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Defense lifts Stags past Leopards

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The defense of the Stags was too much for the Leopards as they fell 56-48 in front of a crowd of 461 at Ted Ducey Gymnasium at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. With eight seconds remaining, another shot hit the rim and bounced harmlessly away from the hoop, another good look that did not go the Leopards way on a night in which La Verne finished 18-54 from the... 

Valiant effort by La Verne ends in close loss as Carrillo hits milestone

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer In a game that saw Emily Carrillo reach a milestone, the Leopards were not able to hold off Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Saturday at Ducey Gymnasium, falling 71-66. Despite senior guard Ashley Paul scoring first, and ULV leading at half, 39-37; it was a battle to the finish and not an easy win for Claremont. “La Verne is one of the most dangerous teams in league,” said... 

Trio of Leopards dive into SCIAC finals meet

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Six divers competed in the Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Conference diving preliminaries last Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer, with three qualifying for the final meet. Solid performances were turned in by many of the Leopards, including senior Amanda McCadden, who qualified for the one-meter and three-meter diving events for this weekend’s SCIAC championship... 

Leopard women beat Cal Lutheran with last second rebound

Leopard women beat Cal Lutheran with last second rebound
La Verne point gaurd Raphaelle Buenafe dribbles toward Maya Sotelo in the first half in the Leopards’ 58-55 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday. This was La Verne’s fifth win at home, and second in a row. The Leopards were led by senior forward Emily Carrillo with 15 points. / photo by Allison Lavelle   Daniel Hargis Staff Writer In a game that was close throughout, with neither team gaining an... 

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... 
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