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San Diego City College graduate David Pradel captured the ups and downs of the men's basketball championship season. By David Ahumada/City Times

City College graduate, filmmaker, keeps legacy of championship season

Former City College student captures the joy and pain from men’s championship basketball season.
Vicky Pineda, Assistant Sports Editor May 14, 2019
David Pradel was a student reporter for Newscene during the fall 2016 semester, working on a sports news package for the weekly television news broadcast, when he noticed something.
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2014 Boston Marathon winner,  Meb Keflezighi tells the story of when he first started running in junior high on May 7 at the Harry West Gym. Photo credit: David Pradel

The first mile of marathon Meb

Franchesca Walker and David Pradel May 12, 2015

“One day I saw people running, and thought why are those people running? They’re crazy. They’re not chasing anything (like in) soccer. … That was the first time I was introduced to running.” As...

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Editorial: Out of bounds

David Pradel, Sports Editor May 12, 2015

At a time where race and law enforcement seem to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, yet another was possibly added here in San Diego as students for the broadcast news show “Newscene” may have...

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Study Hours: The missing buzzer

David Pradel, Sports Editor May 11, 2015

Why is it that the community colleges, which have the word community in them, lack in bringing the community closer? You would think the athletics program at community colleges would offer something...

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‘Take you down to the tennis courts’

David Pradel, Sports Editor May 11, 2015

The San Diego City College men’s and women’s tennis teams’ season came to an end on April 23 after having a combined 11 players competing in the 2015 California Community College Athletic Association...

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San Diego City College students Alice Kiddo (front) and Bri Rochstein (back) participate at the seventh station during the Health and Wellness Expo on April 10 that was held at the AH/BT quad. Photo credit: David Pradel

Passport to wellness

David Pradel, Sports Editor May 4, 2015

The AH/BT quad was flooded with students, staff and faculty on April 14 during the sixth annual Health and Wellness Expo presented by the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Center and Step...

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Freshman outfielder Tyler Flores hits the ball in the bottom of the third inning against Mt. San Jacinto College on April 24 where the Knights got the 6-3 victory against the Eagles in the final game of the season. Photo credit: David Pradel

Furious Knights take down Eagles

Baseball team defeats Mt. San Jacinto College in final game of the season
David Pradel, Sports Editor May 1, 2015

Through nine strong innings of play, the San Diego City College Knights baseball team got the job done on the mound and at the plate as they defeated Mt. San Jacinto College 6-3 on April 24 to end their...

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Palomar College freshman third baseman Iesha Hill slides to second base during the fourth inning at the Betty Hock Softball Field on April 21 where the Comets got the 14-0 victory against the Knights. Photo credit: David Pradel

Comets crush Knights

Softball team loses to Palomar College in final game of the season
David Pradel, Sports Editor May 1, 2015

Five runs in the first inning, two runs in the second, six more in the third and one more run in the fifth and the game is called with a 14-0 Palomar College lead and no signs of the Knights softball team...

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The Santa Monica men's volleyball team celebrating their championship victory as the final whistle blew at the Harry West Gym on April 25. Photo Credit: David Pradel

Photo Gallery: CCCAA State Championship Match — Santa Monica vs El Camino

David Pradel, Sports Editor April 26, 2015

"I can't really process what is going on right now — it's a really good feeling and I am so happy that I am celebrating with these group of guys because we worked hard for it," sophomore Taylor Tattersall...

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More than just a game

More than just a game

David Pradel, Sports Editor April 21, 2015

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Sophomore shortstop Katie Dowdy hits the ball during the sixth inning of the home game against Mt. San Jacinto College on April 10, where the Knights lost 4-1. Photo credit: David Pradel

Crackle of the bats

Knights softball team struggles as season winds down
David Pradel, Sports Editor April 21, 2015

As cars drive by with their roaring engines past the Betty Hock Softball Field, the Knights softball team would be the car with engine problems. In this case, with a 9-24 overall record and a 3-14 conference...

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Freshman outside hitter Kyle Taylor goes up to send his hard-hitting kill during the fourth set against the Grossmont College defense on April 10 at the Harry West Gym. Photo credit: David Pradel

Air and tear

Knights men's volleyball team suffers final defeat of the season against conference rival Grossmont College
David Pradel, Sports Editor April 21, 2015

With a 21-20 lead in the fourth set, the San Diego City College men’s volleyball team couldn’t extend the match to a fifth set against Grossmont College as they went on a 5-0 run to seal the 3-1 victory...

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