Articles by Hannah Walleck

Communications major and first year staff writer for the Citrus College Clarion who loves to cover sporting events.


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Preview: Motion! – Dancers dazzle front and center

Motion!, an exciting and energetic performance by the Citrus Visual and Performing Arts Department, will take center stage at 7 p.m. May 19 and 2 p.m. May 20 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. Motion! is a student and faculty-run production consisting of 19 dance numbers that show unique choreography and impressive moves. Thirty students…

Review: Cowboys Round Up Classics and Comedy

Riders in the Sky brought the heart and soul of the old Wild West on May 7 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. The performance at the Haugh was their 7,102 appearance in their 40-year career as they proved with their impressive performing skills that this was not their first rodeo. Each band member performed…

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Men’s swim team revived after six year drought

In May 2016, the Citrus College athletic administration teamed together to draft a plan that would add the men’s swim team back onto the Owl’s athletic calendar. The proposal arrived to the superintendent/president Dr. Geraldine Perri, who accepted the proposal with optimism. The proposal could positively impact Citrus beyond the athletic program. Since 2011, the…

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Swim team’s hard work pays off at conference

  In April 2016, the Citrus swim team needed a solution after a disappointing season. One year later, first season head coach Jennifer Spalding became the answer as she transformed a struggling roster into an ambitious team. Spalding’s intense practices and prevalent motivation provided hope to a young team. The 2017 swim season officially ended…

Ruff waters: Unlikely mascot cheers on aquatics

The swim team has an unlikely new mascot on the pool deck, a service dog named Bayern who has an energetic personality and an uplifting journey. Bayern is a golden retriever who has positively influenced a team and changed his owner’s life in more ways than one. Gregory Ellender, Bayern’s owner, is a veteran who…

Swim team training intensifies prior to championships

The swim team is wrapping up their season with two weeks left before championships and head coach Jennifer Spalding started their taper during practices. “We have already cut down the yardage in practice,” Spalding said. “The girls will wear leggings in the pool for drag and I told the girls we will have a competition…

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Swim team makes a splash into new season

With a new season underway, the Citrus College women’s swim team is adjusting to a new head coach and several new players. Since Jennifer Spalding accepted the head coaching job in May 2016, the team has shown improvement. Spalding also serves as head coach of the women’s water polo team. In her first season at…

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Women’s Basketball falls to Glendale at home

The Citrus College women’s basketball team entered the Saturday, Feb. 11 contest with a 6-17 record against the Glendale College Vaqueros, who had a 15-10 record. After a 25-10 deficit after the first quarter, the Owls came back in the second half, but fell short to the Vaqueros, 54-45. The Owls struggled offensively with seven…