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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... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Men’s Water Polo, Nov. 19 La Verne — 11 Occidental — 14 Men’s Basketball, Nov. 19 La Verne — 54 Puget Sound — 69 Women’s Basketball, Nov. 21 La Verne — 72 Linfield — 75 Schedule Friday Men’s and women’s swimming and diving @ Redlands, 2 p.m. Women’s basketball @ Chapman, 7 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. TBA @ Lee Fulmer Tournament @ Redlands, TBA Saturday Men’s... 

La Verne has makings for successful women’s basketball campaign

La Verne has makings for successful women's basketball campaign
Head coach Matt Rogers demonstrates how to properly execute an exercise in blocking to improve the team’s defense. The drill was meant to focus on each player being able to block an opponent while remaining able to move around the court. It was just one of the many drills the team practiced during the practice on Tuesday at the Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Daniel Hargis Sports... 

Krich completes turnaround year for football

Krich completes turnaround year for football
La Verne safety Arsian Erdinc takes down Whittier quarterback Kelly Maguire in the final minutes of the second quarter on Saturday. The Leopards beat the Poets in their final game of the season, with a score of 24-20. / photo by Danielle Navarro Kevin Parada Staff Writer The football team ended the 2011 season on Saturday on a high note by beating Whittier in a closely contested game, 24-20. With the... 

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC
In La Verne’s final game of the SCIAC championship tournament, senior utility Kyle Thorsness explodes out of the water to shoot over his defender, junior utility player Cameron Rehm of Whittier. Thorsness, a senior who transferred from Orange Coast College, played his last championship tournament and last game at Las Flores Park. He scored three goals in each game and became the first La Verne player... 

Leopards drop early lead to Afghans

Leopards drop early lead to Afghans
La Verne senior forward Jonathon Bastos narrowly outreaches fellow Leopard guard Jeremy Lay and Afghanistan National Basketball player Mostafa Asefi for the rebound on Saturday in Frantz Athletic Court. The Afghani team narrowly defeated the Leopards 63-61 after trailing in the first half 35-24. The Afghanistan National Team, coached by Mamo Rafiq, is comprised of first generation Americans born to... 

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 52-7

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 52-7
Senior safety Arsian Erdinc jumps in front of Sagehen running back Luke Sweeney to make the interception of Luke Ferguson’s pass. The turnover added insult to injury for the defeated Pomona-Pitzer team in the end of the third quarter. The Leopards didn’t stop mauling the Sagehens till the final play, beating them by a 52-7 margin. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Kevin Parada Staff Writer In dominant... 

Poets too clever on LV senior day

Poets too clever on LV senior day
During the third quarter against Whittier, junior utility Arturo Villalpando moves the ball away from opponent John Adams, attacker. On Saturday the Whittier Poets wrote off the Leopards in a close game with a final score of 10-9 at Las Flores Park. The game against the Poets served as senior day for the Leopards, who will graduate three seniors this year. Later in the day, La Verne faced off with... 
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