The Cougar Chronicle

basketball game recap 2/24/18 Cougars win final game of the 2017-2018 season

Sonya Makkanji, Sports Reporter

March 7, 2018


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CSUSM Cougars end their season on a high note beating CSU Dominguez Hills Toros on Saturday, February 24 game 93 to 78 at the CSUSM’s Sport Center Arena. Men’s Basketball end their season 20 wins - 8 losses as CSU Dominguez Hills have 13 wins and 15 losses.   This is the last baske...

CSUSM Cougars drop the ball in Saturdays double header

Sonya Makkanji, Sports Reporter

March 7, 2018


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The sun was out this past weekend in La Jolla, however our beloved Cougars could not make it out from under the clouds. The CSUSM’s Softball team played hard, unfortunately they could not commit to a win.  For the first of their doubleheader, the cougars played UC San Diego and took a loss finishing...

From surfing “gnarly” waves in Oahu to organizing a team

March 6, 2018


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Shane Freyberger, sophomore global business major and President of the CSUSM Surf Club hopes are for the team to come together for a national regional championship. Freyberger has been surfing for 12 years since he was eight-years-old and has been continuing since, nothing is slowing him down.  ...

Cougars come up short against Cal Poly Pomona

Bri Savant, Sports Reporter

March 6, 2018


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In a much-anticipated game, CSUSM’s men’s basketball team fell short against Cal Poly Pomona’s Broncos on Feb. 10 with a final score of 69-63, at the Sports Center. With both teams vying for the number one spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) rankings, the basketball game a...

Introducing our Spring Sport Players Isaias Torres and Kat Calderon

Samantha Carrillo, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 6, 2018


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Isaias Torres, Catcher/Designated Hitter, Senior.   What is your major and what do you plan to do with your degree?   Kinesiology with a pre-health emphasis and a minor in Biology. I hope to go to medical school after graduation or a post-baccalaureate program.   Who ins...

Coaches Corner: Swing into action by meeting our Softball and Baseball Coaches

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

March 6, 2018


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Laurie Nevarez, Head Softball Coach     How many years have you been coaching?   15 years, started few years after I stopped playing at UCLA as a fifth year undergrad. Why did you pursue this career path? It’s my love for educating, making a difference in young people...

Meet CSUSM’s Basketball guards on the men’s and women’s Team

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


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Reagan Lillie, Guard, Senior. What is your major? I am a Global Business Management major with a marketing track. Who inspired you to play basketball? Do you have favorite basketball player? My mom because she played growing up and all throughout high school, she was the one who got me into basketball. Kobe Bryant. Do you have a...

Coaches Corner: Spotlight on Basketball

Hannah Snider, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


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Renee Jimenez How long have you been coaching for? 13 - 14 years Why did you decide to pursue this career path? I loved playing basketball as a kid, I played a lot of sports growing up…basketball was really the sport that I loved. I was always really curious to the coaching side o...

Campus Rec presents students with outdoor adventures

Bri Savant, Sports Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

In need of a fun getaway for the day? Still trying to maintain healthy and active lifestyle 2018 resolutions? Then check out some of the outdoor adventures that Campus Recreations are offering! Calling all snow bunnies! Take a look at the Big Bear Slopes Day on Saturday, Feb. 24!  This day trip in...

CSUSM Dance and Cheer Team compete at Nationals

CSUSM Dance and Cheer Team compete at Nationals

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

The CSUSM’s Cheer and Dance Teams attended the National Cheerleading Competition (UCA) and the National Dance Competition (UDA). The competition was held during the weekend of Jan. 12 to 14 in Orlando, Florida. In a recent email interview with CSUSM’s Dance Team Coordinator, Michelle Fekete and c...

Get to know our Athletic Facilities Director, Scott Kirby

Get to know our Athletic Facilities Director, Scott Kirby

Michael Dentrea, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

How long have you been in the role of Athletic Facilities Director at CSUSM? My actual title is Director of Facility Operations and Campus Recreation.  I report to the division of Student Affairs.  I have been on the Campus for nearly 15 years starting off at the Clarke Field House as the Assis...

Cougars kick off their homecoming game

Cougars kick off their homecoming game

Michael Dentrea, Sports Reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Students and faculty showed their “Cougar Pride” wearing traditional blue tees, hats and wristbands. Several student organizations did a tremendous amount of fundraising during homecoming week with events like CougarFest during U-hour which gave out free food, donation contest and performances by the...