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High expectations hinder athletes on and off the court

High expectations hinder athletes on and off the court

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief. In Western society, money is often construed to be a harbinger for happiness. If you just made a little more money, you’d be a little happier; if you had that nicer car, all your troubles would fade. NBA star Demar DeRozan would say otherwise. DeRozan has recently spoken out about his struggles coping with depression. When […]

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First hurdle for the Pioneers: South Suburban College

First hurdle for the Pioneers: South Suburban College

By Joe Thornton, reporter As the Delta College men’s basketball team rakes in awards and honors, the Pioneers’ coaches and players are keeping their eyes on the long road ahead. While the recognition now is nice, they can’t be distracted as they look to face their first opponent in their journey to become national champions. The Pioneers will go up […]

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March Madness excitement may jump from court to courtroom

March Madness excitement may jump from court to courtroom

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor. Ever since 1939, Americans have become increasingly more moonstruck over a tournament that pits the highest ranked college basketball teams in the country against each other. The long college basketball regular season finally comes to an exciting close in March as the various conferences partake in their annual tournaments. Once the conference champions have been crowned […]

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Lady Pioneers’ basketball season comes to end

Lady Pioneers’ basketball season comes to end

By Joe Thornton, reporter. The 2017-2018 Delta College women’s basketball team has played their final game. The Lady Pioneers, who faced multiple trials throughout their season, were unable to overcome adversity in the end. This team started with the odds against them as they adjusted to a new head coach and retained few returning players. This season was a downgrade from […]

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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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