Category: Sports

Pioneers showcase their playmakers in homecoming game

Pioneers showcase their playmakers in homecoming game

By Joe Thornton, reporter. UNIVERSITY CENTER – On Saturday, Feb. 3rd the Delta Pioneers faced against the Wayne Community College Warriors in the first annual Delta College homecoming basketball game. The crowd on this Saturday afternoon was about 50 people larger than the usual crowd with many bystanders wearing white T-shirts. The T-shirts were sold as part of the homecoming white-out […]

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Pressure builds for Lady Pioneers

Pressure builds for Lady Pioneers

By Joe Thornton, reporter. UNIVERSITY CENTER – After a hard-fought game by the Lady Pioneers against St. Clair Community College, the girls in evergreen fell short by six points and lost. The final score 63-69 loomed over the heads of the Delta players like a dark cloud as they walked into the locker room. This loss is a continuation of the […]

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Sports history featuring her story

Sports history featuring her story

By Joe Thornton, reporter. In a society that is infatuated with professional sports, everyone seems to take a more active interest in organizations that feature male athletes competing. There is an astounding disparity in viewers between the NBA and the WNBA; with an average attendance of 17,000 at every NBA game, the WNBA’s average attendance of 7,000 seems less significant – […]

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Big deals for the big game, Super Bowl LII

Big deals for the big game, Super Bowl LII

By Joe Thornton, reporter. With Super Bowl LII approaching quickly, it’s time to decide whether you want to be an Eagles fan or a Patriots fan for the day. As long as you don’t switch before kick-off, it isn’t bandwagoning, right? Regardless if you want to see Tom Brady and the Patriots win, a general expectation by now – or whether […]

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Pioneers rebound with win against St. Clair Skippers

Pioneers rebound with win against St. Clair Skippers

By Joe Thornton, reporter. UNIVERSITY CENTER – On Wednesday, Jan. 24 the Delta Pioneers faced off at home against the St. Clair Skippers in a conference matchup. With the Pioneers coming off their third straight loss, they had something to prove to their fans, coaches and themselves. This game was much more than it appeared to be on paper with the […]

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Men’s basketball team falls short in loss to Schoolcraft

Men’s basketball team falls short in loss to Schoolcraft

By Joe Thornton, reporter. The Delta men’s basketball team played against the Schoolcraft College Ocelots on Jan. 17 in a highly emotional competition. Redemption was in the air for the Pioneers after two consecutive losses within their conference. After tip-off, Schoolcraft grabbed momentum early by shooting on all cylinders and making multiple three-pointers. The entire first half was fast-paced and played […]

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Lady Pioneers win two in a row, bring overall record up to 4-8

Lady Pioneers win two in a row, bring overall record up to 4-8

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. The Lady Pioneers entered their Jan. 6 contest against the Oakland Community College Raiders, looking to end a five-game losing streak. The Raiders’ defense could not keep up with a fast-paced, stable Pioneer offense, leaving Oakland playing catch-up from the jump. Delta managed to score more points in the first quarter than Oakland did during the […]

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Delta women’s basketball coach remains optimistic

Delta women’s basketball coach remains optimistic

By Joseph Thornton, reporter. With the women’s basketball team struggling in the early part of the season with a record of 3-7, head coach Shonda Long remains optimistic going forward. This is Long’s first head coaching job, but she believes these growing pains will pass. “We went on a slump in December, didn’t win a single game. Most teams would give […]

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Expanding the college football playoffs

Expanding the college football playoffs

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. College football has crowned its newest champion: the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team very familiar with lifting trophies above their head. This season’s college football playoffs marked the Crimson Tide’s third straight appearance and their second championship. Alabama’s presence was questioned from the beginning as they took the highly contested fourth playoff spot. The SEC champion […]

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Lady Pioneers lose fourth consecutive game, bring overall record to 2-6

Lady Pioneers lose fourth consecutive game, bring overall record to 2-6

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. The Delta College Lady Pioneers planned to travel to Benton Harbor to take on Lake Michigan College Red Hawks on Dec. 9 but the game was postponed. On Dec. 15 the two teams did get a chance to faceoff on the court. The Red Hawks and Lady Pioneers were in a tight battle for the first […]

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