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Sac City Sports Unveils New Website

The Sac City Athletics Department has just released an brand new website, filled with the latest scores, standings, player profiles, staff biographies and more.

Built in consultation with the SCC IT Department and webmaster, Presto Sports developed the site to be constantly updated with the latest information concerning Sac City sports and our 200+ student athletes. In addition, it was built to reflect the main SCC Website in look and feel, while still celebrating the nearly 20 intercollegiate sports here on campus.

Check it out at




Panthers Sweep Butte College Over the Weekend

Sac City’s baseball team improved to 6-4 on the season after a 3-game sweep of Butte College over the weekend in a home-home-home series.

On Thursday in Oroville, the Panthers beat the Roadrunners 10-2 as Alex Muzzi went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored. Drake Atlee cracked two doubles and Matt Poulin went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Starting pitcher Ben Ritchey improved to 3-0 after allowing two runs on seven hits in eight innings of work.

The Panthers picked up Friday right where they left off on Thursday by downing Butte 4-2 at Union Stadium. Sac City scored three runs in the fifth inning to take command of the game. Alex Muzzi continued his hot streak by going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Anthony Fellman and Nolan Ryan each had two hits for the Panthers, while Steve Dani picked up the win in relief.

Sac City earned the sweep with a 9-3 win on Saturday back in Oroville. Once again, Alex Muzzi led the way with a home run, double and 2 RBI as the Panthers broke open a close game with four runs in the 7th inning. Brandon Nunn notched the victory in relief.

The Panthers play host to Santa Rosa CC on Thursday at Union Stadium. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.



SCC Softball Team Recognized as Student-Scholars

The California Community College Athletic Association has named the SCC Softball Team a Scholar Team recipient for 2015. It is a special award that recognizes the academic achievement of each member of the team.
The team will be acknowledged at the annual CCCAA convention later this spring for their academic progress. Congratulations Lady Panthers!

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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

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

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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!

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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.