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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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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Men’s Golf team takes after longtime coach
Apr12

Men’s Golf team takes after longtime coach

Written by Ashley Magdaleno Palomar men’s golf head coach Mark Halda does not put emphasis on numbers, instead choosing to focus on the journey it takes to get from the tee to the green. Halda has been the head coach for the men’s golf team for eight years. According to him, his coaching technique is to “mentally stay in the moment” when it comes to playing during practice or in a match. “For some reason, you put so much...

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Gallery:  Swim vs. Grossmont: March 17
Mar22

Gallery: Swim vs. Grossmont: March 17

Palomar men’s and women’s swim teams hosted Grossmont College on March 17  at the Wallace Memorial pool.  Palomar women’s team defeated Grossmont 153 to 74.   Grossmont men defeated Palomar 136.5 to 103.5. Photos by Coleen Burnham/The Telescope [Show as...

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Gallery: Baseball vs. San Bernardino Valley: March 7
Mar08

Gallery: Baseball vs. San Bernardino Valley: March 7

Palomar hosted San Bernardino Valley at the Palomar Ballpark on March 7.  Palomar defeated San Bernardino 11 – 5. Photos by Coleen Burnham/The Telescope [Show as...

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