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ELAC football trounces Monarchs, 40-13

    By William Hernandez   The Huskies football team got off to a fast start blowing out the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs 40-13, giving first-year Head Coach Steve Mojarro his first win. Mojarro said after the game that the victory was “huge for his players after all the preparation leading up to it.” Mojarro is the beneficiary of inheriting second year starting quarterback and last season’s Mountain Conference…

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No. 9 Huskies vs. No. 1 Wolverines ends in draw

By Liliana Marquez September 2, 2012 The men’s soccer team tied the No. 1-ranked team in the state, San Bernardino Valley College, 1-1, at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium on Friday night. The teams tied for the third time in four years. As a result, ELAC dropped to No. 11 when the polls were released yesterday. San Bernardino remained top ranked. Despite dominating most of the game, the Huskies…

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ELAC and San Bernardino soccer fit to be tied

  Men’s soccer summary of ELAC’s home opener of ranked teams   By Liliana Marquez and Tadzio Garcia It was No. 9 in the state hosting the top-ranked team. Who would win? No one. The Huskies and San Bernardino Valley College men’s soccer teams tied 1-1, last night at East Los Angeles College. As a result, ELAC dropped two spots to No. 11 while the Wolverines, still top-ranked, were stunned….

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Huskies football—defending champs open on the road

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies will defend their conference title to advance to a bowl game for the second straight year, which would be the fifth since the program began in 1946. The Huskies begin their quest with a non-conference game against rival Los Angeles Valley College tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Monarch Stadium. The No. 23-ranked Huskies open the season as the top-ranked team from the Mountain Conference in…

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ELAC men’s soccer opens season with shutout

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team, ranked 10th in the state, kicked off the season with an 8-0 win over the San Diego Mesa College Olympians earlier today in San Diego. The Huskies will continue their preparation for South Coast Conference play against the San Bernardino Valley College Wolverines tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium. Returning player Adolfo Larios contributed to ELAC’s win with five goals,…

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Local athlete plays for gold

By Tadzio Garcia The U.S. women’s water polo team advanced to the gold medal match against Spain, which they earlier tied after beating Australia in overtime 11-9 in the semifinals. Four-time Olympian Brenda Villa of Commerce tweeted after the victory over Australia, “USA wins! We get an opportunity to fight for a gold medal! #lovemyteam@USAWP.” The women’s water polo team has never won an Olympic gold medal. The sport was introduced…

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Former East Los Angeles College athlete ends 2012 Olympics run

By Tadzio Garcia Former East Los Angeles College Husky Kenneth Medwood’s 2012 Olympics run ended while local athlete Kim Rhode became the first American to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games. Medwood, representing Belize, was one of 24 athletes that advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals out of the first round. Medwood, who was the flag bearer for Belize in the opening ceremonies, clocked in at 49.87 seconds,…

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Local Boxer takes on favorites

By Carlos Alvarez Local boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte and the rest of the USA Boxing Team’s hopes of capturing gold in London begins today with first round bouts. Diaz, who likes to be called “JoJo,” takes on favored Pavlo Ishchenko of the Ukraine in the bantamweight division. Although Ishchenko is heavily favored, Diaz Jr. says that he is ready after training hard to get to the…

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2012 Olympics feature local athletes

By Tadzio Garcia The four-year countdown has elapsed—the 2012 Olympics have arrived. Among the almost 11,000 athletes competing during the Olympic Games four are local talents. The local athletes are boxers Dominic Breazeale (super heavyweight) and Joseph Diaz, Jr. (bantamweight), shooter Kim Rhode (double trap and skeet) and Brenda Villa, a member of Team USA’s women’s water polo team. Both boxers drew difficult opening bouts. Diaz Jr. drew favored Pavlo…

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Man creates disturbance on East Los Angeles College campus

By Erik Luna After a brief confrontation in the East Los Angeles College financial aid office, a student and a unidentified man that was accompanying a young woman were held for questioning by the sheriffs earlier this afternoon. The confrontation started because the student, who wished to remain annoymous, was walking in at the same time the woman was and almost bumped her and her baby. “I was just taking…

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