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Men’s basketball drops to third place with Occidental loss

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer The men’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night against a hot Occidental team, by a score of 61-49. The Leopards came into this game with three big wins against Pomona-Pitzer, Caltech, and Cal Lutheran. La Verne started the game in a three-way tie for first place with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands. Occidental came into the game... 

Swimming, diving teams prepare for SCIAC

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the season against Occidental on Saturday, at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The meet opened with a special recognition of four ULV seniors, John Roche, Mark Wilson, Amanda McCadden and Tiffany Martin. Each senior was awarded a bouquet of flowers and stood on the diving block while the announcer acknowledged... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Women’s Tennis, Feb. 5 Hope International – 0 La Verne – 9 Men’s Basketball, Feb. 5 Cal Lutheran – 58 La Verne – 61 Baseball, Feb. 10 Linfield – 2 La Verne – 1 Schedule Friday Baseball vs. Whitman @ Arizona Classic, 2 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Biola, 2 p.m. Saturday Men’s track and field @ Caltech Invitational, all day Softball vs.... 

Men’s basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74

Men's basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74
La Verne’s starting center Alex Wolpe goes up for the bucket against Chapman’s Ben Ricard in the first half of their matchup Wednesday night. The Leopards roared out of the locker room in the first half but couldn’t hold off the Panthers as they dropped their second game of the season, 85-74. The Leopards wrap up a three game home stretch Saturday night against West Coast Baptist. / photo by... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 

Sleight ends four-year Leopard career

Sleight ends four-year Leopard career
Senior libero Chelsea Sleight finished a successful four-year volleyball career at La Verne with 1,975 digs. Her best season came in 2009 when she led the team with 862 digs. In 2008 Sleight helped lead the Leopards to a National Championship win against Emory. She will graduate in the spring with a degree in speech communication. After graduation Sleight plans to attend nursing school or pursue a... 

Commentary: A misunderstood obsession

<i>Commentary</i>: A misunderstood obsession
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor I have an obsession. And that obsession is sports. It began I was little and my dad signed me up for soccer. Every time there was a family event, we would build a makeshift goal and play a game of five on five. We would worship the soccer players on television; my idol was Mia Hamm. She was everything I wanted to be: fast, graceful and had excellent footwork. I remember asking... 

Sagehens sink ULV in swimming/diving opener

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer The Leopards’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped their home opener against the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer on Friday afternoon. The women’s team came short 164-66 at the finish and the men’s team also fell short 154-87 at the end. Jaycee Hallford, Tiffany Martin, Niki Affolter and Brittany Orduno came in third with a time of 2:06.54 in the 200 yard... 

Football coach Ankeny and volleyball coach Sano let go

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Director of Athletics Julie Kline announced on Nov. 24 that head football coach Andy Ankeny and head volleyball coach Marlon Sano had been relieved of their duties. A national search to fill the vacant positions will begin in the coming weeks. Ankeny, who was hired prior to the 2007 season, finished with a 4-32 record during his four year coaching stint with the Leopards. His... 

ULV athletes take rituals seriously

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor He does not eat the day of a race, but the day before he has to eat pizza, he only wears a certain pair of shoes and he has to wear rubber wristbands while he runs. This is sophomore Matthew Sustayta’s routine that he follows every time he is going to compete in a cross-country race or in a track meet. Sustayta is not the only athlete at the University of La Verne who takes... 
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