Heroics in the home pool for Comets at PCAC finals
May22

Heroics in the home pool for Comets at PCAC finals

Palomar College hosted the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference swim championships over the weekend of April 21 at the Wallace Memorial Pool. On day one of the three-day championship Palomar’s Michelle Jacob, Lucy Gates, Paulina DeHaan and Kendyl Mundt won the women’s 400-yard medley relay in 4:09.52. Palomar’s men took home three second places on day two of the event, where Neal Gorman, Nick Hendricks, Ryan McCauley and Paul Schaner...

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Softball a family matter for sisters
May20

Softball a family matter for sisters

Palomar’s softball team continues to thrive with the help of two skilled sisters. Trinity and Taylour Fa’asua, freshman infielders who were recruited from Oceanside High School, have become assets to Palomar’s successful team of women. The girls, who have played soccer since childhood, have memories of friendly competition between the two of them. “We played in the championship game against each other on our...

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Football starts up with spring conditioning
May19

Football starts up with spring conditioning

Palomar spring football practice has started. Spring practice is to improve the players overall fitness and to see who will be their key players for the upcoming season, as well as checking out the first-year players. Head coach of the Comets football team, Joe Early, says the primary focus for spring practices is to get the players ready for summer and evaluate them since the spring practice schedule is so short. “We expect the...

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Comet on the road to Rio
May19

Comet on the road to Rio

A former student from Palomar is all set to compete in this summer’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, Sarah Hammer raced in the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she placed fifth overall in the individual pursuit and was also in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics and brought home a silver medal for the women’s team pursuit. Hammer was born in Redondo Beach, California and began cycling at eight years old, winning her...

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No love for women’s tennis
May18

No love for women’s tennis

Palomar College is in the unfortunate position of having to play out the 2016 season without fielding a women’s team. A collegiate tennis squad must normally have six players to outfit for matches. With only one player available on the roster, the team had no choice but to forfeit their season. The Comets have a proudpast involving women’s tennis, having won six conference championships since 2005. In 2013, they swept the field in the...

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Day in the trainer’s room
May18

Day in the trainer’s room

Injuries, sarcasm and a pocket-sized sewing kit. A combination of the three is a typical day in Palomar’s athletic training room. An athletic trainer on campus multi-tasks by treating an injury of a student athlete while sewing the uniform of another athlete before a big game. Flecicia Heise does both of these things while uttering sarcastic comments to create a laid-back environment. Heise and Dennis Greenhill, Palomar’s athletic...

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