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New triathlon head coach aims to jump-start program

New triathlon head coach aims to jump-start program

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

Tomfoolery

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

Lacrosse team in full rebuild mode with new head coach

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

Chemistry is the key to success for young softball team

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

Fourteen student-athletes receive NAC all-academic team recognition

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

Cairns honored for NAC steeplechase championship

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

Tomfoolery

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

The Pat-Down

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

The Pat-Down

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...

Big air comes to Winter Olympics

Big air comes to Winter Olympics

Madison Doucette

February 8, 2018

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will soon be underway. Starting on Feb. 9, the 16-day event features a variety of winter sports including snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, curling, luging and much more. This year, newly added events include mixed doubles in Curling, a mass start in...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

December 13, 2017

As the 2017 National Football League (NFL) season enters its final month, the ever-shifting playoff picture has begun to solidify. For those of you who tend to follow professional football peripherally, the NFL is divided into two conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football...

LSC women’s basketball player makes 1,000-point mark

LSC women’s  basketball player makes 1,000-point mark

Emma Quinn

December 13, 2017

Editor’s Note: Emma is an Electronic Journalism Arts student at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community. Over Thanksgiving break, Mikayla Hodge topped the 1,000-point mark in her basketball career after leading ...

The Pat-down

The Pat-down

Patrick Bell

December 13, 2017

Twenty-six games into the season, the Boston Celtics have become the best team in the NBA. They are 22-4, sitting atop the Eastern Conference, and are poised to continue winning at a remarkable rate for the remainder of the season. What was most impressive was their ability to go on a 16-game winning...

Marqwon for the Wynn

Marqwon for the Wynn

Tom O'Leary

December 13, 2017

Fortunately for JSC, Marqwon Wynn, a senior guard for the Johnson State College (JSC) Men’s Basketball Team, has found a real sense of family in Vermont, far from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Although the Badgers have slumped of late, dropping three consecutive games, Wynn’s play has...

Early season ski and ride conditions looking good

Early season ski and ride  conditions looking good

Madison Doucette

December 13, 2017

Vermont skiing is almost in full swing. With mountain after mountain opening for the season all across Vermont, some even pushing up their opening dates at the last minute, it’s time to look at some of the biggest names in the state and what the conditions are like from south to north. Killington...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

November 29, 2017

After 16 years as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Louisville (UL), the turbulent tenure of Rick Pitino has finally concluded as he was terminated by the college on Oct. 16. Pitino’s coaching talent has never been in question. Before being hired at UL he led Providence College...

Badger Briefs

JSC Athletics

November 29, 2017

Men’s B-ball downs St. Joseph JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College men’s basketball team defeated the College of St. Joseph 79 -63 in their season opener on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Carter Gym. The Badgers start their season 1-0 while the Fighting Saints go to 0-2. 1st HALF The teams trade...

Women’s basketball team looks forward to a building season

Patrick Bell

November 29, 2017

The women’s basketball 2017-2018 season is underway at JSC with a new squad with few familiar faces. With a talented freshman class coming in to try to fill the shoes of the six seniors who graduated last year, it creates the challenge of trying to create good team chemistry and develop talent through...

What the future holds for the men’s basketball team

What the future holds for the men’s basketball team

Patrick Bell

November 29, 2017

Basketball season is here at JSC and it couldn’t have come any sooner. This year’s team is categorized as being mentally tough, having good depth of talent, and good chemistry; key ingredients of a championship basketball team. Entering his third year as head coach, Miles Smith has brought in...

Lyndon cross country runner shares her story of self-discovery, makes cover of NCAA magazine

Lyndon cross country runner shares her story of self-discovery, makes cover of NCAA magazine

Emma Quinn

November 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: Emma is an Electronic Journalism Arts student at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community. Sierra Hargrave has run away from a dark past filled with childhood abuse, which turned to substance abuse,...

The Pat-down

The Pat-down

Patrick Bell

November 8, 2017

All in one moment, I felt shocked, hopeless, sad, fearful and disgusted. This was when the Boston Celtics’ highly-prized free agent Gordon Hayward fractured his ankle going up for an alley-oop against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter of the opening game of the season. It was a freak...

Aither breaks multiple school records

Aither breaks multiple school records

Shannon Rooney

October 26, 2017

Kylie Aither, a senior captain on the Johnson women’s soccer team, broke the all-time previous record in points and goals at Johnson on Sunday, Sept. 24, during a home soccer match against Paul Smith’s College. It was a hot, Sunday afternoon, approaching halftime of the game, when Aither shot...

LSC student-athletes discuss problems with training and gym space

Michael Loverde

October 26, 2017

Editor’s Note: Michael is an Electronic Journalism Arts at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community. For all college athletes, year-round preparation for the season is a necessity. However, for athletes in the N...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

October 26, 2017

Rejoice, Boston Red Sox fans, for our embattled manager John Farrell has been fired. Despite a mostly successful five-year stint at the helm, in which he led the team to three division titles and a World Series championship while also surviving cancer, the majority of “Red Sox Nation” (myself included)...

Women’s rugby continues winning streak

Women’s rugby continues winning streak

Caroline Loftus

October 26, 2017

For the JSC women’s rugby team, it’s been a season for the books. Currently, the women’s team is 3-0. The first game they played this season was against New England College, which they won 61-0. Desiree Penrod, the co-captain of the team, has always appreciated the traditions of JSC rugby. “For...

Lyndon hires Pasiak as new basketball head coach

Lyndon hires Pasiak as new basketball head coach

Michael Loverde

October 2, 2017

Editor’s Note: Michael is an Electronic Journalism Arts student at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community.   Over the summer, Lyndon Athletics hired Dave Pasiak to replace head men’s basketball coach...

Four colleges to depart from North Atlantic Conference

Four colleges to depart from North  Atlantic  Conference

Tom O'Leary

October 2, 2017

The North Atlantic Conference (NAC), of which Johnson State College athletics is a member, is facing upheaval as four of its institutions will be departing as of May 2018.   Currently, the NAC consists of 10 colleges: Castleton University (CU), Colby-Sawyer College (CSC), the University of...

Lyndon faces NCAA sanctions for misapplied scholarships

Dylan Clark

October 2, 2017

Editor’s Note: Dylan is an Electronic Journalism Arts at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community.   As student athletes arrived on campus to begin their fall preseason, they would soon come to realize ...

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