Laney makes history with double win over CCSF

December 8, 2016 8:20 AM
Laney makes history with double win over CCSF

Wonder of wonders, miracles of miracles. The Laney College football team has defeated City College of San Francisco twice in one season for the first time ever. The Eagles (9-2) finished their best season since 2007 when they defeated the Rams 49-35 on Dec. 3 in the San Francisco Community College Bowl at CCSF. Laney had previously defeated CCSF 18-13 on Sept. 2 in the season opener in Oakland. “I think the emphasis of the season is that we started strong and ended strong,” head coach John Beam said. “They played with tremendous enthusiasm and never quit. “We won two […]

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Eagles finally defeat long-time rival Rams

September 15, 2016 10:19 AM
Eagles finally defeat long-time rival Rams

Joseph Butler made a diving interception in the end zone with no time remaining to preserve Laney College’s 18-13 upset victory over defending state champion City College of San Francisco on Sept. 2 in Oakland. Fate was not kind to the Eagles the next week. Battling 96-degree heat, a three-hour drive and dubious air quality from recent fires in the area, Laney lost to Butte College in Oroville 38-20 on Sept. 10. Laney’s next game is on Friday, Sept. 16, at home against the Feather River College Golden Eagles. Game time is 7 p.m. But getting back to the epic […]

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Laney wins conference title

May 5, 2016 2:51 PM
Laney wins conference title

Eagles to open NorCal Regional against Chabot on May 6-7 Rags-to-riches stories never get old—here is another one. The Laney College baseball team is headed to the Northern California Regional for the first time in three years. The Eagles won the Bay Valley Conference for the first time since 2012 when they defeated Los Medanos College 4-2 in Pittsburg on April 28. Laney will play host to Chabot College of Hayward in the first round on Friday-Saturday, March 6-7. The Friday game will start at 2 p.m. and the first game Saturday will be at 11 a.m. with the possibility […]

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Road Warriors

April 21, 2016 11:09 AM
Road Warriors

Eagles go 4-1 on long road trip, lead Bay Valley Conference The Laney College baseball team is entering the last week of the regular season with its best record since 2012. The Eagles, by virtue of their 7-5 victory at Solano College on April 19, are now 23-9 overall and lead the Bay Valley Conference with a 17-3 record. Laney has a 5-0 record on its current six-game road trip, which concludes Thursday, April 21 with a game at Yuba College in Marysville. The Eagles are a half-game ahead of Los Medanos College (15-4, 21-10) and play the Mustangs in […]

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Eagles tied for BVC lead

April 7, 2016 12:38 PM
Eagles tied for BVC lead

Six-game road trip may decide title chances Less than a month to go in the season. Tied for the conference lead. That is the status of the Laney College baseball team as of Thursday, April 7. The Eagles, despite a 7-2 home loss to Los Medanos College on April 5, are tied for the lead in the Bay Valley Conference with a 10-3 record. LMC also has a 10-3 record in the BVC. Laney plays its last home game in 19 days on April 7 when the Eagles play host to the College of Marin. Game time is 2:30 p.m. […]

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Eagles off to flying start

March 17, 2016 1:07 PM
Eagles off to flying start

Laney tied for first in BVC with 5-1 record Good pitching, timely offense, and stalwart defense are the positive aspects of the Laney College baseball time at this particular point of the schedule. After a 5-1 home victory over Solano College on March 15, the Eagles are tied for first place in the Bay Valley Conference with a 5-1 record and are 11-7 overall. Folsom Lake College is tied with the Eagles for first place with a 5-1 (10-8 overall) mark. Laney’s only BVC blemish is a 4-3 loss to Contra Costa College on March 10. While the Eagles are […]

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No NorCal playoffs for Eagles

March 3, 2016 12:16 PM
No NorCal playoffs for Eagles

Dropped programs in Bay Valley Conference hurt chances For the first time in seven years, the Laney College women’s basketball team was not selected to participate in the Northern California Regional. The Eagles finished the season with a 15-10 record and lost 71-63 at home to Bay Valley Conference champion Contra Costa College on Feb. 19. If Laney had won that game, it would have been BVC champion and automatically qualified for NorCal. The big hindrance was the fact that six BVC games were eliminated when Los Medanos, Merritt and Napa Valley dropped their programs due to eligibility problems. “Maybe […]

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Laney vs. Contra Costa for title

February 18, 2016 1:36 PM
Laney vs. Contra Costa for title

Eagles knock off Solano, host Comets Friday night in BVC finale It all comes down to this week in women’s basketball. In a topsy-turvy season that has been the Bay Valley Conference, the Laney College team has a chance win the BVC title with two victories over its nearest competitors. The Eagles (10-1, 15-9) are tied with Contra Costa College (10-1, 20-9) for the BVC lead. Laney defeated host Solano 47-29 on Feb. 17, knocking the Falcons (8-3, 13-14) out of the race. The Eagles finish the BVC season with a home game against Contra Costa on Friday, Feb. 19. […]

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Anderson in Super Bowl — again

February 4, 2016 1:46 PM
Anderson in Super Bowl — again

Former Laney College running back stars for Broncos Maybe the second time will be a charm for Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. Two years ago, Anderson was forced to navigate a sea of college navy, action green and wolf gray confetti on the field at East Rutherford, N.J., after his Broncos suffered through a 43-8 decimation at hands of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Now the former Laney College running back gets another chance at a Super Bowl ring, and those chances don’t come around very often. For those of you who just returned from North Korea, […]

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Still hope for bowl bid

November 13, 2015 1:07 PM
Still hope for bowl bid

Eagles must defeat Chabot to go There is no getting around it—for the Laney College football team to receive a postseason bowl bid it must defeat Chabot College on Friday, Nov. 13. One advantage for the Eagles—the game is at home. Game time is 7 p.m. But after a satisfying 38-17 home victory over the College of Sequoias on Oct. 30, Laney dropped an unsatisfying 26-21 game to San Joaquin Delta in Stockton on Nov. 7. The loss to the Mustangs dropped the Eagles record to 4-5 overall and 1-3 in the National Valley Conference. Teams have been picked for […]

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Historic volleyball win

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Historic volleyball win

Eagles beat Marin for first time Jade Sanford predicted it. The Eagles bought into it. “I told the team before the game that we were going to win,” said Sanford, Laney College’s head women’s volleyball coach. “And it was a good feeling among the players that they could.” What “it” was was an improbable 18-25, 25-23, 13-25, 25-23, 15-10 home victory against the College of Marin on Nov. 6. It was the first victory ever against the Mariners and it was also the first victory ever against a team that it considered in the top tier (along with Solano College, […]

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Time for Eagles to get back on track

October 29, 2015 12:38 PM
Time for Eagles to get back on track

After two losses, Laney plays Sequoias on Oct. 30 The Laney College football team, after suffering three straight losses, will attempt to get back on the winning track when it plays host to the College of Sequoias on Friday, Oct. 30. Game time is 7 p.m. Laney (3-4, 0-2 in the National Valley Conference) has seen its conference title aspirations just about disappear with its last two losses—35-16 at Fresno City College on Oct. 17 and 41-20 at home to Modesto Junior College on Oct. 23. The Eagles should have an easier time with COS (4-3, 0-2). The Giants began […]

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This time, turnovers doom Laney

October 15, 2015 1:12 PM
This time, turnovers doom Laney

Eagles play at Fresno City after 24-14 loss to De Anza Two weeks ago, the Laney College football team was riding high with a 3-1 record, fueled in part by a plus-12 turnover margin—10 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries vs. seven miscues (they’ve made). Well, that didn’t last long. The Eagles made three turnovers, De Anza College had none and it resulted in a rather lackluster 24-14 loss to the (aforementioned) Dons in Cupertino on Oct. 3. The loss drops Laney’s record to 3-2 as the Eagles head to Fresno for a 6 p.m. game against the up-and-down Fresno City College […]

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Uphill climb for volleyball team

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Uphill climb for volleyball team

Eagles defeat Contra Costa College for first victory The Laney women’s volleyball team hasn’t had a lot of success this season, but then again the team’s won-loss record over the years has been something less than stellar. Second-year head volleyball coach Jade Sanford is trying to change that—along with the Eagles’ success, culture, and attitude. “We’re a work in progress,” Sanford said, “but I feel we’re further along at this point than we were last season. What the girls really need right now is a little more confidence in themselves. “We have some great hitters, a couple of good passers—we […]

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Turnovers sparking Laney wins

October 1, 2015 10:52 AM
Turnovers sparking Laney wins

10 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries lead to a 3-1 record Eagles to play De Anza Oct. 3 before bye week Interceptions. Fumble recoveries. Teams can live (and die) when it comes to turnovers. One of the signature signposts of a team’s success (or failure) is the number of turnovers it generates versus the number it yields. Right now, the Laney College football team is riding high on turnovers. They have 10 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries. Conversely, the Eagles have only committed seven miscues. That’s a turnover margin of plus-12 (19 minus 7) and it is always an advantage to […]

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