Academic Athletes excel on and off diamond
Apr11

Academic Athletes excel on and off diamond

Three of Palomar’s star baseball players have been named to the All State Academic Team by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association. The trio — Joel Mitchell, Niko Holm and Chase Grant — collectively described the award they received as a reflection of their hard work. According to its official website, the CCCBCA’s primary function is “to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our players and...

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Comets Trhac and Bryant heat up center court
Apr11

Comets Trhac and Bryant heat up center court

It was a blustery day for tennis at Palomar’s home courts on March 29 when the Comets took on Imperial Valley College. Comets Adam Lippert, Dorian Blanchard, Dean Vo, and Abraham Alex all came away with victories in straight sets while co-captains Peter Trhac and Taylor Bryant both came away with victories on the center courts. In doubles play, co-captains Trhac and Bryant the current top PCAC doubles pair, went up against...

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Men’s swimming wins while women’s gets edged out
Apr11

Men’s swimming wins while women’s gets edged out

The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference swim meet facing the visiting Grossmont Griffins ended with the men winning and Grossmont just edging out the women. The men’s swimming team beat the Griffins 174-120 while the women’s team just lost 144-143 on Friday’s April 8 meeting. The Comets have a visiting swim meet on April 15-16 at 9 a.m. both days at El Camino. The April 8 swim meet is the last home meet the Comets are...

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Palomar softball: inching closer to state champions after each win
Apr10

Palomar softball: inching closer to state champions after each win

Palomar’s softball team is starting to look like they’re turning winning into a regular routine. The Comets have gone 10-1 through the entire month of March and looks as if they aren’t letting up. Players finished their last game of the month on March 30 with another blowout that led the officials to call in the mercy rule and end the game in the fifth inning with a score of 9-0. Comets softball has just about...

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Palomar softball: a driving force at the plate
Apr09

Palomar softball: a driving force at the plate

Palomar’s softball team has a supreme offense that cannot be matched. Whenever Palomar has a runner in scoring position, their offense keeps its composure and capitalizes on each opportunity which has led them to their current record of 23-4 (stats as of April 7). Palomar has blown out many teams in their conference, with scores like 10-0, 11-1, and 9-1, and 10 of the 13 games ending via the mercy rule, which has led the Comets...

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Nick Vincent moves to the Mariners
Apr02

Nick Vincent moves to the Mariners

The San Diego Padres traded homegrown pitching talent Nick Vincent to the Seattle Mariners on Weds. March 30 for a player to be named later. After playing at Palomar College from 2005-2007 Vincent was drafted by the Padres in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB amateur draft. Making his major league debut with the club in June 2012, Vincent was effective out of the bullpen in his appearances compiling a 2.63 career ERA and 161 strikeouts...

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