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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,... 

Women swimmers splash past Tigers at first home meet

Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer The women on the La Verne swimming and diving team shined at the team’s home opener and first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference dual meet against Occidental Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The women picked up their first win against Occidental in four years, while the men were outnumbered by the Tigers. Out of the 28 events of the... 

Men’s soccer looks forward to 2016

Kat Simonelli Sports Editor The men’s soccer team fought hard for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship title against the Redlands Bulldogs but were unable to come out on top, as the Bulldogs took the match, 2-1, Saturday at Farquhar Field. “We know we’re good, and we knew that we could compete,” head coach Trevor Persson said. “Even though we lost, it... 

Soccer advances to SCIAC finals

Kat Simonelli Sports Editor A perfectly executed pass from La Verne freshman midfielder Alfredo Garcia inside the box allowed junior forward Nathan Gonzalez to slide in and score the game-winning goal in the 74th minute against the Chapman Panthers in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletics Conference Tournament Semifinals Wednesday at Wilson Field. “Its a great feeling to go up 1-0... 

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... 

Regals spoil Leopards’ senior night

Regals spoil Leopards’ senior night
Cal Lutheran sophomore midfielder Kali Youngdahl attempts to steal the ball from La Verne senior midfielder Cassidy Schweiger in the first half of Saturday’s game at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards rallied in the last minute, but were stopped by the Regals defense. La Verne fell short, 2-1, on senior night, the last game of the season. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Kaila Williams Staff Writer The women’s... 

La Verne splits with Chapman, Occidental

La Verne splits with Chapman, Occidental
Trying to make a comeback in the third quarter, senior utility Jordan Bowers attempts to score, but is blocked by Chapman senior goalkeeper Stephen Neil Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The Leopards lost to the Panthers, 17-7. / photo by Sarah Vander Zon Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer With five injured players, the La Verne men’s water polo lost a match against the Chapman Panthers,... 

Men’s soccer kicks toward postseason

Men’s soccer kicks toward postseason
La Verne freshman midfielder Noah Dacko drives toward the goal and away from Caltech sophomore midfielder Federico Presutti in the second half of the game. The Leopards kept the lead and ultimately skinned the Beavers, 2-0, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Noel Cabrera Kat Simonelli Sports Editor The men’s soccer team dominated in the second half of its game against the Whittier Poets, scoring... 

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... 
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