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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On April 30, 13 members of the La Verne basketball team took their Saturday to volunteer at the Anthesis Autism Services Second Annual “Athletes for Autism” event, held at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. The athletes worked with autistic adults and supported the efforts of Pomona Valley Workshop to provide services for adults with developmental disabilities. With... 

Napolitano, Woodland earn All-SCIAC basketball honors

Napolitano, Woodland earn All-SCIAC basketball honors
Junior Austin Napolitano earned 2010-2011 First Team All-SCIAC honors for his play as a forward for the men’s basketball team. Averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, he is the first player to earn this honor in the past five seasons. / photo by Allison Lavelle Krista Franceschini Staff Writer Juniors Austin Napolitano and Trevor Woodland earned La Verne the respect it was looking for as... 

BYU has right to uphold rules

Division I athletes usually get away with anything and everything, just as long as they continue to dominate on the court or on the field and bring in revenue for their university. Usually schools have codes of conduct that the athletes have to abide by and if they do not they have to suffer the consequences, unless the athletic director and school president choose to turn the other cheek. Garrett... 

Leopards lose game but not hope

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Although the season came to a close with the loss, there is reason to be optimistic about what the future holds for the Leopards in the years to come. The men’s basketball team lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Southern California Intercolleg­iate Ath­letic Conference postseason tournament to Clare­mont-Mudd-Scripps, 68-62. The loss also marks the programs first... 

La Verne brings too little, too late

La Verne brings too little, too late
ULV sophomore Vince Bauer sinks a basket against the Redlands Bulldogs in a 57-46 defeat Tuesday. The Leopards ended the season with an overall record of 13-12. They will play in the SCIAC semi-finals at 7:30 p.m. today in Claremont against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. / photo by Warren Bessant Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The Leopards celebrated senior night for their lone senior Mychal Thomas on... 

Defense lifts Stags past Leopards

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The defense of the Stags was too much for the Leopards as they fell 56-48 in front of a crowd of 461 at Ted Ducey Gymnasium at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. With eight seconds remaining, another shot hit the rim and bounced harmlessly away from the hoop, another good look that did not go the Leopards way on a night in which La Verne finished 18-54 from the... 

Men’s basketball drops to third place with Occidental loss

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer The men’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night against a hot Occidental team, by a score of 61-49. The Leopards came into this game with three big wins against Pomona-Pitzer, Caltech, and Cal Lutheran. La Verne started the game in a three-way tie for first place with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands. Occidental came into the game... 

Men’s basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74

Men's basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74
La Verne’s starting center Alex Wolpe goes up for the bucket against Chapman’s Ben Ricard in the first half of their matchup Wednesday night. The Leopards roared out of the locker room in the first half but couldn’t hold off the Panthers as they dropped their second game of the season, 85-74. The Leopards wrap up a three game home stretch Saturday night against West Coast Baptist. / photo by... 

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne
Junior center Alex Wolpe puts up two points against Afghanistan’s National Team during Monday’s preseason game. La Verne would go on to cut a 24 point deficit down to eight in a valiant second half effort in the game which they lost 80-72. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer A slow start led to an exhibition loss for the men’s basketball team as the fell to the Afghanistan... 

Leopards end season on high note

Leopards end season on high note
Mychal Thomas of La Verne goes up for the layup over Redlands’ Andrew Mills. La Verne won Tuesday’s game, 88-76. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Ashley Morgado Staff Writer Inspiration was the theme of Tuesday night’s final game for the men’s basketball team. In an exciting 88-76 win over the Redland Bulldogs, La Verne fought hard to send its seniors off with a home victory. “We haven’t... 
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