Swimmers make state

By Darlene Galvan and Bryce Ronquillo Husky sophmores Wenning Shen and Yingfei Zhang as well as the relay team qualified for the 2015 CCCAA Swim & Dive State Championships on April 30-May 2. Shen will swim in the 100 and 200-Yard backstroke and Zhang will compete in the 100 and 200-Yard breaststroke. The freestyle relay team consists  of Shen, Zhang, freshman Beisi Li and sophmore Ameyali Martinez will compete in…

April 27, 2015

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

Huskies splash to 16-10 win

By Andrew Ruiz Brandy Macias and the East Los Angeles College women’s water polo team cruised to victory as they beat the Pasadena City College Lancers, 16-10, Sept.10 to open up the 2014-15 season. Macias, a freshman who made her college debut, showed her potential and was an offensive force scoring seven of the Huskies’ 16 goals. “I was really nervous being that this was my first college game,” Macias…

September 13, 2014

Day 2: Huskies swim adds another medal

  By Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim team finished in 17th place out of 44 teams after the second day of the California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive State finals. Alice Ying Fei Zhang won the fourth place medal in the 50-yard breaststroke and is now two-time All-American at the 2014 state finals, which will conclude all day tomorrow in the ELAC Swim Stadium. “I came in the…

May 2, 2014

Huskies swim floats to championships

  By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angles College Swim Stadium has hosted the Swim and Dive State Championships throughout the decades, but rarely qualified for the event. 2014 is a new era in the ELAC aquatics program. The Huskies advanced to state this year as Erik Matheson, three-year head coach is quietly building a dynasty. “We’ve come a long way in three years and I expect our (women) to do…

April 24, 2014

Swim ends regular season on high note

By Tadzio Garcia The swim and dive team ended the regular season outscoring Cypress College for ninth place at the Pasadena Invitational April 4-5, and with two South Coast Conference wins, one an upset at Long Beach City College, March 28. The upset win against Long Beach, 133-125, vaulted the Huskies from seventh to a fifth place tie with the Vikings at 3-5 in dual meet head-to-head SCC competition. ELAC…

April 17, 2014

Water polo loses after 10-year absences

  By Tadzio Garcia The women’s water polo team opened its first season with a home loss to Los Angeles Trade Tech. This came after about 10 years of being absent from the list of sports played at East Los Angeles College. The vocal crowd of about 100 fans screamed and chanted after each Husky goal, beginning with the first cutting Trade Tech’s lead 2 – 1, through the last…

September 12, 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

ELAC swimming and diving ends season

By William Hernandez The Women’s swimming and diving team concluded their first season of competition in 10 years this past weekend at the South Coast Conference Championships at Pasadena City College. The championship meet consisted of three days of play with preliminaries in the morning and finals later in the afternoon. The Huskies improved their performance day by day race by race. On the first day of competition the Huskies had…

April 26, 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