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From the dance floor to first base

From the dance floor to first base
Raven Freret, junior broadcasting major, plays first base for the softball team. Freret started playing softball at age 5 and has not stopped since. For the second consecutive season, Freret was named to the First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Karleigh Neff Staff Writer It is almost impossible for a competitive college softball player to... 

ULV baseball expects big things next season

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The Leopards were unable to defend their SCIAC title from last season finishing the season with an overall record of 22-16 and 16-12 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. La Verne placed fifth in SCIAC and did not qualify for the conference tournament, but the players were able to gain a lot from this season. “If I could take anything from it,... 

Leopard sprints way to Nationals

Leopard sprints way to Nationals
Junior speech communication major Chancise Watkins does more than run track. He enjoys video games, collecting hats and getting tattoos. Watkins gets his tattoos from a friend back home in Blythe, Watkins’ dorm walls are covered with his awards that he has accumulated over the years. Watkins won the 200-meter at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 21.31. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Mininsohn Staff... 

Tennis finishes season ranked No. 28 in D-III

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The women’s tennis team finished the season in fourth place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­fer­ence after falling to Redlands, 6-3, in the third place match at the SCIAC Champion­ships May 4 at the Upland Tennis Club. La Verne finished the year with a 13-8 overall record and 5-4 in SCIAC. The 13 wins are the most in La Verne history. The Leopards... 

Crutchfield talks Air Force and Olympics

Crutchfield talks Air Force and Olympics
Junior computer engineering major Nicole Crutchfield helped lead the women’s track and field team to a SCIAC Conference Championship this season. Crutchfield is a sprinter for the Leopards, competing in the 100, 200, 4x100 races. She took first place at the SCIAC Championships in the 100 and anchored the 4x100 where La Verne finished third. / photo by Ryan Gann Karleigh Neff Staff Writer Nicole Crutchfield... 

Leopard sees PGA Tour in future

Leopard sees PGA Tour in future
Derek Zachman, senior business administration major, was named to the All-SCIAC First Team for the second year in a row at the SCIAC Championships on April 27-29. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Kristina Bugante Staff Writer Senior Derek Zachman had a successful second and final season with the golf team which continued its winning streak, capturing its seventh consecutive league title at the 54 hole Southern... 

Commentary: Collins’ courage will change sports culture

<i>Commentary</i>: Collins’ courage will change sports culture
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor It has been long overdue. Finally an active member of one the four major sports leagues in the United States has come out as an openly gay man. NBA free agent Jason Collins broke Twitter the morning of April 29 with his announcement, via a Sports Illustrated essay, that he was gay. While he is not the first athlete to come out, he is the first active male athlete to do so.... 

Tennis finishes fourth in SCIAC

Tennis finishes fourth in SCIAC
Freshman Andrea Madrigal smashes the ball over the net for a point against a doubles team from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the tournament semifinals at the Upland Tennis Club May 3. Winning more games this season than any other season, with a record of 5-3 in conference play, the team earned a spot to play and host the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The Leopards... 

Track claws SCIAC championship

Track claws SCIAC championship
Freshman jumper Angelina Arreola competes during the women’s high jump final Saturday. She placed 14th in SCIAC, clearing a height of 1.47m. The women’s team won its first SCIAC Championship since 2005 with 162 points. The men’s team finished second with 149 points. / photo by Zachary Horton Karleigh Neff Staff Writer Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The women’s track and field team won the Southern... 

Leopards fail to slide into SCIAC postseason

Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The baseball team suffered a tough 5-4 loss to Pomona-Pitzer Sunday at Alumni Field in Claremont. The Leopards then ended their season Tuesday with an 11 inning win against the Poets at Whittier, 4-3. Despite the win La Verne fell short of qualifying for the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference post season tournament. On Sunday, the Sagehens grabbed... 
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