tournament (Dec. 16-19). The Panthers are already 4-2 on the season with a runner-up finish in the Tony Costello Tip-Off Classic at Las Positas College, and a third-place finish in the Solano Tournament that included a thrilling, double-overtime win against host Solano. SCC also has wins over American River, Siskiyous, and Las Positas,

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The Sacramento City College Panthers (18-9) women’s volleyball team begins its climb in the state playoffs with a road match at Santa Rosa (20-8) on Nov. 24 The Panthers are seeded 9th and the Bear Cubs 8th.

Meanwhile, Sophomore Madyson Taylor (pictured above) was named a 1st team Big 8 All-Conference selection and an All-NorCal Regional choice for her great play this season. Congratulations Madyson!

Wrestling champs

Sacramento City College Wrestling took another step in the Championship category by defeating Delta College 53-0 to go undefeated in BIG 8 competition and rap up their 5th consecutive Conference title in a row.

The Panthers dominated in all meets this year scoring 2 shut outs and winning 37 of the 40 individual matches wrestled against the BIG 8 teams. SCC should score a number of awards for All Conference when the results are tabulated the first week of December.

In the match with Delta, SCC was led by falls by Josh Ploke – 125 and Chris Vaughan – 157. The Panthers used 16 different wrestlers in the duals this year and 14 of them went undefeated, led by Dylan Forzani, Chris Vaughan and Trevor Wright who all went 4-0 on the season.

The Panthers head to Foothill HS in Palo Cedro to take on the NJCAA teams of the Northwest in the California vs NJCAA Challenge on Saturday, November 14. Simpson University of Redding is the host team. Sacramento City College (#4 in State), Fresno City College (#1 in State) and Cerritos College (#3 in State) will go against Clackamas College (OR) (#4 in NJCAA), Highline College (WA) (#17 in the NJCAA) and Southwest Oregon College (Unranked). Also competing will be Frosh/Soph teams from Southern Oregon and Simpson University.