Huskies’ volleyball beats Saddleback College, 3-2

September 26, 2014

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College volleyball team continued non-conference play with a five-set come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Saddleback College Sept. 24 in men’s gym. In what was a back-and-forth match with over a dozen lead changes. The Huskies defeated the Gauchos 20-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21, 15-12. “It wasn’t our best performance, but in the end we played as a team. Saddleback is a good team, but we stood together,”…

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Volleyball looks to improve

May 20, 2014

  By Marcus Camacho The East Los Angeles College women’s volleyball team should improve the upcoming season after a strong recruitment. ELAC has recruited 13 athletes, who have played club volleyball or high school volleyball on the average of at least two years. “We have some players that can play in multiple positions on the floor. So as far as recruiting for a community college, we’ve done a good job for…

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Siblings passion grows from within the diamond

May 7, 2014

By Carlos Alvarez East Los Angeles College siblings Valerie and Michael Aguilar grew up playing baseball, but their relationship has made the game their passion. ELAC softball catcher Valerie and third baseman Michael Aguilar began to play baseball together at a young age with the guidance of their father. “Our dad would take us to the park to throw the ball around. He just wanted us to be active and…

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Huskies ousted from baseball playoffs

By Carlos Alvarez For the fourth consecutive season the East Los Angeles College baseball team failed to move past the first round of the Southern Regional playoffs. “It’s tough to advance in the playoffs. You don’t have anybody that’s chopped liver. We (have to) figure out how to get over the hump,” ELAC Head Coach James Hines said. The No.15th-seeded Huskies did not continue their come from behind magic, losing…

May 6, 2014
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Huskies baseball rallies twice, earns playoff win

May 1, 2014

By Carlos Alvarez Down two runs twice, the baseball team rallied to avoid a playoff upset loss at home in a single elimination game defeating College of the Canyons, 6-5. They overcame their defensive struggles and came up with clutch hitting with runners in scoring position. With the home crowd screaming on No. 15-seeded East Los Angeles College baseball team, Husky starting pitcher Shawn Kennedy, who pitched in relief kept…

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Softball pitcher moving to the next level

April 23, 2014

By Damien Guzman and Carlos Alvarez East Los Angeles College starting pitcher Alashanee Medina is true to her Native American heritage as her first name means “she plays all the time,” fitting perfect with her constant work on the mound. Medina was active in multiple sports but when she began playing softball at the age of 9 she became passionate about the sport. “I knew early that she would be…

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‘Draft Day’ fails to make the cut

By Carlos Alvarez In “Draft Day,” Kevin Costner is at his best as the leading actor in a sport genre movie, but the cast around him is not given prominent roles. Sonny Weaver Jr., played by Costner, is the general manager of the Cleveland Browns and son of a coaching legend who recently died. Sonny isn’t as legendary as his father and with the Browns having a losing record in the season…

April 17, 2014
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Huskies win another series, nine out of 10 recent games

March 26, 2014

  By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College baseball team clinched a three-game South Coast Conference series with a 7-1 victory against El Camino College Compton Center on Saturday at the MLB Youth Academy baseball field in Compton. With the win, the state’s No. 7-ranked Huskies clinched their third consecutive series win in SCC play. ELAC will begin a crucial three-game SCC series at home against Cerritos College (13-9,…

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High-motor basketball player puts education first

March 26, 2014

By Carlos Alvarez Men’s basketball starting forward Zachary “Zach” Hinton’s high-octane play has him thinking of leaving California and heading to Florida. “I haven’t made up my mind, but I know I’ll be playing hard somewhere. I have some family in Florida, but I’m looking at other schools,” Hinton said. With scholarship offers from Biola University and Jacksonville University in Florida, his goal is to continue to play at a…

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Huskies playoff-run ends in double overtime

By Carlos Alvarez East Los Angles College men’s basketball forward Aaron Cheatum could only sit and watch as Citrus forward Chris Reyes grabbed the final rebound and began a celebration for Citrus College. “It hurts to lose man. It hurts to lose at home. It was a good run, I wish I could’ve done more,” South Coast Conference North Division Player-of-the-Year, Cheatum said. Citrus College, the No. 11-seed, traveled to…

March 1, 2014
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