Lancer softball players want to play it safe amid pandemic

Closed fields, no ‘on field’ practices has been keeping the athletes in an indoor bubble for the past 6 months. As COVID continues to impact sports, players and coaches aim to find ways to stay engaged and prepare for an upcoming season. The softball team hopes to have a season but the high risks of the coronavirus has made players hesitate to engage in competition. “I’m already nervous to go back as it is and don’t really want to risk it but once we get …

Top 10: Lancer women killed it this year

Winning matters! Does your individual production lead to team success? It’s not enough to be a regular starter or be a good role player. To be on this list, you have to be one of the best at PCC, one of best in the South Coast Conference (SCC), and damn near one of the best in the state. And it’s only fair to separate the best into three separate categories. The MVPs, the game changers, and the leaders in descending order. We’re also listing the …

Quarantined cross-country MVP keeps fit on YouTube

The night before the cross-country state race, Olivia Ruiz filmed herself and teammates for her YouTube page, “Running Into Style.” Ruiz always had her routine pre-competition meal. The beets helped her with stamina, albeit she confidently claims it has nothing to do with Dwight Shrute. Nowadays she’s trapped at home because of the pandemic, but the multifaceted young star still finds time to run around her neighborhood and build her YouTube page.

Softball ace hangs up cleats to pursue bigger goals

The smell of freshly mowed grass is blown from the surrounding field into the dugout, where nervous, sweaty palms are rampant and eager shoes tap anxiously on the dusty ground. An eager dad awaits in the stands ready to cheer at first bat. Walking on to home plate, navy helmet weighing heavy on her head, Angel Wintercorn approaches the tee which is nearly as tall as she is. One of only three girls on the team, she stares at the ball determinedly and swings.

Lancers earn playoff spot despite dramatic loss

In the final game of the regular season last weekend, the Lancers failed to maintain a two-run lead in the final inning allowing Moorpark to hand them a crushing 6-5 defeat; regardless, the Lancers finished the season in second place in the SCC North, good enough for a spot in the Southern California Regional Playoffs. 12th seeded PCC will be facing Santiago Canyon this Friday in a three game series to determine who will advance into round two of the playoffs. The Lancers finished the …