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JSC Athletics

March 29, 2018


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Men’s tennis loses in opener to Castleton STOWE, Vt. – The Johnson State College men’s tennis team fell to Castleton University 0-0 in their season opener on Saturday at Topnotch Resort. Doubles The Spartans took all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead. The team of Quentin Barthe and J...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

March 29, 2018


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For Major League Baseball (MLB), spring training represents a period of refreshed optimism for each team regardless of the prior results. It is also a time when each team hopes to address the questions that remain from offseason roster changes, position battles, and lineup construction. Typically,...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

March 29, 2018


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On the early morning of March 22, sources told ESPN insider Jeff Goodman that Dan Hurley, University of Rhode Island’s men’s basketball coach, was leaving to go to the University of Connecticut on a six-year deal. Being from Rhode Island and living 15 minutes away from the campus of URI, I have...

New triathlon head coach aims to jump-start program

New triathlon head coach aims to jump-start program

Patrick Bell

March 29, 2018


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On March 6, JSC announced that they hired Kim Loeffler as the new triathlon head coach, the first in program history. Jamey Ventura, the director of athletics at JSC, notes that the search committee had a hard time with the application process, not because they couldn’t find anyone for the position,...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Thomas O’Leary

March 15, 2018


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Currently, one of the most incendiary debates in the sports world is whether or not college athletes should be paid. The conversation focuses most acutely on Division I men’s basketball and football players, whose efforts produce revenue in a billion-dollar industry for nearly everyone but themselves....

Lacrosse team in full rebuild mode with new head coach

Lacrosse team in full rebuild mode with new head coach

Photo and story by Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018


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The JSC lacrosse season is here with new faces and a new coach, Steven Foote, who coached last year at the College of Southern Maryland. His primary goal is to improve last year’s team, which lost every game. “It’s great here,” he said. “I like the small campus atmosphere. I like the student-athletes...

JSC Athletics

March 15, 2018


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Men’s lacrosse loses in opener to Salem State SALEM, MASS. – The Johnson State College men’s lacrosse team fell to Salem State College 21-1 in their season opener Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The Badgers slide to 0-1 on the season while the Vikings move to 1-2. 1st Quarter The Viki...

Chemistry is the key to success for young softball team

Chemistry is the key to success for young softball team

Photo and story by Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018


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There is still snow on the grass at JSC, but the softball season is already underway for the 2018 season. In his 10th season as head coach, Robert Gervais believes that, despite the youth and inexperience on the team, the willingness of the players to be coached and the chemistry puts this team in...

Fourteen student-athletes receive NAC all-academic team recognition

Fourteen student-athletes receive NAC all-academic team recognition

Patrick Bell

February 20, 2018


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Fourteen JSC student-athletes that competed during the fall season received NAC all-academic team recognition on Jan. 31. Director of Athletics Jamey Ventura notes that it’s quite an accomplishment to be named to this team, which requires being able to compete at a collegiate level while doing...

Cairns honored for NAC steeplechase championship

Cairns honored for NAC steeplechase championship

Patrick Bell

February 20, 2018


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On Feb. 2, before the men’s basketball game against Thomas College, JSC honored Brynn Cairns for her role in winning the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship in the event of steeplechase during the track and field season. During the ceremony, President Elaine Collins, Director of Athletics...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

The New England Patriots are arguably the most polarizing team in professional sports today, if not in history. Nearly every fan either hates them or loves them, with very few falling in between. However, I happen to be one of the rare people who have recently existed on both ends of the spectrum. I...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick BEll

February 20, 2018


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To brighten up my dark and depressing sports life since the Super Bowl, I have decided to rank the New England Patriots’ five Super Bowl wins for this week’s column. This rankings list will be based entirely on my own opinion of what I feel was important with each Super Bowl win. Coming in at...

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