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LV tackled by Cougars in football opener

LV tackled by Cougars in football opener
Late in Saturday’s game Asuza Pacific senior defensive end Kory Johnson sacks La Verne senior quarterback Thomas Arguello. Arguello managed to rush for 44 yards and one touchdown while also completing 113 yards passing. The game was played at Citrus College’s Citrus Stadium, where the Cougars mauled the Leopards, 65-14. / photo by Zachary Horton Kevin Parada Staff Writer La Verne came away from... 

Krich tackles first head coach job

Krich tackles first head coach job
California weather wins back California native Chris Krich after coaching in the Midwest. Krich says he is happy to be away from the snow and is ready for his first season at the University. / photo by Cameron Barr   Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Chris Krich has returned to his native California to start a new era with the Leopard football program after spending 18 years away from home playing and... 

Leopards hungry for 2011 football campaign to begin

Kevin Parada Staff Writer Most athletic programs including La Verne’s football program go through ups and downs. In 2010 the team won only one of its nine contests. In 2009 it failed to win any contests and in 2008 it won only two. “Hopefully they can pick up where they left off,” said psychology student Lou Moran. Although the Leopards have won three games in three years, there are always things... 

Spring football practice motivates Leopards

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer When spring semester comes to an end, so does spring football. Friday marked the end of spring football, where new head coach Chris Krich distilled accountability and discipline into his new players. The Leopards were allowed 16 practices in four weeks for the spring. They are not allowed to meet again for practice until Aug. 18. “We were able to accomplish everything we... 

Commentary: There is hope after all

<i>Commentary</i>: There is hope after all
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor For the last four seasons the football programs has been at the bottom of the La Verne sports totem pole. The baseball program went to the SCIAC tournament three out of four seasons, and won the tournament once. The women’s volleyball team had an undefeated season and went to the NCAA championship game. Those are just two of the programs that have had success while our... 

Christopher Krich to coach La Verne football

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor After much anticipation and speculation, the University on Thursday announced the appointment of Christopher Krich as head football coach. Krich served as defensive coordinator for five seasons at Millikin University in Illinois and in the same position for three seasons at Lakeland College in Wisconsin. At Lakeland, Krich helped the program to a 23-8 overall record and two... 

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... 

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... 

Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With the addition of a new parking lot and new state of the dormitories come consequences for some of the athletes and the athletic fields at the University of La Verne. The new dorms will be built where the former tennis courts, now parking lot F, are located at the corner of Second and D streets and a new parking structure will take the place of what is now Ben Hines Field,... 

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... 
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