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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Catching up with Cathcart
Dec08

Catching up with Cathcart

As the athletic director of Palomar College, Scott Cathcart keep a watchful eye on every sport, and cares deeply for his student athletes. When asked about how the athletic program performed this Fall season, Cathcart spoke proudly of the progress each team has made. “I think we had a good Fall for athletics, better than last year,” Cathcart said while adding, “On the top of that list is our football team.” The Comets football team,...

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Marshall leads women’s b-ball from worst to first
Dec08

Marshall leads women’s b-ball from worst to first

She has led her team to victory, and she has brought her team back from loss. As a person and a coach, she has guided her players to understand the sport of basketball. Leigh Marshall has been coaching Palomar women’s basketball team for five years, and during that time has brought the team from the brink of elimination to claiming its own spot as champions of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Marshall grew up in Orange County....

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Comets football team has best season in three years
Dec08

Comets football team has best season in three years

[Show as slideshow]Head Coach Joe Early and his Palomar Comets football team enjoyed greater success this year than they did last season, when they finished with their worst record in 32 years. After going 2-8 in 2013, the team started 2014 with new quarterback coach, Bill Diedrick. The team also lacked a clearcut choice at quarterback, with three people vying for the job. After all was said and done, however, the Comets finished with...

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Taking his opponents straight to the mat
Dec05

Taking his opponents straight to the mat

Taking names and marking graves, Alex Graves is making an impact in his college wrestling debut with his serious pre-game demeanor and his consistent takedowns of his opponents. ”I just think, I’m gunna kill him,” Graves says before he enters each match to get the nerves out of his mind and prepare for his takedown. “I always get nervous before matches, and if I can get that out of the way, or that out of my mind, I know that’ll help...

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