Sports give Husky another chance in life

By Jerry Casarez Life has a way of taking unexpected turns without notice at any moment and Chris Floyd has experienced his fair share. For the 25-year-old junior and football standout, life didn’t always look so promising. Floyd, who is better known these days for his contributions as a defensive tackle on last season’s football team, was once a troubled youth who is now majoring in criminal justice. “I want to be…

March 8, 2012
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Football keeps former Husky out of trouble

By Ariana Renteria After a constant struggle with gang involvement, East Los Angeles native Caesar Aguila has succeeded in turning his life around. “My mom was always on top of me.  But every teenager wants to do their own thing, always wants to do the opposite of what their parents want them to do,” said Aguila. Growing up without a father figure, Aguila was the youngest of five boys and one…

March 8, 2012
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ELAC baseball splits two

By Carlos Alvarez and Liliana Marquez   The baseball team suffered their seventh defeat in non-conference play, 7-2, after facing the Glendale Community College Vaqueros last Thursday at Stengel Field Stadium. This result also marked their second loss against the Vaqueros this season. The Huskies have a 5-7 record this season, this coming after a 6-3 victory over the Moorpark College Raiders the day before, as both teams were trying…

March 7, 2012
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Pac-12 Championships, day three

By Tadzio Garcia There was no change in the overall team standings at the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships on the third day of competition at East Los Angeles College. Stanford University however increased its lead over the rest of the field. Stanford was led by freshmen Dave Nolan, who won the 100-yard backstroke and Drew Cosgarea who won the 400 individual medley. Cosgarea led a Cardinal sweep of the 400…

March 3, 2012
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Huskies advance to regional finals

By Alfonso Rivera The host Huskies defeated Cerritos College, 72-62, Wednesday Feb. 29, moving them closer to reaching the final four of the state championships next week in Sacramento. The Huskies will play a familiar conference opponent in the regional finals in Mt. San Antonio College. For the second week in a row, it will be a rubber-match between conference rivals; this time much more will be at stake. The Mounties,…

March 2, 2012
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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
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Pac-12 comes to ELAC

By Tadzio Garcia The NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference will host their men’s swimming championships for four days at the East Los Angeles Swim Center beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s agenda includes the 50-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races as well as the 200-yard individual medley freestyle. Preliminaries and standard times trials begin on Thursday through Saturday,at 11 a.m. Evening finals begin at 6 p.m. each night. Admission is…

February 27, 2012
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LACCD board of trustee member opens forum on Cain firing

  By Erik Luna Former head coach of Huskies football Lynn Cain was fired from his position on Jan. 30, after leading the Huskies to win the American Championship Bowl game last season. A Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees member, Kelly Candaele, held a forum on Feb. 16 at the auditorium foyer so people from the community, as well as the school, could voice their opinion regarding…

February 25, 2012
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Huskies end on high note

By Alfonso Rivera Deon Geary and Rafael Morelos helped lead the Huskies to an 88-76 victory in the final game of the season against a tough El Camino College Compton Center team.] Sophomore Geary (Blair High School) scored 21 points in the winning effort. Geary ended the regular season the No. 10-leading scorer in the state with a 19.7 points per game average. Sophomore Morelos (Baldwin Park High), who averages 13.8…

February 24, 2012
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Huskies earn fourth seed

By Alfonso Rivera ​The women’s basketball team received the number four seed in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional playoffs. As a result, the Huskies host their first postseason game ever. The Huskies, 22-6 overall and ranked 7th in the state, will play against Irvine Valley College in the second round, tonight at 7 p.m. Irvine is 18-12 overall and the 13th seed. When asked about the…

February 24, 2012
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