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Football drops first game of the season, 59-14

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer Despite losing their first game of the season to Azusa Pacific, 59-14–in the first meeting of the two schools since 2003–the Leopards showed potential in what is to come for the rest of the season. The Cougars came into Saturday night 1-0, beating the University of San Diego 42-14 in their first game last weekend putting up 481 total yards, 156 yards passing and 325... 

Leopards look to start season with a win

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Last year was a tough season for the Leopards football team, ending with a record of 0-9, part of an overall 11-game losing streak. Despite the discouraging record, many players have gained new hope in this year’s team, the key difference being the new offensive plays. There has been a lot of buzz about the new beefed up offensive line, with players coming from... 
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Freshmen to boost men’s soccer

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Coming off of a 4-15 record last year, the men’s soccer team is looking for a fresh start this season. Many players and fans from last year knew that the team’s defense was the achilles heel that led to their poor record. But the team hopes that will change with the return of all-SCIAC players Taylor Hart and Angel De Alba, two defenders who were unable to play... 
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Spirit squad adds new members

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With a new group of women, a new coach and a new set of routines the University of La Verne’s Spirit Squad is looking to make sure every student is proud to be a Leopard. A final set of tryouts were held on Sept. 2 to determine the final squad, but adding new members to the squad is not the only issue current members are dealing with. With no money coming in from the University,... 

Off season workouts help jump start new seasons

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The off-season is a time for rest and relaxation, but don’t tell that to the athletes at the University of La Verne who use the down time to work out daily and bond with teammates. “By meeting up and playing games together during the summer, we were able to gel as a unit,” said John Leggett Jr., junior guard for the men’s basketball team. “The two months of prep... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Men’s Soccer, Sept 6 La Verne — 1 Chapman — 2 Men’s Water Polo, Sept 5 La Verne — 3 UC San Diego — 16 Men’s Water Polo, Sept 4 Pacific — 13 La Verne — 4 Women’s Soccer, Sept 5 La Verne — 0 College of New Jersey — 4 Schedule Friday Women’s volleyball vs. Le Tourneau @Cal Lutheran Tournament, 3 p.m. Saturday Men’s and women’s... 

Track damage sidelines competition

Track damage sidelines competition
Pat Widolff, professor of movement and sport sciences, commented that the track does not just look bad but poses an injury risk to all people using the track. Once the original First Street, it is now covered by the southwestern part of the track in Ortmayer Stadium. It has acquired drainage problems making it unusable for track events. Additionally the installation of the new surface on the track... 

SCIAC softball champs ousted at Regionals

Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer After winning the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, the University of La Verne softball team fell short in its third straight NCAA Regionals appearance on Friday after being shutout, 1-0, in the first game by Louisiana College and losing in eight innings to Texas-Tyler, 11-8, in the second game. “We had a lot of ups and downs but we were... 

Four-year starter ends Leo career

Four-year starter ends Leo career
  After nearly 19 years of baseball, Jon-Michael Hattabaugh finds himself at a crossroads in his playing career. He finishes his four year run with the Leopards as the school leader in career doubles with 49 and ranks in the top five in home runs and runs batted in. Hattabaugh realizes it will be difficult to get drafted out of a Division III school, even with his big numbers, but he looks forward... 

SCIAC champs place 8th at NCAAs

Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer With a first round score of 317, a 299 second round and 292 third round, the Leopards finished the NCAA Men’s Division III National Championships in 8th place with a total score of 908. According to golfstat.com, the Leopards were ranked No. 10 in the latest Division III poll prior to the start of the tournament. After winning the 2010 Southern California Intercol­legiate... 
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