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Men’s basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74

Men's basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74
La Verne’s starting center Alex Wolpe goes up for the bucket against Chapman’s Ben Ricard in the first half of their matchup Wednesday night. The Leopards roared out of the locker room in the first half but couldn’t hold off the Panthers as they dropped their second game of the season, 85-74. The Leopards wrap up a three game home stretch Saturday night against West Coast Baptist. / photo by... 

Football coach Ankeny and volleyball coach Sano let go

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Director of Athletics Julie Kline announced on Nov. 24 that head football coach Andy Ankeny and head volleyball coach Marlon Sano had been relieved of their duties. A national search to fill the vacant positions will begin in the coming weeks. Ankeny, who was hired prior to the 2007 season, finished with a 4-32 record during his four year coaching stint with the Leopards. His... 

Cross country finishes 7th in West Regionals

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Finishing strong was exactly what the men’s cross country team did a few weeks ago as they were able to finish in seventh place at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championship held at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Ore. The squad finished with a total of 202 with a team total of 2:15:12.86, and an average of 27:02.58. Williamette (63) was able to come ahead of... 

A wild Homecoming football finish ends in heartbreak

A wild Homecoming football finish ends in heartbreak
Brothers Matt Griffin and William Griffin console each other after the football team’s triple overtime loss to Pomona-Pitzer at Homecoming on Saturday. The Leopards staged a 14-point fourth-quarter comeback to take the game into overtime, but a failed two-point conversion in the third extra period to lose, 28-26. The team is 0-8 for the season and has lost 19 straight games. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez... 

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne
Junior center Alex Wolpe puts up two points against Afghanistan’s National Team during Monday’s preseason game. La Verne would go on to cut a 24 point deficit down to eight in a valiant second half effort in the game which they lost 80-72. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer A slow start led to an exhibition loss for the men’s basketball team as the fell to the Afghanistan... 

Leopards fall one win short of men’s soccer playoffs

Leopards fall one win short of men's soccer playoffs
La Verne senior Nahavi Mendoza goes up for a header against Pomona-Pitzer’s Alec Larson. On Saturday the Leopards dropped the game to the Sagehens. With the loss the Leopards missed the playoffs by one game and end their season with an overall record of 6-10-1. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Many hopes and dreams were crushed when the men’s soccer team fell to the... 

Water polo sinks in SCIAC play

Water polo sinks in SCIAC play
La Verne junior Kyle Thorsness breaks through the Vanguard defense to score for the Leopards on Saturday. The Leopards fell to the Lions, 15-13, despite a late fourth quarter comeback. The loss dropped the Leopards’ record to 5-16 overall and 1-2 in conference play. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Poor refereeing and missed opportunities led to back-to-back losses for... 

Whittier takes La Verne in men’s soccer, 3-1, with strong half

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer An exciting second half led to a final score of 3-1 as the men’s soccer team fell to the visiting the Whittier Poets last Saturday at Ben Hines Field. Physical play was extremely high during the game with the Poets receiving 20 fouls and two yellow cards, while La Verne received 15 fouls and three yellow cards. Both defenses played well during the first half keeping... 

The streak continues at 15 games

The streak continues at 15 games
La Verne sophomore safety Donald Mull leaps up and blocks a pass away from Occidental’s Nate Sullivan on Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards went on to drop their fourth game of the season, 30-0. The Leopards will visit Cal Lutheran on Saturday. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer No points meant yet another loss for the football team as they fell to the Occidental... 

Leopards continue search for win

Leopards continue search for win
La Verne senior Devon Libran carries the ball up the middle for a short gain, Saturday in the Leopards’ game against Linfield. The Wildcats controlled the pace of the game, totaling more than 400 yards on offense. The Leopards dropped the game, 30-3. / photo by Christopher Guzman Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Lack of offense proved to be the downfall for the men’s football team as it fell to... 
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