Athletics Department refutes Campus News opinion

By Cerwin D. Haynes of the Athletics Department A Response to the Campus New Editorial We here at East Los Angeles College Athletics would like to take a few moments to respond to an op-ed piece in the December 6th edition of the Campus News. Before we start, there’s a few things we’d like to point out: We appreciate our students using their voice to express their opinions and exercise…

March 3, 2020

Freshman to launch his career at ELAC

Kaelen Allen was in middle school when he realized his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. Allen is a freshman and was on born August 17, 2000. He plays for the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team. He was recruited by ELAC coach Hunter. He said that the coach watched him play during high school and recommended him to play at ELAC. He took the offer because it…

December 2, 2019

Cone resigns as Athletic Director

By Stephanie Guevara After 18 years as the East Los Angeles College athletic director, Allen Cone resigned to become a full-time instructor. He decided to step down from his position because he lost the passion and enthusiasm the job requires, he said. “I never took myself that serious, but (I) sure (as) hell took what I did very serious… This is a great institution. I don’t care what is happening…

May 23, 2018

Softball field closed for renovations

By Jade Inglada The softball field will remain closed from April 30 until June 30 while going through some repairs. It’s costing about $29,000 to upgrade the field. The last time it received an upgrade was around 2010. Director of Facilities Abel Rodriguez said the field is being restored and getting new turf installed. He said that this is one of the 150 projects he is currently working on on…

June 1, 2015

Former director of athletics dies at 75

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…

March 19, 2014