ELAC Football edged in scrimmage game

By Dan Gudino The East Los Angeles College football team began its 2016 season with a 10-7 loss against Victor Valley College, with a new coaching staff, in a scrimmage game on Thursday at Weingart Stadium. A scrimmage game runs according to rules the coaches agreed on prior to the game. ELAC and VVC played only two quarters, highlighted by the defensive effort of first year head coach Bobby Godinez…

August 26, 2016
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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
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Football finishes promising season tied for last place

by Dan Gudino   The 2015 season for the football team ended on a seven-game losing streak and with a 2-8 record. Before the season ELAC brought in first year Head Coach Eric Marty to change a struggling program to replace ex-head coach Steven Mojarro, who went 11-19 in three seasons. Marty and the Huskies in 2015 had a down year, not being able to match the three-win season of…

November 18, 2015
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Brothers take bond to football huddles

by Stephanie Guevara   Going to school with a sibling might not be so unusual, but if that sibling happens to be your football coach, that is rare. Since Brian Marty was in high school, his brother Eric Marty has coached him in football. He coached Brian Marty during his sophomore and junior high school seasons. According to Brian Marty, Eric Marty inspired him to play football. “Seeing him (Eric…

November 18, 2015
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ELAC will not renew football coach’s contract

December 4, 2014

By Bryce Ronquillo The football program at East Los Angeles College will have a new coach at the helm for the 2015-2016 season. “Our head football coach, Steve Mojarro, was informed by me (Athletic Director, Allen Cone) and the Dean of Admissions that his contract would not be renewed on Thursday, November 20,” Cone said. Coach Mojarro has been a part of the football program for six years, three as…

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ELAC football head coach Mojarro dismissed

By Jane Fernandez Steven Mojarro, head coach of the ELAC football team was dismissed on Friday after ending a three-year term. Mojarro was head coach of the team for 3-7 seasons and had a record of 11-19. He was assistant coach for the rest of the four seasons.

November 25, 2014
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‘Take Back the Night’ inspires courage

May 2, 2014

  By Damien Guzman Students filled the foyer of East Los Angeles College’s Ingalls Auditorium last Thursday night for sexual assault awareness month’s assembly and candlelit march, “Take Back the Night.” The powerful and impactful event which gave those affected by sexual assault an open platform to discuss the way sexual assault has    impacted their lives. Organizers passed out lit candles to attendants for a candlelight march up Avenida…

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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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Former director of athletics dies at 75

March 19, 2014

By Megan G. Razzetti Former East Los Angeles College Director of Athletics and Coach Gerald “Jerry” Heaps died Jan. 2, leaving behind a legendary example of integrity for Elans to learn from. Born in Boone, Iowa on Jan. 31, 1938, he grew up in Los Angeles since the age of 2. Athletic Director Al Cone said Heaps was respected and treasured by all. His love for sports ignited when he…

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A new trend among sports fans

By Tony Hernandez Fantasy football is making a name for itself and becoming more popular among football fans each season. Fans not only watch the games, but also are involved in tracking the performances of their favorite players, along with helping them learn more about football and it’s statistics. Fantasy football is an interactive competition in which users compete against each other as general managers of virtual teams built from…

November 27, 2013
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