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Lady Pioneers gain momentum near playoffs

Lady Pioneers gain momentum near playoffs

Video by Kevin Lazzaro By Joe Thornton, reporter “We’re the spoilers and the underdogs. The ones that are here to ruin everyone else’s fun. All we’re playing for is to crush everyone else’s dream. No worries, no stresses, we just gotta go out and play basketball.” Delta College’s women’s basketball head coach Shonda Long has gotten her team under the […]

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High expectations for the Pioneers for final season

High expectations for the Pioneers for final season

Video by Kevin Lazzaro By Joe Thornton, reporter With the Delta men’s basketball team having a measly nine games remaining, we have to take a look back at the beginning of the season and how we got to where we are now.When talking with Carlos McMath, Delta’s men’s basketball head coach, he established at the beginning of the season that […]

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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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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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Trump on Sports

Trump on Sports

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor To understand why the president’s relationship with sports is the way it is, we must first dive into Trump’s history with the sporting world, specifically football. Trump attempted to purchase an NFL team in the 1980s but was outbid. He then purchased the New Jersey Generals, a United States Football League team, and immediately kick-started […]

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Lady Pioneers fall to Lansing Community College, bring record to 2-3

Lady Pioneers fall to Lansing Community College, bring record to 2-3

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor Delta’s Lady Pioneers took on the Lansing Community College Stars on Dec. 1 in the Pioneer Gym. The Pioneers had it rough from the jump when they were outscored 27-16 by the Stars in the first quarter. However, a second quarter rally would put the Lady Pioneers up at halftime 39-36. A slow second quarter […]

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