Raiders submit application for Vegas move

September 9, 2016 9:42 am0 comments

n Aug. 20, the Oakland Raiders submitted a request to have the “Las Vegas Raiders” name trademarked. “I think they’re going to lose possibly their fans. They’ve been in the Bay for a while and everyone from California is not going to want to drive to Vegas. Actual fans will, […]

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Lady Mustangs volleyball serving up a killer start

September 8, 2016 11:57 am0 comments

The Lady Mustangs Volleyball team faced off against two opponents, Yuba and Solano, on Aug. 26. Expectations were high going into the game. “We have a great group of girls who are working hard. We started our training in June and have been together all summer. Being back-to-back Big 8 […]

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Soccer star ‘Pele’ scores with his story on big screen

May 7, 2016 4:58 am0 comments

Seeing a film of a soccer player known as the greatest player of all time would attract many soccer fans and it’s actually happening with the movie “Pele: Birth of a Legend.” The film is a biopic independent film coming to the big screen on May 13. Kevin De Paula […]

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Soccer field set to open in fall 2016

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After nearly a decade of setbacks, Delta College will have a fully functioning soccer field in the fall, but must deal with one last problem. The installation of artificial turf has been put on hold due to a Killdeer bird that has nested on the soccer pitch. “It’s like a […]

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NFL teams heading in different directions: RAIDERS

May 5, 2016 11:25 pm0 comments

The NFL draft has finally come and gone and it’s time for the part everyone loves, grades. Specifically with the Oakland (maybe not for long in Oakland) Raiders who started the day with eight available draft picks but ended up with seven selections. Beginning in the first round with the […]

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Mustang’s playoff bound

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Delta College Mustangs’ baseball (fourth place, Big 8) has once again made into the postseason, this will mark their fourth consecutive playoff appearance and it’s fifth in six years. The road to the postseason play was challenging considering that Delta had to replace three of the team’s starting pitchers that […]

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NFL teams heading in different directions: 49ers

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In the past two years, the San Francisco 49ers have left their fans in a depressed state of thought wondering, will we ever win another super bowl? Are the Raiders really better than us? What are the odds that Joe Montana can come back? Coming off their first losing season […]

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Freshmen looking forward to new challenges

April 28, 2016 9:06 pm0 comments

Countless student-athletes enter Delta College with the goal of earning an athletic scholarship to a Division I university — few receive the honor — even fewer due so with three years of eligibility remaining. Alex Dentoni, 19, and Andre Lindsey, 20, have accomplished this feat as they’ve committed earlier this […]

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No loyalty anywhere in sports

April 23, 2016 4:04 am0 comments

With different sports teams winning championships every year means a certain type of people come out from the shadows. Bandwagoners seem to always pop up at the end of a team’s title run no matter the sport. The one and done fans are a loyal team fans nightmare. For example, […]

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Swimmers prepare for finals

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The San Joaquin Delta College men and women’s swimming team is heading to the Big 8 swimming championships on Thursday through Saturday. The team has done well this season and doesn’t plan letting up after the Big 8. “We should have five girl relays [and] we’re hoping for five guy […]

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New talent cleaning up baseball

April 21, 2016 9:48 pm0 comments

America’s pastime has been revitalized with a new wave of athletes. Gone are baseball’s shadow of the steroid era, as the illegal enhancer has withdrawn and the sport is starting to flourish again with no juice needed. “I think it’s in good shape, there’s some good young talent coming up […]

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Concussions major concern for Mustangs athletes

April 12, 2016 8:36 pm0 comments

A new blood test to detect the presence of concussions could change the way athletes and coaches respond to head injuries, according to researchers from Orlando Health in Florida. The findings, published in the Journal American Medical Association (JAMA), showed that high levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) are […]

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Baseball sinks lowly vikings early

April 8, 2016 12:15 am0 comments
EYE ON THE BALL: Mustang’s catcher Shea Sbranti prepares
The Mustangs to swing during the Mustangs 10-4 victory on April 2. PHOTO BY ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

On April 2, the Delta College baseball team showed little mercy on the Diablo Valley College Vikings with a 10-4 beat down at Nick Cecchetti Field.

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Athletes make good with second chance

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Tiara Tucker dribbles past half court as coach Johnson and team looks on at Joseph Blanchard Gymnasium. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

Lady Mustangs Guards Tiara Tucker and Brittany Butler returned to the courts after suffering injuries that derailed their early college careers. Butler, 19, entered her freshman season eager to make up for lost time after missing last year with a kneecap dislocation. “There was no cartilage behind my kneecap and […]

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Staff writer’s picks top five all time NFL free agents

March 18, 2016 10:33 am0 comments

Jerry Rice to Oakland In the early 2000s the Raid- ers were Super Bowl contenders and with the addition of Rice the Raiders would go on to play in the 2002 Super Bowl. However, not even Rice could help the Silver and Black as they were defeated by former head […]

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Freshman pitchers starting off strong

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Freshman Nick Frank of Delta pitches a fastball to a Modesto Junior College opponent at Nick Cecchetti Field on March 9.

The Delta College baseball program opened Big 8 conference play on the shoulders of three undefeated freshmen starting pitchers. Redshirt freshmen Alex Dentoni and Lucas Vaughn, along with freshman Nick Frank have helped the Mustangs (16-1, 2-0 Big 8) obtain a No. 6 nationwide ranking from Perfect Game USA as […]

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