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Leopards lose game but not hope

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Although the season came to a close with the loss, there is reason to be optimistic about what the future holds for the Leopards in the years to come. The men’s basketball team lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Southern California Intercolleg­iate Ath­letic Conference postseason tournament to Clare­mont-Mudd-Scripps, 68-62. The loss also marks the programs first... 

Leopards advance to SCIAC women’s basketball tournament

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer To earn a postseason berth, the women’s basketball team needed all four quarters plus overtime to defeat Redlands, 78-77, on a game winning layup by senior forward Emily Carrillo. Head coach Matt Rogers used a solid game plan and a lot of Leopards to take down the Bulldogs in the season finale. Similar to its entire season, which was hampered by injury and adversity,... 

Trio of Leopards dive into SCIAC finals meet

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Six divers competed in the Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Conference diving preliminaries last Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer, with three qualifying for the final meet. Solid performances were turned in by many of the Leopards, including senior Amanda McCadden, who qualified for the one-meter and three-meter diving events for this weekend’s SCIAC championship... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 

New women’s basketball coach Matt Rogers looks to deliver

New women’s basketball coach Matt Rogers looks to deliver
Matthew Rogers, St. Louis Intercol­legiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for 2003-04, is the new head coach of the women’s basketball team at La Verne. He was formerly the men’s basketball coach at Maryville University in St. Louis, where he captured two conference titles and two NCAA postseason berths. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer As the 2010-2011 regular... 

Leos clobber Poets for 1st football win since ’08

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The ninth time is a charm. Coming off one of their most heartbreaking losses of the season, the Leopards came out with full force. In the final game of the season, La Verne traveled to Whittier and dismantled the Poets, 49-23. With the victory La Verne snaps a 19-game losing streak and marks the team’s first win since Nov. 1, 2008. Since the arrival of head coach Andy... 

Future is bright for women’s hoops

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer It is that time of the year again. The weather is chilly, days are getting shorter and students are waiting to heckle opposing basketball teams. Just be sure not to tell that to the Leopard women’s basketball team, which is preparing to set this winter on fire and give the fans plenty to cheer about. As the Leopards’ 2010-2011 regular season campaign commences, there... 

Homecoming events promote togetherness

Homecoming events promote togetherness
Phil Velasco, Debbie Allison, Jennifer Juhasz, David Bradley, Kim Rampaul, Roxanne Garcia, Roddy Cobb, Noor Wahba, Courtney Gooden and Fabian Barreto were honored as the Homecoming Court on Nov. 1 during the illuminations ceremony. / photo by Christopher Guzman Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its annual Homecoming Family Weekend, which helps blend the past, present and... 

Talent, skill showcased at annual faculty research day

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its seventh annual Research and Professional Activity Day for faculty and students in the Campus Center Ballroom Thursday. The annual celebration displays ULV’s scholarship and creativity, while permitting guests an opportunity to meet and greet the individuals who have researched and compiled data in their respective fields of study. “The... 

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney
photo by Warren Bessant Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Above, sophomore Catie Logan (No. 7) blocks a return in the first set of La Verne’s match with Caltech on Friday. The Leopards mauled the Beavers in straight sets for their fourth consecutive victory and their 16th overall win of the season. On Tuesday night La Verne clinched a playoff spot by winning its sixth in row against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... 
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