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JSC ruggers finish strong, but the playoffs elude them

JSC ruggers finish strong, but the playoffs elude them

Patrick Dunn

November 15, 2012

It was a season of consistent wins for both mens and womens rugby teams, but even that was not enough to earn places in the Division III playoffs. Mens Before the season, there were high expectations and much anticipation because of the move up from Division IV to Division III for the mens team. Howe...

Local ski areas offer deals

Local ski areas offer deals

Zack Philbrick

November 15, 2012

As the mountains finally become snow covered, many students are preparing to ski and snowboard this winter. There are a variety of season's pass and package deals available for college students for a discounted price. Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort and Bolton Valley Ski Resort are offering the “2 For...

Cannon works to involve students in leadership and alcohol awareness

Cannon works to involve students in leadership and alcohol awareness

Spencer van Gennep

November 1, 2012

Kristin Cannon is Johnson State College’s new coordinator of student athlete development and also assistant women’s soccer coach. As coordinator of student athlete development, Cannon provides a support system for student athletes on campus. “I’m here to provide skill support in terms of academics,...

Swafford is best in NAC

Swafford is best in NAC

Mike Osborne

May 3, 2012

JOHNSON, Vt. - For the second time this season sophomore Chance Swafford (Waterbury, Vt./North Country) has been named North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Player of the Week. Swafford helped key a 3-0 week for the Badgers who have won four consecutive matches and nine of their last 11. Swafford,...

Softball camp initiated

Mike Osborne

May 3, 2012

This overnight (with full-day option) summer softball camp is for girls in grades 4 -12 and will focus on the “total” softball athlete, highlighting conditioning, skills and mental aspects of the game. Information At-A-Glance Dates: Sunday, July 8 - Friday, July 13, 2012 Who: Girls in grades...

Badgered with Ben Algar: Good Luck

Ben Algar

May 3, 2012

What to do? What to do? What is worth “IT?” How can one gauge that question? Gorge Saunders, acclaimed fiction writer, once told me, “And so it’s like, well, that girl is either going to go out with you or not. And she’s going to either have fun or not. So it’s up to you to make sure she...

Hoop camp set to start on July 17

Mike Osborne

May 3, 2012

The Northern Vermont Hoop Camp gives young basketball players a chance to improve their skills and their understanding of the game in a challenging and supportive environment. CAMP DIRECTOR Michael Osborne Head Men’s Basketball Coach Johnson State College A JSC alum and former Badgers...

Campanile Resigns

Ben Algar

May 3, 2012

At the end of the spring 2012 semester, Camille Campanile will resign as coordinator of student athlete development and head cross country coach, a year after being hired. A final decision, made by Campanile, came after several meetings with Director of Athletics Jamey Ventura. “The decision was...

Badgered with Ben Algar: Play Ball

Ben Algar

April 12, 2012

First, allow me to rep my fellow Major League Baseball (MLB) fans across the JSC community and the fans of baseball who read Basement Medicine. Apr. 4, 2012 kicked off yet another highly anticipated season of stick and ball and glove. Mind you, the MLB did not waste their time during the offseason negotiating...

Badgered with Ben Algar: The Name Game

March 22, 2012

  The Name Game     What’s the deal with that Peyton Manning guy? I mean, who is he anyway? So he’s had five surgeries, one unannounced. What’s the deal? I’ve had five surgeries, all unannounced, and the most painful root canal ever experience. He can throw a ball...

Mens tennis to open season in Hilton Head

Mens tennis to open season in Hilton Head

Mike Osborne, Assistant Director of Athletics

March 22, 2012

JOHNSON, Vt. - The Johnson State men’s tennis team, an experienced and senior-laden squad, will look to build on a 2011 season that saw the Badgers make it to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Final. JSC finished their 2011 season with a 6-6 overall record, 5-3 in the NAC. Second-year...

Womens softball looks to playoffs

Womens softball looks to playoffs

Mike Osborne, Assistant Director of Athletics

March 22, 2012

JOHNSON, Vt. - Fourth-year Head Coach Robert Gervais will look to lead Johnson State softball into 2012 with six returners and five newcomers on the roster after experiencing a 5-21 season in 2011, 3-11 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Badgers return junior pitcher Meagan Russ (Burlington, Vt./Burlington)...

Badgered with Ben Algar

Ben Algar, Sports Editor/ Staff Reporter

March 8, 2012

As the illustrious Slim Shady once put it, “They call me Superman, leap tall hoes in a single bound, I’m single now, got no ring on this finger now, I’d never let another chick bring me down, in a relationship. Save it bitch, babysit, you make me sick, Superman ain’t savin’ shit, girl you can...

Meet Master Parsons

Meet Master Parsons

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012

It’s a Thursday morning and snow is falling fast outside the SHAPE Facility at Johnson State College. Stanley Parsons watches as his charges file into the gymnasium. The 12 students represent a cross section, with no two alike in appearance. Half wear a uniform (gi) with variously colored belts:...

JSC rally falls short in NAC quarterfinal

Mike Osborne, Correspondent

March 6, 2012

NEW LONDON, N.H. - A late Johnson rally came up short on Tuesday night, Feb. 21, 2012, as the Badgers saw their season end with a 75-69 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Quarterfinal loss at Colby-Sawyer College. JSC finishes their season with a 6-20 overall record while the Chargers improve to 19-7 and...

JSC rally falls short in NAC quarterfinal

Mike Osborne, Correspondent

March 2, 2012

NEW LONDON, N.H. - A late Johnson rally came up short on Tuesday night, Feb. 21, 2012, as the Badgers saw their season end with a 75-69 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Quarterfinal loss at Colby-Sawyer College. JSC finishes their season with a 6-20 overall record while the Chargers improve to 19-7 and...

Badgered with Ben Algar

Ben Algar, Staff Reporter/Sports Editor

February 16, 2012

It was eight years ago on a Sunday much like the Sunday before last. Superbowl weekend, Superbowl Sunday filled with high hopes and titillating anticipation. The halftime show, a tradition long revered by fans of football and indifferent viewers alike. Janet Jackson performed with Justin Timberlake and...

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Ben Algar, Staff Reporter/Sports Editor

February 16, 2012

The Johnson State College mascot is missing. Well, not really, though there seems to be a missing link. There’s no indication as to when the Badger officially became JSC’s mascot. So, what happened along the way? It’s the “Bourne Identity” brought to life on a small town college campus....

Softball team to take trip down South

Softball team to take trip down South

Ben Algar, Staff Reporter/Sports Editor

February 16, 2012

The Johnson State womens softball team will be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from Mar. 8-12. Coach Robert Gervais and his team made a similar trip last season. Each softball team competing within the NAC conference must fulfill a minimum requirement of 25 games played. With the large...

Mike Osborne on the stats: Johnson Stymied By Farmington 66-52

Mike Osborne, Contributor

February 16, 2012

JOHNSON, Vt. – Visiting University of Maine-Farmington used an 16-0 surge in the second half to turn a two-point deficit into a nine-point lead as the Beavers picked up a 66-52 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory over Johnson State College on Saturday. Johnson stands at 5-17, 5-10 NAC while Farmington...

Struggling Badgers fall to Pilgrims

Struggling Badgers fall to Pilgrims

Ben Algar, Sports Editor

February 2, 2012

  The visiting New England College Pilgrims held off both mens and womens Badgers teams. JSC mens squad fell behind by as many as 15 points in the second half, and a late game rally doesn’t prove to be enough to tack a “W” on the board. The JSC womens team came out flat, missing inside...

Badgered with Ben Algar: It’s still just a game

Ben Algar, Sports Editor

February 2, 2012

      I can respect the professional game, be it professional baseball, basketball, hockey, football, etc. With nothing else on the tube, I’ll spend an evening watching Kobe Bryant complain to the refs about why their “no-call” was an egregious mistake and how the league...

Deuell captures Student Athlete of the Week Award

Deuell captures Student Athlete of the Week Award

Mike Osborne, Contributor

February 2, 2012

Johnson State College Athletics recognizes an outstanding student athlete weekly for unique performances or contributions to their respective team, or to the athletics department. Andrea Deuell (Milton, Vt./Milton) CLASS: Senior MAJOR: Business/Psychology SPORT: Womens Basketball POSITION:...

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