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Leopards win high-scoring battle against Sagehens

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s water polo team defeated the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens 10-9 in Game two of the Inland Empire Tournament Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. With two seconds left in the game, junior defender Phillip Clayman of Pomona-Pitzer attempted to shoot a final goal to tie the game, hoping to go into overtime, but the ball was saved by junior goalkeeper Christian Ortiz. “I’m... 

ULV catcher drafted by Red Sox

ULV catcher drafted by Red Sox
Catcher for the University of La Verne baseball team, Joe Winterburn, visits his father, baseball head coach Scott Winterburn’s office. The Boston Red Sox drafted Winterburn as a catcher during the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, being the 41st Leopard to be drafted into MLB history. He will practice with the Red Sox in Florida this spring./ photo by Mariela Patron Jolene Nacapuy Sports... 

Hopi culture shines in Katsinam

Hopi culture shines in Katsinam
Larry Melendez of the Butterfly/Badger clan was one of 16 Katsinam doll carvers whose work was included in the exhibition, “Katsinam: A Hopi Living Tradition” at the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California. Melendez, who was inspired by the Hopi nation and Mexican traditions, uses cottonwood roots and carves the dolls with a knife and rasp and colors them with mineral paints.... 

Spencer wins the gold on the green

Alec Spencer, a freshman on the golf team, was named the 2014 Ken Sherman Freshman of the Year and First Team All-SCIAC for his performance on the links this season. The San Diego native studies business administration, likes to skateboard, and listen to Kid Cudi. Spencer finished in seventh place in the SCIAC Championships. The team competed at the NCAA Division III National Championships, placing... 

Madrigal serves as LV’s tennis ace

Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor When she is not schooling her friends at Guitar Hero, Andrea Madrigal is dominating on the tennis court. Madrigal, who graduated from South Hills High School in West Covina, came to the University La Verne because it is a smaller school and she is able to play tennis. It is a sport that she did not grow up playing much. “I used to play soccer actually,” Madrigal... 

Baseball looks toward next season

Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor The baseball team ended its regular season with an overall record of 19-22 and a 15-13 record in the Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Leopards beat Caltech, 21-2 in seven innings on April 29 and with a loss by Occidental on that same day, clinched the No. 4 seed in the SCIAC postseason tournament. La Verne faced top-seeded Cal Lutheran... 

Track finishes 3rd at SCIAC meet

The track and field teams competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships hosted by Occidental on Saturday and Sunday at the Bill Henry Track. The men’s and women’s teams each finished in third place. “I felt that the championship was a blessing overall for me and my team,” senior runner Chancise Watkins said. “Everything went as planned and it was beyond... 

Softball silences Sagehen offense

Softball silences Sagehen offense
Senior left outfielder Laura Olson fights off an inside pitch to avoid a strike out against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday. The last series for the softball team took place at Pomona-Pitzer this past weekend. The Leopards caged the Sagehens, winning both games of the doubleheader with the scores of 6-3 and 6-1, extending their winning streak to five games. / photo by Hunter Cole Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports... 

Athletics Pavilion lockers burglarized

La Verne Police still have no suspects in the April 17 and 18 burglaries of several athletes’ lockers in the Athletics Pavilion. Items stolen include iPads, keyboard cases, athletic shoes, bags and other miscellaneous items, according to Campus Safety officers, who said the theft took place between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lockers were unlocked at the time, said Associate Director of Campus Safety... 

Leopards and Bulldogs split series

Leopards and Bulldogs split series
La Verne senior left fielder Laura Olson rounds second base as Redlands second baseman Amanda Clark tries to save a ball missed by shortstop Vicki King in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday. La Verne’s next doubleheader is noon Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor  La Verne settled for a split against No. 18 Redlands Saturday at Campus West. The... 
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