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Sochi Preview: Games Explained (Old & New)

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, On The Cover, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Curling, skeleton, bobsled…oh my! Three obscure events are must-sees at this year’s winter games. Whether you have watched  before or not, these are unusual but very exciting. Skeleton combines speed and skill as the athletes lunge head-first, down an icy slope. If you haven’t checked it out in years past, you might want to tune into […]

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P.E. Building set to open

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Kelly Weese // Sports Editor The much-anticipated opening of the P.E. Center is finally approaching. The 24 million dollar project will give COD students and athletics program a state of the art facility to use. The week of Jan. 6th, right before spring semester begins, is when the center is expected to re-open. Although the […]

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Thursday night frisbee

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

  Of all the clubs and organizations that the college has to offer, it may surprise some to not see more intramural sport opportunities. However, walking around the hallways of the college recently, one is bound to come across a flyer promoting a club a little out of the ordinary from those usually posted on […]

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Lady chaps prepare for regional

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

  After a successful 2013 regular season campaign, the Chaparral women’s softball team is gearing up for the regional tournament. “We are very confident going into the regional. We should do well,” Head coach Ryan Connell said. The Lady Chaps finished second in the North Central Community College Conference and will be the second seed […]

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Lady Chaps softball coach discusses secret of team’s success, landmark wins

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

  It has been quite an unpredictable season for the Chaparral women’s softball team. After yet another one of their games was postponed due to rain, the team sits in the hallway of the OCC building having a post-workout discussion. Sitting casually amongst the team is head coach Ryan Connell. Just standing in that hallway […]

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Sports Editor breaks down every game in the first round of the NBA playoffs

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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  1 Oklahoma City Thunder vs 8 Houston Rockets: The Thunder made an incredible run to the NBA finals last season only to be left heartbroken by the Miami Heat. Much of the Thunder’s success can be attributed to former shooting guard James Harden, despite proverbially wetting the bed in the Finals. Now, Harden is […]

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Sports editor predicts NCAA tournament upsets, Final Four picks

By   /  March 22, 2013  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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March Madness is once again upon us and if this year’s college basketball season is any indication as to how the NCAA tournament will be, then fans will be in for a treat. Teams work all season for a chance to make it to the tournament and once they do, the slates are wiped clean. […]

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PE construction progresses

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Walking around the college’s campus these days, students may feel inclined to trade their backpacks for hard hats. It seems as though new construction projects are starting every day and every building is receiving some sort of makeover or restoration. The Physical Education Center (PE) is no exception and is starting to get the touch […]

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