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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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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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During the first round of the doubles matches, sophomore Trinh Lang reaches out to hit the birdie on April 29 against Pasadena College. The Knights went on to beat the Lancers 11-10 in the Southern California playoff match held at the Harry West Gym. Photo credit: David Pradel

Knights badminton team wins the SoCal Title after defeating Pasadena College

Franchesca Walker, Co-Arts & Features Editor May 5, 2015

In a nerve-wracking game against Pasadena College, the San Diego City College badminton team narrowly defeated the Lancers 11-10 and once again were named the Southern California Champions on April 29. In...

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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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Sophomore Gina Niph reaches for the birdie during the second round of the doubles match against Mesa College on April 22 at the Harry West Gym. The Knights went on to win, 17-4 and clinched their fourth straight PCAC title. Photo credit: David Pradel

Badminton team defeats Mesa College and clinches PCAC title

Franchesca Walker, Co-Arts & Features Editor April 26, 2015

The women's badminton team clinched their fourth straight Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship title after beating Mesa College 17-4 on April 22 and remain undefeated with a 5-0 season record. The...

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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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Sophomore outfielder Ray Jones (#12) attempts to steal second base during a home game against Imperial Valley College on April 16, where the Knights won 7-6. Photo credit: David Pradel

Diamond disaster

Unexpected seasonal slump hits Knights baseball team
David Pradel, Sports Editor April 21, 2015

“The game of baseball is unpredictable — there are seasons where you are great, seasons where you are bad and some in between. We just happened to hit a rough spot this season,” said freshman pitcher...

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Tennis Knights qualify for SoCal Regionals

David Pradel, Sports Editor April 21, 2015

As the Knights tennis season winds down, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams were able to continue their season by having players qualify for the Southern California Regional Tournament after competing...

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