Five East Los Angeles College wrestlers advance to state finals

December 5, 2012

    By Sergio Berrueta   Five Husky wrestlers advanced to the state finals out of the 2012 South Regional Championships, which were hosted by East Los Angeles College last Saturday. The Wrestling State Championships will take place at West Hills College Lemoore, Friday and Saturday. West Hills won the regionals and the Huskies placed seventh by upsetting Cuesta College by half a point. Husky Joshua Newman advanced to the finals…

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Wrestlers upset Cuesta College at conference finals

November 12, 2012

By Tadzio Garcia   The No. 12-ranked East Los Angeles College Huskies stunned No. 7-ranked Cuesta College in front of a vocal crowd to take third place at the Southeast Conference finals at Bakersfield College last Saturday, Nov.  10. “It was an emotional win for us. This is a tough place to wrestle, with so much history,” said Husky standout Joshua Newman. ELAC made a statement today with the upset….

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East Los Angeles Scoreboard, Week 11

November 11, 2012

    November 11, 2012 By Tadzio Garcia   Soccer teams end on high and low notes The women’s soccer team closed out the regular season 4-1-1, in their last six South Coast Conference games including a 4-1 shocker over then No. 6-ranked Mt. San Antonio College. As a result, they stand a good chance to advance to the playoffs. The Huskies are ranked No. 23 in the state but…

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ELAC wrestlers near finishes show promise against No. 2

October 25, 2012

By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies wrestled at Mt. San Antonio College, the No. 2-ranked team in the state, winning almost six matches on Oct. 24. Almost is not enough. “We were in close matches, leading some of them, but couldn’t finish them for wins. We will go back to the drawing board,” 18-year Head Coach Ralph Valle said. Three matches were against three No. 1-ranked wrestlers in the state…

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East Los Angeles College wrestling team shocks No. 11

By Tadzio Garcia   It came down to the last match of the evening. The unusual large crowd of 200 were standing and screaming. Both teams were standing including the Rio Hondo College coaches, who were in a position they probably didn’t anticipate—a possible loss to their rival. Enter the heavyweights –  ELAC’s Julian Zuniga, ranked No. 7 in the state, and Javier Gonzalez of Rio Hondo College, winners of…

October 12, 2012
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Newman leads ELAC wrestling team in Bakersfield

By Tadzio Garcia The wrestling team entered the Bakersfield Duals short and injured and walked away with more injuries and three losses. Joshua Newman wrestled undefeated at 184 pounds last Saturday in Bakersfield. The Huskies stand 1-7 overall in dual meet competition. The Huskies lost a nail biter to Santa Ana College 21-20, were outscored by Bakersfield College 32-22, and came out on the short end against Cuesta College, 42-12,…

October 1, 2012
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Huskies wrestle to fourth place

By Tadzio Garcia The wrestling team walked in the Mt. San Antonio College Duals last Saturday an underdog and left with a fourth place finish out of nine teams in total. Each of the teams placed in the top-14 at last year’s state finals. The Huskies won their pool and advanced to the championship round losing to eventual champion Palomar College, 38-9, and Bakersfield College, 37-11. The Huskies will be on the…

September 27, 2012
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