Laney College Women’s Track

April 20, 2017 12:28 PM
Laney College Women’s Track

In for the long run

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‘Hands off.’

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‘Hands off.’

By Brian Howey Tower Staff Writer The Oakland A’s are scouting a location for their new stadium, and Laney College may be the perfect spot—but perfect for whom? In a phone interview with The Laney Tower, Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval listed four possible new stadium locations, including Howard Terminal, a new ballpark at the A’s current site, and two sites in the Lake Merritt area. “We’re trying to determine, amongst those four locations, what would make the most sense, what’s feasible for traffic, transportation, and financing,” Kaval said. The Lake Merritt locations are “close” to Laney College and the […]

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Brown voted BVC MVP, first team all-state

March 2, 2017 8:04 AM
Brown voted BVC MVP, first team all-state

Laney College sophomore guard Courtney Brown (pictured) was selected as the Bay Valley Conference MVP and to the first team of the California Community College all-state squad. Brown led the Eagles to a 17-11 overall record and a second-place finish in the BVC (11-3). Brown had an 18.0 scoring average for the season and scored 19 points in a 73-53 NorCal playoff loss at City College of San Francisco on Feb. 24.

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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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2016 Spring Sports Awards

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2016 Spring Sports Awards

Baseball

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Bases covered

May 19, 2016 11:57 AM
Bases covered

Laney athletes score high on the field and in class In community college sports, it’s not always about the Ws and the Ls. It’s also about the GPAs. This year, the Laney College baseball team has seven players who made the All-State Academic Team. The team recognizes student-athletes who demonstrated academic excellence. The Eagles have five pitchers named to the All-Academic team, whose GPAs are listed below in parentheses: Ben Clegg (3.59) John Punla (3.50) Rory D’Alleva-Keane (3.55) Peter Fosbery (3.80) Christian Marquez (3.52) Other players honored are: Ryan Myers (3.74) Brennan Machine (3.58) Myers is a first baseman, and […]

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Race for the finish

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Merritt, Laney represent district at Track and Field championships The California Community College Northern California Section Track and Field Championships were held May 13 at Chabot College in Hayward. Merritt College had eight of its athletes representing the school. Laney College had three—freshmen Mariama Hilburn and Bibiana Enriquez and sophomore Alyssa Emerson. Ali Arsiniega started things off for Merritt by taking fifth place in the 1500-meter run at an official time of 4 minutes, 52.93 seconds. She was confident about the race the evening before when she took a break from her team bonding over a game of UNO to […]

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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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Out of order

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Out of order

Laney hit with title IX violation after forcing female athletes to use broken facilities A formal complaint issued last fall by the U.S Department of Education Office of Civil Rights alleging Laney’s non-compliance of Title IX regulations has been resolved. With this resolution, Laney will comply with various concerns of inequality that were advanced in the complaint. Laney also promises that these issues will be rectified by specific dates. One big issue was an almost total renovation of the women’s locker room. At the Dec. 8 meeting of Peralta Community College Board of Trustees, $2.3 million was allocated for the […]

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GendHer inequality

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Whether we participate in individual sports, team sports or take Kineseology classes, Laney’s women face surprise locker room closures. Women who take classes or participate in team sports don’t have to worry much about getting locked out. Instructors have keys to let them in and lock up when everyone’s finished. After I learned about those keys it was still difficult. I am an older disabled student. It takes time for me to get myself together, so I always felt pressure to get the lead out to accommodate the instructor’s schedule. After a lovely nighttime swim in a warm pool, steam […]

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