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Current student led past life as hockey player

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor After a rough ending to his career as minor league hockey player, junior communications major Blake Humphrey has found a way to stay involved in hockey – through scouting for the team for which he once played. Humphrey scouts for the team he skated for last, the Topeka Roadrunners, officially as their West Coast scout. “The reason I enjoy scouting is because... 

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long
No stranger to athletics, senior Ashley Paul’s love for basketball began in the fourth grade. In addition to being a Second Team All-SCIAC selection in basketball, Paul is also a three-time First Team All-SCIAC honoree in softball. She was a member of both the Leopard softball and basketball teams that both clinched tournament titles in 2008. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Daniel Hargis Associate... 

Leos erased from SCIAC softball tourney

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The softball team’s long and difficult Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Confer­ence season came to an end this weekend for the Leopards, going 1-2 with losses to Redlands and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a win over Whittier. La Verne got off to quick starts in each game, but only managed to hold on for one win in three tries. “We didn’t get timely... 

Softball seniors go out with a win

Softball seniors go out with a win
The softball team celebrated Senior Day, which honors the careers of its graduating players, on April 22. After winning their last home game of the season, teammates gave gifts and exchanged warm stories to honor the five graduating seniors: Delaney Baylor, Mandy Brenner, Lisa Neu, Ashley Paul and Kaitlin Ward. The team enters the SCIAC tournament at 11 a.m. today at CMS against Redlands. / photo by... 

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6
La Verne third baseman Jason Munoz prepares to throw to first after tagging out Redlands pitcher Trenton Lively. The Leopards were defeated by the Bulldogs, 7-6, at Ben Hines Field on Sunday. The Leopards have won 17 of their 24 conference games and face off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in their next game at 3 p.m. today in Claremont. / photo by Warren Bessant Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Despite... 

La Verne drowns against Athenas

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Sometimes trying too hard does not work out well, which proved true Wednesday as the Leopards fell to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas by a score of 13-7 at CMS. La Verne jumped into the pool and out to a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the game but the Athenas came roaring back with four unanswered goals to lead 4-2 at the end of the first quarter. “They... 

Commentary: Fine facilities are underused

<i>Commentary</i>: Fine facilities are underused
Daniel Hargis, Associate Sports Editor At most colleges and universities, gyms and workout rooms are open for most of the day for the students to use at any time. However, the University of La Verne is not most colleges and universities, as the gym and workout room hours are minimal. Our gym does not have any listed hours to be used for recreational basketball, so if you want to play with friends you... 

Senior project aims to help Pomona area children

Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer On Monday and Wednesday senior communications major Debbie Allison collected donations in the Campus Center for Pomona Hope, a local non-profit organization that provides after-school programs and other support for families in Pomona. For her senior project Allison started a campaign called “Change for Pomona,” which involves fundraising and getting the word out... 

Softball fights to split with rival CMS

Softball fights to split with rival CMS
Third baseman Breanna English nails the throw to first baseman Jackie Duran to put out Claremont-Mudd-Scripps second baseman Michaela Ecklund in the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at CMS. The Leopards fell, 7-3, to the Athenas in game one, but came back to win, 5-1, in game two. The next home game for ULV is a doubleheader Saturday against Redlands. / photo by Allison Lavelle Daniel... 

La Verne falls by tip of a paw to Pomona-Pitzer

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor A misdirected field block into the goal with 43 seconds remaining sunk the hearts of La Verne faithful as the women’s water polo team fell to Pomona-Pitzer, 13-12, Wednesday at Las Flores Park. In the closest game in the two clubs’ history, La Verne scared the defending Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions on a day that the sun... 
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