Huskies send four wrestlers to state

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team qualified four wrestlers,  sophomores Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson, Adrian Herrera and Maury Lemons and freshman Juan Soto to the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships. The championships will be held at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 11 and 12. The four Huskies advanced to the state finals out of the Southern California Regional finals held Dec. 7 at Cerritos College. ELAC finished in seventh place in…

December 8, 2014
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Wrestlers beat the University of Southern California

By Jonathan Gomez The East Los Angeles College wrestling team finished 5th in their Fourth-Annual Brawl beating the University of Southern California, who placed sixth, in the process. The Huskies also beat the University of California, Irvine who did not sport a complete team. Two Huskies advanced to the championship finals with sophomores Adrian Herrera, in the 174-pound weight division, and William Amelong (heavyweight). Herrera won first place with an upset…

December 8, 2014
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Wrestlers earn All-Conference nods

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team finished the day with seven Huskies being named to the All Southeast Conference Team at the Southeast Dual Meet Championships Nov. 15 at Bakersfield College. ELAC sophomores Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson of the 165-pound weight class, Maury Lemons (285) and freshman Juan Soto (184) were all chosen to the All-SEC First Team. Freshmen Johnny Robles (125), Jonathan Mandujano (149) and sophomores Daniel Martinez (141) and Adrian…

November 17, 2014
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Wrestling team finishes 2-2 at South Duals

By Joseph Ovalle East Los Angeles College lost a 42-6 quarterfinal round match to Mt. San Antonio College at the Southern California Regional Duals Championships Oct. 17 at Cerritos College. ELAC lost to Cuesta College 30-18 in the semifinals of the consolation bracket and beat rival Rio Hondo College 39-10. ELAC had to wrestle a team made of alternate wrestlers from the other teams. They beat the alternate team by criteria,…

October 22, 2014
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Wrestlers fall big without top athletes

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team fell to Rio Hondo College, 32-15, Oct. 9 at home in the men’s gym. Sophomores Joseph Magdaleno-Hudson and Maury Lemons were kept out of the line-up due to apparent injuries. Both wrestlers are ranked in state with Magdaleno-Hudson second-ranked  in in the 157-pound division and Lemons eighth in the heavyweight class. The Huskies fell to a quick deficit when freshman Mariaelena…

October 10, 2014
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Wrestlers win first meet 31-19

By Joseph Ovalle The East Los Angeles College wrestling team won their first meet of the year with an upset win against Bakersfield College, 31-19, last Saturday at the Bakersfield Duals, after losing to them last week, 24-22. ELAC wrestled a total of three matches in Bakersfield. The Huskies lost to Santa Ana College, 27-21, and to Mt. San Antonio College, 29-18. ELAC will host Bakersfield Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in…

October 1, 2014
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Wrestling run begins

By Tadzio Garcia and Joseph Ovalle   The East Los Angeles College wrestling team opened the season with four losses in Pool A of the Mt. San Antonio College Duals Sept. 20 in Walnut. ELAC lost close matches to Bakersfield and Santa Ana colleges, 24-21 and 24-20, respectively. The Huskies lost to host Mt. SAC 30-12 and also to Palomar College 38-4. Palomar College won the pool A Duals for…

September 24, 2014
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Wrestler brings mat work to his life

    By Tadzio Garcia First-generation American-born Francisco “Frank” Aceves has taken wrestling to another level. He applies what he’s learned from working with the sport into his everyday life and ambitions. “It’s all about respect, hard work, being mentally tough and priorities. As a wrestler, you have to also be accountable in your life to meet the requirements the sport demands,” Aceves said. Aceves gave up partying during each season…

March 18, 2014
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East Los Angeles College Scoreboard, Week 15

  December 9, 2012 By Tadzio Garcia   Wrestlers end 10th in state with two All-Americans The Huskies overcame injuries to win 10th place at the 2012 California Community College Wrestling State Championships held Friday and Saturday at West Hills College, Lemoore, bringing home two All-Americans. It is the fifth top-10 finish for 18-year Head Coach Ralph Valle. The Huskies finished in 11th place last year. Joshua Newman (174 pounds), coming…

December 9, 2012
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ELAC wrestlers near finishes show promise against No. 2

By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies wrestled at Mt. San Antonio College, the No. 2-ranked team in the state, winning almost six matches on Oct. 24. Almost is not enough. “We were in close matches, leading some of them, but couldn’t finish them for wins. We will go back to the drawing board,” 18-year Head Coach Ralph Valle said. Three matches were against three No. 1-ranked wrestlers in the state…

October 25, 2012
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