Category Archives: Athletics

SCC baseball player batting at away game

The Panthers scored 14 runs on 14 hits as they beat the CRC Hawks and won the season series City baseball continues to round out a strong season April 9. SCC’s Antonio Torres collected a double and teammate, Shaq Robinson, hit a home run earlier this month. Sac City baseball continues their successful season as the semester proceeds. Come show your support for Panther athletics at Hughes stadium!

For current stories, stats, and upcoming athletic events check out the official SCC Panthers page here.

Sac City track runner competing against Butte College and Chico State

The Panthers maintain an eventful season of track and field as they competed against some of the north coast’s finest at the American River Invitational March 24 – 25. SCC has several top ten finishers at the ARC Invite and Multi.

Cedric (CJ) Melancon won his heat in the 100m Dash with a time of 11:17. Strong showing from Alyssa Ayala taking first place in her heat and seventh overall in the women’s 1500m Run.

Athletes continue to advance Sac City’s standing during this lively 2017 season, which officially opened up at Hughes Stadium back in February. To learn more, visit our sports page at and come out to Hughes Stadium to support SCC athletes.

Go Panthers!

Womens Relay at the Jamie Nieto Invite
City College’s freshman Haley Grieger and Chidinma Nwokocha run the second and third leg of the 4 x 100 relay at the Jamie Nieto Invite at Hughes Stadium, Feb. 17, 2017.

SCC Softball team walking towards opponents

In Game One against Siskiyous, the Panthers were able to win a 1-0 shutout despite getting ten hits in the game Thursday, March 16. Pitcher, Angelica Dark, pitched a five hit shutout with six strikeouts in the win. Second Base, Taylor Fratto, was 2-4 and scored the only run in the game. Center Field, Sydney Craft, went 3-4 and First Base, Marissa Rocha, was 2-3 at the plate as well.

Finishing strong in Game two, Sac City hit the ball pretty well with 6 hits total and won 3-2 to sweep the doubleheader against Siskiyous in ten innings. The Panthers trailed 2-1 until the fifth inning before tying the game at 2-2 and then eventually finalize the comeback win in the tenth inning.

Angelica Dark secured another pitching win on the season with a two strikeout performance. Angelica Dark also went 2-4 at the plate. Reyna Garcia went 2-5 with one run scored, Center Field  Sydney Craft was 1-4 with one run scored and Cara McClinton scored a run as well.

Cheer on our athletes and follow their stories at the SCC Panthers official site:

Men's Basketball Big 8 Conference

Our Men’s Basketball team has had a great year so far and has qualified for the CCCAA postseason. Their overall record is 18 – 10. Their record in the Big 8 Conference was 10 – 4.

The Panthers completed their regular season with their seventh straight win, a 95-74 win at American River College (ARC). Down 12 early, the team closed the half on a 28 to 8 run to lead by 8 at the break. American River cut the lead to 2 in the second half, but the Panthers pulled away for the win.

Sac City finishes in second place in the Big 8, a game behind Santa Rosa. KJ Duronslet posted 32 points and 13 rebounds, to more than offset 25 points and 12 rebounds from ARC’s Jerico Avery. Michael Wadsworth had 19 points, while Gabe Serna came off the bench to contribute 16 points.

Congratulations to Coach Jones, the entire coaching staff, and the players for securing a spot in the 2017 CCCAA State Playoffs!

For more information and post-season details visit the SCC Panthers Sports site at

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 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.