Saturday nights, family affair

November 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara Every weekend since August, freshman quarterback Phillip Tran’s family hasn’t minded driving six hours from San Jose to Los Angeles to attend his football games. “The traveling never crossed my mind. It’s a matter of being there no matter where my son is. I will give up anything to not miss any of his games,” Phillip’s father Nathan said. The Tran family decided to devote every weekend of…

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Huskies destroy West Los Angeles College on Alumni Night

November 5, 2017

By Joe Dargan Along with the fun night of food and drinks, the Football team extended its winning streak to three. ELAC defeated divisional rival West Los Angeles College 35-17 on Alumni Night in the final home game of the season. Before the game began the Alumni Association hosted its inaugural pre-game watch party at the ELAC Garden to give previous East Los Angeles College attendees a unique game-viewing experience. The…

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Sports Briefs

Football The football team demolished Los Angeles Southwest College 71-13 to win its second straight game. During the win-streak, the team has outscored its opponents 120-20. The next game will be against West Los Angeles College on Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium.   Cross country Woman’s cross country’s best finisher was Sylvia Calvache at the Mount San Antonio Invite, coming in 41 of 125 runners with a finishing…

October 18, 2017
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Football loses opening conference game to Santa Ana College in a shootout

October 5, 2017

By Joe Dargan The football team lost to Santa Ana College 75-61 in an offensive free-for-all. The Huskies began with the ball on offense, executing two running plays and gaining a first down to start. The success was short lived due to sophomore running back Marquise Arnold’s fumble on the 44-yard line, giving the ball to Santa Ana for its first possession of the game. Though ELAC’s defense did not…

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Taking a knee in protest, not disrespect

October 4, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem is in no way disrespectful to the American flag, the troops in the army, or America itself. Kaepernick protested to bring awareness about inequality, police brutality, and racial injustice while using the national anthem as a pedestal for his movement. Kaepernick began his protest by sitting on the bench during the national anthem in August 2016. Later, Kaepernick…

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Huskies’ win spoils San Diego Mesa’s homecoming

September 28, 2017

By Joe Dargan The football team scored three unanswered touchdowns to come back and beat San Diego Mesa College 20-13 in their homecoming game on Saturday in San Diego. As a show of confidence in the team’s defense, the Huskies won the toss, but chose to give the opening possession of the game to 3-0 Mesa College. Within the first four plays of the game, East Los Angeles College was charged…

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Football loses after failed 2-point conversion

By Joseph Dargan Football lost at home to Antelope Valley College 16-14 after failing to complete at two-point conversion that would have tied the game with 2.7 seconds left. On Saturday East Los Angeles College started the game on its heels as Antelope Valley College produced a 75-yard eight-play drive that culminated with a four-yard passing touchdown on its opening drive. The Huskies’ offense struggled early with a fumble by…

September 20, 2017
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Elan starts athletic career in Oklahoma

By Gil Milanes Sophomore – defensive back, Anthony Figueroa, received a scholarship last fall to Oklahoma Baptist University after completing two seasons playing football at East Los Angeles College. “I made sure all my classes were available to transfer, I made sure my GPA was always high and in the field I put in the work as best as I could,” Figueroa said. During Figueroa’s two years at ELAC, his…

May 30, 2017
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Dual threat athlete runs down scholarship

By: Julio Sanchez  Shiloh Jordan is on his way to Chowan University in North Carolina with an athletic scholarship three years after leaving his home and moving to California. At 21, Jordan, realized that if he stayed in Baltimore Maryland, there would be no progress towards his goals in life. “It was an unpleasant situation, where I felt like I wasn’t living up to my full potential. That’s when I…

May 20, 2017
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Football assists LAPD for good cause

April 12, 2017

By Dan Gudino East Los Angeles College football and the Los Angeles Police Department’s football team, the Centurions have paired up to host three games this spring at Weingart Stadium. The contributions from the game will go to the Blind Children’s Center as part of the National Public Safety Football League. During spring, football is non-contact, practices usually consists of weight training and footwork drills. It’s a classroom setting for…

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