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Bunch makes Waves in Orlando

Bunch makes Waves in Orlando

Thomas O’Leary

September 8, 2016

Former Johnson State College men’s basketball standout, Rahim Bunch, has joined the professional American Basketball Association’s (ABA) Orlando Waves for their inaugural season.   Although Bunch, who graduated this past June, only played one season for the Badgers after transferring from...

Empty hearts, empty stadium

Empty hearts, empty stadium

Tom O'Leary

May 5, 2016

“I hope tonight is a statement,” said Pedro Martinez, a hall of fame Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, to over 50,000 applauding fans, “that Montreal is a baseball city. Whatever we can do to bring baseball back to Montreal, we need to do it. And we need to do it now.” These words were...

Don’t get sunk this fishing season: tackle your prep early

Don’t get sunk this fishing season:  tackle your prep early

Ian Major

May 5, 2016

April 9 marked the start of the 2016 angler season for Vermont. Similar to the way many baseball fans get excited this time of year, anglers throughout Vermont are all geared up and ready to head to their favorite rivers and streams for Trout Season. Fishing is one of the main pieces to Vermont’s...

Jay throws back with retro day

Jay throws back with retro day

Ian Major

May 5, 2016

The skies were bright with sunshine during the afternoon on April 17 at Jay Peak Resort, with the mercury pushing the 70 degrees Fahrenheit mark. The trails, on the other hand, reflected the sun as they were filled with flashing neon colors for the mountain’s annual retro day. Each year, nearing...

Most ski areas closed

Most ski areas closed

Rusty Freeman

April 14, 2016

As many embrace spring and all the things that come with it, such as rain, warmer temperatures, and the melting snow, skiers and snowboarders on the East Coast prepare to say goodbye to their season. However, this has been one of the worst snowfall years on record. For Mad River Glen, it was “the worst...

Women’s lacrosse earns first win of the season

Women’s lacrosse earns first win of the season

Elaine Harvey

April 14, 2016

Maine Maritime Academy women’s lacrosse fell to Johnson State College on Saturday afternoon 12-9 in North Atlantic Conference action. The win marks the Badgers’ first win of the 2016 campaign. The Badgers jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 21:58 remaining in the first half, but the Mariners fought...

Pilgrims take twinbill from Badgers

Pilgrims take twinbill from Badgers

Elaine Harvey

April 14, 2016

New England College softball opened up North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play with two victories over Johnson State Saturday afternoon, beating the Badgers 7-2 in game one and winning game two 7-1. With the wins, the Pilgrims even their overall record at 11-11, while the losses drop the Badgers to 2-12...

Pilgrims earn 25-4 win over Badgers

Pilgrims earn 25-4 win over Badgers

Elaine Harvey

April 14, 2016

The Johnson State men’s lacrosse team fell to New England College 25-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Minaert Field. With the win, the Pilgrims advance to 7-6 overall and 4-0 in the North Atlantic Conference. Johnson slides to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference. Sean Largay led the visitors in scoring,...

Miles Smith wins coach of the year

Miles Smith wins coach of the year

Tom O’Leary

March 25, 2016

Johnson State College Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletics Director Miles Smith has won the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Coach of the Year award after revitalizing the program in his first year leading the team. After struggling early in the season and losing their first 11 games,...

Spring’s elusive corn

Spring’s elusive corn

Ian Major

March 25, 2016

Some might call it the worst time of the year, while others embrace it and take full advantage of its potential. Spring skiing and riding is here, and hopefully shining some last minute light on Vermont’s less-than-ideal 2016 winter season. The occasional brief whiff of cigarettes and cheap malt...

Women’s tennis captains spotlight

Women’s tennis captains spotlight

Elaine Harvey

March 25, 2016

The Johnson State women’s tennis team announced its leadership team for the 2016-17 year. Nicole Monick and Kali Covell have both been selected to serve their team as captains for through the non-traditional season and into the regular season. Nicole Monick, a sophomore from Bennigton, Vermont,...

Badgers overpowered by Mariners 23-2

Badgers overpowered by Mariners 23-2

Elaine Harvey

March 25, 2016

The Johnson State men’s lacrosse team stumbled against Mitchell College, losing by 23-2 on March 19 in non-conference action at Alumni Field in Connecticut. Dan DiGioia finished with two goals and eight assists for a game-high 10 points on the day for Mitchell. Owen LaPorte netted a game-high five...

Eagles thump Badgers 21-3

Eagles thump Badgers 21-3

Elaine Harvey

March 25, 2016

Senior Anthony Cotoni notched seven goals and three assists for 10 points and David Downie posted five goals and an assist as host Daniel Webster opened its home schedule with a 21-3 victory over Johnson State on March 16 at Eagle Field. Tre Mason added three goals and an assist with eight groundballs...

Rugby teams recruit

Rugby teams recruit

Jacob Greenia

March 10, 2016

Beginning the season with some good fortune is always a good sign. Recently, Johnson State College’s rugby program received generous donations from retired Johnson State College Professor of Business and Economics Tom Niles, who also served as the Rugby club advisor, and a group of JSC alumni. “I...

Chargers edge Badgers in overtime semi-final game

Chargers edge Badgers in overtime semi-final game

Elaine Harvey

March 10, 2016

The second seed Colby-Sawyer College men’s basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit to edge Johnson State, 99-95 in overtime of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) tournament semifinals on Feb 26. Colby-Sawyer improves to 19-6 and will play in tomorrow’s NAC Championships game against...

Batting above average

Batting above average

Thomas O'Leary

March 10, 2016

Alexandra Bean, a senior centerfielder for the Johnson State College softball team, has been named JSC Student-Athlete of the Week for her play during the first nine games of the 2016 season. Bean currently leads the Badgers with a .355 batting average, collecting 11 hits in 31 at bats, while also...

Nicole Monick first JSC student elected to SAAC

Nicole Monick first JSC student elected to SAAC

Tom O'Leary

February 18, 2016

Nicole Monick, a sophomore business management major and varsity tennis player, has become the first Johnson State College (JSC) student ever to be chosen as a member of the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Already a member of JSC’s SAAC, Monick was nominated for the position...

Asim Kahn: a long way from Torrance

Asim Kahn: a long way from Torrance

Tom O'Leary

February 18, 2016

Asim Khan, a senior guard on Johnson State College’s (JSC) men’s basketball team, has been selected as one of two student-athletes of the week for the first week in February. In a thrilling one point victory over Maine Maritime Academy on Feb. 5, Khan led the Badger’s with 20 points and also...

It all started in the second grade

It all started in the second grade

Tom O'Leary

February 18, 2016

A junior forward on the Johnson State College (JSC) women’s basketball team, Kasey DeGreenia was awarded Student-Athlete of the Week for her excellent play in the first week of February. In three games since the month began, DeGreenia has averaged 12.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. She was...

Badgers best Chargers in key conference victory

Badgers best Chargers in key conference victory

Elaine Harvey

February 18, 2016

The Johnson State women’s basketball team downed the visiting Colby-Sawyer women’s basketball team, 63-51 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Wednesday evening at Carter Gymnasium. With the win, Johnson improves to 10-12 overall and 7-8 in the NAC, while the Chargers drop to 10-11 overall...

Johnson takes down Husson 101-95

Johnson takes down Husson 101-95

Elaine Harvey

February 18, 2016

The Husson Eagles allowed the Badgers of Johnson State to hang around late in the second half of Saturday’s senior day game and dropped their first countable NAC contest of the 2016 season 101-95. With the win, the Badgers advance to 8-13 on the year and 8-6 in North Atlantic Conference play. The...

Second half surge gives Lyndon 88-74 win

Elaine Harvey

February 18, 2016

The Johnson State College men’s basketball team dropped an 88-74 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) contest to Lyndon State Saturday afternoon in Carter Gymnasium at Johnson State College. With the win, the Hornets advance to 9-13 on the year and 7-9 in the NAC while Johnson slides to 8-15 overall and...

Goddard sinks three to give badgers 70-67 win

Goddard sinks three to give badgers 70-67 win

February 5, 2016

The Johnson State College women’s basketball team hung on after an eight-point halftime advantage to beat visiting North Atlantic Conference (NAC) foe Me.-Farmington 70-67 Saturday afternoon in Carter Gymnasium. With the win, the Badgers advance to 9-10 overall and 6-6 in the conference while the ...

Brian Morgan named new women’s lacrosse coach

Brian Morgan named new women’s lacrosse coach

Elaine Harvey

February 5, 2016

Johnson State College has named former Assistant coach at the College of Saint Elizabeth Brian Morgan, as the new women’s Lacrosse head coach, as announced by director of athletics and recreation Jamey Ventura. Morgan most recently spent one season as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Colle...

Johnson uses buzzer beater to earn 66-64 win over Me.-Farmington

Johnson uses buzzer beater to earn 66-64 win over Me.-Farmington

Elaine Harvey

February 5, 2016

The Johnson State College men’s basketball team battled back for a thrilling 66-64 win over the University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon at Carter Gymnasium. With the win, the Badgers advance to 6-13 on the year and 6-6 in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). T...

Student-Athlete Profile: Rahim Bunch

Student-Athlete Profile: Rahim Bunch

Tom O’Leary

February 4, 2016

Rahim Bunch, a senior guard on the Johnson State College Men’s Basketball team, has been named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) player of the week, while also earning JSC student-athlete of the week for the second consecutive time. In January, Bunch led the Badgers to wins over the University of...

Cannon is fired up for Cincinnati

Cannon is fired up for Cincinnati

Tom O’Leary

February 4, 2016

Former Johnson State College Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development Kristin Cannon has accepted a job offer to become assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio. Cannon arrived at JSC in August of 2012, initially as assistant wome...

Student-athletes sponsor “It’s on Us”

Tom O’Leary

February 4, 2016

"It’s On Us," a nation-wide campaign to raise awareness for sexual violence on college campuses, made its way to Johnson State College from Jan. 24 through Jan. 30, thanks to the efforts of its student-athletes. The campaign was launched in 2014, and over the past year it has reached millions of pe...

Track and field officially added as varsity sport

Thomas O'Leary

September 29, 2015

Track and field will make its debut as a varsity sport at Johnson State College for both men and women in the spring of 2016. According to Head Athletic Director Jamey Ventura, the increased interest in the sport throughout the North Atlantic Conference has led to many of its schools adding track and...

Cycling club looks to expand next fall

Cycling club looks to expand next fall

Marilyn Tagliavia, Managing editor

May 7, 2015

Members of the Johnson State College Cycling Club recently finished competing in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference, with club President Zachary Levy finishing in seventeenth place in the D-race at Dartmouth College. Levy co-founded the club at the beginning of this academic year with the intention...

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