Track set for state

May 23, 2011

  By Tadzio Garcia   Two members of the women’s track and field team advanced to the state finals after the team placed 12th in the Southern California Championships last Friday at Mt. San Antonio College. The Huskies scored 27 points, “the most by a women’s Husky team since I’ve been here—1988,” said assis­tant coach Louis Ramirez. Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes, who scored all of ELAC’s points, advanced to…

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Badminton knocks down pins for Japan

By Christopher Yee  Badminton team captain Lisa Vittayarukskul rushed forward across the hardwood just like she’s done in countless matches over the past two seasons at East Los Angeles College. But instead of a birdie flying away from her last Friday night, she unleashed a bright pink bowling ball from her hand. With two weeks off until the Southern Coast Conference indi­vidual playoffs on May 6, the badminton team took…

May 2, 2011
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Track and Field dashes into conference finals

By Tadzio Garcia  Two Elans will qualify for the track and field state championships while other Huskies compete to advance at the South Coast Confer­ence finals Friday. East Los Angeles College will host the SCC finals for the first time in a decade, but the event will be held at Mt. San Antonio College. “East Los Angeles College doesn’t have the facilities to host the throwing events on campus,” said…

May 2, 2011
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Baseball runs circles around Tartars

By Robert Barrett Watching East Los Angeles College sophomore Kevin Jones run the bases at Compton College on Thursday was like watching a player abuse a baseball video game. Jones was on first base four different times in the 8-4 win against the Compton College Tartars, but he never waited more than a few pitches before picking the pitcher’s pocket. Jones stole bases throughout game, including three in the fifth…

April 15, 2011
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Track lights up Pasadena Relays

By Tadzio Garcia Seventeen Huskies were on fire, posting their best results of the season last Saturday, at the Pasadena Relays as the track and field team continues to ride a wave of strength. East Los Angeles College posted top-notch results at Pasadena City College while competing on a semi-dark cloudy day. The top marks that were posted will help them climb to the top-100
community college statewide individual rankings. Highlighting ELAC’s…

April 7, 2011
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Falcons grounded by baseball

By Robert Barrett   The baseball team traveled to face the Cerritos College Falcons on Saturday and won a season series on the road for the third straight week. With the series tied, 1-1, and the summer-like sun beating down on the field, Chris Reyes took the mound for the Huskies. In an excellent performance, Reyes won his third game in a row, pitching his third straight complete game. After…

April 7, 2011
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Hoops star earns honor

April 7, 2011

Sophmore Eva Hernandez shoots a critical shot despite a block attempt by American River’s Heilani Tupou. Hernandez earned an Honorable Mention Award from the California Community College Athletic Association in December   By Joseph Recinos   Husky basketball player Eva Hernandez has had great success on the court despite having to stop playing in order to provide for her family. Hernandez was awarded Honorable Mention from the California Community College…

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Badminton wallops El Camino Warriors

March 23, 2011

  By Rudolfo Trujillo East Los Angeles College decisively won on Friday in a make-up game against El Camino College. The Huskies shut El Camino out during the individual matches, with El Camino’s Kumiko Noguchi providing the only serious challenge. At some points, the Huskies even seemed bored, not giving their all to a team that they were obviously superior to. “They need more practice…most of them are new players,”…

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Baseball mops up Vikings

March 23, 2011

    By Robert Barrett Playing fundamentally-sound ball, the East Los Angeles College baseball team recovered from an earlier loss to take a three-game series 2-1 from Long Beach City College. ELAC lost the first game of a three game series against the Vikings, but behind dominant pitching and fundamental baseball, the Huskies took the series after winning at home 10-5 and on the road 6-1. Thursday at Cal State…

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Baseball strikes back at Mounties

March 21, 2011

  By Jesus Arvizu and Erik Luna With each team winning on their home fields, East Los Angeles College split two games against Mt. San Antonio College with a 6-5 loss on Thursday and a 13-1 win on Saturday. The Huskies sent Cameron Baker to face the Mounties on Thursday. Baker left the game in the ninth inning after striking out seven batters and having a four-run cushion. Both Baker…

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