After more than a year on the sidelines, San Bernardino Valley College’s soccer, football, volleyball, and running stars are thrilled to be competing again. Wolverine athletes came out strong in their first games and matches since 2020. The men’s soccer team won its first home game of the season, defeating Cuyamaca College 3–0 with goals from Blake Dismang, Jose Solis, and Ebrima Njie. The women’s soccer team also was victorious in its home debut, defeating Citrus College 1–0 thanks to a goal from freshman Addyson Awunganyi. The women’s volleyball team hit the road for its first game and defeated West LA 3–2, and the football team walloped College of the Desert 50–8 to start the season strong. The women’s cross country team’s first race of the season was at Cal State San Bernardino on Sept. 11, and freshman Diana Bautista set a course record when she finished the 5K in 19 minutes, 19.5 seconds — a full 11 seconds before any other runner. After the first mile, Bautista picked up the pace and took off with the lead, a move that Coach Eric Abrams called “both gutsy and admirable. I told her to keep pressing and not let anyone come back on her, and she did just that.” The Wolverines finished the event in 5th place. The Wolverines aim to have successful seasons for all its athletic programs, with spring sports set to return in early 2022. All athletic events held at San Bernardino Valley College are currently open to spectators for the fall season. However, all spectators are asked to follow all health and safety protocols while on campus, and during athletic events. All spectators at events held indoors in the Athletics Complex must wear a mask while inside, while face coverings are recommended for outdoor events. For upcoming sporting events to cheer on the Wolverines, visit sbvcathletics.com.