Football

Trueman, Owls defense shines in showdown

The Citrus College Owls’ first victory of the season came against the San Bernardino Valley College Wolverines in a 14-13 nail-biter Sept. 16, with credit resting squarely on the shoulders of the Owls’ punishing defense and special teams with a blocked extra point in the fourth quarter and a blocked field goal with seconds left…

Floyd makes, breaks Owls in season opener

The Citrus College Owls faced a long bus ride home after what should have been a hard fought victory over the Chaffey College Panthers. However, this was all undone in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, ending in a 17-14 defeat. Citrus dominated the first half with a bruising running game, led by workhorse…

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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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Big plays too much to overcome for Owls

With both teams coming in with identical records of 3-2 and each playing its first conference game, Citrus College and Antelope Valley College knew they needed big plays. Antelope Valley got them. The Marauders defeated the Fighting Owls 38-30 in a game that was decided by a couple extra big plays for the visitors Oct….

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Owls suffer first loss of season to Southwestern

No handshakes were exchanged after Citrus College’s first loss of the season to Southwestern College, 44-28. As the Citrus Owls lined midfield for the traditional post-game handshake, the Southwestern Panthers huddled on the east side of the field, with some players shouting obscenities in the direction of the home crowd at Citrus Stadium. The verbal exchanges…

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Sports facilities serve community

With several renovations to sports facilities completed in the past decade, Citrus College has become a popular venue for schools around the area. “From the beginning of August to the beginning of December, we’re packed,” facility rentals supervisor Judy Rojas said. Citrus Stadium, which has a 10,000-seat capacity, attracts high schools looking for a bigger…