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Roadrunners’ backfield taking over

By Jonathan Saenz Sports Editor Photo courtesy of COD athletics. The Roadrunners most prominent weapon has been their running game, helping them start the season with a winning record of 4-3. With over 2,500 all-purpose yards, COD’s ground game accounts for more than forty percent. The COD offensive backs responsible are Tony Williams (Freshman), Kamone […]

COD Update

BY ROMAN DELARA STAFF WRITER  Photo Courtesy of COD Athletics The football team gets homecoming spoiled, Men’s soccer continues to go up and down, Women’s soccer has forgettable season and Volleyball has been on a roll. Roadrunners football lost to their rivals San Bernardino Valley in COD’s homecoming game and Sophomore night 35-33. The Roadrunners […]

COD sports: A look at athletic training and sports medicine

By Jonathan Saenz Sports Editor COD Sports Medicine Center Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Saenz College of the Desert’s athletic training and sports medicine program is ideal for students seeking a career in physical education, athletic training, sports medicine or exercise science. This program plays an important role in supporting COD athletics. With certified athletic trainers […]

COD update

By Roman Delara Staff Writer Roadrunner Kamone Best (Red) dives for touchdown Photo Courtesy of COD Athletics   Roadrunners Football has been hot with a three-game win streak, as they have won by over five points in each of their wins. Their current record stands at 3-2 while they still have yet to play a […]

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 […]

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