Badminton doubles smash champion moves on

By Francisco Portillo  After winning the first state title in doubles last year, badminton player Jean Buenaflor faced a tough follow-up season. Last season Buenaflor was partnered with Serena Lieu, who she played with since 2013. With Lieu gone, she took on a larger leadership role. She partnered with international student Quan Zhang, which presented an obstacle as the two tried developing chemistry with one another. As a beginner, Zhang…

May 24, 2017

Huskies end regular season with 18-match win streak

    By Tadzio Garcia In 2008 and 2014, the East Los Angeles College women’s badminton team won a South Coast Conference championship with a sweep of Pasadena City College. Each year ended with their only loss to San Diego City College in the SoCal Regional Finals. The Huskies swept the SCC individual and doubles teams finals both years advancing three singles players and two doubles teams to the state playoffs. It is another record to add to…

May 22, 2014

SoCal runner-up Huskies advance to state singles finals

By Tadzio Garcia After ending the regular season, 13-0, the ELAC swept the South Coast Conference Individual and Doubles finals last Friday in Manhattan Beach and advances six to the state championships. The Huskies won the top three spots out of the SCC singles competition and the top two doubles spots as well. The state individual finals will be held this Friday and Saturday at De Anza College in Cupertino….

May 7, 2014

Women’s badminton wins title

By William Hernandez East Los Angeles College is the 2014 South Coast Conference badminton champions. They swept a double header against El Camino College 11-2 and 11-1 on April 16 to win the title then shut out El Camino College Compton Center, 21-0, last Friday at the Women’s Center. “In all my years watching badminton, this is by far one of the best teams we have had. What makes them…

May 1, 2014

Huskies badminton team wins conference title

  By William Hernandez The East Los Angeles College, undefeated with an 11-0 overall and South Coast Conference record, breezed by the El Camino College Compton Center women’s team, 21-0. ELAC is the 2014 South Coast Conference badminton champions. The pursuit for perfection continues as ELAC will play in their final game of the regular season against their longtime adversary Pasadena City College (8-3), April 23 at home in the…

April 18, 2014

East Los Angeles College badminton is undefeated

By Diego Linares The women’s badminton team has won every South Coast Conference match by at least seven points after defeating Pasadena City College 15-6 Friday, March 28 in the Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Huskies are on a five-game-win-streak in the SCC and are already looking ahead to postseason play. PCC, currently in second place in the SCC standings, has finished atop the SCC the last five seasons. “We’re trying to…

April 2, 2014

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,…

August 6, 2012

ELAC Badminton moves on to state finals

By Jorge Lopez The badminton team will advance three members to the state championships as a result of a strong showing at the South Coast Conference Individual Tournament at the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club earlier today. Diana Su, Leanna Xu, and Shirley Su will be advancing to the State Championships in the singles event. Su and Xu will reprent the Huskies in the doubles finals. Shirley Su who is competing collegiately…

May 4, 2012

ELAC badminton crushes Tartars in shutout

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies badminton team beat the El Camino College Compton Center in a 21-0 shutout last Wednesday in the women’s gym. The Husky No. 1 player of the game, Shirley Su, beat Compton’s No. 1 player Emely Aguilar, 21-6, 21-11. Su also beat Compton’s No. 2 player, Ariana Ordiano, 21-4 and 21-1. Teresa Chiang, ELAC’s No. 2 player against Compton, also beat Aguilar and Ordiano. In a close…

April 20, 2012