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Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

The United States National Women’s Soccer Team has set off on a victorious season. The team is the hopeful winner at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games after winning the She Believes Cup in February. This...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

The Connecticut Huskies are finally back on top after returning to the Big East Conference for the first time since 2012. Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament on March 14 will determine if both teams...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020

My time as a Division III athlete has been both rewarding and heartbreaking. I have had the opportunity to play for two separate colleges during my collegiate career. While studying journalism, I have...

Ally-Oop!

Ally-Oop!

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers were crowned World Series Champions this year. This was their first win since 1988 and their seventh overall, while The Tampa Bay Rays have never won a World Series. This season...

Chad Copeland

Coalition of Minority Student Athletes advocates for student-athletes of color

Chad Copeland October 26, 2020

With all the issues of racism raised in 2020, a group of Black student-athletes from NVU-Johnson have come together out of a desire to ignite change at the college and Lamoille community. The Coalition...

Ally-Oop! Tennis

Ally-Oop! Tennis

Allison Irons, Sports Editor September 22, 2020

The 140th US Open was held in a “bubble” this year, the first time in the competition’s history. This was to use to stop the spread of COVID-19 while players spent their time at the USTA Billie Jean...

Ally-Oop! MLB during COVID

Ally-Oop! MLB during COVID

Allison Irons, Sports Editor September 15, 2020

The MLB is halfway through its shortened season due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when the season was put on hold and later continued. As an...

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Life as a DIII athlete is rewarding, exhausting

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor May 3, 2020

Life as a Division III student-athlete is demanding. Athletics has become a large part of my college career, but it’s also been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. When I enrolled at...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor April 13, 2020

Well folks, he actually did it. Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, announcing to his fans and teammates that he would leave the New England Patriots after 20 seasons with the team. A couple weeks...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor February 20, 2020

The Boston Celtics have had quite the steady season so far. And if you ask any Celtics fan, that could probably be one of the biggest things that they were hoping for this year. The last two years have...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor February 10, 2020

Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is officially a football bachelor. The Patriots had a disappointing season. They started hot, winning their first eight games, but their offense...

Jesse Streeter

Men’s volleyball second season underway

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor February 10, 2020

In their sophomore season as a program, the men’s volleyball team is back and hitting again with some new and familiar faces under second-year head coach Keven John. There is reason for optimism and...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor November 7, 2019

Recently, I’ve been heavily invested in the ESPN+ production “Peyton’s Places,” which stars future hall of fame quarterback Peyton Manning. This year is the NFL’s 100th year of existence as...

The Pat-Down

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell, Sports Editor October 24, 2019

The NBA season isn’t back just yet, but it is approaching fast and I am excited to see what the season has in store. This season will be an interesting one for sure as the landscape of the league...

Patrick Bell himself

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell September 20, 2019

Ever since former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski retired from the game of football at the end of last season at age 29, people have speculated that he might return at some point this season. During...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell May 9, 2019

The NBA awards are always a hot topic to discuss with people who cover and follow the league. This year, we have had some great award races and so I am going to give my picks. The Rookie of the Year award...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell April 24, 2019

In the history of sports, numbers on players’ jerseys have gone from “just a number” to the identity of a icon who has transformed a sport. If you have ever played a sport that requires a number...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell February 8, 2019

The NBA is absolutely bananas right now and I love it. There is absolutely no dull moment for the league. There is always something happening that is newsworthy, and right now, the biggest news in the...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary December 14, 2018

Over the past several years, the National Football League (NFL) has supposedly made numerous changes to their policies regarding the handling of instances of domestic violence involving their employees....

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell December 14, 2018

The NBA has been weird this year with teams not living up to the hype, players blowing away their expectations, strange storylines and everything in between. Let’s start with my favorite team in the...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary December 6, 2018

For the last 13 years, the NFC East division has been the definition of parity in the National Football League (NFL), as it hasn’t had a repeat winner during that stretch. However, heading into the 2018-2019...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell December 6, 2018

Over the weekend, I watched the most recent ESPN 30 for 30, a documentary series that covers a wide range of sports stories. This particular story was about the life and death of Junior Seau, a defensive...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary November 9, 2018

Traditionally in professional sports, a team can never have too much talent. Acquiring and developing as much talent as possible is essentially the primary directive for roster construction. But can a...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell November 9, 2018

As the Los Angeles Clippers took the floor against the Denver Nuggets to start the season, it was the first time they had played a game without star players Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell October 2, 2018

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...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell May 10, 2018

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...

Tom OLeary

Tomfoolery

Tom O’Leary May 10, 2018

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...

Tom OLeary

Tomfoolery

Tom O"Leary April 26, 2018

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...

Patrick Bell

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell April 26, 2018

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...

Tom OLeary

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary March 29, 2018

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...

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