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The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s the month of October, and that means the NBA season is right around the corner. I’m excited for this season for many reasons, so I’ll take the time in this column to discuss them. Let’s start with talking about my favorite NBA team, the Boston Celtics. The anticipation for this season...

Whitmore taking on new role as men’s tennis coach

Whitmore taking on new role as men’s tennis coach

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Used to wearing multiple hats, Associate Dean of Students Michele Whitmore has donned yet another: she is now the men’s tennis team head coach. Whitmore isn’t new to the tennis scene. She has been the women’s coach for the past nine years and counting at NVU-J. Whitmore currently ranks first...

Eckman hired as new associate athletics director

Eckman hired as new associate athletics director

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Greg Eckman has been promoted to associate athletic director of athletics at NVU-J. “Greg Eckman has earned this opportunity,” said Associate Dean of Athletics and Recreation Jamey Ventura. “Greg is perfectly positioned to take on the additional leadership role of running the day-to-day operations...

Badger Briefs

NVU-J Athletics

September 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Johnson Leads Age Division at Inaugural Triathlon Race SOUTH BERWICK, ME — The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s triathlon team soared at the Pumpkinman Triathlon on September 8th and 9th in South Berwick, Maine. The team featured top-place finishes in their first event in the Badgers’ i...

New coach Keven John setting up volleyball for success

New coach Keven John setting up volleyball for success

Patrick Bell

September 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Volleyball is growing at a rapid pace at NVU-Johnson. New this year to campus is men’s volleyball. It’s a sport, described by many, that is growing quickly at the high school and collegiate level.Vermont has only one other Division III men’s volleyball team, Southern Vermont College. With no...

Women’s soccer looks to remain competitive with young squad

Women’s soccer looks to remain competitive with young squad

Patrick Bell

September 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Third-year head coach Andrew Lafrenz and the women’s soccer team are looking to work hard and grow this season. Being a young squad with only one senior on the team is a big challenge to overcome. But with those challenges can lead to new, exciting opportunities. “The challenges are that we...

Men’s soccer aims for success

Men’s soccer aims for success

Patrick Bell

September 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team season is underway, and is looking to be the best under second year head coach Shane Bufano. In his first year, Bufano had to bring in close to 20 players to add to the five returners, as part of the rebuilding process. Some, he says, weren’t ready to play Division III soccer...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

May 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Over the weekend, a friend of mine texted me a picture of his hypothetical soccer lineup of the best current 11 players from all over the world. There was a catch though, and that catch was that you could only have one player from each home country be in that lineup. After my friend sent that picture,...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O’Leary

May 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

As I have been writing this column over the past two semesters, I have often analyzed the current state of the professional sports teams I am most passionate about. But due to the structure of our production schedule, the subject matter can be outdated by the time each issue is released. So, for the...

Sports banquet honors student-athletes and coaches

Sports banquet honors student-athletes and coaches

Patrick Bell

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

On Tuesday, May 1, the JSC sports banquet took place in the SHAPE varsity gym to honor the student-athletes, coaches and athletic department for their successes on and off the playing surface. Kylie Aither was the recipient of the Richard E. Anderson award, one of the biggest awards of the night....

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O"Leary

April 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Heading into the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, the Boston Red Sox were largely overlooked as a legitimate World Series contender. Even the most devoted fans had tempered their expectations after the team’s disappointing playoff performances each of the past two seasons. However, it has taken...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

April 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The injury bug has hit the Boston Celtics hard as they head into the first round of the 2018 playoffs. With many players on the team out for the foreseeable future, it has allowed other players on the roster to play big minutes. Since Kyrie Irving went down for the season with his injured knee, Terry...

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