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Leopards rush past Tigers in first win of season

Julian Burrell Associate Editor The Leopard football team beat the Occidental Tigers, 30-21, in an away game to earn its first win of the season. Rushing proved to be the key factor in the Leopards’ offense as senior quarterback Thomas Arguello, freshman running back Tanner Thompson and senior running back Matthew Biggers ran for more 300 yards collectively. The Leopards got on the board early in... 

LV falls in SCIAC football opener to Stags

LV falls in SCIAC football opener to Stags
La Verne defensive lineman Alex Barrios halts Claremont quarterback Peter Kimmey during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game in Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Stags, 20-17. / photo by Warren Bessant Kevin Parada Staff Writer Despite displaying a much-improved performance, the La Verne Leopards dropped their Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Conference... 

Football searches for spirit, hopes for success

Football searches for spirit, hopes for success
Linebacker Fillip Marcelin surprises University President Devorah Lieberman with a No. 18 Leopard football jersey while pumping up the full crowd at La Verne’s first pep rally in more than twenty years. During her speech, the president praised the team’s hard work and wished them luck on their next game. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian Orozco Staff Writer If it wasn’t for the football players... 

On the Calendar

Italian Culture The University will honor Italian Heritage Month with a celebration in Davenport Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 13. One Book, One University The “One Book, One University” lecture series continues from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 11. in the Campus Center. Speakers William Cook and Sawsan Malla Hussein will be featured. The next lecture in the “One Book, One University” series... 

Track, field to undergo renovation

Christian Orozco Staff Writer Ortmayer Stadium, including the football field and track, are scheduled to undergo a major facelift sometime in November, most likely sometime after the football season. However, the coaches affected by the renovations have different opinions about how the changes will impact recruiting. “Anything new is always fun to have,” football coach Chris Krich said. “The... 

LV tackled by Cougars in football opener

LV tackled by Cougars in football opener
Late in Saturday’s game Asuza Pacific senior defensive end Kory Johnson sacks La Verne senior quarterback Thomas Arguello. Arguello managed to rush for 44 yards and one touchdown while also completing 113 yards passing. The game was played at Citrus College’s Citrus Stadium, where the Cougars mauled the Leopards, 65-14. / photo by Zachary Horton Kevin Parada Staff Writer La Verne came away from... 

Squads find homes, await new fields

Squads find homes, await new fields
The women’s soccer team will hold practices this semester at Lutheran High School on Fruit Street, just north of Foothill Boulevard. Practices are held Monday through Thursday afternoons. Head coach Wendy Zwissler said the Lutheran High field is a great place to practice. / photo by Candice Salazar Grace Casale Staff Writer Bulldozed baseball, soccer and football fields will eventually give way to... 

Krich tackles first head coach job

Krich tackles first head coach job
California weather wins back California native Chris Krich after coaching in the Midwest. Krich says he is happy to be away from the snow and is ready for his first season at the University. / photo by Cameron Barr   Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Chris Krich has returned to his native California to start a new era with the Leopard football program after spending 18 years away from home playing and... 

Leopards hungry for 2011 football campaign to begin

Kevin Parada Staff Writer Most athletic programs including La Verne’s football program go through ups and downs. In 2010 the team won only one of its nine contests. In 2009 it failed to win any contests and in 2008 it won only two. “Hopefully they can pick up where they left off,” said psychology student Lou Moran. Although the Leopards have won three games in three years, there are always things... 

Spring football practice motivates Leopards

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer When spring semester comes to an end, so does spring football. Friday marked the end of spring football, where new head coach Chris Krich distilled accountability and discipline into his new players. The Leopards were allowed 16 practices in four weeks for the spring. They are not allowed to meet again for practice until Aug. 18. “We were able to accomplish everything we... 
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