After a hard working season, the Citrus swim team placed fifth place out of 10 teams in the Western State Conference Championship at the end of April. “It is one of the more competitive conferences in the state so to finish fifth in our conference I thought was a tremendous accomplishment,” said Coach Silva “…It…


Owls place second at home meet

Members of the Citrus College swim team support each other throughout each meet. The Owls went 3-1 on the day which was good enough for second place. (Dillon Cooper/Clarion) Citrus College played host to four other community colleges in the second Western State Conference meet of the season. The team defeated three of the four…


Diving into a new season

Women’s swim team practicing in the Citrus Aquatic Center on Feb. 10. The team is looking to build on the strengths of last year.(Mickey Romero/Clarion) Women’s swimming may be an individual sport, but head coach Andrew Silva and his team strives towards developing a strong and competitive swimming program at Citrus College. Spring semester typically…


New outlook to improve water polo season

(File photo) By Stacy Slaughter | Staff Writer Since its reinstatement a couple of years ago, head coach Andrew Silva of the women’s team and head coach Kenny Clements of the men’s team are breathing new life into the water polo program on campus. Silva, who was also chosen as part of the coaching staff…


Putting the offense on defense

The women’s water polo team at Citrus College has two goalkeepers and they do more to protect their team than just blocking balls. According to Kierra Wright 19, she and the Fighting Owls’ other goalie, Rose Takeuchi, 18, are in charge of guiding the team. “We mostly control the game,” Wright said. “We control what…

Fighting Owls appoint new head coaches

At the start of a sports season, it’s usually the coaches looking over a sea of new faces, assessing the talent in front of them. This fall, two new faces will belong to those holding the clipboards. Athletic counselor Alicia Longyear and former Citrus athlete Kenny Clements will be taking the reins of the cross-country…

An impressive debut

The Citrus College Women’s Swim team performed incredibly well at the Western State Conference Quad #4 on Friday. The team competed against Los Angeles Valley College, Ventura and Bakersfield. This event was the first meet of the 2013 season to be hosted at Citrus and was the school’s first home meet in over three years….