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La Verne splits; SCIAC baseball race coming to a close

La Verne splits; SCIAC baseball race coming to a close
In the first game of a doubleheader against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, La Verne senior infielder Sergio Muñoz throws to first base after making the out on CMS outfielder Jason Rehhaut, ending the inning. The Leopards split the doubleheader with CMS, winning the first game 4-2 and dropping the second 4-0. Baseball takes on the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer today at 3 p.m. / photo by Victoria Castaneda  Read More →

Water polo struggles against Cal Lutheran, 11-5

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne struggled to find its momentum with many lost opportunities from shots on goal to counter attacks on both ends as it fell short to Cal Lutheran Wednesday at Las Flores Park, 11-5. “We couldn’t adjust. I never doubt the girls’ efforts, their hearts are in the right place, but confusion out there led to counter attacks,” head coach Alex La said. La Verne... 

La Verne is nationally ranked on the greens

La Verne is nationally ranked on the greens
Senior Andrew Kramer and junior Nick Ericson work on their short game with a few putts at Sierra La Verne Golf Club in La Verne. The golf team finished third at the SCIAC No. 4 tournament, shooting a combined 314. The team is currently ranked second in the conference. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports Editor They are ranked in the top 15 nationally in two polls and are trying to win... 

Women’s tennis gets aced by Bulldogs

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne suffered a pair of losses over the weekend against Redlands and Whittier. The Bulldogs dominated the Leo­pards at the Claremont Club on Friday, 9-0, and the Poets continued dominance on Saturday, winning 7-2. The Leopards are a young team with a roster that boasts six freshman, one sophomore and two juniors, but they feel confident that they will grow together... 

Leopards claw Beavers’ dam

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer It was a short day on Friday, as the Leopards took on the 0-18 Caltech Beavers at Ben Hines Field, dominating 14-1 in a seven inning game. Starting pitcher senior Mark Larini got the win as he pitched five innings, holding Caltech to only four hits in the game. “I went out there and tried to throw strikes,” Larini said. “We did what we needed to do.” The Leopards were... 

La Verne falls by tip of a paw to Pomona-Pitzer

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor A misdirected field block into the goal with 43 seconds remaining sunk the hearts of La Verne faithful as the women’s water polo team fell to Pomona-Pitzer, 13-12, Wednesday at Las Flores Park. In the closest game in the two clubs’ history, La Verne scared the defending Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions on a day that the sun... 

Late game heroics help each club in softball doubleheader

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Two-out heroics late in game one and a quick shift in momentum stemming from controversial calls in game two led to a split for the Leopards as they took on the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in a doubleheader Monday. La Verne took the first game in a 2-1 comeback win but gave up a three-run fifth inning to eventually lose 5-1 in another non-conference break. “Today... 

Track athletes make mark at Cal-Nevada meet

Track athletes make mark at Cal-Nevada meet
University of La Verne sophomore Andrew Connell sprints the last leg of the 4x100 meter relay against Whittier, UC Irvine and Cal State Bakersfield. Connell and his relay team of Marcus Fortugno, Chancise Watkins and Paul Turner finished in 42.18 seconds to finish sixth in the race. The Leopards finished ninth overall at the California-Nevada State Championship meet last weekend with 36 team points.... 

Napolitano, Woodland earn All-SCIAC basketball honors

Napolitano, Woodland earn All-SCIAC basketball honors
Junior Austin Napolitano earned 2010-2011 First Team All-SCIAC honors for his play as a forward for the men’s basketball team. Averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, he is the first player to earn this honor in the past five seasons. / photo by Allison Lavelle Krista Franceschini Staff Writer Juniors Austin Napolitano and Trevor Woodland earned La Verne the respect it was looking for as... 

Women’s tennis has hope despite loss

Women's tennis has hope despite loss
Junior Arielle Monteilh returns the shot as the women’s tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to Salisbury University on March 24. The Leopards look to improve their 2-8 record in SCIAC play with a match against Redlands at 2:30 p.m. today at the Claremont Club. La Verne is currently in seventh place in the conference with six matches remaining. / photo by Candice Salazar Cheryl Regan Staff Writer It... 
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