The Avalanche heard ‘round ELAC Campus

By Julie Santiago For most college students, becoming the school’s mascot is not their first choice for an extracurricular activity. For Melissa Ann Sawyer though, it was. At 5 feet 3 inches, the yellow-haired Sawyer had no problem picturing herself in a large, gray fluffy suit. East Los Angeles College’s newest official mascot has appeared at more football and school events since becoming Avalanche, the Husky mascot, last semester. “They…

October 25, 2017

ELAC’s men’s nasketball team score final seconds victory

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball South Coast Conference opener against Pasadena City College came down to the final seconds, with the Huskies coming away with a 65-61 victory. With 35.7 seconds left on the game clock Husky leading scorer Aaron Cheatum grabbed a defensive rebound and dribbled down the court scoring on a driving lay-up while drawing the foul. Cheatum added the free throw to…

January 9, 2014

Records fall for Huskies track and field

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies got their strongest results in six years at the Ben Brown Invitational held at Cal State Fullerton last Friday and Saturday stunning the crowd with first place finishes. They did this without recent East Los Angeles College All-Americans Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes. Schmidt left off where she did two years ago in the women’s high jump at Ben Brown as a Husky. She won…

March 13, 2013

East LA College runners advance to state

By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team and Megan Magdaleno from the women’s team advanced out of the SoCal Championships to the State Championships. The state finals will be at Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 17, beginning at 10am. The Huskies ran away with two huge upsets. SoCal’s No. 14-ranked Huskies edged No. 12 Santa Barbara City College by nine points to take 10th place over the…

November 4, 2012

Huskies wrestle to fourth place

By Tadzio Garcia The wrestling team walked in the Mt. San Antonio College Duals last Saturday an underdog and left with a fourth place finish out of nine teams in total. Each of the teams placed in the top-14 at last year’s state finals. The Huskies won their pool and advanced to the championship round losing to eventual champion Palomar College, 38-9, and Bakersfield College, 37-11. The Huskies will be on the…

September 27, 2012

ELAC football trounces Monarchs, 40-13

    By William Hernandez   The Huskies football team got off to a fast start blowing out the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs 40-13, giving first-year Head Coach Steve Mojarro his first win. Mojarro said after the game that the victory was “huge for his players after all the preparation leading up to it.” Mojarro is the beneficiary of inheriting second year starting quarterback and last season’s Mountain Conference…

September 3, 2012

Husky legend plays professional ball

By Alfonso Rivera   Professional basketball player and former Husky, Steve Monreal, is living his lifelong dream.  Growing up in East Los Angeles, Monreal played football, baseball, and  basketball. It was on the hardwood where he found his niche. Monreal began playing basketball at the age of eight at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles. As a freshman at Garfield High School, Monreal was called up to the varsity team during the…

May 16, 2012