Water polo ends season with two wins

By Joseph Ovalle  The East Los Angeles College women’s water polo team took fifth place with an upset win against Rio Hondo 10-9 in the South Coast Conference Tournament Championships Nov. 8 at Mt. San Antonio College. Rio Hondo College hosted the tournament, but it was held at Mt. San Antonio College because Rio Hondo’s pool is being renovated. In the win against Rio Hondo, ELAC was led by freshmen…

November 18, 2014

Huskies beat crosstown rival 18-5 in pool

By Tadzio Garcia Erik Matheson, East Los Angeles College water polo coach, had something specific in mind in an 18-5 victory against crosstown rival Los Angeles Trade Tech College Oct. 1. ELAC, a heavy favorite based on head-to-head competition, was leading 12-1 after the first period at Trade Tech. Rather than pounding out a huge score, camaraderie was the story of this game according to Matheson. “What was the point in…

October 4, 2014

Swim team wins first home double-dual after 15 years

By Tadzio Garcia    The women’s swim and dive team won their first home double-dual meet in more than 15 years with their sweep over Los Angeles Trade Technical, 178-82, and Rio Hondo 196-38 colleges. The Huskies won 11 events, eight of them 2013 records in wins over Trade Tech and Rio Hondo. “I’m happy with the outcome. Making forward progress, the qualitative aspects of races is what I like to…

March 7, 2013

SCC Pentathlon Makes Waves

    By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College Huskies hosted their first South Coast Conference Pentathlon in more than a dozen years yesterday. The Huskies began their second swim season after an 11-year hiatus. “This year we expect ELAC to make progress from last year with faster times and a more cohesive team. Those returning are responsible towards one another and the team will bring this into this…

February 17, 2013

Band ends semester on good note

  By Christina Burrola Amazing solos on the piano, flute, and trumpet, plus some good vocals, made the Latin Jazz Concert great. Mixed all together it made you want to dance. The East Los Angeles College music department and the associated students had a latin jazz concert featuring the ELAC Latin Jazz Ensemble. It was supposed to begin at 7:30 on Saturday night in the S2 recital hall but due…

May 16, 2012

Huskies swim to 23 individual records in the Pasadena Invitational

By William Hernandez The Huskies swimming and diving team placed 14th at the Pasadena Invitational swimming without a full team while posting 23 top times of the season, April 6 and 7. The level of competition at the Invitational was tough, the 18 schools participating included the defending state champs Orange Coast College who won the women’s title in Pasadena. On the first day of the competition the Huskies had a tough time keeping up with the other…

April 12, 2012

ELAC swimming and diving team post 12 fastest times

    By Tadzio Garcia Competing without several Huskies, the swimming and diving team came up short against Chaffey (62-216) and Mt. San Antonio (83-186) colleges last week while posting a season high 12 personal best times. “We missed fast girls today. It’s frustrating because we could have scored alot more points. But we did swim the best we could and that is important,” said Beisi Li. In diving competition, Melissa…

April 10, 2012

Huskies improve in Chaffey Invitational

By Tadzio Garcia The swimming team placed eight out of 10 teams at the Chaffey Invitational at Riverside Community College last weekend. The Huskies improved on their score by more than 100 points from their previous invitational. “We have to race against top teams to be able to compete at that level. We try to improve individual times to move up in the standings,” said Head Coach Erik Matheson. All four…

March 14, 2012

Huskies swim team wins big

By Tadzio Garcia The swimming team won 9-of-13 events and trounced two conference foes at the LA Trade Tech College Dual Meet Friday, March 2, after previously losing to both teams. The Huskies beat Rio Hondo College, 82-33, and Trade Tech, 98-17. The Huskies previously lost to Rio Hondo by 11 points and by three points to Tech at the Mt. San Antonio College Invite, Feb. 25. East Los Angeles College…

March 14, 2012

Splash is back

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim and diving teams opened the season producing competitive results that has put the Huskies back on the swimming map for the first time in eleven years. The Huskies opened the season placing sixth out of 9 teams at the South Coast Conference Pentathlon Friday, Feb. 17, at Pasadena City College, in a preview of the competition the Huskies will face at the end of…

February 28, 2012