Huskies fall short of qualifying for playoffs

May 3, 2017

By Noe Ortega  Softball ended its season on the right foot, despite not qualifying for the playoffs. East Los Angeles College won their last three games of the season and placed third in the South Coast Conference-North. Sophomores Alexis Lazaro, Griselda Vasquez, Andrea Rocha and Maddie Roberts played their last season for ELAC softball. ELAC’s roster had a total of 14 freshmen that competed this season and hopefully will be…

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Softball ends eight-game losing streak

April 26, 2017

By Noe Ortega The Huskies ended its season 18-22 overall and 3-9 in the South Coast Conference-North. Yesterday East Los Angeles College defeated Chaffey College 6-5 in a back-and-forth game to break an eight-game losing streak last Thursday. In the bottom of the seventh inning, ELAC was tied 5-5 and had a player on first and second base when freshman right-fielder, Destiny Avena, slammed the ball towards center-field to bring…

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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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