Sports Briefs

Baseball preview Baseball looks to regroup after finishing  16-24 last season. Many of the teamís players are returning students. Its looking for a strong start at the  College of Desert tournament on January 26 at 2 p.m.   Softball preview The sophomore-filled softball team will see its first action on January 30 as it looks to perform a repeat of last yearís victory away against  L.A. Mission College at 2:30…

December 13, 2017
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Solid defense leads to double-digit victory for basketball

December 13, 2017

By Joe Dargan Men’s basketball capped off the Citrus Invitational with a 76-62, thumping of Southwestern College on Sunday. From the opening tip, East Los Angeles College’s ball movement was crisp, scoring the first two baskets of the game. After a brief scoring exchange, ELAC’s Coach John Mosley, who has over 20 wins in each of his previous four seasons as the Huskies’ head coach, called an early timeout to…

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Wrestling prospect Brandon Sotomayor wins tournament

November 30, 2017

BY KAREN CRUZ No.1 state-ranked East Los Angeles College heavyweight sophomore Brandon Sotomayor  was the only Husky to win during The Brawl Tournament at ELAC on  Nov. 18. He  defeated last year’s reigning champion Chance Eskam of Palomar College. ELAC’s wrestling team hosted the all-day tournament. Sotomayor ranked No. 2 in last year’s tournament against Eskam in the 285 weight class. Sotomayor was undefeated, but Eskam broke his record by…

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Baseball holds fall placement scrimmages

November 30, 2017

BY ALYNNA GUZMAN Husky baseball wrapped up their fall season against College of the Canyons on Thursday. The game lasted a grueling 14 innings. During the fall season no scores are displayed on the scoreboard, despite head coach  James Hines saying the point of the games are still to “create a competitive atmosphere.” Although these games don’t count the way they will in the spring, they still affect how  players…

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Defensive errors cost men’s soccer playoff

November 30, 2017

BY JOSE DE SANTOS Staff Writer unt men’s soccer playoff game, resulting in a 2-1 loss against Golden West College on Nov. 18. East Los Angeles College was evenly matched against Golden West at the start of the game. A counter attack for the Huskies almost resulted a goal, but sophomore winger Luis Alvarado missed inside the penalty box. During the 20-minute mark, ELAC defender Salvador Alvarez gave a crossing…

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Football team ends season with winning streak

BY CRISTAL GOMEZ Huskies end 2017 football season on a high note winning on a five-game winning streak with a 7-3 record. Going into his second year as ELAC Head Coach, Bobby Godinez lead the team to the Patriotic Bowl. Coach Godinez replaced ex-head coach Eric Marty after having a total of eight losses. To start off the season against Orange Coast, they won 31-22. A week after the first…

November 30, 2017
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Men’s Soccer playoff bound despite losing three in a row

November 15, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara Despite losing a decisive match against El Camino Compton Center 0-1, men’s soccer will return to the playoffs after a three-year absence. The Huskies have lost the last three consecutive games in the same fashion. Despite the losses, men’s soccer’s previous record helped them advance to playoffs. Throughout the season, not scoring in key moments have anguished East Los Angeles College, and Friday’s game wasn’t the exception….

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Volleyball spikes Rio Hondo College on the road

November 15, 2017

By Joe Dargan Volleyball dominated at Rio Hondo College on Friday, winning three straight sets 25-23, 25-13 and 25-16, respectively. With a shutout against Rio a month ago, East Los Angeles College coach Elliot Walker didn’t want to take this game lightly. “I take every game as if it’s a new one. Since we played them last, they’ve made some changes and we’ve made some changes.  We have to see…

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Football shuts out Glendale, wins five straight to end season

November 15, 2017

By Joe Dargan The Huskies put together a defensive masterpiece on the road, shutting out Glendale College 31-0 on Saturday. Coming from a four-game winning streak, East Los Angeles College began with a steady ground attack. Sophomore running back Toure Wallace ran for 30 yards on the first two plays of the game. Freshman quarterback Philip Tran kept the football for a two-yard run and then handed it off to…

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ELAC playoff hopes crushed after close loss to Pasadena City College

November 15, 2017

By Noe Ortega A second-half goal and a lack of finishing was enough for East Los Angeles College to fall 1-0 to Pasadena City College on Friday at home. With two loses and a tie in their last three outings, the Huskies have not won a game since October 24 against Long Beach College. ELAC is now 5-10-3 overall and are officially out of playoff contention in the South Coast…

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