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Badger Briefs

NVU-J Athletics

October 2, 2018

Badgers XC competes in Vermont State Meet LYNDONVILLE,Vt.- The Northern Vermont-Johnson men’s cross-country team competed in the Vermont State Meet on Saturday morning hosted by Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. Kenneth Chandler(Morrisville, Vt.) was the top finisher on the men’s side for the ...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

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 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

Michele Whitmore

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018

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

Greg Eckman

Patrick Bell

October 2, 2018

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

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

Nikola Knapova

Patrick Bell

September 18, 2018

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

Head Coach Andrew Lafrenz

Patrick Bell

September 18, 2018

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

Arthur Clayton, Daniel Arriola, Alex Vetere, Joseph Holloway

Patrick Bell

September 18, 2018

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

Patrick Bell

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 only have one player from each home country be in that lineup. After my friend sent that picture,...

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

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 schedule, the subject matter can be outdated by the time each issue is released. So, for the...

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics

May 10, 2018

Castleton takes doubleheader sweep over Johnson JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College softball team split a doubleheader with Lyndon State College, winning 11-0 and falling 8-6 in extra innings on Saturday afternoon at Minaert Field. Game 1: Johnson 11, Lyndon 0. Johnson got on the board early, s...

Sports banquet honors student-athletes and coaches

Senior student-athletes

Patrick Bell

May 10, 2018

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....

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics

April 26, 2018

Men’s lacrosse loses on senior night to New England College BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men’s lacrosse team fell to New England College 25-0 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday evening at the University of Vermont. The Badgers drop to 0-9 (0-6 NAC) on the season while t...

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

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 the team’s disappointing playoff performances each of the past two seasons. However, it has taken...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

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 roster to play big minutes. Since Kyrie Irving went down for the season with his injured knee, Terry...

Annual rugby tournament honors former player

Aly Finn

Patrick Bell

April 26, 2018

Every year, the women’s rugby team hosts a tournament to celebrate one of their former players. The annual Alyson Finn Memorial Tournament will take place Saturday, April 28, on the rugby pitch at JSC at noon. A bittersweet celebration dedicated to a founding member of the women’s revived rugby...

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics

March 29, 2018

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

Tom O'Leary

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 that remain from offseason roster changes, position battles, and lineup construction. Typically,...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

Patrick Bell

March 29, 2018

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

Kim Loeffler

Patrick Bell

March 29, 2018

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

Tom O'Leary

Thomas O’Leary

March 15, 2018

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

Steven Foote

Photo and story by Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018

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

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

Kaitlyn Woodward

Photo and story by Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018

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

Jesse Streeter, Kate Abdel-Fatah, and Brynn Cairns

Patrick Bell

February 20, 2018

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

Brynn Cairns

Patrick Bell

February 20, 2018

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

Tom O'Leary

Tom O'Leary

February 20, 2018

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

Patrick Bell

Patrick BEll

February 20, 2018

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...

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics

February 8, 2018

Women’s basketball holds on for 70-65 win over Thomas College JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College women's basketball team defeated Thomas College 70-65 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Friday evening at Carter Gym. The Badgers improve to 3-16 (2-11 NAC) on the season while t...

The Pat-Down

Patrick Bell

Patrick Bell

February 8, 2018

Entering into the NHL All-Star break, the young and talented Boston Bruins are taking the rest of the league by storm and becoming one of the top contenders for the Stanley Cup. Their record currently stands at 29-10-8 with a grand total of 66 points, placing them in second in the Atlantic Division and...

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