NFL teams heading in different directions: 49ers

May 5, 2016 7:14 pm0 comments

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 Gone are baseball’s shadow of the steroid era, as the illegal enhancer has withdrawn and the sport is starting to flourish again with no juice needed.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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Tennis star suspended

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On March 7, tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for a drug named “Meldonium” at the Australian Open. Meldonium is a blood flow drug used to treat ischemia and has been found to help capacity in patients. “One can feel a toning effect, one’s memory improves, thinking becomes faster, your […]

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Mustangs split weekend Conference doubleheader

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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: Mustang Freshman Chase Bailey attempts to lay down a bunt. PHOTO BY ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

On Mar. 12, The Mustangs’ Softball team began Big 8 Conference play with a doubleheader against the Sierra College Wolverines at Bucky Layland Softball Field. Entering Saturday’s contests, Sierra stood at 3rd place with a 14-3 record with Delta three slots beneath them in sixth place but not far behind […]

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Johnson continues to guide Mustangs to postseason

March 14, 2016 4:49 am0 comments
Johnson looks on as team prepares for tip-off against Fresno City College on March 2, 2016. PHOTO BY DELTA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Student-athletes come and go every two years at San Joaquin Delta College, but one thing remains the same every season for the women’s basketball program – a successful culture preached by head coach Gina Johnson. Johnson, 47, has led the Lady Mustangs since 1996, has piled up a record of […]

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Baseball team brings out the broom

March 3, 2016 8:28 pm0 comments

On Feb. 27, the Mustangs (11-1, Big 8) finished a three-game sweep of Napa Valley to keep pace in a com- petitive division. “We’re a good hitting team, there’s nobody that can beat us,” strong words from Delta Pitcher Lucas Vaughn. The Big 8 has four teams atop the division […]

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Farewell ‘Black Mamba’

February 19, 2016 10:54 am0 comments

Kobe Bryant’s importance in the NBA has affected future players. “The way he plays his game and the way he strategizes, I’m influenced. It’s more of the mental side of his game,” said Delta College basketball player Christian Allen. The Lakers acquired Bryant in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets […]

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Opening doors for athletes to move on

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MOVING ON: From left, Yesenia Piceno, Elizabeth Martinez, Rachel Sianez, Meghan Wallace, Amanda Lopez and Jessica Sanchez. PHOTO BY ADRIENNE SORENSON

The life of a student-athlete can be challenging, but young individuals combat this with support from their teammates, coaches, and the overall atmosphere that surrounds Delta College. Phillip Kimble, starting quarterback for the Mustangs from fall 2014-2015, is a student-athlete who used Delta to catapult himself to success by earning […]

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