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Several state records set at ELAC Swim Stadium

By Jorge Lopez Several state records and one national record were broken in the ELAC pool this past weekend. Unfortunately, the Huskies swimming and diving team did not qualify for the state finals. The California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive State Championships came to an end on Saturday afternoon, after three days of competition at the ELAC swim stadium. The ELAC swimming pool has been known as one…

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Six state records set at the 2012 CCCAA Swim & Dive finals

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College swim stadium was known as one of the fastest swimming pools in the nation back in its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. The ELAC pool is making waves again. Six state records, one a national record, were set in the first two days of the 2012 California Community College Athletic Association’s Swim and Dive Championships held at the ELAC swim stadium…

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ELAC baseball is riding a seven game win streak

By Alfonso Rivera The host Huskies pounded Los Angeles Harbor College, 14-2, off of 17 hits in the second game of a three game series at Cal State Los Angeles last Thursday, April 26. The Huskies have won seven straight and are ranked No. 14 in the Southern California Community College Coaches poll. The Huskies are 20-15 overall, 14-6 in the South Coast Conference play. East Los Angeles College stands…

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SCC track and field prelims and finals produced top-10 results

By Tadzio Garcia The 2012 South Coast Conference prelims and some finals, held at El Camino College Compton Center Tuesday April 24, produced some personal records that are top-10 results in the state for community colleges. East Los Angeles College’s Shawnta Barnes won in the 100-meter dash, in 11.92 seconds. It is the fourth fastest time in the state. Barnes advances to the SCC finals. Barnes won two other prelim events…

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ELAC swimming and diving ends season

By William Hernandez The Women’s swimming and diving team concluded their first season of competition in 10 years this past weekend at the South Coast Conference Championships at Pasadena City College. The championship meet consisted of three days of play with preliminaries in the morning and finals later in the afternoon. The Huskies improved their performance day by day race by race. On the first day of competition the Huskies had…

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ELAC baseball sweeps Cerritos

By Alfonso Rivera and Carlos Alvarez The Husky baseball team culminated a three game sweep in the South Coast Conference against Cerritos College, taking over sole possession of second place. The Huskies, 18-15 overall and 12-6 in SCC play, have a one-game SCC lead over El Camino College and Compton Educational Center. The Huskies have won five in a row and are ranked 18th in the SoCal poll. El Camino…

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ELAC baseball team winning streak reaches six

By Carlos Alvarez The baseball team winning streak reaches six with come from behind victory against Los Angeles Harbor College, 6-4, on Tuesday, April 24. Sophomore starting pitcher Christian Madrid (3-4) gained his composure after giving up four runs (3 earned) in the first inning to get the victory. “He was trying to do too much. He was to pumped up before the game, but he did a good job,” Head…

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Student wins bus line art contest

By Veronica Hurtado Art Graphic Communication major Mario Hernandez’s graphic design won the Montebello Bus Lines “Ride Green” Art Contest on April 6. “I was pretty surprised (to win). I had no idea of the competition and how it was going to be. I really wasn’t expecting to win,” he said. The Boyle Heights native participated in a contest along with other participants. Hernandez and participants took part in a competition to…

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Disabled dancer develops passion in dance

By Billy Galvez In the fourth grade, Vanessa Cruz started developing a passion for dancing. Her parents wouldn’t support her because they thought she would get injured. From sixth to eighth grade she began practicing at home. “I would practice for hours in front of the mirror in my room, and I would imagine myself on the stage,” Cruz said. Vanessa has had obstacles since birth, but she was determined not…

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