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Boston Celtics Shock Cavaliers in Game Three in Cleveland

Coach Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics had his team playing with passion and heart despite trailing the series 2-0.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

After losing their star player and the first two games of the series on their home court, it looked like the Boston Celtics would surely get swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics showed the fight of an Irishman, however, and stole game three at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, 111-108. With...

The 2017 NBA Postseason May Mark the End of an Era for the Clippers

We may have seen the last of Chris Paul in a Los Angeles Clippers uniform.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have been eliminated from playoff contention after losing game seven of their first round series with the Utah Jazz on Sunday, April 30. With their elimination from the postseason, it's time they start looking ahead. Three of their starting five players have the option to leave...

Game Five Goes to the Jazz; Take 3-2 Series Lead Over Clippers

Gordon Hayward (#20) led the Jazz with 27 points in their win on Monday.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The Utah Jazz went into the Staples Center Monday, April 25, and left with a 96-92 road victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The win in game five gives Utah a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. After averaging 108 points per game in the regular season, Los Angeles' offense has been restricted...

Joe Johnson’s Huge Fourth Quarter Lifts the Jazz Over the Clippers in Game Four

Joe Johnson of the Jazz rises over Clippers' defenders for a floater in Sunday night's game.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

Joe Johnson came alive in the fourth quarter to power the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 23 at Vivant Smart Home Arena in Utah. The 105-98 win for the Jazz has tied the first-round playoff series at 2-a-piece. After staying quiet throughout the regular season, Johnson's...

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

The Clippers' Blake Griffin falling to the ground while battling Jazz players for the ball.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Joe Johnson's buzzer-beater gave the Utah Jazz the 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 97-95 home defeat the Clippers were dealt now makes game two of the series a must-win. The second game of the series will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Game...

Los Angeles Clippers Look to Clinch the Fourth Seed in Western Conference Playoffs

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have the Clippers on a roll as they head into the playoffs.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have clinched a spot in the 2017 postseason, but that doesn't mean they plan on resting their star players in their final regular season game. The Clippers and the Utah Jazz both have a record of 50-31, with the Clippers owning the tie-breaker. A win against the Sacramento Kings...

Dodgers with Full Head of Steam, Gearing Up for Postseason

Dodgers Stadium erupts as Charlie Culberson rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off home run to win National League West for the 4th year in a row.

Cain Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West division in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers hope the fourth time is the charm in the playoffs. The last three years, Los Angeles has been bounced out early, only making it to the National League Championship series...

Softball team loses playoff game against Ventura College

Softball player Brenae Martinez makes solid contact off of a good hit against College of the Desert on April 20.

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

After riding a wave of victories, the Rio Hondo Softball team saw its 2016 season come to an end after losing to Ventura College in the Southern California Regional playoffs first round, 4-3. The game was played on May 2 and 15th seeded Ventura hosted the 18th seeded Rio Hondo and by the end of the...

Rio Showcases Talent at Women’s Volleyball Tournament at El Camino

Beach Volleyball player Tanya Metchkoff serves the ball to her Pierce College opponent on April 27 at El Camino College.

Nicolas Trujillo, Staff writer

May 8, 2016

Rio Hondo’s Beach volleyball team journeyed to El Camino College as their post-season continued with matches against Pierce College on April 27. Music played as the sun beamed down on a windy afternoon to add to the challenge of serving to many opponents who on average stood much taller than the...

Softball team starts playoffs on the road against Ventura College

In-fielder Mylene Valencia anticipates the fast approaching ball as she prepares to swing against San Bernardino Valley.

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer

May 7, 2016

For the second consecutive year the Rio Hondo Softball team made the playoffs under Head Coach Bianca Urquidi, after winning four straight conference games and placing second in the Foothill Conference. After a stretch where the team lost seven out of eight games with three of those being conferenc...

Beach Volleyball team qualifies for Western State Conference playoffs

Rio Hondo Beach Volleyball player Erika Mendoza gets in the air to return a solid hit against Fullerton at Golden West College.

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

May 1, 2016

The Rio Hondo Women's Beach Volleyball team qualified for the Western State Conference playoffs in their first season and will be held on April 27 at El Camino College at 1:00 p.m. The Lady Roadrunners last faced Ventura at Grossmout on April 22 and went on to lose the match 5-0, and would then lose...

Softball team heads to So-Cal Regional playoffs

Rio Hondo softball In-Fielder Elaine Verdugo makes solid contact and gets a powerful hit against College of the Desert on April 20.

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer

April 30, 2016

Though the Rio Hondo softball team had an up and down season, they managed to weather through the storm with a 14-2 win against Victor Valley College on April 25 to end their season with a four game winning streak. This was a must win game in order for Rio Hondo to qualify for the Southern California Reg...

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