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Poets write a bad ending for Leopards with no-hitter

Poets write a bad ending for Leopards with no-hitter
Leopards head coach Scott Winterburn and senior Bryce Roenicke watch as Whittier pitcher Ryan Schwenn throws a no-hitter against La Verne on Friday, 4-0. However, the Leopards swept Saturday’s doubleheader by the scores of 4-3 and 8-4. The Leopards improved their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to 14-4 and their overall record to 19-10. The Leopards now hold a first place... 

Softball splits series with Whittier

Softball splits series with Whittier
During La Verne’s first game of a doubleheader against Whittier Monday at Wheeler Park, junior Amanda Hastings beats the throw to first base. The first base umpire called her out and although the other umpires discussed the call, the ruling stood. The Leopards held off the Poets in a 2-1 victory in the first game. The Leopards lost the second game, 10-9. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

La Verne leaves conference rivals in the dust

La Verne leaves conference rivals in the dust
Freshman Nick St. Clair placed second in the triple jump against Redlands and Whittier on Saturday with a jump of 13.04 meters. / photo by Cassandra Egan Christian Orozco Sports Editor It was a fruitful weekend for the men’s and women’s track and field teams as they won three of four total competitions at Occidental on Saturday. The men’s team destroyed Whittier with the score of 107-53, but... 

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... 

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC
In La Verne’s final game of the SCIAC championship tournament, senior utility Kyle Thorsness explodes out of the water to shoot over his defender, junior utility player Cameron Rehm of Whittier. Thorsness, a senior who transferred from Orange Coast College, played his last championship tournament and last game at Las Flores Park. He scored three goals in each game and became the first La Verne player... 

Poets too clever on LV senior day

Poets too clever on LV senior day
During the third quarter against Whittier, junior utility Arturo Villalpando moves the ball away from opponent John Adams, attacker. On Saturday the Whittier Poets wrote off the Leopards in a close game with a final score of 10-9 at Las Flores Park. The game against the Poets served as senior day for the Leopards, who will graduate three seniors this year. Later in the day, La Verne faced off with... 

Leopards swept out of postseason

Leopards swept out of postseason
La Verne junior middle blocker Catie Logan returns the ball after blocking a shot by Whittier setter Alessandra Rios at Frantz Athletic Court on Saturday. The Poets defeated the Leopards 3-0, breaking Whittier’s two game losing streak. It was La Verne’s second loss to the Poets this season, both coming by way of a sweep. The game decided who would go to the SCIAC postseason tournament next week,... 

Volleyball muscles past opponents

Volleyball muscles past opponents
La Verne setter Kendal Kraiss and middle blocker Catie Logan block UC Santa Cruz outside hitter Bryce Meyer’s attempt to return the ball. The Leopards salted the Banana Slugs on Saturday, winning all three games. / photo by Warren Bessant Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer The volleyball team had a very successful weekend at the Leopard Invitational, winning all four of their matches to bring their overall... 

LV earns chances, claws for finishes

LV earns chances, claws for finishes
Above Whittier junior midfielder Kirsten Davis (No. 22), La Verne sophomore forward Marisella Macias attempts to head the ball off a goal kick in an effort to gain possession. Macias is backed by freshman forward Krystal Gutierrez, who is guarded by Whittier sophomore forward Ashlin Steele (No. 7). Whittier freshman defender Dana Bergstrom (No. 12), enters the fray to be ready for the ball. The Poets... 

Leopards to lean on experience for success

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s soccer team looks to turn over a new leaf for the 2011 season, featuring nine returners who saw the pitch as freshman, allowing the Leopards to start where they left off a year ago. The Leopards have started the season with a 2-1-2 record and believe they are on track for greater success than last fall. “We’re starting off in a better place,” junior defenseman... 
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