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Softball starts season with a bang

Softball starts season with a bang
Sophomore Candice Nunez guards third base during the alumnae game Saturday at Wheeler Park. The Leopards won, 12-1. The Leopards have started their season with a record of 3-0. / photo by Cassandra Egan Christian Orozco Sports Editor After an impressive 2011 season, the softball team looks to take it all this year. The Leopards finished with a 26-16 overall record and an 18-6 Southern California Intercolleg­iate... 

Leopards claw down Eagles for opening win

Leopards claw down Eagles for opening win
Head coach Scott Winterburn (left) gives senior infielder Zach Canfield some instruction as senior pitcher Alan Heide warms up at the Damien High School varsity field. The team has been holding its practices at the high school while it awaits construction of a new home field. / photo by Christian Uriarte Shelby Nelson Staff Writer This year’s baseball team is in high spirits about what lies ahead... 
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Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC
During their final week of practice before the first preseason games, head coach Alex La and assistant coach Cody Bell call the women’s water polo team together to discuss the plays. The team will open its season with two back-to-back games Saturday at Las Flores Park in La Verne against Concordia, at 9 a.m. and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 11:30 a.m. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christian Orozco Sports... 

Zwissler era ends after 19 years at post

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Head women’s soccer coach Wendy Zwissler will not return for the 2012-13 season. Zwissler guided the team for 19 years, taking the position in 1992 after coaching the La Verne women’s tennis team the spring before. Across the last six seasons Zwissler led the squad to a cumulative record of 25-73-7. In her first seven years of coaching, Zwissler accumulated an 80-45-3... 

New coach adds new life for swim

New coach adds new life for swim
Sophomore swimmer Marc Okimura placed first against Cal Lutheran on Saturday with a time of 59.73 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Okimura also took first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.41. La Verne held the meet, it’s first of three at home this season, at Las Flores Park. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Staff Writer With a new coach, Pat Skehan, the swimming... 

Leos tear apart Eagles twice in a week

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The Leopards smashed the American Sports University Fighting Eagles Wednesday night with an astonishing finish of 101-67. The team had spent the last six games away from Frantz Athletic Court, and came back with force, giving fans something to talk about. “It feels great to be home with our friends, family, and fans,” head coach Richard Reed said. “It’s nice to get... 

LV picked apart by physical Hawks

LV picked apart by physical Hawks
Leopard forward Tyne McClure drives past Jermani Stewart toward the basket during the first half against San Diego Christian. McClure put up 11 points for La Verne, but the Hawks finished off the Leopards in the second half with a final score of 80-64. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s basketball team kept the game close against the San Diego Christian Hawks Monday,... 

Forbess takes 2nd place in SCIAC

Forbess takes 2nd place in SCIAC
When he gets a break from cross country and track, junior Alex Forbess spends some of his free time baking for his teammates. Aside from running fast and baking, Forbess also loves listening to punk music. His favorite bands are Green Day and the Dropkick Murphys. Forbess finished second at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 25:45. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Staff Writer Junior... 

Extra year of experience will help men’s basketball

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The men’s basketball team is preparing for a great 2011-2012 Southern California Intercolle­giate Athletic Conference season. With the return of the teams starting lineup and the new addition of strong fresh talent, the Leopards have high hopes for an outstanding season. “Our first goal is every single day we practice, we want to make sure that we are improving as individuals,”... 

Wildcats escape Leos’ grasp, 75-72

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The banged up Leopard women’s basketball team made their first appearance at Frantz Athletic Court of the 2011-2012 season in a 75-72 loss to NAIA Linfield, dropping their second game in three days on Nov. 21. After a lopsided 90-50 defeat at Vanguard Nov. 19, the fatigued Leopards faced an obstacle in Linfield, which was led by senior guard Gretchen Owens. “Honestly... 
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