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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Comets coach named best in the state
Apr15

Comets coach named best in the state

Palomar’s Leigh Marshall has been named the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coach of the year for the second time in three years. Marshall, who previously won the award in 2015, has transformed the women’s basketball team at Palomar into yearly top contenders, placing a once depleted program back on the map. Palomar Athletic Director Scott Cathcart hired Marshall back in 2010, when she took over a...

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Women’s Basketball falls short after historic season
Apr15

Women’s Basketball falls short after historic season

The Palomar women’s basketball team saw its record-breaking season come to a close March 11, after falling to College of the Siskiyous by a score of 73-51 in the state championship semifinals. After finishing the regular season with a record of 25-2, the Comets earned a spot in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Livermore, Calif. after defeating Orange Coast and Cypress College...

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Comets slugger cleans up the path to home plate
Apr14

Comets slugger cleans up the path to home plate

Comets designated hitter and pitcher Cameron Haskell is looking at a long career ahead of him. A former NCAA Division 1 athlete at University of Riverside, Haskell transitioned to Palomar this off season in order to get an extra year of playing time, helping to develop him into a more complete player. Currently, Haskell is second in the Pacific Coast Conference in home runs with six, and runs batted in with 35. Haskell started his...

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Beach volleyball pair set the pace for the team
Apr14

Beach volleyball pair set the pace for the team

The Palomar College women’s beach volleyball team consists of five teams with two players per team. The No. 1 pairing includes Brittany Mitchell, 22, a kinesiology major, and Kianna Niu, 25, a graphic design major. Mitchell and Niu have great love for the sport of beach volleyball, which is reflected in their commitment to not losing a point. “They have great ball control, which makes them one of our best teams,” Head...

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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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