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Hoops teams prepare for 2015-2016 season

The men and women’s basketball teams have high hopes for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. The teams have set goals for their new season and hope to correct some of their mistakes from last year. Men’s head coach Richard Reed hopes to improve in three areas this season. First to improve on last year’s finish and their ranking in conference, second is to get in the top four of conference, and lastly... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Nov. 14, Men’s Water Polo La Verne – 9 Whittier – 15 Nov. 14, Football Cal Lutheran – 21 La Verne – 38 Nov. 14, Men’s Basketball La Verne – 73 Whitman – 106 Nov. 17, Women’s Basketball La Verne – 67 Hope Int’l – 93 Schedule Friday Men’s water polo @ Whittier, 9:45 a.m. Saturday Swimming and diving @ Pomona-Pitzer/Cal Lutheran, 11 a.m. Men’s... 

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,... 

Women swimmers splash past Tigers at first home meet

Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer The women on the La Verne swimming and diving team shined at the team’s home opener and first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference dual meet against Occidental Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The women picked up their first win against Occidental in four years, while the men were outnumbered by the Tigers. Out of the 28 events of the... 

Men’s soccer looks forward to 2016

Kat Simonelli Sports Editor The men’s soccer team fought hard for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship title against the Redlands Bulldogs but were unable to come out on top, as the Bulldogs took the match, 2-1, Saturday at Farquhar Field. “We know we’re good, and we knew that we could compete,” head coach Trevor Persson said. “Even though we lost, it... 

Leopards fall to Sagehens on water polo senior day

Leopards fall to Sagehens on water polo senior day
Leopards freshman goalkeeper Ian Hernandez denies a goal by Pomona-Pitzer junior attacker James Baker, after a break away halfway through the fourth quarter at their match Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. Hernandez was able to block six shots in the fourth quarter alone, but La Verne could not get out of its deficit, losing to the Sagehens, 11-5. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Editor... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Men’s Soccer, Nov. 7 La Verne – 1 Redlands – 2 Women’s Basketball, Nov. 10 La Verne – 50 UC Irvine – 91 Men’s Water Polo, Nov. 11 Redlands – 10 La Verne – 8 Schedule Friday Men’s basketball @ Whitworth, noon Saturday Cross country, NCAA West Regionals @ Claremont, 9 a.m. Men’s water polo @ Whittier, 11 a.m. Football vs.... 

Soccer advances to SCIAC finals

Kat Simonelli Sports Editor A perfectly executed pass from La Verne freshman midfielder Alfredo Garcia inside the box allowed junior forward Nathan Gonzalez to slide in and score the game-winning goal in the 74th minute against the Chapman Panthers in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletics Conference Tournament Semifinals Wednesday at Wilson Field. “Its a great feeling to go up 1-0... 

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... 

Regals spoil Leopards’ senior night

Regals spoil Leopards’ senior night
Cal Lutheran sophomore midfielder Kali Youngdahl attempts to steal the ball from La Verne senior midfielder Cassidy Schweiger in the first half of Saturday’s game at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards rallied in the last minute, but were stopped by the Regals defense. La Verne fell short, 2-1, on senior night, the last game of the season. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Kaila Williams Staff Writer The women’s... 
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