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‘Sparks’ ignites LV football season

‘Sparks’ ignites LV football season
When not on the football field, senior liberal arts major and La Verne running back Travis Sparks-Jackson buses tables at Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont. This season, Sparks-Jackson ran for 1,521 yards and 19 touchdowns, and he became ULV’s all-time leading rusher with 3,046 career rushing yards. Sparks-Jackson played in the 2015 postseason all-star National Bowl in Miami, Florida, where he was... 

Football team breaks La Verne records on way to historic season

Football team breaks La Verne records on way to historic season
St. Thomas junior running back Jordan Roberts rushes for 4 yards before being taken down by La Verne junior cornerback Matt Nishanian, senior linebacker Anthony Penalber and senior safety Carvonte Hill in the first quarter of the game. The Leopards took on the Tommies in St. Paul, Minnesota. Neither team was able to score in the first quarter. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The... 

Leopards win first football title since 1995

Leopards win first football title since 1995
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson rushes for 9 yards of 159 yards in the game, giving him the school career record of 2,891 yards. Sparks-Jackson broke the previous all-time record of 2,844 set by running back Matthew Biggers in 2013. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The La Verne football team reigned supreme as it claimed the 2015 Southern California Intercol­legiate... 

Leopards punch ticket to playoffs

Leopards punch ticket to playoffs
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson scores a touchdown in the third quarter against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday at Merritt Field. Defending Sparks-Jackson, offensive linemen senior Grant Potter and freshman Toronny Thomas block the Sagehens’ defensive line, junior Charlie Fries, sophomore Blake Gunn, junior Brian Rauzi and sophomore Evan Lloyd. The Leopards plucked the Sagehens, 49-35,... 

La Verne runs wild to dethrone Chapman, 49-42

La Verne runs wild to dethrone Chapman, 49-42
La Verne defensive backs freshman Brody Camping and junior An-tony Young take down Chapman senior running back Jeremiah McKibbins, preventing the Panthers from large yardage early in the game. Despite a rocky first half during the Halloween battle, the Leopards came back after halftime, and began dominating the field; offensively and defensively. La Verne scored three touchdowns in the third quarter... 

Leopards make first place their own with drubbing of Poets

Leopards make first place their own with drubbing of Poets
Prohibiting Whittier Poets sophomore wide receiver Bryson Sanders from receiving the ball after kickoff, sophomore defensive back Eric Acosta helped turn the ball over to La Verne in the first quarter. The Leopards defeated the Poets, 44-3, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium and remain undefeated in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Leopards are now at the top of the SCIAC... 

Leos ‘stupefy’ Stags at Homecoming

Leos ‘stupefy’ Stags at Homecoming
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson rams into a defensive post held by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags, pushing inch by inch to gain yardage just before the half. Sparks-Jackson finished with 74 rushing yards. The Leopards defeated the Stags in a close game, 32-27, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium for a Homecoming victory. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief With... 

Football wins first game of season

George Fox University sophomore offensive back Dominick Fix-Gonzalez fails to take down La Verne junior running back Dallas Parent at the end of the fourth quarter. The Leopards defeated the Bruins, 27-23, in their first game of the season Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. The team will face the Whitworth Pirates Sept. 19 in Washington. / photo by Kristina Bugante Camila Rios Staff Writer The football... 

Football keeps helmets high in sky

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer What was expected to be a powerhouse year for the football team did not meet team expectations with some crucial close losses. The Leopards finished the season 2-7 overall and 1-6 in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference. “Record wise this season we were not where we wanted to be,” head coach Chris Krich said. “But as far as an internal group... 

Football earns first SCIAC victory, 41-37, over Pomona-Pitzer

Football earns first SCIAC victory, 41-37, over Pomona-Pitzer
Sophomore wide receiver Alex Arellano returns the ball for 15 yards past the Pomona-Pitzer defense Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. Arellano’s return to the 25-yard line led to a series that resulted in a touchdown that tied the game at 14 near the end of the first half. The Leopards defeated the Sagehens, 41-37, in their last home game of the season. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Hal... 
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