Volleyball win streak continues even as pressure amounts

The pressure is building up as the season progresses for the PCC volleyball team. With a (10-1) record, and a 7 game win streak, everyone is out to get the team to break that streak. “I feel like every team that plays against us,” Outside Hitter Verenice Gonzalez said. “They just want to compete against us.” Every team in the division is out to get the Lancers, with an increased average number of kills and rallys, teams are playing harder than ever to be the …

Falcons prey on Lancers in season opener

With the game in jeopardy, down 22-10 against Cerritos College at the 16-yard-line of the Falcons side in the fourth quarter on fourth-and-7 with less than 22 seconds remaining, only a prayer could lift this team to victory. Quarterback Kade Wentz rolled out of the shotgun spread formation facing pressure from his left and sprinted to his right, slipped a tackle and directed his receiver with a hand motion. Wentz threw an absolute dart on the run to a leaping receiver that dropped the football …

Lancers ready to kick things into action with new season

It has been a long time since we have seen college athletes back on the fields, the courts, the track, the pool etc. Due to COVID 19, sports have been on a long hold over the past year and athletes and their fans have been waiting to get back into action. As life gets back to normal and these athletes return to doing what they do best, all is looking good for the Lancers. It’s time to get back to the long practices, the overwhelming …

PCC athletes react to Olympics ban on political expression

Albert Einstein said, “those who ignore history are doomed to wear it.” There was conflict when the Olympics expelled Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos from the 1968 Mexico Olympics for raising their fists as a homage to the “Black power” movement. 53 years later, the Olympics is sparking discord by prohibiting another Black political movement, and PCC student-athletes have reasonable, but very different opinions on the subject.

From the kitchen to the courts, PCC basketball player ready to get cookin’

Kristal Espinoza wakes up at 2:30 a.m. to her iPad alarm to get ready to go to work. She takes a shower, brushes her teeth, and drives from the San Gabriel Valley to South Los Angeles for work when the sun is nowhere in sight. She doesn’t even eat breakfast because there’s not enough time until her first break. Her shift at the hospital cafe starts at 4:00 a.m., and doesn’t end until 12:30 p.m.