SCOREBOARD

SATURDAY, AUG. 29
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
at South Gym
Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills
Kickoff Classic (Day 2)
Santa Barbara City College def. Palomar 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-8, 25-23

Cypress def. Palomar 3-2 (25-18, 21-25, 24-26, 25-17)

FRIDAY, AUG. 28
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
at South Gym
Los Angeles Pierce College
Woodland Hills
Kickoff Classic (Day 1)
Palomar def. Cypress 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 16-14)

Palomar def. Mt. San Jacinto 3-1 (24-26, 25-15, 25-19, 25-14)

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, AUG. 30
WOMEN'S GOLF
at Olivas Links Golf Course
Ventura
South Coast Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College
First Round, 2 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 31
WOMEN'S GOLF
at Buenaventura Golf Course
Ventura
at South Coast Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College
Second Round, 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1
WOMEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Irvine Valley College soccer field
Irvine
vs. Irvine Valley, 3 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Minkoff Field
vs. Moorpark, 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
WOMEN'S GOLF
Orange Empire Conference
at the Country Club at Saboba Springs
San Jacinto
9-team OEC match, 10 a.m.

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
PCAC
at Wallace Memorial Pool
vs. San Diego Miramar, 2 p.m.

MEN'S WATER POLO
PCAC
at Wallace Memorial Pool
vs. San Diego Miramar, 3:30 p.m.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Non-Conference
at Hart Gymnasium
Irvine Valley College
Irvine
vs. Irvine Valley, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
WOMEN'S GOLF
at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Palm Springs
Desert Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College
First Round, 7:30 a.m.

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
at Minkoff Field
vs. Fullerton, 4 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER
Non-Conference
Norco College Soccer Field
Norco
vs. Norco, 4 p.m.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Non-Conference
at The Dome
vs. San Bernardino Valley, 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Palm Springs
Desert Classic
hosted by Santa Barbara City College
Second Round, 7:30 a.m.

FOOTBALL
Non-Confernce
at Citrus College Stadium
Glendora
vs. Citrus, 6 p.m.

CONTACT US

1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 X 2460
FAX (760) 761-3512
Athletic Director:
Scott Cathcart

scathcart@palomar.edu

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BRIEFLY

COMETS TAKE HOME DEVORE TROPHY FOR 3RD TIME

SAN DIEGO (8-10-2015) -- For the third time in the award's six-year existence, Palomar College has earned the Chet DeVore Trophy, emblematic of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference member college wiht the most successful intercollegiate athletic program for the academic year.

The Comets, under Director of Athletics Scott Cathcart, compiled a record 283 points to outdistance Grossmont, last year's winner, which finished second in the 2014-15 totals with 213 points. Southwestern was third with 161 points, followed by San Diego Mesa (133.5), San Diego City College (78), Mt. San Jacinto (58), San Diego Miramar (40.5), MiraCosta (28), Cuyamca (10) and Imperial Valley (0).

Palomar won or tied for conference chamionships in men's water polo, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball, baseball, men's golf and men's swimming.

The Comets won the state community college championship in softball for the fifth time and finished third in the state in baseball.

Previous winners of the award were Palomar in 2009-10, Southwestern in 2010-11, San Diego Mesa in 2011-12, Palomar again in 2012-13 and Grossmont in 2013-14.

PALOMAR'S HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SET JAN. 30

SAN MARCOS (8-10-2015) -- Palomar will induct its 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame class on Saturday evening, Jan. 30, at Twin Oaks Golf Course.

The induction was moved from the August date of its first three years to coincide with the dedication and opening games of Palomar's new baseball field / complex at the far north end of campus.

SCOTT, BARNES 5TH AND 6TH TO MOVE ON IN HOOPS

SAN MARCOS (8-10-2015) -- Jessica Scott (left) and Ashleigh Barnes (right) have become the fifth and sixth Palomar women's basketball sophomores to move on to continue their careers at four-year colleges.

Scott, a 5-foot-11 sophomore forward from West Hills High School, has transferred to Cal State San Marcos, which is transitioning from NAIA to NCAA Division II beginning this fall.

Barnes, a 5-foot-9 sophomore forward from Guajome Park Academy, is transferring to Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

Scott and Barnes helped coach Leigh Marshall's Comets go 26-4 last season, win the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship and advance to one of two Southern California Super Regional championship games. There, they were finally eliminated by undefeated Mt. SAC one game short of a trip to the California Community College Athletic Association Final Four.

Previous signees from Marshall's 2014-15 team were PCAC Player of the Year and first-team all-state selection Keisha Cox (Mission Hills High School product) with Brahndon University of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; Tessa Balcom (Ramona High)  with Bacone College (NAIA) of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Lee Lee Tomlinson (Hamilton High in Los Angeles) with Presentation College (NAIA) of Aberdeen, South Dakota and Dajon Sumpter (Fallbrook High) with Bethel College (NAIA) of North Newton, Kansas.

 

(UPDATED AT 4:40 PM ON SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2015)

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BASEBALL: Major Leagues

Saladino's walk-off wins for White Sox in 11th

CHICAGO (8-30-2015) -- Tyler Saladino's walk-off single into the rightfield corner with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Chicago White Sox a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Palomar product and 2009 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year drove in Alexei Ramirez with the winning run.

Saladino, whose two-run single in the eighth inning on Saturday pulled the Sox, who had trailed by four runs, back to within one run of the Mariners in a 7-6 loss, also doubled in the bottom of the fourth Sunday to drive in Ramirez with a run with a line-drive double to right.

He finished Sunday's game 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a walk.   

SALADINO'S WALK-OFF VS. MARINERS

BASEBALL: Signings, Transfers

Comets' 2-year baseball signings list reaches 32

SAN MARCOS (8-28-2015) -- Palomar's two-year list of baseball players receiving scholarships to the four-year university level has reached 32.

Two de-commits from earlier verbal commitments are left-handed relief pitcher Graham Gomez (left, to San Jose State), who originally committed to San Diego State; and right-handed pitcher Tyler Russell (to NAIA World Series team Lindsey Wilson University, who originally committed to Oral Roberts University.

Gomez joins former Palomar center fielder Dillon Smith at San Jose State. Smith, the 2014 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team all-state selection, was the Spartans' starting rightfielder during the 2015 season.

Catcher Francis Christy, who had signed early with the University of Washington, instead signed a $250,000 pro contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks after being drafted in the seventh round.

Infielder Vince Mori, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference's Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year for all sports, received an acadmic grant from NCAA Division II UC San Diego, which does not offer athletic scholarships.

PALOMAR BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIPS
Player (High School) 4-Year College
LHP Graham Gomez (Santa Fe Christian) San Jose State (NCAA D-I)
RHP Josh Bravin (Silverado, Las Vegas) Eastern Michigan (NCAA D-I)
C Francis Christy (Casa Grande, Petaluma) Washington (NCAA D-I) - pro contract
LHP Jake Barnett (Orange Glen) Lewis-Clark St. (NAIA national champions)
1B Anthony Balderas (La Costa Canyon) Lewis-Clark St. (NAIA national champions)
INF Chris Stratton (Chaparral, Temecula) Cal Poly-Pomona (NCAA D-II WS 3rd place)
RHP Rusty Huber (Mira Mesa) Rogers State (NCAA D-II)
INF Vince Mori (Westview) UCSD (NCAA D-II) - academic scholarship
OF Alec Salcedo (Murrietta Mesa) Lindsey Wilson (NAIA World Series team)
RHP Tyler Russell (Vista Murrieta) Lindsey Wilson (NAIA World Series team)
OF Ryan Lemus (Arlington, Riverside) San Francisco State (NCAA D-II)
OF Travis Mitchell (M.L. King, Riverside) Hope International (NAIA)
DE-COMMITS -- Gomez (from San Diego State); Russell (from Oral Roberts); Christy (from University of Washington) -- drafted in 7th round and signed for $250,000 with the Arizona Diamondbacks

W. VOLLEYBALL: Pierce Kickoff Classic

Stark gets 72 kills as Comets go 2-2 at Pierce

WOODLAND HILLS (8-28-2015) (8-29-2015) -- Madi Stark (left) put down 72 kills in Palomar's first four matches of the women's volleyball season on Friday and Satirday, leading the Comets went 2-2 in the Los Angeles Pierce Kickoff Classic.

Palomar defeated Cypress 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 16-14) in Friday's season opener as Stark led the way with 20 kills. Taylor Schade had 14 kills. Hayley Poueu-Silveyra added 10 kills.

In their second match Friday, the Comets turned back Mt. San Jacinto 3-1 (24-26, 26-15, 25-9, 25-14. Stark totaled 21 kills. Poueu-Silveyra and Schade contributed seven kills each. Kelsey Payne had seven digs.

Santa Barbara City College handed the Comets their first loss of the season 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-8, 25-23) on Saturday. Stark again led in kills with 15 and also had eight digs. Schade contributed seven kills. Wendy Garcia contributed eight digs.

Cypress then avenged its Friday loss, defeating the Comets 3-2 (25-18, 21-25, 24-26, 25-17. Stark had 16 kills, Schade 11 and Poueu-Silveyra 6 against the Chargers as the two-day event concluded at the Pierce College South Gym.

MEN'S SOCCER: Santa Ana 4, Comets 0

Palomar's Mark Mallari, a freshman from Great Oak High School in Temecula, gets off a shot on goal against Santa Ana on Thursday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

New coach cites effort after powerful Dons win

SAN MARCOS (8-27-2015) -- Traditional state and national community college power Santa Ana College ruined Palomar's men's soccer debut under coach Dave Whiddon on Thursday, defeating the Comets 4-0 at Minkoff Field.

"But I was pleased with the effort," Whiddon said. "We need to cut down on mental mistakes, but overall there were more positives than negatives. Santa Ana is a top-tier team in the state so it was a good early test for us."

The young Comets have only one returnee from their 2014 side and suit out 15 freshmen, compared with only five sophomores.

Palomar got 10 goalkeeper saves, five from freshmen Pierce Cole out of Mission Vista High School and five from Autry Hailey (Mission Hills High).

The Dons have captured two National Soccer Coaches Association of America national championships, one second-place national finish and seven state community college championships. Included in those totals are one national title and three state championships in 11 seasons under current coach Jose Vasquez.

WRESTLING ALUMNI: NAIA Championships

Former Palomar All-American wrestler Aaron La Farge placed second at at 125 pounds in the 2015 NAIA National Championships on March 6-7 at Topeka, Kansas. La Farge helped Oklahoma City University to a fifth-place finish in the nation out of 43 teams. -- OklahomaWrestling.org photo

Ex-Comet La Farge takes second in NAIA finals

TOPEKA, Kansas (8-25-2015) -- Ex-Palomar wrestler Aaron La Farge, representing Oklahoma City University, placed second in the nation at 125 pounds in the 58th NAIA National Championship Tournament at the Kansas Expocentre.

La Farge, who came to Palomar from La Habra High School, placed fourth at 125 in the CCCAA California State Championships at Victorville in 2010 as a freshman for the Comets. After two seasons wrestling at Montana State University-Northern on the NAIA level, he transferred to Oklahoma City for his senior season.

In the NAIA national tournament, La Farge advanced to the 125-pound championship match with four wins, eventually losing by decision to the defending champion, Ryak Finch of Grand View University in Des Moine, Iowa. Grand View went on to win its fourth consecutive national team championship, while La Farge's performance helped the Oklahoma City Stars to fifth place in a 43-team field.

La Farge earned All-American honors in three of his four collegiate seasons, all at 125 pounds, once on the community college level and two other seasons as an NAIA All-American. He was a 2013 All-American as a sophomore at Montana Northern, placing fifth in the nation. La Farge was ranked No. 1 in the nation as a junior at Montana Northern in 2014 until his season was cut short by a car accident.

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