May 11, 2004 |
One of the most amazing things my hiking group does is watch the city wake up. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:50 in the morning in front of my home, which is just a half-mile from the bottom of Garcia Trail in Azusa. It's pretty steep, and we've hiked it probably more than 100 times. For busy people, it's a great deal -- you get your heart rate up and you get to be in the outdoors. A round trip takes about 50 minutes. One of the professors at Azusa Pacific University maintains the trail, and a number of our students volunteer to keep it up. We also use the trail as a way to introduce students to the incredible resources in the San Gabriel Mountains.
March 26, 2004 |
Azusa Pacific recorded its highest point total in the NAIA Division I tournament when it defeated Voorhees College of Denmark, S.C., 112-79, in a first-round game Thursday in Kansas City. The second-seeded Cougars (32-4) won their 19th consecutive game, topping the 104 points they scored in a 1998 first-round victory over Huston-Tillotson of Austin, Texas. Azusa Pacific will play Mobile (Ala.) today. Voorhees finished with a 12-18 record.
March 24, 2004 |
Azusa Pacific, with nine consecutive appearances, is a fixture at the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics men's basketball tournament. The Cougars also dominate the Golden State Athletic Conference, having won their 11th title in the last 12 years. This season's Cougars, however, didn't expect to go 31-4 and open the tournament as the second-seeded team, playing Voorhees College of Denmark, S.C., in the first round Thursday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
March 18, 2004 |
Azusa Pacific shot only 32% and lost to North Georgia State, 66-62, Wednesday in the first round of the NAIA Division I women's basketball tournament in Jackson, Tenn. Azusa Pacific (20-12) got 15 points each from Lindsey West and Marie Dyk. West also had 10 rebounds. Angelyn Love had 15 points and Jeanine Dorminey 12 points for North Georgia (29-5). In another first-round game, Point Loma Nazarene (23-12) defeated Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky, 75-61.
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November 1, 2003 |
A proposal that Azusa Pacific University run a $3.4-million publicly funded early education program for disadvantaged children has been dropped after the university declined to veer from its policy of hiring only Christians. First 5 Los Angeles, a government agency that oversees expenditure of tobacco tax money for such programs in Los Angeles County, confirmed that it had decided not to award the contract to Azusa Pacific University.
March 25, 2003 |
Caleb Gervin has watched Louisville basketball through older, more mature eyes. Sure, the Cardinals played in the NCAA tournament and Rick Pitino is their coach. And he knows nothing can replicate the atmosphere of Freedom Hall. But there isn't any longing for what once was. These are days that Gervin says are worth much more. And they are far from the glare of NCAA Division I basketball. "Some of the mistakes I made at Louisville, I left those there," he says quietly, yet with conviction.
March 19, 2003 |
Concordia University has had a record-breaking season and is already set to participate in the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament next week. But it had some unfinished business Tuesday night in the Golden State Athletic Conference championship game. Azusa Pacific, the GSAC's most dominant team in the last decade, dealt the Eagles two of their four losses this season. Chris Victor would see to it that there wouldn't be another. Victor's driving layup with 12.
February 21, 2003 |
No coach within the best conference in men's college volleyball dares to think that one team can go undefeated. Marv Dunphy is one of those coaches. There's one small problem: His Waves are 10-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation as they reach the season's midpoint. "So far so good," Dunphy said. "But this league is as good as it's ever been." The Waves lost to Hawaii in the NCAA championship match last season and are showing signs of a return trip in May.
October 18, 2002 |
Positioning itself as a possible national title contender, Azusa Pacific plays Southern Oregon in a key game between two ranked National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics football teams Saturday night in Ashland, Ore. Azusa Pacific is 5-0 and ranked 14th after defeating Division II Humboldt State, 35-22, last week. Senior quarterback Luke Winslow has completed 62% of his passes for 1,175 yards and 10 touchdowns with just one interception.
July 25, 2002 |
Paul Svadgis, who turned around Pomona-Pitzer's baseball program in six seasons, has been hired at Azusa Pacific. Svadgis was 122-107 at Pomona, including a 36-7 record last season and the school's first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in 47 years. Svadgis takes over for Tony Barbone, who resigned last month after 17 seasons and 516 victories. Barbone's teams won eight Golden State Athletic Conference titles.