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Athletics department feeds the fight against cancer

Jody Wise, Dean of Kinesiology and Athletics, serves hot dogs and hamburgers at the 9th annual Scholar Baller night. This event helped raise awareness for the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser happening now until the January 29. (Brianna Sewell/Clarion) The Citrus College Athletics Department celebrated its 2015-2016 Scholar Baller class and began their Coaches vs. Cancer…

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Big man, bigger heart

Defensive lineman Brandon Hayashi is easy to spot. His 6 foot 300-pound frame is an intimidating sight for opposing teams. He is a beast. Off the field, he could not be more different. “Don’t let his big structure give you the wrong idea,” said Brandon Hayashi’s younger brother Matt Hayashi. “We call him the Jolly…

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Brothers in and out of the pool

Some brothers don’t always have to share the same DNA but sometimes a passion for a particular sport can create bonds. Citrus College water polo players Mark Cordts, 19, biology major, and RJ Renteria, 19, business major, prove just that. Of course, some teammates share special bonds. Cordts and Renteria share a different story, their…

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Velazquez makes a splash in Europe

Courtesy of Citrus College Sports Information Office   First-year water polo player Daniel Velazquez is already planning to move to Europe to play the sport professionally. Velazquez, 18, is a nursing major at Citrus College and went to Hungary last summer with the City of Commerce Aquatics Swimming and Water Polo club team, a well-known,…

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Decorated player named interim head coach

The Women’s Basketball team at Citrus College has found new leadership without looking far from home. Loree Moore, a previous assistant coach, has stepped up as the interim head coach. She brings with her a decorated professional women’s basketball athletic background. Moore discovered basketball when she was 4 years old. “I did YMCA co-ed basketball…

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Leaders of the track

The Citrus College women’s cross country team placed first at the 2015 Tour de Cuesta at Cuesta College on Sept. 4. The women’s team took first place in the 5k run and the men’s team placed second in their 4-mile run. The women’s team compiled 31 total points to finish first while Cuesta’s team finished…