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Lack of communication hurts LV

Lack of communication hurts LV
La Verne junior Emerson Grant looks back for help from his teammates while being defended by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps freshman John Holland on Saturday at the Inland Empire Classic at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The Leopards were drowned by the Stags, 14-2, and had a hard time in the rest of the tournament, with a record of 2-5. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer With little... 

Men drop 2nd in a row to Redlands

Men drop 2nd in a row to Redlands
La Verne freshman Jesus Bolanos takes the ball away from Redlands forward Cody Carlson during the first half of their match on Wednesday. The Leopards went on to drop the home opener to the Bulldogs, 3-2, giving La Verne their third loss of the season. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer The La Verne Leopards took another tough hit as the men’s soccer team lost... 

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... 
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