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Leopards look to stay afloat in SCIAC

Leopards look to stay afloat in SCIAC
Sophomore center Viken Huening squares off and scores a goal against senior utility player Daniel Hargis during a practice scrimmage at Las Flores Park in La Verne. As the fall sports seasons begin, the men’s water polo team heads into its 15th season of play. Coming off a 6-24 season last year, the Leopards look to improve their record. / photo by Hunter Cole Alana Glenn Staff Writer After almost... 

Commentary: PEDs change sports world forever

<i>Commentary</i>: PEDs change sports world forever
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor It is easy to think that baseball is ruined. From the Alex Rodriguez debacle to Ryan Braun lying to the face of the sports world it is hard to believe that the legacy of America’s favorite pastime is not tarnished. However, “ruined” may not be the correct word. Performance enhancing drugs have changed the lens through which we look at sports. The business of sports... 

Leopards start season on the right foot

Leopards start season on the right foot
Moving the ball toward Pomona’s goal in the second half of the game against Pomona-Pitzer, Sagehen sophomore Michael Cork battles with La Verne senior midfielder Ryan Estrada for possession of the ball. At the end the Leopards defeated the Sagehens 2-0 to stay undefeated. The Leopards next game is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Redlands. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer The men’s soccer... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Women’s Soccer, Sept. 11 Hope International — 0 La Verne — 1 Women’s Volleyball, Game 1, Sept. 7 UT Dallas — 3 La Verne — 2 Women’s Volleyball, Game 2, Sept. 7 Puget Sound — 3 La Verne — 1 Schedule Friday Women’s volleyball vs. Whittier, 11 a.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Clarkson, 7 p.m. Saturday Men’s and women’s cross country, UC Riverside Invitational @ UC Riverside,... 

Pehanich kicks off new soccer era

Pehanich kicks off new soccer era
New womens’ soccer coach Lauryn Pehanich has played soccer for 25 years. As a seasoned coach of 10 years she loves how each game is unique and always different from the last. / photo by Sarah Golden Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor It is a hot summer day in Ortmayer Stadium. Coach Lauryn Pehanich is enthusiastically motivating the women’s soccer team as they are gasping for breath. She pushes them... 

Football squad prepares to tackle competition

Football squad prepares to tackle competition
As the season approaches head football coach Chris Krich pushes his team during practice. David Kain (No. 7), a junior safety, runs to block another player during the drill. / photo by Celine Dehban Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer Defense is the prime focus in the Leopards’ plan to win this season. Last season, the football team finished with a 4-5 record. “We are competing for a conference championship... 

Women’s soccer kicks off preseason with a win

Women's soccer kicks off preseason with a win
Olga Saldivar, senior criminology major, scores the first goal of the first preseason game against Arizona Christian. The Leopards won, 2-0. The women’s soccer team is looking to turn around a 4-11-2 record from last year. The next home game will be against Hope International at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Jessica Harsen  Read More →

Leos hope to dig their way into AVCA top 25

Leos hope to dig their way into AVCA top 25
Cassie Thompson and Kelsi Robinson, both freshmen, practiced Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Pavilion for this upcoming season. Thompson earned three-time all league selection (2010-12) from Garfield-Palouse High School in Washington, and Robinson garnered Second Team All Moore League accolades in 2012 from Long Beach Wilson High School. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Alana Glenn Staff Writer Expectations are... 

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,... 
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