New coach for a new season

By Dan Gudino It’s the offseason for the football team, four months away from the opening kickoff, and new head coach Bobby Godinez is working to get away from last year’s disappointment. East Los Angeles College released the news of the newly-hired Godinez, 33, March 2. Godinez got right to work. He was seen at basketball games as a fan, shaking hands and spoke with many to introduce himself and…

April 20, 2016

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

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

Women fall short at state

By Dan Gudino The women’s basketball team was seconds away from winning its first state championship in school history, but lost to Mount San Antonio College 57-55 at Los Positas College on Sunday. The Huskies had an opportunity with 1.4 seconds in the game for a final shot, but did not get a shot off before the buzzer. East Los Angeles College, the state runner-up, lost to MSAC for the third…

March 16, 2016

Women’s basketball advances to state championship

By Dan Gudino The women’s basketball team won a close game against City College of San Francisco 51-47 at Los Positas College in Livermore, to advance to the state championship game on Sunday. Freshman guard Brianne Cheatum came off the bench and scored 11 points. Freshman guard Allissa Gomez led the Huskies with 20 points. ELAC was out sized by SF but held its ground by turning over the ball…

March 12, 2016

Women’s basketball back into final four

By Dan Gudino The women’s basketball team made it back to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship final four after it’s victory March 5 over Mount San Jacinto College, 76-65. The back-to-back appearance into the final four was sparked by a complete team effort  against MSJC. The Huskies battled through the worst second quarter of the season, only scoring four points as MSJC scored 21 points. “They thought…

March 10, 2016

Defense dominates for women’s basketball

By Dan Gudino Defense made the difference at home for the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team as they beat Pasadena City College, 58-45, in the third round of the Southern California Regional playoffs March 2. The Huskies responded in round three with stellar defense throughout the game, only allowing 11 points in the second period and eight points in the third. ELAC came into the game v. PCC…

March 4, 2016

Speech team triumphs at tournament

By Dan Gudino The award-winning East Los Angeles College speech team competed in debate and public speaking Feb. 14 and earned first place at the Tabor-Venitsky Invitational at Cerritos College. Last year, ELAC finished second in the Tabor-Venitsky tournament. This year, ELAC beat 19 schools to be crowned the Small Division Schools champ. The speech team’s goal is to move on to the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship…

March 2, 2016

Softball continues winless streak

By Dan Gudino The softball team, after winning its opening game of the season, continued its downward slide yesterday and lost to Mount San Antonio College 8-0. ELAC has now lost seven in a row. A softball game is seven innings. ELAC was allowed to play five innings before the mercy rule was used after it failed to score a run in the 5th. ELAC was held to two hits in…

February 25, 2016

Men’s basketball shoots for history

  By Dan Gudino Published: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2016 at 9:06 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, Feb, 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.    The men’s basketball team tied the 22 wins of last year against Pasadena City College Feb. 12, at home 75-71. ELAC Head Coach John Mosley did not show emotion after the game. It was old news for Mosley. The Huskies matched the wins of last season and the…

February 15, 2016