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Leos clobber Poets for 1st football win since ’08

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The ninth time is a charm. Coming off one of their most heartbreaking losses of the season, the Leopards came out with full force. In the final game of the season, La Verne traveled to Whittier and dismantled the Poets, 49-23. With the victory La Verne snaps a 19-game losing streak and marks the team’s first win since Nov. 1, 2008. Since the arrival of head coach Andy... 

Future is bright for women’s hoops

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer It is that time of the year again. The weather is chilly, days are getting shorter and students are waiting to heckle opposing basketball teams. Just be sure not to tell that to the Leopard women’s basketball team, which is preparing to set this winter on fire and give the fans plenty to cheer about. As the Leopards’ 2010-2011 regular season campaign commences, there... 

Commentary: Let’s all just play fair

<i>Commentary</i>: Let’s all just play fair
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor Covering a sporting event is one of the most exciting things to do in the field of journalism. You get to feel the energy of the crowd, the emotions of the players and the thrill of the game. When one of our staff writers comes up to me and tells me that the game was really good, I get excited because I am thinking that I am going to get a good story. But then their faces... 

Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With the addition of a new parking lot and new state of the dormitories come consequences for some of the athletes and the athletic fields at the University of La Verne. The new dorms will be built where the former tennis courts, now parking lot F, are located at the corner of Second and D streets and a new parking structure will take the place of what is now Ben Hines Field,... 

A wild Homecoming football finish ends in heartbreak

A wild Homecoming football finish ends in heartbreak
Brothers Matt Griffin and William Griffin console each other after the football team’s triple overtime loss to Pomona-Pitzer at Homecoming on Saturday. The Leopards staged a 14-point fourth-quarter comeback to take the game into overtime, but a failed two-point conversion in the third extra period to lose, 28-26. The team is 0-8 for the season and has lost 19 straight games. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez... 

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne
Junior center Alex Wolpe puts up two points against Afghanistan’s National Team during Monday’s preseason game. La Verne would go on to cut a 24 point deficit down to eight in a valiant second half effort in the game which they lost 80-72. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer A slow start led to an exhibition loss for the men’s basketball team as the fell to the Afghanistan... 

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba
Senior Angel de Alba will graduate in the spring with a degree in business administration. De Alba served as the men’s soccer team’s captain and middle-defender; he hopes he can somehow implement soccer into his future career as he moves forward with his life. / photo by Christopher Guzman Elsie Ramos Sports Editor When he first started playing at the age of seven, soccer was not something Angel... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Women’s Volleyball, Nov. 5 La Verne – 3 Occidental – 1 Women’s Volleyball, Nov. 6 La Verne – 0 Cal Lutheran – 3 Men’s Water Polo, Nov. 7 Air Force – 12 La Verne – 4 Schedule Saturday Men’s cross country @ NCAA West Regional, 11 a.m. Women’s cross country @ NCAA West Regional Championship, noon Football @ Whittier, 1 p.m. Tuesday Men’s basketball @ Chapman, 7... 

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney
photo by Warren Bessant Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Above, sophomore Catie Logan (No. 7) blocks a return in the first set of La Verne’s match with Caltech on Friday. The Leopards mauled the Beavers in straight sets for their fourth consecutive victory and their 16th overall win of the season. On Tuesday night La Verne clinched a playoff spot by winning its sixth in row against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... 

Bulldogs drag down Leopards, 27-7

Bulldogs drag down Leopards, 27-7
Football team loses 18th in a row. La Verne’s junior wide receiver Allen Daniels gets dragged down just short of a first down Saturday by Redlands cornerback Tony Santini. The Leopards kept the losing steak alive against the Bulldogs, falling 27-7. The Leopards look to bounce back on Saturday’s Homecoming game against Pomona-Pitzer. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer In... 
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