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Sacramento Police officer Beth Glynn is being hailed as a hero for helping provide CPR and reviving a young man shot in Oak Park over the Memorial Day holidays last May.

Beth is Sac City alumna, who played softball on the 1992 State Championship team under coach Tim Kiernan. Her maiden name was Beth Gerkwen.

According to KOVR Channel 13, Beth was the first of three officers to find Marcellis Caldwell on the ground with bullet wounds to his head and spine. She began CPR immediately until a pulse returned. Marcellis was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for extensive surgeries and physical therapy.

Beth has continued to stay in touch with Marcellis and his family.

For more information on this story, please see the KOVR 13 report.


The Sac City Panthers Football team forced four turnovers and won a hard-fought defensive struggle 20-16 over Diablo Valley to earn the State Center Bowl championship on Nov. 19 at Hughes Stadium.

Sac City closed out the season with with a record of 6-5. The defense was led by So DL (#99) Josh Johnson who finished with 12 tackles (8 solo) with 2 sacks which earned him MVP honors for the game. Other standouts on defense were So DL (#23) Sai Taamu with 6 tackles (3 solo), 2 sacks, and a fumble recovery. So LB (#22) Cameron Calderhad 7 tackles (3 solos) with 1 sack and 1 forced fumble in the game. So DB (#25) Elijah Jones had 3 tackles with 1 interception.  The Panthers defense had six sacks on the day, forced 2 fumbles and had 1 interception.

On offense, Sac City had multiple players rush for 40 yards or better led by So RB (#4) Braylon White 10 carries for 48 yards with 2 touchdowns. Fr (#7) (WR/RB) Jordan Moore had 9 carries for 52 yards and So RB (#2) Tyree Hanson finished with 15 rushes for 42 yards. So WR (#5) Keylan Mack led the team with 5 receptions for 56 yards and 1 touchdown. Fr TE (#87) Ryan Bant-Cogburn had 1 big catch for 39 yards in the game. Fr QB (#11) Justin Yeaton went 13-30 for 107 yards with 1 touchdown pass.

Congratulations to Coach Dannie Walker, his staff and all players for a great win to cap the season!

With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the Sac City Panthers women’s volleyball team forced a fifth and deciding game with Sierra College before falling 15-9 in the decisive set to end their season. Sierra won 31-29, 18-25, 21-25, 25-19,15-9) on Nov. 26 in the second round of the CCCAA Nor-Cal Regional Playoffs.

The No. 6 Panthers finished a great season with a 22-4 overall record. The Panthers got strong performances from So OH (#10) Keeley Franz who had 20 digs, 14 kills with 2 blocks and 66 total attacks. So OH (#4) Sam Kepler had 18 kills with 14 digs and 47 total attacks. So OH (#2) AJ Woo finished with 13 kills, 10 digs and 44 total attacks. So S (#5) Kassidy Rauh led team with 50 assists, 12 digs, 3 kills, and 3 blocks with 15 total attacks. Fr MH (#9) Jalyn Jones had 6 kills with 22 total attacks. So LB (#3) Halee Parnell led the team with 28 digs.

Congratulations to the Sac City volleyball team and its coaching staff on their many achievements earned this season!  Sac City sophomores OH (#10) Keeley Franz and So S (#5) Kassidy Rauh earned 1st team All-Conference selections in the Big 8 this season. So OH (#4) Sam Kepler earned a second team All-Conference selection in the Big 8 as well. City So OH (#10) Keeley Franz was also named an All Northern California selection.  Coach Laurie Nash surpassed 300 career wins this season.

The Sac City Women’s Volleyball team finished the regular season 21-3 overall and 13-3 in the Big 8 Conference, good enough for second place.

The Panthers earned the No. 6 seed in Northern California, and will play host to Butte College (11th seed) on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the North Gym. The winner will advance to the second round of the playoffs, one step away from the state tournament.

Good luck Panthers!

Despite dropping their regular season finale to Butte College, the Sac City Panthers were awarded the opportunity to play host to the State Center Bowl Game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 inside historic Hughes Stadium. The Panthers, who finished the season 5-5 overall, will play Diablo Valley (also 5-5). The same teams met two years ago in a bowl game at Diablo Valley, and the Panthers won in overtime.

Game details:

  • State Center Bowl
  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Opponent: Diablo Valley College



Haley Grieger, a freshman from Elk Grove High School, and Clarisa Sandoval, a sophomore from Davis High School, led the SCC Panthers Women’s Cross Country team to the Big 8 Conference Championship on Oct. 28 at American River College. The Panthers scored 54 points, with four runners in the top 10, to beat Diablo Valley College by 15 points.
Grieger (4th overall) and Sandoval (7th) were named to the all-conference first team, and Alyssa Ayala (9th) and Miranda Raynor (10th) earned second-team honors.
Congratulations Panthers!

After beating Diablo Valley 3 games to 1 on Oct. 26, the SCC Panthers Volleyball team learned that it is still ranked No. 4 in Northern California and No. 9 in the state. The Panthers still have the best record in the state at 18-1, including 10-1 in the Big 8 Conference.

Against DVC, Sophomore  Outside Hitter Keeley Franz had 20 digs with 16 kills and 48 total attacks. Sophomore Outside Hitter Sam Kepler had 16 kills with 5 digs and 39 total attacks, and Sophomore  Setter Kassidy Rauh led the team with 47 assists and 12 digs.

The Sac City Panthers beat Sierra College 21-20 in overtime Saturday to claim victory in the Centennial Football Game, held at the end of a very productive day in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sacramento City College.

After the teams finished regulation tied 14-14, Tyree Hanson scored on a 4-yard run, and Elijah Siemering kicked the extra point for a 21-14 lead. The extra point proved to be the game winner, as Sierra also scored a touchdown during their overtime possession, but failed on the extra point attempt.

Hanson finished with 213 yards rushing on 39 attempts during the driving rain storm.

Congratulations Panthers, who improved to 4-2 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.


Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sacramento City College on Saturday, October 15.

There will be many events and activities going on from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a massive car show, Chemistry Show, performances by SCC arts groups, Sac City Talks, a Runnin’ Man challenge, campus tours, and “Cats on Campus.”

Yes, that’s right. We will have two live panthers from 4 to 5 in the Performing Arts complex.

There will be many events to see and do during the day. Here is a partial list:

  • SCC Sports Open Practices
  • English Department Readings
  • Art exhibits in the Kondos, Solomon and Library 3rd floor galleries
  • Free blood pressure screenings
  • Fingernails polished and buffed for Free

To top it all off, stick around for the SCC vs. Sierra football game at Hughes Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. If you come to the Open House, make sure you get a voucher for a free ticket to the game that night.

Help us celebrate SCC’s Centennial!

For more information on the Oct. 15 event, please visit