Softball returns to winning games

By Noe Ortega Softball is on a two-game winning streak after defeating Chaffey College and Los Angeles Valley College 7-3 and 4-1 on Thursday and Friday, while yesterday’s game was cancelled due to rain. The Huskies won their first conference game in South Coast Conference-North play against Chaffey on Thursday, making them 1-2 in the conference. “I’m really proud of the team. We bounced back after a couple tough games,…

March 22, 2017
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Softball team snaps three-game-losing streak

March 15, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez The softball team ended a three game-losing streak after defeating Orange Coast College in nonconference play 5-2 on Monday at home. “We had some girls that hit well today. Pitching actually did a pretty great job today,” softball head coach Erika Blanco said. The win improved the Huskies overall record of 12-10, but are still 0-2 in Southern Coast Conference North play. The Huskies had a slow…

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Lack of swing prevents softball from victory

By Stephanie Guevara  The softball team recorded its third consecutive loss, 7-2, at home against Antelope Valley College last Wednesday. East Los Angeles College started strong in the first inning as starting sophomore pitcher Griselda Vazquez hit a solo home run. “Finally I hit it over. I’ve been working really hard for this and I’ve been putting extra work,” Vazquez said. The Huskies struggled to get hits off of AVC…

March 8, 2017
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Softball senior class to sign scholarships

By Bryce Ronquillo and Stephanie Guevara Sophomore softball players Ashley Day, Byanka Diosdado, Jocelyn Macias, Alizah Mayagoitia, Melanie Ruelas and Sujey Zamuido will be transferring to four-year universities in the fall on athletic and academic scholarships. “When I recruit athletes, my goal is to transfer them to universities,” head coach Erika Blanco said. “It was nice to keep my promise and transfer these girls out.” First baseman Day will be receiving a…

May 25, 2016
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Hard fought spring season

By Dan Gudino  As finals approach for students, student-athletes finish their spring season with the ups and downs only sports can bring. East Los Angeles College, during the spring semester, has six different sports to cheer for. Softball, baseball, men’s and women’s track and field, badminton and women’s swim and dive. The current on-going season of track and field, for both men and women, has brought the most success. Sophomore…

May 11, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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East Los Angeles College softball team sweeps win

By George Maldonado The East Los Angeles College softball team upsets No.7 ranked Cerritos College to earn their fifth win in the South Coast Conference on March 12. In the top of the fifth inning Cerritos gained momentum by scoring its first run of the game 2-1. However, the inning ended just after because of an illegal timeout used by Cerritos Head Coach Kodee Murray. Head coach Murray was displeased…

March 14, 2015
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Softball opens with 13-10 loss

February 6, 2015

By Tadzio Garcia The defending South Coast Conference champion East Lost Angeles College softball team kicked off the 2015 season with a 13-10 loss against Riverside City College Friday, Jan. 30. Gone for the Huskies is the 2014 California Community Colleges Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year, Alashanee Medina, and catcher, Valerie Aguilar, who was named to the 2014 Southern California First Team. Riverside returned center fielder Michelle Paul who…

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