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Optimistic Ponciano prepares team for season

With the words “Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories” on the wall in head football coach Ron Ponciano’s office, there is a great sense of pride as the Citrus football team prepares for the upcoming season. The Owls will look to improve from last season’s 4-6 record,…

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Andrew Wheeler impacts Citrus Athletics for eleventh year

Announcing, keeping statistics, updating records, rosters, schedules, and more, Andrew Wheeler always has work to do for the 15 (soon to be 16 next spring with men’s swimming) sports at Citrus. Citrus College Athletics has grown tremendously in the last 11 years since Wheeler stepped foot on campus as the Citrus College Athletic Department’s Sports…

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Men’s golf bows out at Regionals

For the second straight year, the men’s golf team earned a spot in the postseason.  And in as many years, the season finished with the team on the outside looking in for a chance to play for a state title. The Owls team score of 799 at the SoCal Regional Championships placed them last among…

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Fighting Owls Become Golden Eagles

After a 24-7 campaign and third round finish for the Citrus College men’s basketball team, four players earned scholarships to continue playing basketball at the university level. Kenneth Cyprian, sophomore guard, and freshman forward Khalil Williams earned scholarships and will transfer to California State University, Los Angeles. “To begin a new chapter in my life…

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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…

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Owls complete sweep of Barstow

In the final home game of the season, the Citrus College Owls (21-17-2, 11-8-1) faced off against the Barstow Kings (11-26, 5-15) on April 28.  The Owls defeated the Kings 12-3, with a solid outing by Owls pitcher Roberto Baldanebro. Baldanebro threw a complete game, giving up one earned run on eight hits, one walk…