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COD Football: The quest for three peat

By Roman Delara Staff Writer COD football team at a recent practice Photo by Luis Castellanos College of the Desert football has elevated its game by winning the Mountain Foothill Championship in two consecutive seasons. Led by fourth year Head Coach Jack Steptoe, the Roadrunners will look for a three peat for the first time […]

Roadrunner soccer ready for successful season

By Jonathan Saenz Sports Editor COD’s Jose Silva (16) winds up for a header. Photo courtesy of COD Athletics. College of the Desert’s soccer season is underway. Men’s and women’s soccer officially started Aug. 25. The head coaches have revealed strategies and new faces that could give them a competitive edge this year. Leading the […]

Womens Volleyball Confident Early in Season

By Renee Buckley Staff Writer COD’s women’s volleyball is off to a positive start this season, welcoming their first pre-season win against the College of the Desert Alumni team.  Following the win, Co-Head Coach, Detlev Rothe stated, about the upcoming season, “we’ve got great enthusiasm and confidence in our young core and believe we can […]

Women’s basketball player to attend La Sierra University

BY ROBERT GRAVES SPORTS EDITOR Say hello to Sara Edwards, a member of the College of the Desert women’s basketball team. The Psychology major is getting ready for graduation and is going to be moving on to La Sierra University this fall to continue her Psychology degree along with her basketball career. Edwards is local […]

COD’s own signs with Texas A&M University

Sophomore right-handed pitcher (RHP) Riley Owen signed his letter of intent to play for Texas A&M University Texarkana (TAMUT). Standing at 6’7″ and weighing 200 pounds from Tumwater, WA. Owen looks to take his talents to the South into the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), where he will be playing for the TAMUT Eagles. Next season, […]

Soccer captain continues his journey

BY PAOLA SALCEDO PRADO SPORTS EDITOR  As COD seniors prepare for graduation, 20-year-old Juan Miranda wrapped up his last soccer season as a Roadrunner with the title captain of the team during the 2016 season and was nominated for the All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Miranda will be receiving his associate’s degree in business administration […]

COD Men’s Golf keeps on swingin’

BY ROBERT GRAVES SPORTS EDITOR  College of the Desert’s men’s golf team continues their solid season on the links. Led by freshman Gauthier Adams and Matt Schmitt, the Roadrunners golf team has rattled off four consecutive top-five finishes in their last four tournaments, including coming home with the win at Desert Island Country Club on April […]

COD linebacker Brayden Bailey signs to UL Lafayette

BY PAOLA SALCEDO-PRADO SPORTS EDITOR  College of the Deserts linebacker, Brayden Bailey, 20, recently signed with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). Bailey grew up playing football in St. George, Utah since he was in the third grade, which marks 12 years of playing ball. “After I started football I fell in love with it […]

COD sports update

BY ROMAN DELARA SPORTS EDITOR As the conclusion of COD spring sports is imminent, it’s that time again to check up on baseball, men’s tennis and softball. The season did not start off well for Roadrunners’ baseball. As the team only won two out of their first 18 games. After that slump, they went on a five-game winning […]

Getting to know Etienne Ettlinger

BY ROBERT GRAVES SPORTS EDITOR Meet Etienne Ettlinger, a Swiss member of College of the Desert men’s basketball team. Ettlinger is one of many international students attending COD. These students are here for studies, but many of them are come to participate in athletics on both the men and women’s Roadrunner teams. Ettlinger has had a […]

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