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Poets write a bad ending for Leopards with no-hitter

Poets write a bad ending for Leopards with no-hitter
Leopards head coach Scott Winterburn and senior Bryce Roenicke watch as Whittier pitcher Ryan Schwenn throws a no-hitter against La Verne on Friday, 4-0. However, the Leopards swept Saturday’s doubleheader by the scores of 4-3 and 8-4. The Leopards improved their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to 14-4 and their overall record to 19-10. The Leopards now hold a first place... 

Commentary: Angels gamble on an uncertain future

<i>Commentary</i>: Angels gamble on an uncertain future
Allison Lavelle, LV Life Editor Albert Pujols will play his first regular season game as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight and fans have been eagerly anticipating this moment since his signing in December. Adorned with the No. 5 jersey and singing his praises, it seems as if the pro-Pujols movement is too distracted by the shiny Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards to fully realize... 

Leopards claw their way into first

Leopards claw their way into first
Junior catcher Jason Moralez scores on a sacrifice fly by freshman outfielder David Finneran to win the first game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in extra innings Saturday. The victory gave the Leopards the momentum they needed to overwhelm CMS by an 11-3 margin in the second game of the double header, and put the Leopards in first place in SCIAC. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel Hargis Staf Writer When... 

Leopards get mauled by Panthers

Leopards get mauled by Panthers
La Verne junior outfielder Cody Hazel tracks down a pop up in left field during Sunday night’s game against Chapman at their home field, Hart Park in Orange. The Leopards fell short to the Panthers, 6-4. Chapman won two of the three games in the series. / Photo by Zachary Horton Daniel Hargis Staff Writer After scoring four early runs in a cold and windy first game of a three-game series against... 

La Verne takes one from Redlands

La Verne takes one from Redlands
Sophomore catcher George Holland dodges the tag by Redlands’ first baseman Jon Cavender in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday. The Leopards were declawed by the Bulldogs in the top of the 6th inning, when Redlands scored five runs in a row. La Verne held Redlands the rest of the game, losing, 6-1. The Leopards were able to take the second game, 9-6. / photo by Cameron Barr  Read More →

Leopards and Tigers claw for win

Leopards and Tigers claw for win
Junior Michael Stewart scores on a double by senior Bryce Roenicke Saturday against Occidental. La Verne took the first game of the doubleheader 9-4, scoring five runs in the eighth inning. The Leopards were clawed 14-3 in the second game. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel Hargis Staff Writer A solo homerun over the left field wall by junior catcher Jason Moralez capped a four-run sixth inning that... 

Leopards claw down Eagles for opening win

Leopards claw down Eagles for opening win
Head coach Scott Winterburn (left) gives senior infielder Zach Canfield some instruction as senior pitcher Alan Heide warms up at the Damien High School varsity field. The team has been holding its practices at the high school while it awaits construction of a new home field. / photo by Christian Uriarte Shelby Nelson Staff Writer This year’s baseball team is in high spirits about what lies ahead... 
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Commentary: Dodgers may find new life with new owner

<i>Commentary</i>: Dodgers may find new life with new owner
Lauren Creiman, News Editor They were the words heard around Los Angeles: “Frank McCourt is going to sell the Dodgers.” I think I speak on behalf of most Dodger fans when I say that we have waited for this news for much too long. Suddenly it feels like our luck might change; the Dodgers will be free of the imbecile’s control, and we can get back to playing ball and winning games. However, like... 

Commentary: Leagues need to act to stop violence

<i>Commentary</i>: Leagues need to act to stop violence
Daniel Hargis, Sports Editor Teams taunt one another during games, often through controversial extracurricular activities that result in more resentment between the teams and an act of retaliation that the governing body of the sport must address. No self-respecting team will go down without having the last laugh, taking action so that the opponent knows they will not get pushed around. The most recent... 

Larini leaves LV as a storied leader on the diamond

Larini leaves LV as a storied leader on the diamond
Senior pitcher and infielder Mark Larini looks out on Ben Hines Field from the dugout as the construction workers continue preparations to dig up the field. Larini, a movement and sports science major, has played for La Verne for four years. He was selected to be on the All-SCIAC team and lead the team in innings pitched and strikeouts during the 2011 season. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports... 
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