Remembering former Palomar athletic director Bob Lusky
Jan19

Remembering former Palomar athletic director Bob Lusky

Bob Lusky, a former athletic director at Palomar College, died Jan. 2 at the age of 77 due to longtime heart problems. Lusky, who also served as an assistant football coach and head golf coach, left behind a legacy of accolades to go along with his career as a coach and a teacher. He coached with, as well as mentored some of the current Palomar sports staff, including Head Football Coach Joe Early, and one-time softball coach and...

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Comets Basketball Midseason Report
Jan19

Comets Basketball Midseason Report

Spring semester at Palomar College may have just began but for the Comets’ men and women’s basketball, the 2014-2015 season is already in full swing. Playing games since early November and over Winter Break, both squads are in mid-season form as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play starts up. After a 16-11 record last season, Head Coach Leigh Marshall’s women’s team has started this year on fire, with a 14-2 record so far. Having...

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Two Jessicas run for state
Dec10

Two Jessicas run for state

The Comets’ cross country team will be represented at the California Community College Athletic Association’s State Championships in late November by two Jessicas. Palomar College’s Jessica Steinhoff and Jessica Betancourt, from the women’s cross country team, both qualified for the state meet after placing in the top 100 in the Southern California regional meet on Nov. 7. Steinhoff and Betancourt, the...

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Cerritos College snuffs out the Comets
Dec10

Cerritos College snuffs out the Comets

Cerritos College’s wrestling team, ranked #1 in California, visited The Dome on Nov. 5 with one goal in mind: destroy and dominate. And that they did. The Falcons beat the #4-ranked Comets 25-9 in a Southwest Conference matchup that featured five, No.1-ranked wrestlers. The Falcons’ Dustin Kirk (No. 1 in the state at 133 pounds), A.J. McKee (157 pounds), Keanu Tom (165 pounds) and Robert Chism (284 pounds) all won their...

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Palomar gets its turn to play in the sand
Dec08

Palomar gets its turn to play in the sand

Sand volleyball is coming to Palomar College as a competitive sport. The March 2014 convention of California Community Colleges Athletic Association saw the adoption of women’s intercollegiate sand volleyball among 16 colleges throughout the state. Scott Cathcart, director of Athletics, said this historic decision has leveled out men’s and women’s programs to 11 each. This decision has brought the college into compliance with federal...

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Soccer teams show great improvement
Dec08

Soccer teams show great improvement

Palomar men’s and women’s soccer teams had an improved season compared to 2013, when the two teams combined for a grand total of three wins. The men’s team, coached by one-time Palomar soccer player Carlos Hernandez, finished 6-11-4 on the season (3-7-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference), a big jump from last season when they went 0-18-3. Midfielder Miguel Pineda, a freshman out of Escondido High School, led the team with seven...

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