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Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 • Volume #47, Issue #6
‘Tree of Lights’ to illuminate campus
News in Brief
Class registration continues until January 13 By Matthew Wilson Online Editor
Information compiled by Cassandra Sellers Photo from the Collegian file
Class registration for the spring 2011 semester began Wednesday, Nov. 10 and continues through Wednesday, Nov. 24. Students can register on or after their assigned registration dates. Students can apply for a registration date until Nov. 24. Open online registration begins on Monday, Nov. 29 and runs until Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 18.
WHAT: Hospice of San Joaquin has again teamed up with a PG&E to present the annual “Hospice Tree of Lights” at the mouth of the San Joaquin Delta College campus. For 22 years this festive ceremony has brought people of all ages together for an event that remembers and honors loved ones. The event includes the lighting of the 80-foot tree, holiday music as well as free snacks and beverages.
To contact this reporter, E-mail at: Matthew.dl.Wilson@gmail.com
Upper Danner hosts health fair today
WHY: Adding more magnificence to the already remarkable evening, these ceremonies bring in the holiday season serving an overall admirable cause and very important foundation: To remember and honor loved ones. Family and friends dedicate a light on the very tree to remember love ones lost. The dedications include honorees
By Sean Reilly Staff Writer A health fair will be held today in Upper Danner Hall beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 1:30 p.m. The fair features representatives from 25 different companies, in addition to depression and diabetes screening, body fat analysis and massage therapy. There will also be a raffle with prizes for distribution.
and donor names placed on exhibition at the base of the tree on campus. The setup will run through Dec. 31. WHEN: The lighting ceremony at Delta College will be held 6 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Pacific Avenue entrance to the campus. The campus tree will be the first of six lit throughout San Joaquin County. HOW: To donate a light or dedicate one in memory of a loved one, call the Hospice of San Joaquin at (209) 9220242. Proceeds from the light dedications go to the Hospice of San Joaquin. This local not-for-profit, located at 3888 Pacific Ave., provides medical and compassionate care, counseling and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.
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Lisa Turner joins Delta Board of Trustees after election victory By Alexandria Sanchez Staff Writer
The San Joaquin Delta College Board of Trustees welcomed a new addition following the Nov. 2 general election. Lisa Turner will represent Area 7 MantecaEscalon beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7 when Turner is sworn in a trustee at her first official board meeting. Turner and her husband Steven Turner, a retired Army veteran, have spent their lives working in service to others. As a Lathrop resident, Turner has worked as a mortgage loan officer for the last nine years. Turner and her husband are actively involved
at their family church, where Turner is a Deacon and the pair together teaches Sunday school. In addition, they are business owners to a sober living facility, Alternative Solutions, where they assist with the recovery of those suffering with drug and alcohol abuse. “My husband and I have built a life of service. We serve in whatever capacity we are needed,” said Turner. So what would make this grandmother of four leap into the campaign arena? Now fellow trustee, Jennet Stebbins. Besides Turner’s experience with those who have chosen to take the troubled path, Stebbins accounts Turners ability to relate as a major factor
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in both why she pushed her to run, as well as what attracted the voters to be in favor. “She’s not way upstairs, she’s right at your level,” Stebbins said. Having married and started a family at a young age Turner has yet to obtain a college degree. That commonality between herself and much of the diverse campus at Delta College and within the community paid off. With a recorded 65,627 votes, Turner achieved victory over the Area 7 Trustee position with a 54 percent majority. Turner embodies the meaning of hard work and dedication to service; however, it is evident
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Season finale: Mustangs football team defeats MJC 21-17, qualifies for bowl game. Page 8
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Turner: ‘...future looks very bright for Delta...’
Tillie Lewis Theater hosts geography competition
cont. from Page 1
By Daryl Bunao Editor-in-chief Delta College held a competition on Saturday, Nov. 13, quizzing attendants on their knowledge of geography. Among the featured participants, nine are enrolled in Delta, five are students from neighboring high schools and English teacher Patrick Wall rounded out the group. The participants gathered on stage to answer a series of questions relating to physical, political, local geography and a few relating to current events. Audience members were also quizzed on identifying geographic locations through pictures, while enjoying a selection of clips from popular movies in between rounds. Mountain House student John Mihaila scored first place among the student participants. “I didn’t expect to win,” he said. “I’m incredibly happy since this is my first time being a part of something like this.” Harinder Bal, an exchange student from India, placed third in the competition. “I’m really interested in knowing about the world,” he said. “However, all my knowledge comes from reading books, watching movies and browsing the Internet.” Delta student Alfredo Coronado rounds out the top three with a second place finish. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: DarylBunao@gmail.com
Geography students compete at answering questions, left, during Saturday’s Geography Challenge, top.
that she remains passionate about higher learning. As the trustee elect prepares for her introduction into board meeting affairs, there are numerous topics on her agenda in which she hopes to have an impact on. These issues range from job growth in San Joaquin County, an emphasis on education spanning from early childhood to re-entry into adulthood, along with the fiscal responsibilities of colleges. “I am the first to advise the youth to get a college education because the job market is a fierce place to compete,” she said. “Without higher education you are placed out of the market.” Selecting a new president with the other trustees will be one of her first major challenges on the board, she said. “The future looks very bright for Delta College,” said Turner. “She is a jewel.” Although she recognizes that challenges ahead, Trustee-Elect Turner emphasizes that overall the experience shall be a rewarding one.
PHOTOS BY: DARYL BUNAO
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The search for the next president of San Joaquin Delta College is on schedule, according to campus officials. “We are fully advertising,” said Vince Brown, vice president of human resources and employee relations. Advertisements for the position, vacated by Dr. Raul Rodriguez last semester, are now up at various websites, including insidehighered.comand Delta’s website deltacollege.edu. The position is currently filled by Interim President Dr. Susan Cota. The campus is looking to hire a permanent replacement for the position, advertised as superintendent/president, by end of March 2011. Brown said the college is expecting 125 to 200 applicants for the position. The desired traits for the next president, as listed in the job description, are for someone who can “provide vision, leadership, inspiration and support to the college staff which results in innovation, program excellence and student success for all, including those with multiple barriers.”
Furthermore, the president should “engage the college community in strategic planning and program assessment that is both visionary and data driven and is the basis for major decisions” and “respond to local high unemployment rates by ensuring that the region’s needs for workforce development programs are met,” according to the listing. The campus president also oversees the completion of Delta College’s $250 million construction bond. Brown said the committee would be looking at different applicants likely after the Holiday break. He also said the three finalists for president will speak at forums on campus and answer questions from the public. Rodriguez left San Joaquin Delta College in Spring 2010 after serving eight years as president. He’s now chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District in Santa Ana. Cota took over the interim role at Delta on Aug. 25. Brown said the starting date for the new president will depend on the person being hired. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: DJsean2009@gmail.com
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“I am thankful for my family,” said Rhonda Alvarez, 18
Collegian Production staff
“My family, friends, the roof over my head and food,” said Krystal Quiapo, 19
Editors-in-Chief Daryl Bunao
“I’m thankful for the music in my life, and for the music program here. It’s like a family,” said Robert Lessenger, 18 “The people in my life that love me,” said Kaitlynn Hautamaki, 18 “Thankful for my parents for giving me life,” Shane Moua, 20 “My family,” said Marisol Ramirez, 30
Your voice: The Collegian asks...
What are you
Members of The Collegian staff asked students and staff what they were most thankful for this holiday season. The responses ranged from the simple to the complex, painting a picture of gratitude on the San Joaquin Delta College campus. “My house. The food I eat. My car. And having lasted this long,” said Kitty Taisho, 20 “Family,” said Dannel Montesano, 36 “How my best friend is always there for me,” said Charlotte Lamping, 20 “I am thankful for my talents that don’t have to do with my height,” said Sean Dearman, 23 “God, and him giving me this life. Also for my family and friends,” Helen Lo “I am thankful for computers,” said Joseph Tristano, 23 “Thankful for all of the stuffing I am going to eat,” said Alyssa Dufrome, 22 “I am thankful for being alive,” said Malakih Alzaro, 18 “I’m thankful I get to go to college,” John Anderson “I’m thankful for my girlfriend, and that I have someone like her in my life,” said Christian Harris, 19.
News Editor Daryl Bunao Feature Editor Matthew Wilson Opinion Editor Victor Rhodes Entertainment Editor Kirstie Haruta club corner editor Jessica Blanke Sports Editor Andrew Huston copy editors Charnae Davenport Online Editor Matthew Wilson Faculty Adviser Tara Cuslidge-Staiano Staff Writers Cassandra Sellers Parker Steiger Sean Reilly Alexandria Sanchez Evelyn Palacio
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Sledding With Tigers combines comedy and music By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor Quirky folk duo Sledding With Tigers is reclaiming the Stockton music scene. Evolving from boredom and a need to channel musical talent, Sledding With Tigers is one part guitarist and vocalist Dan Faughnder and one part violinist Sam Juneman. Faughnder and Juneman, both 21, are majoring in music management at University of the Pacific. In between school and work, they have fun performing both covers and original songs together. “I started writing stupid songs that would just make my friends laugh,” said Faughnder. “Then I decided I needed a violin.” The duo’s songs, all written by Faughnder, tend to be short, simple, catchy and relatable. Some of the most memorable include “The 405 (is for Lovers?),” “Not Trying to be Awkward” and “Love Songs Are Dumb Songs (But I Like ‘Em Anyway)” which fades into “Sunshine,” a new spin on the well-known “You Are My Sunshine.” “[The songs are about] however I’m feeling at the end of the day,” said Faughnder. “It’s just simple folk songs. But we play it fast, so it’s folk-punk.”
are all of Sledding With Tigers’ recorded songs. “Give all your music away for free as long as you can,” said Faughnder. “I’d rather have a bunch of people hear it for free online than make $20 and have two people hear it.” “Why charge people for the fun you’re having?” Juneman added. The next Acoustic Funtime Friendship Show is tentatively scheduled for sometime in December. For now, the duo’s main goal is to play together as much as they can. “Everything we do leads to something else,” said Juneman. “It’s a part of a bigger musical picture.” To contact this reporter, E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO BY: KIRSTIE HARUTA
THE BEST EVER FOLK DUO OUT OF STOCKTON: Sledding With Tigers’ Sam Juneman and Dan Faughnder
playing mandolin in UOP’s University Center. Even the covers they perform have been made distinctly their own, including The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights, and a memorable rendition of the Mountain Goats’ “The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of
Denton.” As an outlet for their music, Faughnder, Juneman, and their friends have organized Acoustic Funtime Friendship shows on the campus of UOP. “It started last September.
We were frustrated with the music scene on campus,” said Faughnder. “I just asked all my friends to play. We try to do it once a month.” The Acoustic Funtime Friendship shows are free, as
This weekend in local entertainment NOV. 19 Food 4 Music: Badwater, Braata, Aaron Durr, Wicked Hickie Queen Bean Coffeehouse, Modesto @ 6 p.m. Admission is 3 cans of food and/or any 2 nonperishable food items and/or, any type of pet food.
Mark Mallman, Suddenly Seymour, more TBA Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 7 p.m.
For free music and more... Visit machinebuiltby friends.blogspot.com Or find Sledding With Tigers on Facebook, MySpace and Bandcamp.
Visit us online at deltacollegian.com for more events.
ConFunkShun, Midnight Star Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton Doors @ 7 p.m. Show @ 8 p.m. Tickets $30, $40 or $50
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Empire Theatre, Stockton @ 8 p.m. $15 at Empire Box Office or ticketweb. com
Prieta, Facade, Bart Valerio, more TBA Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 7 p.m.
SJDC Generation 4 Change Benefit Show: Built Like Alaska, Filbert, Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, more TBA Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 6:00 p.m. $8, or $6 if wearing TOMS shoes
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‘Altered Landscapes’ exhibit opens
By Charnae Davenport Copy Editor
The final art exhibition of the semester, “Altered Landscapes,” opened Thursday evening in the L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery, located in the Shima building. This show is the first photography exhibition and awards competition for Delta College’s Center for the Arts. Each year the photography exhibition will present photographic images with a specific focus or theme. The exhibition features 18 photographers and 34 images. The exhibition is open for viewing to students and the public through Dec.16. “It’s good for students to see the broad range of art styles and diversity,” said Gallery Director Jan Marlese. The gallery is not only useful to those
who have studied art, but it can also be used as an inspirational tool to anyone. A vocabulary list is even provided to those who are not familiar with art terms and can be used to further educate them. Marlese has high hopes that someone curious enough will not only pick up the information, but also take something from it. Throughout the semester, there has been a two-week lapse in between each exhibition, but the pace of the gallery never slows down. “I’m always working on a show,” said Marlese. Shows are booked up to a year in advance and can attract a hefty crowd. About 1500 people attend each exhibition, with an average of 50-75 per day. “I encourage people to use the gallery
PHOTO BY: LARRY DARNELL
GALLERY PREVIEW: Larry Darnell’s photo “Alexandria Rhythms.”
as an educational resource. They’ll start to see a broad range of art,” said Marlese. “It’s important we keep in touch with our own creative sense, and I
hope the gallery serves as an inspirational tool to everyone.”
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Fans prepare for the final films of the series
By Victor Rhodes Opinion Editor
Waiting for the final installment made some impatient and unhappy, while others enjoyed coming up with theories on what’s happening Wizards, Muggles and all moviegoers in next. between will finally get to see the first part of “Potter” may be over, however, fans are finding J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly a variety of other fantasy novels, including Hallows” in theaters today. the “Twilight” saga. But nothing can replace Rowling’s series for these fans. The film follows Harry and company as they try to find a “Twi-hards can do whatever way to defeat Lord Voldemort. they want and honestly be crazy, because we can be crazy about “The reason why I love Harry Harry Potter too,” said Jara. Potter so much is because J.K. Rowling has created a world, People have often compared unlike any other. She is my the Twilight series by Stephenie Rated PG-13 hero,” said Carla Jara, a Delta Meyer to the Potter books, due College student and fan of the to the books’ similar fanbase, but Directed by David Yates the novels are targeted towards “Harry Potter” series. different audiences. Jara is like many fans who grew up and fell in love with “Even though it’s over after the Starring Daniel Radthe series seventh [novel] and it’s been like cliffe, Emma Watson ten years after the books, it’s still “Potter” is loved by many and Rupert Grint a legacy,” said Jara people, both young and old. Those who read the book might J.K Rowling has brought to agree that “Harry Potter” is life a beloved fantasy world that different than other novels. is cherished by all ages. Catch the first part of the “I love the fact that it’s a fantasy novel, but at final story today. The second part of “Deathly the same time is also realistic,” Jara said. “The Hallows” hits theaters next spring. worst part of ‘Harry Potter’ is having to wait in To contact this reporter, E-mail at: between books.” firstname.lastname@example.org The final book in the series hit shelves in 2007.
Deathly Hallows Part 1
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Tantalizing Thanksgiving treats
hanksgiving is fast approaching, with its large and delicious meals. Melinda Alderson, a Delta College student, has provided The Collegian with recipes she uses for her Thanksgiving meals, with dishes ranging from garlic mashed potatoes and giblet gravy to pumpkin pancakes.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes • • • • • •
6 large Russet potatoes 4 minced garlic cloves 1 cup milk 1 cup heavy cream 3 teaspoons Kosher salt 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
1. Boil a large pot of water and add 2 teaspoons of salt 2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes. Add potatoes to boiling water and cook for 10–15 minutes 3. Whil potatoes are cooking, heat 8 tablespoons butter in medium skillet. Add garlic when melted. Take pan off heat and set aside to cool 4. When potatoes can be pierced with a fork, drain them and return them to pot. 5. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Gradually add the milk and cream until the potatoes are the desired consistency. 6. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese if desired. 7. Stir in garlic mixture and add 1 teaspoon salt. 8. Serve warm.
Giblet Gravy • • • • • •
1/2 lbs. turkey giblets and neck 1/2 cup flour Sliced onions Celery leaves 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped Dash of pepper
1. Remove and set aside liver 2. Place giblets and neck in saucepan and cover with lightly salted water 3. Add a few celery leaves and onion slices 4. Cover and simmer for 1 hour 5. Add liver and simmer for 20–30 minutes 6. Remove and chop giblets and discard neck 7. Add water to reserved broth to measure 3 cups 8. Combine 1 cup broth mixture, flour, and pepper in a screw top jar and shake well 9. Combine flour and remaining broth in saucepan 10. Cook and stir for 1–2 minutes 11. Stir in chopped giblets 12. Stir in hard boiled eggs 13. Heat Makes 3 1/2 to 4 cups gravy
• • • • • • •
Pancake mix Canned real pumpkin Cinnamon Pumpkin pie spice Ground nutmeg Ground allspice Water
1. Mix pancake mix with water in a large bowl 2. Add at least 1/2 to 1 cup pumpkin 3. Add spices to taste, generally 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons each 4. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon 5. Cook on hot griddle or skillet coated with spray oil
For more Thanksgiving recipes and to see our online poll asking readers what their favorite dishes are, visit us online at deltacollegian.com
The Collegian asks “What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?”
“My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my mom’s homemade pumpkin pie.” Marlon Stewart, 41
“My favorite Thanksgiving dish is mash potatoes.” Megan Thomas, 19
“My Favorite Thanksgiving dish is pumpkin pie.” Zach Giddings, 19
“My favorite Thanksgiving dish is apple pie” Alex Baeza, 19
“My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my special recipe carrot fudge cake.” Maria Turner, 22
Club Corner Issue 6 • Nov. 19, 2010 • www.deltacollegian.com
Upcoming concert to benefit African school By Jessica Blanke
secondary education in northern Uganda. The projects under the S4S umbrella encourage The Generation4Change academic excellence not only group is continuing with efforts within students, but also, on WHEN: Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in making the world a better a much larger scale, excellence place by holding a benefit within their schools,” according WHERE: Plea for Peace Center, concert Nov. 21. to the Schools for Schools 630 E. Weber Ave, Stockton. Generation4Change is a website, s4s.invisiblechildren. collaboration between Delta’s com. ADMISSION: $8, anyone Invisible Children and Tom’s Musical groups Filbert, Shoes clubs. Snap Jackson and the Knock wearing Toms Shoes will only Stephanie Jacinto, the on Wood Players will be pay $6 communications advisor for performing during the event. Generation4Change, said the Generation4Change is hoping group’s mission is to help a school sponsored in more bands will be available by show time. Africa through the Schools for Schools program. The Plea for Peace Center, in downtown “Our school is paired up with Keyo Stockton, is where the benefit concert will be held. Secondary School in Africa. We raise money to The show begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $8. send over and to rebuild this war-torn school,” Anyone wearing Toms Shoes will only need to pay Jacinto said. $6 for admission. Schools for Schools (S4S) is a program If you would like to become a part of the that was started by the Invisible Children Generation4Change club they hold their meetings organization to help secondary schools in in the Shima Lounge on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Northern Uganda prosper. “The S4S program emerged from our To contact this reporter, e-mail at: overarching goal to raise the standards of email@example.com Club Corner Editor
PHOTO COURTESY OF GENERATION4CHANGE
TAKING DONATIONS: Delta’s Generation4Change group has already
began taking donations for the Keyo Secondary School in N. Uganda.
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P.A.S.A. club for free thinkers By Evelyn Palacio Staff Writer P.A.S.A stands for Philosophy, Art and Science Alliance. For students interested or majoring in these subjects, it is the perfect club to join. “I’m a philosophy major and I wanted to check it out and see what it was about,” said Eduardo Medina, the club’s publicist. In P.A.S.A, students can participate in thoughtful and insightful discussions on a certain topic each meeting. At the Nov. 10 meeting, the main topic was “What is art?” Medina said he enjoys being part of the club because of the discussions and idea sharing. At the beginning of the meeting, club members were handed a sheet with various sub-topics they would discuss. Much like a debate, students took turns in listening to different points of view and then discussing their thoughts. Other topics included: animal rights, stem-cell research, and “Should we help people who are in
PHOTOS BY: EVELYN PALACIO
TALKING IT OVER: Club members discuss “What is
art?” during the Nov. 10 club meeting.
need of such?” Medina said in his role as publicist it’s his job to garner interest in the club. The club meets every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Cunningham 102. For more information visit pasasjdc.com or follow P.A.S.A. on Twitter at twitter.com/pasasjdc. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Athletes get in ‘The Zone’ By Andrew Huston Sports Editor
PHOTO BY: ANDREW HUSTON
STRIVING FOR SUCCESS: Student-athletes receive help from school tutors in subjects such as math and science.
Rebuilding is happening across the board for the athletic programs on campus, both on and off the field. In addition to improved facilities, such as Lawrence A. DeRicco Football Stadium and Nick Cecchetti Baseball Field, and the restructuring of several campus teams, the focus continues to be on education. The the student-athlete learning center is proof of that. “The Zone” which is located in the newly renovated Budd 205, was once a lounge, but has become an essential part to the education for the campus athletes and students. Developing Ethics, Loyalty, Teamwork, and Attitude (DELTA) is the center’s motto and provides each student-athlete with the necessary tools to further their education while staying active in sports and attending Delta College. Access to school computers, study groups and
tutoring services are just some of the ways the center helps and encourages the success of Delta’s student-athletes. The center is not just for those students who participate in school athletics, and is open to any student of Delta College, said Teresa Gutierrez, structural adviser. “[The Zone] is primarily for athletes but not exclusive to,” said Gutierrez To keep priority registration, as well as stay eligibility to play each athlete must provide a minimum of three hours a week in the center. Students with a 3.0 grade-point average or above are exceptions to this rule. “The whole purpose [of the center] is for them to get their grades up and improve their GPA,” said Sarah Bailey, assistant structural adviser. Thanks to the weekly Scheduling and Reporting System the center can also provide reports for Delta’s coaches with a record of how each of their athletes is developing and if they must require extra hours to each student’s education. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: email@example.com
Hoops seasons starts on campus By Parker Steiger Staff Writer Pre-season play is well underway for members of the Delta Mustangs men and women’s basketball teams. Conference play begins in January after a holiday season of matches and tournaments. Here’s a quick look at the team’s upcoming schedules.
Men’s basketball Men’s basketball pre-season began Nov. 5 with the Ohlone tournament in San Jose. The Mustangs lost their first two games eliminating them from the tournament. It’s still early for the 0–2 Mustangs. The team has time to regroup from the slow start, with a game Nov. 23 at Merced. The team’s home opener will be Saturday Dec.4 against Los Positas College. The last pre-season tournament for the Mustangs will be the annual Delta Holiday tournament which begins on Dec. 17 and will last through that weekend.
Women’s basketball Women’s Basketball pre-season games began Nov. 5 with a tournament in Walnut, Ca. Pre-season tournaments will last until Jan. 4 when the Lady Mustangs will play at Sierra College for the season opener. The Mustang’s home opener will be the Friday before spring semester starts. The Lady Mustang’s are currently 2–3. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming home schedule Dec. 4 Men’s Basketball vs. Las Positas College 3 p.m. , Blanchard Gym
Mustangs football win rivalry By Andrew Huston Sports Editor In the final second of play of the regular season Nov. 13 the Mustangs jumped for joy in celebration of the team’s victory over the Modesto Jr. College Pirates. The Mustangs took a quick lead scoring five minutes into the game, only to be answered with two touchdowns and a field goal by the Pirates. Capitalizing on a fumble by Modesto, the Mustangs gained momentum. The team changed to a passing offense which led to the Mustang’s second and third touchdowns within the span of five minutes. With the clock dwindling down Modesto made one final attempt to win, only to be denied by the Mustangs goal line defense. The Mustangs went on to win the game 21–17. The victory over Modesto guarantees the Mustang’s their very first bowl game. The 2009 season ended in a split record of 5–5. This year the Mustangs ended league tied with Fresno College with a record of 4–1 in the conference and an overall of 7–3. Both teams will share the title of Valley Conference champions.
PHOTOS BY: DARYL BUNAO
VICTORY: Top, the team celebrates with a win over Modesto Jr. College. Above, Beau Fryer, freshman defensive back, breaks away from the special teams for a 78-yard punt return only to be denied due to a holding call on the offense. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: email@example.com