New future, new coach
Sep11

New future, new coach

  Palomar College’s newest coach is looking to put Comet’s cross country on the map.   Sonia Rodriguez is the new women’s cross country coach. A North County local, she brings years of experience competing in races and a history of developing top runners as a coach at the high school level. Growing up in Oceanside and Vista, Rodriguez looked on as her older cousin and brother ran track in high school, eventually being...

Read More
The Comets’ secret weapon
May25

The Comets’ secret weapon

Palomar’s Comets Softball team has a secret weapon, 20 year old right-field player Tiare Paopao. The Comets have just came back from their weekend at the Super Regionals where they made runner up, just missing the mark to enter the state tournament. Tiare Paopao was an essential part of the team, and someone all the players love to be around. “She’s a really good hitter, and was one of the top players that got home-runs....

Read More
Comets golfer qualifies for state finals
May25

Comets golfer qualifies for state finals

The Palomar men’s golf season may have ended, but for 22-year-old Mitch Cannon it was only the beginning of a new start. Cannon was the only individual Comet golfer to advance to a statewide golf tournament hosted by the California Community College Athletic Association on May 8. Cannon was accompanied by teammates Tyler Cress and Jaime Sanz at the Southern California Regional Finals at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Cannon was...

Read More
Men’s volleyball team has down year, but future is bright
May19

Men’s volleyball team has down year, but future is bright

The Palomar men’s volleyball team is optimistic to build off of their 2-16 record from the 2017 season. For first year head Coach Bryan Campbell, a former volleyball player at Palomar, it was a season of trial and error. “A lot of the guys bought in and everybody worked hard, so I really can’t complain,” Campbell said. The season began in February with a 3-0 set loss at the hands of Long Beach College. Palomar...

Read More
Swimmer finds his stroke in the pool
Apr27

Swimmer finds his stroke in the pool

Nineteen-year-old sophomore Zach Wagonis is a stand out swimmer at Palomar College, boasting a time of 1:08 in the 100-meter breaststroke. Wagonis started out in athletics by trying every sport. His older brother played water polo, which led to him attending local club practices at the pool. Wagonis decided that he liked being in the water, and wanted to be better than his brother. “Most water polo players don’t like swim,”...

Read More
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....

Read More