Women’s track and field star dashes ahead
Apr26

Women’s track and field star dashes ahead

What do you get when you combine a track and field star, a Palomar College student, a dance teacher, a criminal justice major and a glowing smile? Deyanira Lopez, that’s what. Lopez, 20, is one of the few athletes on the Palomar track and field team. Lopez competes in most of the events but excels at the 400-meter hurdles. However, long before Lopez was running hurdles for Palomar, she was running for fun in elementary school....

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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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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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Gallery:  Swim vs. Grossmont: March 17
Mar22

Gallery: Swim vs. Grossmont: March 17

Palomar men’s and women’s swim teams hosted Grossmont College on March 17  at the Wallace Memorial pool.  Palomar women’s team defeated Grossmont 153 to 74.   Grossmont men defeated Palomar 136.5 to 103.5. Photos by Coleen Burnham/The Telescope [Show as...

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Emma Thomas makes waves
Mar13

Emma Thomas makes waves

Written by Ashley Magdaleno 18-year-old Palomar freshman and swimmer Emma Thomas is diving right into the spring season, racking up victories as she laps her competition. Thomas, who was named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) Women’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 6-12, recently won three events during the Comets’ last meet against Southwestern; something which came as no surprise to Palomar swim and dive Head...

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