Stans back in stands: Return of Lancer fans gets athletes excited

More than 411 spectators attended Robinson Stadium Oct. 23 to watch PCC defend its home turn against Compton College. Because of the coronavirus and its variants, this was the first time that fans were allowed into the stadium since 2019. Most of the fans looked pretty excited to cheer on the boys in cardinal and gold from the bleachers instead of Parking Lot No. 4, but it was the student-athletes at PCC who were impacted the most.

New football coach’s approach: ‘Always better together’

A half empty office with a host of motivational coaching books on the shelves, loud speaker, scattered sheets of paper, photos of former players, and several paintings from his kids with one saying, “Daddy we’re your #1 fans!” awaits Robert Tucker. It’s what you expect from a coach who was hired June 16 for the impending season that may or may not kick off because of the pandemic.

One last lap: Cross-country runner says this might be it

Meline Minasian was a former junior Olympian and one of three PCC cross-country runners chosen for state last year. A track and field star, swimmer, bicyclist and just an overall athlete, Minasian’s hard work ethic and can-do attitude make up someone whose talent could take her to the professional level. But with COVID-19 impacting her second season, Minasian says she may never compete again, and that’s OK with her.

Football demolishes West LA, now tied for first place

For the first time since 2010, PCC football has put together a 3 game winning streak, according to the PCC athletic website. The Lancers defeated West LA 58-22 Saturday night. The tally for the Lancers broke the record for most points scored at Robinson Stadium since opening in 1999. Things started off shaky for Pasadena when opposing quarterback Markell White threw a touchdown to put West LA ahead 14-0 with 7:12 remaining in the first quarter. After a 75 yard kickoff return from Yusef Muhammad, …