ELAC football heads to American Championship Bowl after win

By Megan Perry Huskies come back with a bang for an undefeated title in conference and a spot in the American Championship Bowl next Saturday after a 37-year deficit. The Bowl is to take place at Santa Monica College against the Corsairs, a team that Huskies lost to earlier this season. East Los Angeles College is ranked No. 16 in Southern California, and is the champion of the American Mountain Conference. The…

November 15, 2011

Garfield Bulldogs earn ‘Classic’ win

By Megan Perry The James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Division I high school football playoffs on Friday as they defeated the Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders in the 77th Annual East Los Angeles Classic, at Weingart Stadium. Garfield beat Roosevelt in Friday’s Eastern League match for a second straight year since 2006 with a final score of 29-15,  placing the Bulldogs second in…

November 10, 2011

ELAC Huskies football dominate Mountain Conference

By Megan Perry The Huskies made history by defeating the Compton Tartars at Homecoming Saturday night, earning their fifth consecutive win, and fourth straight wins in conference. The Huskies took advantage of their home field advantage with a blowout score of 45-13 that improved their overall record to 6-3 for the season. Holding the top spot, the Huskies are an undefeated 4 – 0 in the American Mountain Conference. Huskies play the…

November 9, 2011

Garfield, Rosevelt Classic unites East Los Angeles

By Cristina Galvan In an event that transcends football, Roosevelt and Garfield renewed their 77-year rivalry at Weingart Stadium, in front of 25,000 rabid fans. Known as the most attended high school football game west of the Mississippi, the East L.A. Classic attracts fans from East L.A., Boyle Heights and all around Southern California and the country. The tradition began in 1925 and has taken place ever since, except from 1939…

November 8, 2011

Husky quarterback strives for greatness

By Daniella Molina Aaron Cantu sits in Weingart Stadium overlooking the football field. “I want to win here.  I want to win a conference championship,” said Cantu. The lean 6-foot, 210-pound 18-year-old, quarterback is in the process of making his dreams come true as well making history for the Huskies. The Schurr High School graduate has been making major moves before he started the 2011 Fall semester at ELAC. He ended his…

November 3, 2011

Huskies maul Eagles, keep winning streak

By Daniella Molina The Huskies earned their third consecutive win Saturday night with a 31-13 victory against Mt. San Jacinto college putting them into a first place tie in the Mountain Conference. The ELAC team was jump-started by Allen Infante’s 49-yard kick-off with the Huskies defending the east goal. The Eagles immediately lost possession of the ball on a first down fumble recovered by cornerback Tyron Moore. A rushing touchdown by…

October 26, 2011

Former Husky star goes to NFL

By J.C. Casarez For Antoine “Shaky” Smithson, life in the NFL is just beginning. His journey to the professional level is something that began long before his days at the University of Utah, where he majored in Sociology. The 24-year-old Smithson signed with the Green Bay Packers this year as an undrafted free agent. Smithson attended East Los Angeles College for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring. He spent the next two…

October 20, 2011

Huskies bounce back

By Brigette Ramirez The Huskies earned their first win of the season Saturday night at Glendale by dominating the Glendale College Vaqueros 48-17. The Huskies were hungry for a victory after they had been defeated in the season opener against LA Valley College and their second game against Santa Monica College. The Huskies started down by three early, but were motivated. Huskie wide receiver Carlos Portillo ran a 22 yard…

September 22, 2011