Badminton player seeks new journey

By Christian Horta Only one badminton player at East Los Angeles College is hispanic and she wants to make the team more diverse. Bianca Ortega is  the only  badminton team player that isn’t asian, which makes her feel slightly isolated. “I’m not super best friends with everyone.  I’d say it’s in the middle since I really don’t share any classes with them, I only see them during practice,” said Ortega….

April 11, 2018
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Badminton wins its first game

March 27, 2018

By Kevin Camargo Badminton defeated Compton College 17-4 on Friday to get its first win of the season and improve its record to 1-2. “The team didn’t give up, so that’s good. They didn’t feel they were going to (be) 0-3,” said East Los Angeles College head coach Qui Nguy. Nguy said he believes that his team did well, aside from having a young team. “We need to work on…

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Badminton suffers second defeat

By Noe Ortega Badminton lost its second consecutive game, 21-0, in the South Coast Conference last Wednesday against Pasadena City College at home. “We see some improvements because this year, the majority of our roster are new girls and one of the things we need to do here is to tell the girls to be more competitive and not to give up,” East Los Angeles College Badminton Head coach Qui…

March 14, 2018
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Badminton loses third match of season to rival

April 19, 2017

By William McMahan East Los Angeles College badminton team lost 20-1 and falls to 5-3 overall with a tough road loss to Pasadena City College at PCC. ELAC is in second place behind PCC, but it seems like they can’t defeat them. All three of ELAC’s losses have come from PCC this year, with scores of 20-1, 19-2, and 20-1,“ PCC has one of the best teams I’ve ever seen…

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Hard fought spring season

By Dan Gudino  As finals approach for students, student-athletes finish their spring season with the ups and downs only sports can bring. East Los Angeles College, during the spring semester, has six different sports to cheer for. Softball, baseball, men’s and women’s track and field, badminton and women’s swim and dive. The current on-going season of track and field, for both men and women, has brought the most success. Sophomore…

May 11, 2016
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Sports Briefs: March 23 – 30, 2016

By Dan Gudino Swimming and Diving The Swim and Dive team won 10 of 15 events at the three way meet at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, against LATT and El Camino College. As a team East Los Angeles College won the 200 Meter Medley by  53 seconds. It also won the 400m Freestyle Relay by 38 seconds. ELAC freshman Yixue Wang was best suited for short distance races, like…

March 30, 2016
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Sports briefs: March 17 – 22, 2016

By Dan Gudino    Swimming and Diving The Swim team placed second in the in the women’s 200 Meter Medley Relay Swim Final last Friday in a three-school race against Rio Hondo College and Mount San Antonio College. The best overall performance came from freshman Yixue Wang, who won two individual swims. Wang won the 100m Backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley. She also placed third in the 100m Freestyle Swim. ELAC…

March 23, 2016
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Badminton faces challenge this season

By George Maldonado The East Los Angeles College badminton team was upset as 2014 undefeated South Coast Conference champions by Pasadena City College (21-0), Wednesday Feb 25. This game set the tone for the season because both teams are projected as the top two competitors for the conference title. With the win PCC moves into first place in the standings. The Huskies began their scoreless match to an energetic PCC…

March 3, 2015
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East Los Angeles College sports finds success in spring

May 21, 2014

By William Hernandez It has been awhile since the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department has accomplished as much all-around success as they have in 2014. When the regular season concluded for spring sports last month, ELAC had four teams competing in the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs. “From top to bottom its probably been the most successful season we have ever had since I have been associated with…

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Badminton struggles in South Coast Conference championships

By Samuel Gonzales The ELAC women’s badminton team got off to a slow start at the 2013 South Coast Conference championships last weekend at Pasadena City College. Top seeded players Shirley Su and Cherry Lai both were unable to win their first matches. “I wasn’t ready, I was very tired and I didn’t eat a good breakfast,” Su said. After losing her first match Su was knocked out when she…

May 20, 2013
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