Jax Montgomery

Staff Writer, The Channels

Location icon United States of America

I am a freshman journalism major at Santa Barbara City College with aspirations to pursue a career in sports writing or reporting. I decided to pursue this career at the start of last year. I previously wanted to be a business major but slowly begun to lose interest towards the end of my senior year. I graduated from Carpinteria high school in 2016 and was a three-year varsity athlete. I have an insane love for sports and journalism is way I can continue to be around them. I can't play sports anymore, so covering them is the next best thing.

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Standout SBCC golfer aspires to career in physical therapy

Sophomore Michael Nam found a passion for golf when he first stepped foot on the green as an 8 year old, but the time has come for him to focus on other long-term goals. Nam has performed well in tournaments this season and had the lowest score at Oakmont Country Club earlier this year.

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SBCC baseball wins its sixth conference title in school history

The City College baseball team beat Ventura College 6-5 and captured its sixth conference title in school history on a windy Wednesday afternoon at Pershing Park. This is the Vaqueros' fourth conference championship in the last seven years. The last time they won it was in 2015.

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SBCC men's basketball beats Moorpark 65-63 for back-to-back victory

For their second victory in a row, the City College men's basketball team held off a late-game run from Moorpark College to beat them 65-63 Wednesday night at the Sports Pavilion. City College got off to a fast 11-0 start. Their strong opening prevented any run that Moorpark attempted.

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Vaqueros baseball beats the second-best team in California

Strong fielding and clutch pitching lead the City College baseball team to a 1-0 non-conference victory over Orange Coast College on a windy afternoon at Pershing Park. Orange Coast is ranked second best in California, but could not get a single run against the City College pitchers.

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Vaqueros baseball opens season with a home win

The City College Baseball team gave an excited crowd a great opening day by beating Cerritos College 3-2 in a home game at Pershing Park. City College will look to carry this momentum into their upcoming series with Saddleback College. "Walk-off wins are good," said coach Jeff Walker, "They are definitely momentum builders."

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SBCC freshman baseball player leads team in batting averages

From winning MVP his senior year at Los Gatos High School to hitting a walk off in his first City College game­­-freshman Jake Holton's love for baseball has continued to grow as he chases his dream of playing at the next level. Holton grew up in Los Gatos, Calif.

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SBCC men's basketball loses to Cuesta in double overtime

The City College men's basketball team lost in a double overtime thriller against Cuesta College 86-77 this Saturday night in the Sports Pavilion. The Vaqueros were up in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime, but two clutch shots by Cuesta kept the game going.

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SBCC baseball player leads team in hits and batting averages

Local freshman baseball star John Jensen brought his powerful bat from Santa Barbara High School to City College and has emerged as one of the team's top hitters. Jensen is a Santa Barbara native who played varsity baseball for three years. He received first team all-league in his senior year and recorded one of the...