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Friday, June 9, 2017

HSU Axes Pepsi Contract

Posted By on Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The athletics department gets about $58,000 in sponsorship funds from HSU's contract with PepsiCo, which give the multi-billion-dollar company "pouring rights" on campus.
  • The athletics department gets about $58,000 in sponsorship funds from HSU's contract with PepsiCo, which give the multi-billion-dollar company "pouring rights" on campus.

Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher has decided to sever the school’s ties with PepsiCo after some students came forward opposing its ongoing 40-year relationship with the multi-billion-dollar company.

Under the contract, PepsiCo gave HSU about $58,000 in sponsorship funds for athletic scholarships and scoreboard maintenance in exchange for “pouring rights” guaranteeing Pepsi 80 percent of on-campus food and beverage retail space. With the five-year contract slated to expire June 30 and up for renewal, students urged administrators end the school’s relationship with the soft drink giant — which owns a host of multi-billion-dollar subsidiaries, including Quaker, Cheetos, Doritos, Gatorade and Tropicana.

Specifically, students argued that partnering with PepsiCo wasn’t in line with the school’s stated commitment to promoting social and environmental justice. Additionally, they said the contract denies local businesses the opportunity to sell their products on campus.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Milk Run in the Sun

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Runners take off on the Foggy Bottom Milk Run on Sunday. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Runners take off on the Foggy Bottom Milk Run on Sunday.
There wasn't much in the way of fog in Ferndale when runners of all ages pounded the Victorian Village's pavement during the Foggy Bottom Milk Run on Sunday. In fact, the 4-mile, 10-mile and 2-mile loops began and ended under blue sky on Main Street, which was lined on both sides with clusters of cheering onlookers.

The day's winners included Michael Guerrero for the men's 4-mile with a time of 23:22 and Lanore Bergenske for the women's 4-mile at 29:16. First over the finish line for the 10-mile were Aaron Campbell at 56:44 and Tami Beal at 1:10:15. August Garcinero finished the 2-mile in 10:27 and Elsa Nolan covered it in 13:05. Complete results will be posted on the Six Rivers Running Club website
Michael Guerrero, winner of the 4-mile, still had enough energy for this move. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Michael Guerrero, winner of the 4-mile, still had enough energy for this move.

Lanore Bergenske was the first woman of the day to cross the finish line in the 4-mile. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Lanore Bergenske was the first woman of the day to cross the finish line in the 4-mile.
At 2 p.m. the street was packed for the shortest of the day's races, the 2-mile. Instead of lightly bouncing pros with sinewy calves and hi-tech shoes, the starting line was packed with kids of all ages. They jostled and chatted, hooting and clapping for the last runners from the 10-mile. Mike Pigg announced to the crowd that this year's goal was to not have anyone fall down, then led the countdown to the start.

The 2-mile race was a younger crowd overall. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • The 2-mile race was a younger crowd overall.
Serious runners wove their way to the front of the pack and the crowd spread out. Once over the finish line, participants big and small (a few in strollers) headed for the tent stalls for orange wedges and cartons of chocolate milk, taking photos with their medals in the sunshine.

Mike Pigg informs the kids up front that this year's goal is to have nobody fall down at the start. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Mike Pigg informs the kids up front that this year's goal is to have nobody fall down at the start.

Post-race cool down in the afternoon sun. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Post-race cool down in the afternoon sun.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wavesgiving

Posted By and on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Organizer Chris Johnson catching a wave. - SEAN JANSEN
  • Sean Jansen
  • Organizer Chris Johnson catching a wave.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, while some of us huddled inside and watched the rain, Humboldt surfers woke before dawn and headed out to Trinidad State Beach for the second annual Wavesgiving Surf Contest. Some 20 contestants zipped into their wetsuits and hit the water to compete for cash and salty glory. Photographer Sean Jansen was in the splash zone capturing highlights. Check out the action in the sea-battered slideshow below.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

HSU Softball Stopped One Win Shy of National Title

Posted By on Sun, May 22, 2016 at 2:22 PM

The Lions celebrate their national championship with the ice bath of victory. - FACEBOOK/UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA
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  • The Lions celebrate their national championship with the ice bath of victory.
The Lumberjacks entered Saturday needing just one win to become national champions. It wasn’t meant to be.

The Humboldt State University softball team dropped both its games Saturday to lose the best of three NCAA Division II national championship series in Denver to the University of North Alabama. HSU got off to a good start in the series Friday against North Alabama, which boasts the nation’s third best offense, thanks to a 5-0 shutout from ace pitcher Madison Williams.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Our Assemblyman Golfed Pebble Beach Last Year for Free

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Fore! - GRANT SCOTT-GOFORTH
  • Grant Scott-Goforth
  • Fore!
Politicians are just like us. Who hasn’t been given $460 tickets to a Warriors or Giants game from a powerful state union or private corporation?

The LA Times just released an article detailing the sports-related gifts handed to California lawmakers and there was our very own 2nd District Assemblyman Jim Wood, leading the state in single gift value.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

John Jaso: Humboldt's Dreadlocked Baseball Hero Talks Concussions

Posted By on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:50 PM

John Jaso, swinging for the Oakland Athletics. - SUBMITTED
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  • John Jaso, swinging for the Oakland Athletics.
Humboldt-grown pro baseball player John Jaso is the subject of a fantastic article that came out this week on VICE Sports. In it, Jaso’s former teammate Fernando Perez (a World Series champ and he’s a better writer than me? Sigh) talks with Jaso about playing catcher, diva pitchers, being a Moneyball player and the debilitating concussions he suffered two years in a row.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Championship Crusaders

Posted By on Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:14 AM

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The St. Bernard’s High School football team made history yesterday, becoming the first North Coast team to win a state championship.

Under a driving rain in Laguna Hills, the Crusaders lead throughout and beat Saddleback Valley Christian 28-21 to claim the California Interscholastic Federations Division V-A state title. After taking the early lead, the Crusaders leaned on a power running game, lead by junior quarterback Jack Rice, who finished with 41 carries for 148 yards, according to a report in the Times-Standard.

After the team got a police escort out of Eureka last week, one can imagine a hero’s welcome awaits when the Crusaders’ bus rolls into town today. For complete game coverage, check out Danny Penza’s report in the Times-Standard here.
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Jacks Defeated in Missouri

Posted By on Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 11:38 AM

GRANT SCOTT-GOFORTH
  • Grant Scott-Goforth
After a win over Augustana University to start the Humboldt State University football team's first postseason since 1968, the Jacks were routed Saturday, 54-7, by the number one-ranked Northwestern Missouri State.

Playing in Maryland, Missouri, the Jacks record-setting offense was all but stuffed, held to a single touchdown in the fourth quarter off a blocked punt. As the Times-Standard's Danny Penza wrote on Twitter,  "Northwest Missouri State is good."
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jacks Win in First Postseason Since 1968

Posted By on Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 7:16 PM

Wide receiver Chase Krivashei and tailback Ja'Quan Gardner celebrate a touchdown. - GRANT SCOTT-GOFORTH
  • Grant Scott-Goforth
  • Wide receiver Chase Krivashei and tailback Ja'Quan Gardner celebrate a touchdown.
The Humboldt State University football team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament today after beating South Dakota’s Augustana University in a raucous game with back-and-forth offensive thrills.

Augustana returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, quieting a full house of Jacks fans, but HSU quickly answered, and the teams went into the second half tied 17-17.

Ja'Quan Gardner ran for 246 yards. - GRANT SCOTT-GOFORTH
  • Grant Scott-Goforth
  • Ja'Quan Gardner ran for 246 yards.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sanctioning Body Drops Trinidad Fight Night

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 12:28 PM

A poster advertising the Nov. 14 event. - WWW.SOYOUWANNAFIGHT.COM
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  • A poster advertising the Nov. 14 event.
Fight night is returning to Trinidad on Nov. 14, but likely without the sanctioning and oversight that were put in place following a catastrophic injury in April of 2014, which left fighter Steve Watts paralyzed.

Cher-Ae Heights Casino has hosted two nights of mixed martial arts and amateur boxing in the year and half since Watts fractured his C-4 vertebrae and damaged his spinal cord trying to take down an opponent, both of which were sanctioned and regulated by the International Sport Combat Federation, a company that oversees fights throughout the country. But some changes at the California State Athletic Commission have forced ISCF to bow out of the Nov. 14 event.

Neither Cher-Ae Heights Casino nor Don Arnott, the fight promoter, responded to phone calls and emails seeking comment for this story, so it’s unclear if they plan to get the “So You Wanna Fight” event sanctioned. The only other sanctioning organization recognized by the state told the Journal it has not been contacted about being involved in the Nov. 14 fight night.

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