Athletics News

  • Chavez ties for 48th place at State Championships
    May 13, 2019
    Taft College sophomore Garrison Chavez shot a two-round score of 161 to finish in a tie for 48th place at the 2019 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Men’s Golf State Championship on Monday. The event was held at the Silverado Resort & Spa golf course in Napa.
  • Cougars capture nine All-CVC postseason honors
    May 07, 2019
    A total of nine Taft College Cougars were honored by their opposing coaches and were named to the All-Central Valley Conference postseason baseball team. Led by first-team selections Javier Ramirez, Manny Guzman, and James McCallum, TC also had three second-team picks while three more were placed on the conference Gold Glove team.
  • Chavez finishes ninth, Postiff 28th at NorCal Championships
    May 06, 2019
    Taft College sophomore Garrison Chavez turned in a two-round score of 153 to tie for ninth place while freshman Jacob Postiff shot 161 to tie for 28th place at the Northern California Championships on Monday. The event took place at the Yolo Fliers Club Golf Course in Woodland and was hosted by Sierra College.
  • Taft postseason run ends with playoff series loss at Sacramento City
    May 04, 2019
    An impressive 2019 Taft College baseball season came to an end following the No. 13-seeded Cougars’ 6-3 loss at No. 4 Sacramento City College in Game 2 of their California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Northern California Regional Playoff series.
  • Cougars rally late only to get walked off in ninth, drop Game 1 of NorCal Playoffs 12-11 at Sacramento City
    May 03, 2019
    After staging an amazing four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning to tie up the game, No. 13-seeded Taft College couldn’t come away with the win and dropped Game 1 of its California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Northern California Regional Playoff series at No. 4 Sacramento City College by a final score of 12-11 on Friday.
  • Dobbs named first-team All-CVC, tops list of six Taft postseason honors
    May 03, 2019
    Taft College sophomore catcher Allie Dobbs earned first-team All-Central Valley Conference honors on Saturday following her impressive final season. She was joined by sophomore Jade Martinez on the All-CVC second team while freshmen Abrianna Carr, Cierra Papademetriou, Calli Martin, and Kaitlyn Allen were honorable mention selections.
  • A day at the ball park
    May 03, 2019
    The Taft College baseball team has proven to be an impressive group of young men. Touting 16 wins against 5 losses, with multiple TC baseball players sitting on the Central Valley Conference statistic leaderboards. But when they aren’t representing Taft College on the field, they are making relationships in some of the most unlikely places.
  • Taft gets No. 13 seed for NorCal Playoffs, face No. 4 Sacramento City
    April 29, 2019
    Fresh off their impressive 30-4 rout at Antelope Valley College on Saturday, Taft College was named the No. 13 seed for the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Northern California Regional Playoffs. The Cougars will travel to face No. 4 Sacramento City College in a best-of-three game series that starts on May 3.
  • Cougars’ CVC championship run falls short with loss to Sequoias
    April 26, 2019
    Needing a win for at least a share of the Central Valley Conference championship, Taft College let a close game turn into a landslide on Friday as the Cougars suffered a 19-8 defeat at College of the Sequoias in both teams’ CVC finale.
  • Taft moves into first-place tie after 15-6 win over COS in series opener
    April 23, 2019
    Freshman Manny Guzman tossed eight shutout innings while the Taft College offense banged out a season-high 20 hits in a huge 15-6 win at College of the Sequoias on Tuesday to begin a crucial three-game Central Valley Conference series.
  • Cougars wrap up season with split at Merced
    April 23, 2019
    The 2019 Taft College softball season came to a close following a split of a Central Valley Conference doubleheader at Merced College on Tuesday. Cierra Papademetriou blasted a pair of home runs in the Cougars’ 8-4 opening-game win before Merced took the final game by a score of 12-4.
  • Taft wraps up sweep of Porterville with 8-2 victory
    April 13, 2019
    Taft College surged to its fourth straight win thanks to its 8-2 Central Valley Conference victory on Saturday over visiting Porterville College. The Cougars swept the three-game series, taking the opener 7-2 on Tuesday before Thursday’s 20-1 rout on the road in Game 2.
  • Cougars send sophomores out with 11-2 win over West Hills Coalinga
    April 15, 2019
    It was a great day for Taft College’s four sophomores as well as the rest of the Cougar softball team. On Monday, the program honored sophomores Allie Dobbs, Jessica Silva, Jade Martinez, and Paige Wagner before going on to defeat West Hills College Coalinga by a final score of 11-2 in six innings.
  • Early runs holds up for Taft in Game 1 win over Porterville
    April 09, 2019
    Greyson Barrett smacked a pair of triples on his way to a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate for Taft College in a 7-2 victory over visiting Porterville College on Tuesday in the opening game a of three-game Central Valley Conference series.
  • Taft splits final games of Merced series, falls two games back of first
    April 06, 2019
    Taft College suffered just its second Central Valley Conference series loss of the season after splitting the final two games against Merced College. Following their marathon 14-inning loss to the Blue Devils on Tuesday, the Cougars fell 9-6 on Thursday in Taft but salvaged a 12-10 victory on the road in the finale on Saturday.
  • Slow starts hurt Taft in doubleheader sweep at Porterville
    April 02, 2019
    Taft College pitchers allowed a four-run, first-inning in Game 1 and five runs in the opening frame of Game 2 on its way to a pair of losses at Porterville College on Tuesday. The Pirates took the opener by a final score of 7-4 and needed just five innings to defeat the Cougars 11-1 in Game 2.
  • Cougars can’t close out Merced, suffer stunning 8-7 loss in 14 innings
    April 02, 2019
    Taft College was an out away from earning their 10th straight Central Valley Conference victory. Instead, a two-out error followed by a game-tying single sent the Cougars’ game at Merced College into extra innings where the Blue Devils eventually prevailed in 14 innings by a final score of 8-7.
  • Cougars roar to ninth straight win, sweep West Hills Coalinga to move into first in CVC
    March 30, 2019
    Jake Pearson went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI while Andres Rolon drove in a pair of runs and scored three times to lead the surging Taft College Cougars to a 12-3 win at West Hills College Coalinga to close out a three-game sweep of a Central Valley Conference series.
  • Bandy honored at CCCAA Convention
    March 28, 2019
    Taft College athletic director and women's volleyball head coach Kanoe Bandy was honored by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) on Thursday for being named an Under Amour Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
  • Taft solid pitching, heaving hitting combine for 10-0 rout over West Hills Coalinga
    March 28, 2019
    Taft College sophomore Cassius Shy tossed six shutout innings while Wes Herbert, Zach Jones, and Luis DeLeon all hit home runs to help lead the Cougars to an impressive 10-0 win on Thursday over West Hills College Coalinga in Game 2 of a three-game Central Valley Conference series.
  • Early runs hold up for Taft in 9-4 win over West Hills Coalinga
    March 26, 2019
    James McCallum went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI to help lead Taft College to a 9-4 Central Valley Conference win at West Hills College Coalinga to open a three-game series on Tuesday.
  • Cougars split offensive doubleheader with Cerro Coso
    March 26, 2019
    Runs were easy to come by for the winning teams of a Central Valley Conference doubleheader between Taft College and visiting Cerro College on Tuesday. Cerro Coso opened the afternoon’s action with a 17-4 win over the Cougars before Taft sent the Coyotes home after an impressive 19-3 bounce-back win.
  • Cougars roll to fifth straight win with 15-6 road victory at Reedley
    March 21, 2019
    Taft College banged out 14 hits, including a solo home run by Andres Rolon (pictured), on its way to a 15-6 victory at Reedley College on Thursday in Game 2 of a three-game Central Valley Conference series.
  • Cougars rally late for win over Reedley
    March 19, 2019
    Taft College rallied for two runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull out an 8-5 Central Valley Conference win over visiting Reedley College on Tuesday in the opening game of a three-game series.
  • Taft offense struggles in doubleheader loses at Fresno City
    March 19, 2019
    A rough stretch of the 2019 season for Taft College continued on Tuesday. The Cougars totaled just seven hits over two games and suffered consecutive five-inning losses in a doubleheader at Fresno City College.
  • Bandy named Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year
    March 08, 2019
    CLEVELAND -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) recently announced the 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY), including Taft College athletic director and women’s volleyball head coach Kanoe Bandy.
  • Taft Women’s Volleyball earns CCCAA Scholar Team Award
    March 12, 2019
    Taft College student-athletes are not only winners on the field (or on the court in this case), but also in the classroom. The women’s volleyball team is a perfect example as the 2017 squad was recently named a Scholar Team by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).
  • Taft offense explodes in 20-7 conference win over Cerro Coso
    March 12, 2019
    Sophomore Jade Smoot smacked a pair of home runs and drove in four runs while Wes Herbert (pictured) had 5 RBI to help lead Taft College to a huge 20-7 rout at Cerro Coso College on Tuesday in the opening game of a three-game Central Valley Conference series.
  • Dobbs homers in third straight, Cougars drop CVC doubleheader to Reedley
    March 12, 2019
    Sophomore Allie Dobbs homered in her third consecutive game, her state-leading ninth of the season, to account for all of Taft College’s runs in a 9-3 loss in the opening game of a Central Valley Conference doubleheader against Reedley College on Tuesday. The second game didn’t go the Cougars way as well, as Taft lost 8-4.
  • Cougars fall in series finale to Fresno City, 10-4
    March 09, 2019
    Buster Hardman went 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI to lead Taft College at the plate in a 10-4 Central Valley Conference loss to visiting Fresno City College in the deciding game of a three-game set on Saturday.
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