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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,…

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Softball leader fights adversity with love of game

Sophomore infielder Autumn Bartholomy stands outside of her home field the on Monday, May 16, at Citrus College. She appeared in 82 games over two seasons for Citrus, with a .307 batting average and 3.79 ERA. (John Michaelides/Clarion) Autumn Bartholomy is driven both on and off the softball field. Her personality makes it easy to…