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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…

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Men’s swim team revived after six year drought

In May 2016, the Citrus College athletic administration teamed together to draft a plan that would add the men’s swim team back onto the Owl’s athletic calendar. The proposal arrived to the superintendent/president Dr. Geraldine Perri, who accepted the proposal with optimism. The proposal could positively impact Citrus beyond the athletic program. Since 2011, the…

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Regional spot up for grabs in final event

The Citrus men’s golf team will head into the Western States Conference finals event on May 1 and 2 needing to finish ahead of Glendale College for a postseason berth. A combination of mediocre team results and inconsistent scores from the bottom half of the team have put the Owls in a tight race for…

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Owls get back on track against Barstow

The Citrus College Owls defeated the Barstow College Vikings 7-1 on April 25 at the Owl’s Nest. The meeting between Barstow and Citrus was the second meeting between the teams since 2007. Citrus won the first game against Barstow 7-4. Sophomore pitcher Aaron Bernal was happy about helping his team get out of a four-game…

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Swim team’s hard work pays off at conference

  In April 2016, the Citrus swim team needed a solution after a disappointing season. One year later, first season head coach Jennifer Spalding became the answer as she transformed a struggling roster into an ambitious team. Spalding’s intense practices and prevalent motivation provided hope to a young team. The 2017 swim season officially ended…

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Canyons stays perfect against the Owls in win

The College of the Canyons Cougars defeated the Citrus College Owls on April 20 at the Owl’s Nest. Citrus came in with an 18-15-2 overall record and an 8-6-1 conference record. The College of the Canyons came in with a 23-11 overall record and a 13-2 conference record. The Owls had lost both meetings against…

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Owls rout L.A. Valley in home finale

In the final home game of the regular season, the Citrus College softball team defeated Los Angeles Valley College 16-0 on April 20. The Owls came in with a 23-12 record, 12-3 in conference, while the Monarchs visited the Nest with a 0-28 record, 0-13 in conference. The Monarchs had a difficult time against the…

Owls use strong fifth inning to defeat Canyons

The Citrus College Owls defeated the College of the Canyons Cougars 11-3 on April 13 at the Owl’s Nest. Citrus came into the game with a 20-12 overall record and a 9-3 conference record after sweeping a doubleheader against Victor Valley College on April 11. The Cougars came in with a 24-8-1 overall record and…

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…