Imperial Valley College task force eyeing Arabs mascot

IMPERIAL — As a lifelong student athlete and current athletics coach at Imperial Valley College, Hector Vildosola knows the importance of having a mascot that athletes and students can rally behind and identify with.

But the reality for the women’s softball head coach is that any reference to IVC’s Arabs mascot is largely void from its team jerseys and gear, as well as home game play-by-play announcements.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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