Ready to move onto the next level in their athletic careers, 17 PCC football players from the 2017-2019 seasons take part of the first wave of 4–year university commits for the transfer fall 2020 academic term and football season.
‘Adrenaline rush’ fuels Courier’s dynamic duo
James Membreno and Michael Watkins, photo editors for the Courier, began their two hour drive on a Wednesday afternoon. Membreno was feeling particularly nervous, which only worsened when he saw Watkins pull out a bulletproof vest upon reaching their destination. It probably did not help that Membreno’s expired passport later led to his temporary detainment by customs agents. For them, this was just another spur-of-the-moment adventure that they had decided to embark on. Their plan was to photograph the migrant caravan that had arrived in …
After 10 years away, PCC swimmer jumps back in the pool
Swim cap—on. Swimsuit—fitted. Water polo ball—at hand. Goggles—snug. Oh, and don’t forget to keep the swim parka close for those 6 a.m. practices. Ready, set, deep breath, whistle blown—go! Anna Herrin, PCC sophomore water polo and swim team competitor, never imagined how her life back in the water after a 10 year dry spell, would feel as good as it does now. What seemed like a distant dream to return to the poolside became Herrin’s new reality, as the rookie swimmer was given the opportunity …
Spring sports seasons are officially cancelled
With growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 around the U.S., the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) has canceled PCC Athletics 2019-2020 spring sports season, effective immediately since Mar. 19, 2020.
California community colleges suspend sports indefinitely
As a part of their reaction to COVID-19, PCC suspended sports games and practices for an indefinite amount of time following the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAAs) unanimous vote last Thursday. This decision is suspending seven sports which will affect 109 athlete’s overall at PCC.
Astros’ little second baseman should grow up
Jose Altuve is one of the best baseball players in the world. As team captain he should have been able to do more to prevent his teammates from cheating. Despite evidence to the contrary, Carlos Correa has continually denied Altuve’s involvement in the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal that has rocked the baseball world for the past month. If it was true that he wasn’t personally involved, as the captain and unquestioned team leader, any issues with his teammates cheating it was on him to step …
Pay athletes for sacrificing ‘brains and bodies’
On Sept. 30, the Governor of California Gavin Newsom, signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, which initiated a movement to have college athletes be able to make money off of their name and make endorsement deals.
Women’s water polo gets dunked by Vikings
The Lancers were defeated by the Long Beach Vikings in a home game at the PCC Aquatic Center this past Wednesday. PCC scored their first and only goal during the final quarter, ending the game with a score of 15-1.
The Lancers slowly stride in season start
On Friday, Aug. 30 the Lancers kicked off their 2019 campaign at the Ventura Invitational held at Arroyo Verde Park in which the men’s Cross Country team placed fourth overall and the women’s team was unable to place due to not having enough eligible participants available to race.