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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 […]

Roadrunner hot streak continues

BY PAOLA SALCEDO PRADO SPORTS EDITOR   The Roadrunners baseball team has kept their momentum going by keeping a five game winning streak with a record of seven wins and 17 losses. Winning against Southwestern College 5-3, San Jacinto College 4-2, 3-1, 17-10, and San Bernardino College 5-4. Coach John Weller said, “It’s been a […]

How is sports doing at COD?

BY ROMAN DELARA SPORTS EDITOR Men’s tennis is on a roller coaster, men’s golf has a freshman stud and softball gets a taste of victory in their conference. Men’s tennis on the year has a record of 5-8, and are 4-4 in the Pacific Athletic Coast Conference. In one of their last matches against Colorado […]

COD Laker fans optimistic about front office shuffle

BY ROBERT GRAVES SPORTS EDITOR   COD Los Angeles Lakers fans are optimistic and excited about the front office splash the team made by naming former Laker great Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations. On Feb. 21, Johnson replaced Jim Buss as president. Buss held the position since 2005. Johnson, the Hall of Famer, played for the […]

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