Quarterback leads the football team’s offense
Nov13

Quarterback leads the football team’s offense

“I’m used to it…I’ve been doing it my whole life,” Palomar quarterback Matt Romero said on playing a position under so much pressure. Currently leading the Southern Conference in both touchdown passes, passing yards per game, and was at one point tying as the nation’s leading touchdown passer, Romero has been awarded player of the week twice already this season, substantiating his drastic improvement from his freshman year. Romero...

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Out-of-state athletes chase dreams at Palomar
Nov13

Out-of-state athletes chase dreams at Palomar

Of the 93 junior colleges, often called JUCOs, with a football team in the nation, 75 of them are located in California. Serving as a gateway for second chances, community colleges provide the opportunity for student athletes to use school as a means to take another shot at their goals. Twenty-one Palomar Comet football players on the roster are out-of-state students. The Comets wide receiver, Avery Harris, moved from Orlando, Florida...

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Hut hut hike! Meet the offensive line
Oct22

Hut hut hike! Meet the offensive line

The offensive linemen of Palomar’s football team typically get little to no attention, but these big guys deserve a little more limelight. The offensive line is coached by Steve White, who has been coaching football in and out of different schools for 36 years. “Something you can’t coach is size, because everybody is bigger, faster, stronger.” Coach White said. “They have to be fairly athletic and quick [as well].” The Comet’s...

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Men’s basketball kicks off preseason undefeated
Oct19

Men’s basketball kicks off preseason undefeated

The Palomar men’s basketball team gave its fans a little preview of what to expect for the regular season. The Comets held a scrimmage at the Palomar Dome against the San Diego City Knights and the Saddleback Gauchos on Sept. 29. The Comets held it down and won against both teams. The Palomar men’s basketball team’s display gives hope for the upcoming season as they went 4-0 in its showcase at the 2017 So Cal Fall Juco Jamboree,...

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Sexist comments in sports highlight a deep issue
Oct19

Sexist comments in sports highlight a deep issue

Surprising? No. Disappointing? Yes. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made an ignorant remark to a female reporter at a news conference on Oct. 4 stating, “I think it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” after the reporter asked him a question about how he felt about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing the physicality of routes. What was more concerning than his comment was the motion of his head and the cringing of...

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