East Los Angeles College wrestler dies in car accident

By Tadzio Garcia A fiery car crash claimed the life of 19-year-old student Christopher Anthony “Kris” Millan of East Los Angeles College, July 24. “We knew something was off when he didn’t show up the next day. We called him and his family said he did not come home,” teammate Pasha Sabet said. Several ELAC wrestlers said that they had heard about an accident involving a car like Millan’s and…

September 17, 2014

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

Wrestlers prepare for acclaim

By Tadizo Garcia To win a wrestling state title you should sport a strong team with veteran experience and top recruits out of high school. The Huskies have done just that. Ralph Valle, 19-year East Los Angeles College head coach, had a great recruiting off-season and returns veterans from three past seasons. ELAC will begin with the Green and White Dual next Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the men’s gym….

September 12, 2013

Rio Hondo takes down ELAC wrestling team

By Rodolfo Trujillo Under dim lighting and drowned-out by the opposing fans, Husky wrestlers were overworked in a 30-12 loss to Rio Hondo on Thursday. The Huskies struggled and were very close on several matches, winning one by pin-fall. ELAC Coach Ralph Valle told his players after the meet, “I thought we won the first two matches,” referring to calls that the referee made that he felt were in error. Those…

October 13, 2011