Swimmer finds his stroke in the pool
Apr27

Swimmer finds his stroke in the pool

Nineteen-year-old sophomore Zach Wagonis is a stand out swimmer at Palomar College, boasting a time of 1:08 in the 100-meter breaststroke. Wagonis started out in athletics by trying every sport. His older brother played water polo, which led to him attending local club practices at the pool. Wagonis decided that he liked being in the water, and wanted to be better than his brother. “Most water polo players don’t like swim,”...

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Women’s track and field star dashes ahead
Apr26

Women’s track and field star dashes ahead

What do you get when you combine a track and field star, a Palomar College student, a dance teacher, a criminal justice major and a glowing smile? Deyanira Lopez, that’s what. Lopez, 20, is one of the few athletes on the Palomar track and field team. Lopez competes in most of the events but excels at the 400-meter hurdles. However, long before Lopez was running hurdles for Palomar, she was running for fun in elementary school....

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Men’s tennis player repeats as a champ
Apr24

Men’s tennis player repeats as a champ

Sophomore Peter Trhac returns this season as the top player for the Palomar men’s tennis team. In his freshman year, Trhac was the Pacific Coast Conference champion for singles and doubles, and returned for his sophomore season to defend his title on the the court. Coach Ronnie Mancao believes that Trhac has a strong mental ability to make decisions and execute them when he is out on the court. “He has what I call the edge,” Mancao...

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Men’s tennis coach reaches career wins milestone
Apr24

Men’s tennis coach reaches career wins milestone

Palomar men’s tennis team helped lead Head Coach Ronnie Mancao to a career milestone 500th win last month, after an 8-1 victory over Fullerton College on Feb. 9. Mancao has coached tennis on the collegiate level for 32 years, of which he has spent 10 years at MiraCosta College and the last 22 at Palomar College. Mancao has garnered a lot of respect from his players through his years of coaching, and players like sophomore Peter...

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Comets coach named best in the state
Apr15

Comets coach named best in the state

Palomar’s Leigh Marshall has been named the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coach of the year for the second time in three years. Marshall, who previously won the award in 2015, has transformed the women’s basketball team at Palomar into yearly top contenders, placing a once depleted program back on the map. Palomar Athletic Director Scott Cathcart hired Marshall back in 2010, when she took over a...

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Women’s Basketball falls short after historic season
Apr15

Women’s Basketball falls short after historic season

The Palomar women’s basketball team saw its record-breaking season come to a close March 11, after falling to College of the Siskiyous by a score of 73-51 in the state championship semifinals. After finishing the regular season with a record of 25-2, the Comets earned a spot in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Livermore, Calif. after defeating Orange Coast and Cypress College...

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