Category: Football

RCC Tigers win homecoming game 47-21

By Jair Ramirez The Riverside City College Tigers bounced back with a 47-21 victory against the Palomar Comets after losing two straight games.  The Tigers’ offense improved significantly following the losing streak with over 500 total yards.  “I think we played hard coming off the bye,” said coach Tom Craft, who lost two consecutive games

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RCC suffers first loss since 2018

By Jair Ramirez The 2021 Tigers looked nothing like the 2019 version of themselves during their second home game as they got beat handily on both sides of the ball. The Riverside City College football team lost for the first time on its home turf since Nov. 24, 2018, in the California Community College Athletic

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RCC defense locks down Saddleback, struggles with penalties

By Jair Ramirez After winning the 2019 national championship behind their high-powered offense, the 2021 version of the RCC football team has their hard-hitting defense leading the way this year. RCC defeated Saddleback College 33-6 behind an explosive defensive performance, holding Saddleback to just two field goals.  “We were opportunistic defensively tonight, RCC coach Tom

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Athletes return to regular schedule but with some restrictions

By Jesus Coronel Riverside City College sports are returning to a normal schedule starting Aug. 26. Athletes will be pleased to know that they can finally play sports in-person once again, enjoy their love for the game and work toward an opportunity to play at a four-year university. RCC Athletic Director Payton Williams, in an

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RCC football player, track coach talk pandemic training

By Daniela Ramirez This March marks one year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down campuses, and the hiatus has especially impacted athletes. Riverside City College athletic programs have experienced a lot of challenges through the last year.  Student-athletes have not been able to practice on campus with their coaches and teammates since last spring. Many

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Kansas City Chiefs beat Las Vegas Raiders in final minute

By Jesus Coronel The duel between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs came to a halt with a game-ending interception in the final minute of the game, handing the Chiefs a last-minute comeback win Nov. 22. With six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes connected with running back Le’Veon

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Riverside City College football coach, student-athlete mentor dies

By Aniela Russo A long-time Riverside City College assistant football coach has died at the age of 60. Mike Richey coached at RCC for 15 years and specialized in coaching linebackers and defensive backs. His leadership helped the Tigers achieve an undefeated National championship in 2019, which was RCC’s first in 30 years. “If anyone

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Riverside City College athletes get signed during pandemic

By Zane Mudron Volleyball Libero Sadie Arganda recently committed to Virginia Wesleyan University. “I was very nervous, I didn’t know what kind of questions they were going to ask me,” Arganda said. “This was the first time I had met with a four year university, so a little nervous, but everything turned out ok.” The

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2020 National Football League Draft to proceed in a virtual format

By Jair Ramirez After a month and a half without any sports, the NFL Draft will take place Apr. 23-25. But it won’t be your typical NFL draft due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the NFL will be having a virtual draft.  The NFL Draft was supposed to take place in Las Vegas. NFL

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Norte Vista High School Football Coach Cultivates Success

By Daniel Hernandez The Norte Vista football team is consistently dominant on the field and it can be attributed, in large part, to the man holding the reigns. Head coach Ken Batdorf has been a part of the Norte Vista football program for 26 years and has no plans of slowing down. The Norte Vista

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