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Missionaries get good position on Leopards

Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer The women’s basketball team opened up the season with a 70-55 loss to Whitman Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. “This is a pretty new team this year,” junior forward/guard Lindsey Foster said. “We are still trying to work things out as far as chemistry and how we play.” Whitman’s junior guard Tiffani Traver set the tone early on in the game with a three pointer... 

Mike Sacoto finds peace in track

Mike Sacoto finds peace in track
Other than his life on the track, Mike Sacoto, senior movement and sports science major, enjoys drawing people and things around him. Sacoto hopes to attend graduate school at La Verne. He also aspires to continue as a track and field coach. / photo by Jessica Harsen Katie Madden Staff Writer Six months after graduating with his bachelor’s in movement and sports science, 25-year-old Michael Sacoto... 

Leopards finish football season on high note by clawing Occidental

Leopards finish football season on high note by clawing Occidental
Senior tight end Oscar Bauman reaches for the ball in the end zone for his second touchdown against Occidental Saturday. The Leopards beat the Tigers, 36-24. / photo by Hunter Cole Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer The football team ended its 2012 season on a winning note Saturday afternoon with a 36-24 defeat over Occidental at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards closed out the season with a 4-3 record... 

Men’s basketball slams Afghan national team

Danielle Hunt Staff Writer The men’s basketball team finished its final preseason test Saturday night with a 73-53 win over the Afghanistan national team in front of a home crowd at Frantz Athletic Court. “We are a really strong team this year with our strength in numbers and unselfish playing style,” head coach Richard Reed said. “We are a great team family and we set aside our personal issues... 

Competitors race to the finish for the NHRA

Competitors race to the finish for the NHRA
Courtney Force, daughter of 15 time world champion John Force, speeds down the quarter mile track in her Traxxas sponsored Ford Mustang beating Ron Capps to go to the semifinals of the National Hot Rod Association Drag Racing Finals Sunday at the Pomona Motor Speedway. The next race that will be held at the Pomona Motor Speedway will be held Feb. 9-12. / photo by Hunter Cole  Read More →

Women’s basketball sets expectations high

Women's basketball sets expectations high
Head coach Matt Rogers preps his team for last week’s game against Cal State Fullerton. The Leopards fell to the Titans, 91-51. The first home game of the season is Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. against the Whitman Missionaries. The Leopards finished last season with a 6-8 record in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and an 8- 17 overall record. / photo by Katherine Careaga Taylor... 

Men’s basketball is ready for season

Men's basketball is ready for season
As the men’s basketball team drills technique, junior Erick Becker and senior Vince Bauer defend against freshman Weston Newell as he attempts to make a pass. The team is going through two-a-day practices with one practice in the morning before classes and another in the afternoon. The Leopards will play the Afghanistan National Team at 7 p.m. Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards will... 

Leopards are ready to get their feet wet with start of swimming and diving season

Alex Forbess Editorial Director After a season of rebuilding, head swimming and diving coach Pat Skehan and the Leopards are ready to make a splash in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The swimming and diving team is entering the 2012-2013 season with a roster full of youth and talent. Skehan, entering her second season as head coach for the Leopards, spoke with every student-athlete... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the buzzer Men’s Basketball, Nov. 1 La Verne – 50 UC Santa Barbara – 74 Volleyball, Nov. 1 La Verne – 0 Chapman – 3 Football, Nov. 3 La Verne – 34 Cal Lutheran – 59 Men’s Water Polo, Nov. 3 La Verne – 9 Redlands – 12 Schedule Friday Volleyball vs. Hardin-Simmons @ Thousand Oaks, TBA Men’s water polo @ Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 11:30 a.m. Saturday Swimming and diving in Bulldog... 

Cross country runners finish strong at SCIAC championships

Veronica Orozco News Editor More than 100 spectators rushed to the final straightaway, making sure they witnessed senior Lenore Moreno finish first for La Verne at the 2012 SCIAC Cross Country Championships at Prado Park in Chino Saturday. This is one of few great accomplishments the men’s and women’s cross country teams obtained, with the men finishing third overall and the women fourth. Along... 
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