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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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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No shade of Gray for A’s

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Those in attendance for the traditional opening night of the Oakland Athletics on April 4 bore witness to the 11th opening-day loss in the last 12 home openers. The first blow of the eventual 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox was dealt nearly seven hours before the scheduled first pitch as the A’s projected starting pitcher (and ace) Sonny Gray was scratched due to food poisoning. According to various news reports, Gray was quoted as saying it might have been the lingering effects of a 24-hour flu bug. The A’s No. 2 starter, Rich Hill, filled in for Gray […]

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The Durant Dilemma

March 17, 2016 1:08 PM

If you are a Golden State Warriors fan (bandwagon or die-hard), then life is pretty good. However, it is difficult to ignore the noise surrounding the upcoming free-agency period and the reports that list Golden State as a front-runner in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. The rumors are intensifying as the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team Durant plays for, are treading water to stay in the conversation of title contenders, while the Warriors are chasing historic records. In the event that the Warriors were able to land Durant, they would be the only team ever to have two MVPs on the […]

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Eagles off to flying start

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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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