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Ortmayer Stadium gets fresh look

Ortmayer Stadium gets fresh look
Remodeled with artificial turf, La Verne’s new football stadium has been open for football and soccer practice since mid-summer. With the opening of the new Ortmayer Stadium, the university will have one of the premiere stadiums in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The grand re-opening of the stadium will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. / photo by Hunter Cole Christian Orozco Sports... 

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look
Construction on the football field moves along with the input of the cooling system. Pipes buried beneath the field cool the artificial turf when it gets too hot. On Tuesday, the contractor Byrom-Davey worked to cover the piles of dirt and rock with tarps to protect them from rain and mud. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Sports Editor The $4 million project of refurbishing Ortmayer Stadium... 

David Kain lifts his way to the top

David Kain lifts his way to the top
Sophomore David Kain, movement in sports science major, will compete at the 2012 National University Weightlifting Championship at Louisiana State University in Shreveport on April 13 and 14. Kain will be competing in two Olympic events, the snatch and the clean and jerk. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer You can see David Kain in class, on the football field and now in the weight... 

Krich completes turnaround year for football

Krich completes turnaround year for football
La Verne safety Arsian Erdinc takes down Whittier quarterback Kelly Maguire in the final minutes of the second quarter on Saturday. The Leopards beat the Poets in their final game of the season, with a score of 24-20. / photo by Danielle Navarro Kevin Parada Staff Writer The football team ended the 2011 season on Saturday on a high note by beating Whittier in a closely contested game, 24-20. With the... 

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... 

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... 

Commentary: There is hope after all

<i>Commentary</i>: There is hope after all
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor For the last four seasons the football programs has been at the bottom of the La Verne sports totem pole. The baseball program went to the SCIAC tournament three out of four seasons, and won the tournament once. The women’s volleyball team had an undefeated season and went to the NCAA championship game. Those are just two of the programs that have had success while our... 

Christopher Krich to coach La Verne football

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor After much anticipation and speculation, the University on Thursday announced the appointment of Christopher Krich as head football coach. Krich served as defensive coordinator for five seasons at Millikin University in Illinois and in the same position for three seasons at Lakeland College in Wisconsin. At Lakeland, Krich helped the program to a 23-8 overall record and two... 
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