Selflessness defines Coach Seiler
Feb24

Selflessness defines Coach Seiler

Karl Seiler, head coach of sand and women’s volleyball, is a product of Palomar College, starting his career as a student athlete in 1988 and going on to clench five Pacific Coast Conference Coach of the Year awards during his coaching career at Palomar. He said he accepts the awards in honor of the team. “If the team does well I say they did great, if the team does bad then I say I coached badly,” Seiler said. His selfless...

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Five cool hikes around North County
Feb23

Five cool hikes around North County

“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” -Henry David Thoreau San Diego County is a treasure trove for the outdoor lover. We have deserts, mountains, lakes and the Pacific Ocean. Intertwined in our landscape are hundreds of miles of bike trails and hiking trails. It’s im- possible to pick a favorite spot. The following hiking trails offer a bit of it all – scenic views, challenges and a variety of...

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Tennis teams notch first wins of the season
Feb23

Tennis teams notch first wins of the season

After starting the season 0-4 and 0-5 respectively, the Comets’ mens and women’s tennis teams finally notched their first wins of the season on Feb. 17. The men’s team traveled to Victor Valley and dominated the Rams in a 9-0 shutout. In the No. 1 singles match, Jonathan Rodriguez beat Manny Diaz-Gomez in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. In the doubles matchup, Taylor Bryant and Christian Corse beat Diaz-Gomez and Nolan Earl 6-1, 6-0. In other...

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Evans’ hot start earns her PCAC award honors
Feb23

Evans’ hot start earns her PCAC award honors

Comets softball pitcher Summer Evans was named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Week for Feb. 9-15 after recording three wins in a seven-day span. Her three wins boosted her overall record for the season to 5-0, and helped the team go undefeated for the week (3-0). Evans, a freshman from Escondido High School, has an 0.60 earned-run average (ERA) over 35 innings this season. To start her week, she pitched a...

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Women’s B-Ball moves one step closer to PCAC championship with win
Feb23

Women’s B-Ball moves one step closer to PCAC championship with win

On the final home game of the year, the Palomar women’s basketball team took one step closer to claiming its second Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title in three years. In beating visiting MiraCosta College 79-36 on Feb. 18, Coach Leigh Marshall and her players showed the resilience of a veteran squad, with 12 of her 14 players scoring. Keisha Cox, the state’s No. 14 leader in points per game, led the team with 14. Other players in...

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Men’s basketball wins their home finale
Feb23

Men’s basketball wins their home finale

On a night where the men’s basketball team celebrated its three sophomores, the Comets took to the Dome floor knowing they needed to win their home finale to keep their hopes of winning the PCAC North Division alive. With the help of freshman Matt Duniphan, the team did just that in an 86-68 victory over Imperial Valley on Feb.13. Duniphan, an Escondido High import, had his first double- double of the season with 10 points and 12...

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