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‘Sparks’ ignites LV football season

‘Sparks’ ignites LV football season
When not on the football field, senior liberal arts major and La Verne running back Travis Sparks-Jackson buses tables at Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont. This season, Sparks-Jackson ran for 1,521 yards and 19 touchdowns, and he became ULV’s all-time leading rusher with 3,046 career rushing yards. Sparks-Jackson played in the 2015 postseason all-star National Bowl in Miami, Florida, where he was... 

Football team breaks La Verne records on way to historic season

Football team breaks La Verne records on way to historic season
St. Thomas junior running back Jordan Roberts rushes for 4 yards before being taken down by La Verne junior cornerback Matt Nishanian, senior linebacker Anthony Penalber and senior safety Carvonte Hill in the first quarter of the game. The Leopards took on the Tommies in St. Paul, Minnesota. Neither team was able to score in the first quarter. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The... 

Leopards’ playoff run ends in first round

Leopards' playoff run ends in first round
  St. Thomas junior running back Jordan Roberts rushes for 9-yards before being taken down by La Verne junior cornerback Matt Nishanian and seniors linebacker Anthony Penalber and safety Carvonte Hill in the first quarter of the game Saturday at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The La Verne football team’s playoff run was... 

Leopards win first football title since 1995

Leopards win first football title since 1995
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson rushes for 9 yards of 159 yards in the game, giving him the school career record of 2,891 yards. Sparks-Jackson broke the previous all-time record of 2,844 set by running back Matthew Biggers in 2013. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The La Verne football team reigned supreme as it claimed the 2015 Southern California Intercol­legiate... 

Leopards punch ticket to playoffs

Leopards punch ticket to playoffs
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson scores a touchdown in the third quarter against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday at Merritt Field. Defending Sparks-Jackson, offensive linemen senior Grant Potter and freshman Toronny Thomas block the Sagehens’ defensive line, junior Charlie Fries, sophomore Blake Gunn, junior Brian Rauzi and sophomore Evan Lloyd. The Leopards plucked the Sagehens, 49-35,... 

La Verne runs wild to dethrone Chapman, 49-42

La Verne runs wild to dethrone Chapman, 49-42
La Verne defensive backs freshman Brody Camping and junior An-tony Young take down Chapman senior running back Jeremiah McKibbins, preventing the Panthers from large yardage early in the game. Despite a rocky first half during the Halloween battle, the Leopards came back after halftime, and began dominating the field; offensively and defensively. La Verne scored three touchdowns in the third quarter... 

Leopards make first place their own with drubbing of Poets

Leopards make first place their own with drubbing of Poets
Prohibiting Whittier Poets sophomore wide receiver Bryson Sanders from receiving the ball after kickoff, sophomore defensive back Eric Acosta helped turn the ball over to La Verne in the first quarter. The Leopards defeated the Poets, 44-3, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium and remain undefeated in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Leopards are now at the top of the SCIAC... 

Leos ‘stupefy’ Stags at Homecoming

Leos ‘stupefy’ Stags at Homecoming
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson rams into a defensive post held by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags, pushing inch by inch to gain yardage just before the half. Sparks-Jackson finished with 74 rushing yards. The Leopards defeated the Stags in a close game, 32-27, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium for a Homecoming victory. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief With... 

Rodriguez brings positivity to LV

Rodriguez brings positivity to LV
After 11 years coaching football, two-time cancer survivor Oscar Rodriguez is the new defensive coordinator for the La Verne football team. Rodriguez tells his players, “football is easy, life is hard.” Given the opportunity to work with higher division teams, after a second bout of cancer, he was drawn to La Verne for the people. / photo by Noel Cabrera Kaila Williams Staff Writer The alarm clock... 

Football wins first game of season

George Fox University sophomore offensive back Dominick Fix-Gonzalez fails to take down La Verne junior running back Dallas Parent at the end of the fourth quarter. The Leopards defeated the Bruins, 27-23, in their first game of the season Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. The team will face the Whitworth Pirates Sept. 19 in Washington. / photo by Kristina Bugante Camila Rios Staff Writer The football... 
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