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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... 

Construction on hold

Construction on hold
Rainfall soaked most of Ortmayer Stadium on Sunday, stalling the field’s renovation while water was drained from the site. Ortmayer Stadium is set to reopen this summer. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Kicking up dirt at Ortmayer Stadium

Kicking up dirt at Ortmayer Stadium
Demolition on the Ortmayer Stadium track and field began Monday. The stadium was constructed in 1990 and first used for the 1991 football season. At the time it was considered one of the premier track and field facilities in the Inland Valley. However, La Verne has not hosted a track meet in the past four years because of the track’s poor condition. The new complex will include an artificial turf... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

LVAA function unites Leos

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Wednesday marked the annual La Verne Athletic Associates Barbecue, held for every student athlete on campus on the field of Ortmayer Stadium. Student athletes donned neon green shirts as part of the annual Student Athlete Recognition Day. “Its an honor to be an athlete,” freshman softball player Danielle Vela said. “It’s really special to see so many athletes out... 

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... 

Panthers survive Leopard scare, 17-14

Panthers survive Leopard scare, 17-14
The football team finishes a winless 2009 season. Freshman running back Eric Brown weaves around Chapman defensive lineman Willie Tobbins during the first half of Saturday’s game. Although Brown’s evasion may have succeeded, the team as a whole did not, losing the game, 17-14. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Charlie Neff, Staff Writer Dan Sayles, Sports Editor The football team tried its hardest to... 
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