New Coach Hopes for Continued Success
Sep06

New Coach Hopes for Continued Success

Story by Ryan Davis   Comet’s baseball new head coach is looking to build upon the successes of his predecessor. Coach Ben Adams, who was appointed as the Comets’ new head baseball coach has been a staff assistant at Palomar for 14 years. He hopes to continue to build upon the successes of the previous head coach, Buck Taylor, who over the summer accepted a position as the new pitching coach for Kansas State University....

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Palomar alumni hits the spotlight
May16

Palomar alumni hits the spotlight

Palomar College can lead students to all sorts of exciting careers and Savelina Fanene, better known as Nia Jax, is a great example of that. Before studying at Palomar College and joining its basketball team in 2002-2003, Jax passed on a sports scholarship to model in New York City. Scouted while coming out of basketball practice one day, she described her first brush with stardom, “One of the judges was a modeling agent, and he...

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Team swims to state title
May14

Team swims to state title

The Palomar Women’s swim team propelled to Top 10 at the three-day CCCAA State Swimming & Diving Championship on May 1 at the De Anza College Aquatics Center, placing ninth out of 33 total teams. If not for Palomar, the Orange Coast Pirates nearly dominated the meet, winning four of five women’s relays and all five men’s relay races, still deeming them the first place champs. Four leaders on the women’s swim team led the Comets...

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From Spain to Palomar for the love of golf
Apr23

From Spain to Palomar for the love of golf

A little over a year ago, Jaime Sanz, left his homeland of Spain, his mother, and brother to join his father in America to follow his dreams of becoming a pro golfer. “My father applied for a green card, and I wanted to study [at college] while I was playing golf. In Spain that is very hard to do. So, we decided to move here,” Sanz said. Sanz is 19 years old and in his second season with Palomar’s men’s golf team. He began playing...

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De Anda instills passion into her players
Apr20

De Anda instills passion into her players

Four girls surround Coach Carly de Anda as she tells them to hit the ball down center-court. “Lean into your swing,” she stated, bending forward and giving a sweeping gesture with her arm. This would be one of several different exercises to get the girls warmed up for practice that day. Midway through practice, tennis balls were scattered around the court, at least a few dozen bouncing off the back fences and around the players. While...

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Coach Mancao looks forward to season end
Apr19

Coach Mancao looks forward to season end

30-year veteran Coach of Palomar’s Men’s Tennis, Ronnie Mancao, looks forward to another year of tennis despite this particular season’s external struggles. “The difference with this season is that we have been struggling to get enough players,” Mancao said. “We had a lot of last minute transfers.” Mancao said that they lost four players due to them transferring, but he added this is good for the past players despite being hard...

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