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Late game heroics help each club in softball doubleheader

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Two-out heroics late in game one and a quick shift in momentum stemming from controversial calls in game two led to a split for the Leopards as they took on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in a doubleheader Monday. La Verne took the first game in a 2-1 comeback win but gave up a three-run fifth inning to eventually lose 5-1 in another non-conference break. “Today... 

Track athletes make mark at Cal-Nevada meet

Track athletes make mark at Cal-Nevada meet
University of La Verne sophomore Andrew Connell sprints the last leg of the 4x100 meter relay against Whittier, UC Irvine and Cal State Bakersfield. Connell and his relay team of Marcus Fortugno, Chancise Watkins and Paul Turner finished in 42.18 seconds to finish sixth in the race. The Leopards finished ninth overall at the California-Nevada State Championship meet last weekend with 36 team points.... 

Reign wrangle rival on ULV night

Reign wrangle rival on ULV night
The Ontario Reign’s Jordan Morrison and alternate captain Luke Beaverson struggle to gain control of the puck along the boards as the Reign face down divisional rival the Las Vegas Wranglers on March 12 at Citizens Business Bank Arena for “Go Green and Teacher Appreciation Jersey Night.” The Reign beat the Wranglers, 3-1, following a 7-4 loss the night before. / photo by Warren Bessant Daniel... 

Leopards unable to get past Bearcats

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Sixteen balls hit hard and straight at the defense proved to be the key difference in a 2-0 defeat for the Leopards at the hands of the Willamette Bearcats of Oregon at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday. Only earning three hits and a total of seven base runners on the day was costly as the Bearcats used a six-hit outing to take the close victory during a short non-conference... 

Idaho uses power play to rout Reign

Idaho uses power play to rout Reign
At 6 feet 3 inches tall, forward Michael Pelech of the Ontario Reign is an imposing competitor and not afraid of battling for the puck down low as he faces Steelheads’ defensemen Dustin Friesen and a stickless John Kearns in their attempt to clear the puck from the offensive zone. A native of Toronto, Pelech is willing to sacrifice his body to win the puck. The Reign play Friday against the Las Vegas... 

Women face tough loss to size, experience

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Youth and size converged in a heartbreaking 52-45 loss for La Verne against Occidental in a SCIAC tournament semifinal at Occidental last Friday. With four players seeing time that tower at 6’0” or more for the Tigers and six of 10 players seeing time for La Verne being underclassmen, the Leopards faced adversity from the opening tip. “Experience and depth.... 

Grady Thomas, Grant Woods fight to success in octagon

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Two Leopards were victorious in the octagon in amateur mixed martial arts bouts in “Mayhem in El Monte 5” at Florentine Gardens in El Monte last Friday. Grant Woods, assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Grady Thomas, senior public affairs major, each won via the judges’ scorecards in their respective bouts. Both fighters improved their overall records... 

Defense lifts Stags past Leopards

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The defense of the Stags was too much for the Leopards as they fell 56-48 in front of a crowd of 461 at Ted Ducey Gymnasium at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. With eight seconds remaining, another shot hit the rim and bounced harmlessly away from the hoop, another good look that did not go the Leopards way on a night in which La Verne finished 18-54 from the... 

Leopard women beat Cal Lutheran with last second rebound

Leopard women beat Cal Lutheran with last second rebound
La Verne point gaurd Raphaelle Buenafe dribbles toward Maya Sotelo in the first half in the Leopards’ 58-55 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday. This was La Verne’s fifth win at home, and second in a row. The Leopards were led by senior forward Emily Carrillo with 15 points. / photo by Allison Lavelle   Daniel Hargis Staff Writer In a game that was close throughout, with neither team gaining an... 
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