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Across their countries for cross country

Though the women’s cross country team is only six athletes strong, as a group they represent four different countries.  Three of the the six women are international students. Sophomore Alyssa Janini from Alberta, Canada, moved here a year and a half ago but recently joined the cross country this fall. The last time Janini had…

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Twins bring camaraderie to men’s soccer

Joel and Noel Rosales live and breathe the game of soccer and nothing has separated the twin brothers since a one minute difference at birth. “We have played soccer since we were six years old,” Noel said. “We have played together for 13 years, always on the same team and never against each other.” Joel…

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Japan to California, all for the love of baseball

Baseball has been America’s pastime since Abner Doubleday invented it in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839. Since then, many people from other countries who play the sport have wanted to experience it in the United States. There are 5,491 miles that separate Tokyo and Citrus College, it may have seemed like a…

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…

Chasing a dream

Quintin Bailey knows first hand how difficult it can be to leave family and move to a new country to pursue dreams. Bailey, a freshman on the Citrus men’s basketball team came to the United States from Stratford, New Zealand in order to pursue his basketball career in an environment where basketball is popular. Bailey…

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Fore the love of the game

Long before Lexi Tunstad was born, the seeds of her passion were planted. The 19-year-old Citrus College sophomore and member of the women’s golf team has spent almost half her life on the golf course since her grandfather introduced her to the sport. Tunstad grew up in a single-parent household, so her grandfather, Hector Tunstad,…