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Leopards lose grip in upstream battle

Leopards lose grip in upstream battle
La Verne freshman attacker Alexandra Escobar (No. 22) tries to score against Redlands goalie Julie Lupfer and field players Chandler Weeks and Joy Corona (No. 9) during the second quarter of the Senior Day game against the Bulldogs on Saturday. The Leopards lost the game, 13-5, at the La Verne Aquatic Center in Las Flores Park. La Verne will play Redlands again in the first round of the SCIAC tournament... 

Softball seniors go out with a win

Softball seniors go out with a win
The softball team celebrated Senior Day, which honors the careers of its graduating players, on April 22. After winning their last home game of the season, teammates gave gifts and exchanged warm stories to honor the five graduating seniors: Delaney Baylor, Mandy Brenner, Lisa Neu, Ashley Paul and Kaitlin Ward. The team enters the SCIAC tournament at 11 a.m. today at CMS against Redlands. / photo by... 

Petition drive to save Ben Hines Field continues

Branden del Rio News Editor The campaign to save Ben Hines Field continued Tuesday. This time almost all athletic teams came out to show their support. “What we’re trying to do is the same thing as last time,” said Alan Heide, junior pitcher and the event’s organizer. “We want to keep the events going to show administration that there are other things to do here; that (the field) has a value... 

La Verne defeats Tigers in walkoff fashion

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne’s two-game losing streak ended as they pulled out a 5-4 win against Occidental Saturday in one of the last games on Ben Hines Field. “We struggled a little bit at times, but in the end we did what we had to do,” senior first baseman Mark Larini said. Senior designated hitter Jason Munoz used two Oxy errors to score the first run of the game. It was not... 

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6

Bulldogs rally to beat Leopards, 7-6
La Verne third baseman Jason Munoz prepares to throw to first after tagging out Redlands pitcher Trenton Lively. The Leopards were defeated by the Bulldogs, 7-6, at Ben Hines Field on Sunday. The Leopards have won 17 of their 24 conference games and face off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in their next game at 3 p.m. today in Claremont. / photo by Warren Bessant Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Despite... 

La Verne drowns against Athenas

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Sometimes trying too hard does not work out well, which proved true Wednesday as the Leopards fell to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas by a score of 13-7 at CMS. La Verne jumped into the pool and out to a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the game but the Athenas came roaring back with four unanswered goals to lead 4-2 at the end of the first quarter. “They... 

Commentary: Fine facilities are underused

<i>Commentary</i>: Fine facilities are underused
Daniel Hargis, Associate Sports Editor At most colleges and universities, gyms and workout rooms are open for most of the day for the students to use at any time. However, the University of La Verne is not most colleges and universities, as the gym and workout room hours are minimal. Our gym does not have any listed hours to be used for recreational basketball, so if you want to play with friends you... 

Leos bitten by Bulldogs in softball losses

Leos bitten by Bulldogs in softball losses
La Verne first baseman Amanda Hastings runs to first after a ground ball hit up the middle by Dee Dee Burns. Hastings, a sophomore, went on to score a run in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Wheeler Park. The Leopards lost both games to the Bulldogs, 5-2 in the first and 11-8 in the second. La Verne will host Pomona-Pitzer in its final home contest at 2 p.m. tomorrow. / photo by Warren... 

Emily Carrillo leads women’s basketball team on, off court

Emily Carrillo leads women's basketball team on, off court
Emily Carrillo decided to play a fifth year for the women’s basketball team while beginning her graduate work in the teaching credential program here at La Verne. In her final season, she reached the 1,000-point mark, regaining her status as one of the top SCIAC players. She scored 12 points in her final game. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Emily... 

Quakes rumble to first home win

Quakes rumble to first home win
Baseball fans gather for the season opener of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at the Epicenter in Ranch Cucamonga on April 14. Quakes veteran Tim Bittner takes time to sign autographs for fans before the game. Bittner’s career started in the minors with the Chicago White Sox and eventually led him to the Quakes, which is now part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. The Quakes shook the Lancaster... 
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