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Vega brothers are double trouble

Vega brothers are double trouble
Longboarding is one of many things brothers freshman Joshua Vega and junior Matthew Vega have in common. The brothers play offense as drivers for the men’s water polo team. Matthew says the two have become much closer in the last few years because of their shared interests and they work well together, complementing each other’s style. / photo by Helen Arase Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Colleagues,... 

Leopards seal victory in four sets

Leopards seal victory in four sets
Senior outside hitter Nysa Allen celebrates in the fourth set on the Leopards’ path to victory Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards defeated the Chapman Panthers in four sets. La Verne won the first two sets, 25-15, 25-16. The Panthers attempted to catch up and won the third set, 26-24, but the Leopards sealed the win in the last set, winning 25-17. / photo by Megan Peralez Yaya Pineda Staff... 

Cross country races toward victory

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The men’s cross country team has set the bar high this year, with expectations of returning to the national championships. The men’s cross country team was ranked preseason No. 5 in the region. “We want to be in contention for a national meet berth, and that will probably take a third-place finish in the region,” head coach Bryan George said. “The rankings don’t... 

Women’s soccer takes Tigers by tail in win

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Joshua Casey Staff Writer The women’s soccer team defeated Occidental, 1-0 Wednesday at Ortmayer Stadium. An early goal by junior midfielder Maribel Duran in the 18th minute of the first half would prove to be the deciding factor in an exciting game. It was Duran’s first goal of the season. The Leopards are now 4-5 overall and 2-3 in the Southern California Intercollegiate... 

Commentary: Abuse is abuse and not acceptable

<i>Commentary</i>: Abuse is abuse and not acceptable
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor Athletes are public figures. They should be role models and should not be allowed to play when they have criminal charges pending, whether they are women or men. I think when someone, especially an athlete, is arrested for any violent act, they should be on the sidelines, benched, not allowed to be on the court or field until the situation is sorted out. Hope Solo, the... 

Leopards Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Volleyball, Sept. 27 La Verne – 3 Caltech – 0 Women’s Soccer, Sept. 27 La Verne – 1 Chapman – 2 Men’s Soccer, Sept. 29 La Verne – 2 Cal Lutheran – 1 Schedule Friday Men’s Water Polo vs. Penn St.–Behrend, 11:40 a.m. Men’s Water Polo vs. MIT, 4:40 p.m. Volleyball vs. Whittier, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Women’s Soccer @ Redlands, 11 a.m. Men’s Water Polo vs. Gannon, 12:40... 

Leopards lose home opener in final seconds

Leopards lose home opener in final seconds
With only three seconds remaining in the first home game of the season, a final pass was made to senior wide receiver Jon Lilly. The pass was ruled incomplete because the ball came loose when he was pushed out of bounds. The Leopards fell short against the Whitworth Pirates, with a final score of 50-48, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Amanda Duvall Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Even after... 

Men’s soccer trampled by Tigers

Men’s soccer trampled by Tigers
Occidental freshman defender Ryan Banard drew no penalty in his encounter with La Verne freshman midfielder Javier Jasso, as he makes his way toward the goal during the second half of the game. The Leopards redeemed themselves by tying the game in the second half, 3-3. Occidental responded with two more goals, ending the game with a Leopards loss, 5-3. / photo by Megan Peralez Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The... 

Poised for competition

Poised for competition
At 6 a.m. Tuesday, senior Andrea Ramirez leads junior David Sincock through hip mobility stretches. Tuesday morning practices consist of plyometric work, hip mobility stretches, and core strengthening prior to taking off on a distance run. The team starts its first conference game at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Multi-Dual Oct. 17. / photo by Emily Baker  Read More →

Leopards victorious over Regals

Leopards victorious over Regals
La Verne midfielder Kelsea Varner pushes forward against Cal Lutheran’s defense before the end of the first half, after Regals junior midfielder Katie Moyer scored, 15 minutes into the game. The Leopards ultimately dethroned the Regals, 2-1, at the women’s soccer home opener Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Mariela Patron Kat Simonelli News Editor The women’s soccer team won its first... 
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