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“Homeboy” Father Boyle presents new book

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, presented his book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” as part of the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program on Tuesday at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium in Claremont. About 200 guests, more than a full house, filled the auditorium to welcome Father... 

Women’s tennis has hope despite loss

Women's tennis has hope despite loss
Junior Arielle Monteilh returns the shot as the women’s tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to Salisbury University on March 24. The Leopards look to improve their 2-8 record in SCIAC play with a match against Redlands at 2:30 p.m. today at the Claremont Club. La Verne is currently in seventh place in the conference with six matches remaining. / photo by Candice Salazar Cheryl Regan Staff Writer It... 

Softball beats back Tigers in sweeping effort

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer With 14 RBIs and two homeruns, the Leopards proved their power is in its swing in a sweep over Occidental on Saturday, 4-3 and 12-4. La Verne also found its biggest detriment within that power with 11 fly outs and nine ground outs in both games. “We have to work on stringing bats together and working through in clutch situations,” junior catcher Daryn Schiveley... 

Clutch hits lead to sweep

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer After having the first game of the series cancelled on Friday, the Leopards took on Cal Lutheran for a doubleheader Saturday at Ben Hines Field. La Verne won both games by scores of 7-5 and 8-0. In game one, it was 3-3 going into the bottom of the eighth. Jason Munoz had an RBI base hit to bring the score to 4-3. The bases were loaded when Sergio Munoz hit a triple down the... 

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... 

La Verne drives its way to golf tournament win

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer After a weekend of rainy weather, the sun was out on Tuesday when La Verne took first place in SCIAC No. 3 tournament at Sierra Lakes Golf Course. The Leopards came back from a spring break tournament in Georgia where they got a lot of positive feedback from head coach Eric Riehle. La Verne ended the day with a 15-stroke victory and a team score of 281, seven under par. Redlands... 

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... 
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