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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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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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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Basketball: A Thanksgiving tradition
Dec05

Basketball: A Thanksgiving tradition

“What is your main goal for the Tournament?” the team was asked after critiquing their last game. “Winning!” they yelled in unison, laughing and giving high fives. While they celebrated with every score and critiqued every accidentally bad move, they prepared for the Thanksgiving Tournament. “I love this team, they’re so much fun to be around,” Head Coach John O’Neil said. “This is a very unique group, we’re very blessed with these...

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Comets Football End Season With Bowl Win; Donahue Defensive PoY
Dec05

Comets Football End Season With Bowl Win; Donahue Defensive PoY

  Palomar College football finished their season with a surprise 30-22 victory over Glendale College Vaqueros in the Patriotic Bowl on Nov. 22 at Escondido High School’s Wilson Stadium. Coming into the contest the Vaqueros had a 9-1 record and were thought to be favorites against the 6-6 Comets. But the hard-nosed play of the Comets and the excellent punting display by Palomar Sophomore punter Cody Wuthrich stifled the...

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