With his green and orange helmet and jersey printed with the number 24, La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson hit the field at Ortmayer Stadium for his last Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.
The La Verne football team had its best season in two decades and proved its skeptics wrong by winning its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title since 1995 with an undefeated record.
The La Verne football team’s playoff run was cut short, after a 57-14 loss Saturday against the No. 3 ranked University of St. Thomas in the first round of the NCAA Division III championships at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The La Verne football team reigned supreme as it claimed the 2015 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship Saturday with a 38-21 win over the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen at Ortmayer Stadium.
The Leopards beat the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, 49-35, Saturday at Merritt Field in Claremont to remain undefeated in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
With the win, the team’s sixth consecutive, the Leopards clinch their first playoff appearance since 1994. A victory against Cal Lutheran Saturday, would give them full ownership of the SCIAC championship title, their first since 1995.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
Colleen Flores is making history as the La Verne Police Department’s first female chief of police. She began as an explorer at the Upland Police Department before going to the academy to become an officer.
After three years of fundraising, two years of house hunting and one false start, the University of La Verne Board of Trustees funded a $2.5 million Claremont home to be regarded as the new “University house.”