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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Cross country stumbles on the track
Dec08

Cross country stumbles on the track

The Comets cross country teams suffered a small setback from last season, when both teams placed in the top 15 regionally. The women’s team, which finished as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference co-champions last year, finished fourth out of the six teams in the PCAC cross country finals this season, and finished the season 20th in Southern California. However, the women’s team did have two of its athletes, Jessica Betancourt and...

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Water polo players, coaches earn top awards
Dec08

Water polo players, coaches earn top awards

After a rough 2013 season, the Palomar men’s and women’s water polo teams looked to the 2014 season with high expectations. And while they didn’t quite get where they wanted, both teams made their mark on the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. The men’s team, led by second-year Head Coach Chad Aronen, turned a 6-18 fourth place finish into a 18-9 record (6-3 conference), crowning the team as PCAC champions. Sophomore utility player...

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