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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... 

Clutch hits lead to sweep

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer After having the first game of the series cancelled on Friday, the Leopards took on Cal Lutheran for a doubleheader Saturday at Ben Hines Field. La Verne won both games by scores of 7-5 and 8-0. In game one, it was 3-3 going into the bottom of the eighth. Jason Munoz had an RBI base hit to bring the score to 4-3. The bases were loaded when Sergio Munoz hit a triple down the... 

Softball beats back Tigers in sweeping effort

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer With 14 RBIs and two homeruns, the Leopards proved their power is in its swing in a sweep over Occidental on Saturday, 4-3 and 12-4. La Verne also found its biggest detriment within that power with 11 fly outs and nine ground outs in both games. “We have to work on stringing bats together and working through in clutch situations,” junior catcher Daryn Schiveley... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Baseball, March 28 La Verne — 10 Cal Lutheran — 7 Softball, March 26 Occidental — 4 La Verne — 12 Women’s Tennis, March 24 Salisbury — 8 La Verne — 1 Schedule Friday Women’s tennis vs. Redlands @ Claremont Club, 2:30 p.m. Baseball  vs. Caltech, 3 p.m. Saturday Men’s and women’s track and field @ Redlands Women’s tennis @ Whittier, 10 a.m. Women’s water polo @... 

Reign wrangle rival on ULV night

Reign wrangle rival on ULV night
The Ontario Reign’s Jordan Morrison and alternate captain Luke Beaverson struggle to gain control of the puck along the boards as the Reign face down divisional rival the Las Vegas Wranglers on March 12 at Citizens Business Bank Arena for “Go Green and Teacher Appreciation Jersey Night.” The Reign beat the Wranglers, 3-1, following a 7-4 loss the night before. / photo by Warren Bessant Daniel... 

Major League baseball season springing into action

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Before the blooming flowers of spring come the scents of fresh leather and pine tar as Major League baseball returns Thursday. With the San Francisco Giants winning their first World Series title since 1954, many would think that they would be the favorite this upcoming season. Some experts think otherwise as many teams will be fighting for playoff spots the entire season after... 

Leopards unable to get past Bearcats

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Sixteen balls hit hard and straight at the defense proved to be the key difference in a 2-0 defeat for the Leopards at the hands of the Willamette Bearcats of Oregon at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday. Only earning three hits and a total of seven base runners on the day was costly as the Bearcats used a six-hit outing to take the close victory during a short non-conference... 
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