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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... 

Poets kick past Leopards in overtime

Poets kick past Leopards in overtime
In the second half of the game, Whittier freshman forward Tess Peppis draws a foul, after pushing La Verne midfielder senior Cassidy Schweiger in a struggle for the ball Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards lost to the Whittier Poets, 1-0, in overtime. / photo by Sarah Vander Zon Autumn Simon Staff Writer Despite going into overtime and multiple saves from freshman goalkeeper Jasmine Valadez,... 

Softball finishes season with best record since ‘13

Chris McMahan Staff Writer In a season filled with ups and downs, the softball team was unable to reach its goal of a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference championship. La Verne finished 23-19 on the season, including a 18-10 conference record, third place behind Whittier and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Leopards finished with its best record since 2013. The team also earned the... 

Poets hand Leopards third straight loss

Poets hand Leopards third straight loss
La Verne sophomore third baseman Jakob Thomas misses the connection with sophomore pitcher Alex Bernstein, after a strategic bunt by Whitter Poets senior left fielder Ben Cerami in game two Sunday at Ben Hines Field. On the next batter, the Leopards were able to make a double play to end the top of the fifth inning. La Verne struggled with a powerful Poets offense and errors throughout the game, as... 

Baseball tied for 1st place in SCIAC

Baseball tied for 1st place in SCIAC
La Verne senior left fielder Mark Jebbia takes off for third base on a hit in the second inning from sophomore third baseman Andrew Douglas Saturday at Ben Hines Field against Chapman. Jebbia was able to reach home, scoring the first run in game two of the doubleheader. The Leopards defeated the Panthers, 11-1. / photo by Michelle Leon Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The La Verne baseball team defeated... 

Leos sweep Whittier in doubleheader

Leos sweep Whittier in doubleheader
La Verne sophomore first baseman Alexis Schiff catches a ball fielded by senior shortstop Rebecca Ireland early in the first game of a doubleheader against Whittier Friday at Campus West. Schiff went on to homer in the bottom of the sixth, adding the last three runs to seal the win for La Verne, 8-1. In game two, Schiff singled to right field for an RBI and the only run of the game. Junior center fielder... 

Track splits at SCIAC Multi-Dual

Track splits at SCIAC Multi-Dual
La Verne sophomore distance runner Damon Gomez dashes through the water barrier toward the end of the 3,000 meter steeplechase Saturday at Strehle Track in Claremont. Gomez placed ninth with a time of 11:36 at the second SCIAC Multi-Dual. / photo by Jerri White Chris McMahan Staff Writer The men’s track and field team took first in several events, while the women’s team had multiple top-five finishes... 

Leopards school the Poets

Leopards school the Poets
At the bottom of the second inning, sophomore second baseman Andrew Douglas attempts to steal second base in game two of a doubleheader against the Whittier Poets Saturday. Douglas safely returned to first, after beating out Whittier freshman first baseman Charlie Mayfield. The Leopards swept Whittier, 6-5, Friday and 4-2, 12-5, Saturday at Ben Hines Field./ photo by Bailey Maguire Lauren Crumbaker Staff... 

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... 
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