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Johnson Athletics unveils strategic five-year plan

Elaine Harvey

December 10, 2013


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Johnson State Athletics has released a five-year vision outlining plans to ensure student and institutional success. The plan, outlining aggressive growth through 2018, builds on the gains made by Johnson State College and its Athletics and Recreation Department in recent years. “The athletics and...

McCullock earns First Team All-Conference Honors

McCullock earns First Team All-Conference Honors

Elaine Harvey

November 26, 2013


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Johnson State women’s soccer player, Amber McCullock, earned North Atlantic Conference (NAC) First Team All-Conference honors for her performance this season. McCullock, a junior from Morrisville, Vt., logged 1330:00 minutes and turned away an impressive 129 saves this season in net for the Badge...

Women earn 9th place at NAC Championships

November 20, 2013


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Johnson State placed 9th in the 2013 Women’s Cross Country Championship at Quarry Road Park hosted by Thomas College on Sunday afternoon. New England College took top honors, winning the event for the first time in program history with a score of 50. The Pilgrims were led by Abby Shafer, who won the individual cham...

Student athlete of the week: Maddison Prescott

Student athlete of the week: Maddison Prescott

Mason Phillips

November 14, 2013


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What captured your enthusiasm to play the sport of soccer? I have always been a competitive person and playing soccer helped me get some of that competitiveness out. After a few years of playing I found the position on the field that I was meant to play, striker. At that position you fail so many times...

Walsh honored as All-Conference Second Team runner

Walsh honored as All-Conference Second Team runner

Elaine Harvey, Elaine Harvey

November 14, 2013


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Johnson State runner, Brendan Walsh has been named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Conference Second Team. Walsh’s performance (30:19.68) at the NAC Championships on Sunday, Nov. 2 earned him the spot. The top seven finishers, plus the medalist at the NAC Championship are honored as All-...

OctSOBERfest Rail Jam draws VSC crowd

Elaine Harvey

November 5, 2013


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Johnson State Recreation and the JSC Snowboard Club hosted the annual OctSOBERfest Rail Jam on the campus quad, Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00-9:00pm. The event was a part of Johnson State’s Alcohol Awareness Week being held from October 21st through October 25th. Johnson’s campus quad was illuminated...

Johnson snags 2-0 conference win over Lyndon

Elaine Harvey

November 5, 2013


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Johnson State College men’s soccer won its first contest of the year by defeating conference foe, Lyndon State 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.  Johnson concludes the season at 1-14 overall, 1-8 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) while Lyndon dips to 0-12 overall and 0-6-1 in the NAC. Johnson used goals...

Badgers silence Panthers 1-0

Elaine Harvey

November 5, 2013


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Johnson State College women’s soccer battled to an exciting 1-0 win against non-conference visitor Plymouth State University on Sunday afternoon.  Johnson ends its regular season at 7-9 overall, 3-6 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) while Plymouth dips to 5-12 overall and 1-5 in Little East Conference play. Freshman...

Men’s Golf earns 2013 NAC Sportsmanship Award

Elaine Harvey

November 5, 2013


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The Johnson State College men’s golf team earned the 2013 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Team Sportsmanship Award. Johnson men’s golf was led this season by head coach Bill Boldwin with help from veterans Josh Reed and Thomas Kilborn. “We’re honored to be recognized in this capacity,...

Climbing wall gets some TLC

Climbing wall gets some TLC

Luca Keushguerian

October 18, 2013


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The rock gym on campus entrusted to students with a passion for climbing and teaching is stepping up its game with new equipment, fresh workers, and fun upcoming events. According to Josh Conlon, a supervisor at the wall, old ropes have been exchanged for  new 10.1mm Mammut gym static climbing ropes....

Kaminski honored as student athlete of the week

Kaminski honored as student athlete of the week

Elaine Harvey

October 17, 2013


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Women’s tennis player Annette Kaminski  has been named student-athlete of the week after going 4-0 in singles and doubles match play over the weekend. Kaminksi, a sophomore, defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-2 to help the Badgers to a 5-4 win over conference foe MCLA on Saturday afternoon. The following...

Mariners down Badgers 3-0

Elaine Harvey

October 17, 2013


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The visiting Mitchell College women’s volleyball team downed Johnson State College 3-0 at Carter Gymnasium in a tri-match on Sunday afternoon. The Mariners powered their way to a victory after beating the Badgers in three straight sets by the scores of 25-16, 25-22, and 25-11. With the loss Johnson...

Badgers place in top 10 at Runnin’ Monks Invitational

Elaine Harvey

October 17, 2013


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Johnson State women’s cross country finished 9th out of 12 teams in the Runnin’ Monks Invitational hosted by St. Joseph’s (Maine). The Badgers scored 256 over all while overall winner Husson earned a 61 to take first place honors. Jill Porter led the Badgers with her finish time of 23:31 earning...

Hornets sting Badgers 3-1

Elaine Harvey

October 17, 2013


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The Lyndon State women’s volleyball team downed Johnson State College 3-1 at Carter Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. The Hornets were sharp after losing the opening set 25-7, buzzing back and beating the Badgers in three straight sets by the scores of 25-22, 25-16, and 31-29. With the loss Johnson slips...

Badgers edge Eagles with 4-2 win

Badgers edge Eagles with 4-2 win

Elaine Harvey

September 25, 2013


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Johnson State College women’s soccer won its third game in a row with a 4-2 win against North Atlantic Conference (NAC) foe Green Mountain College on Sat. Sept. 21. Johnson now stands at 4-2 overall, 1-0 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) while Green Mountain dips to 3-4 overall and 0-1 North Atlant...

Badgers stymied by Eagles

Badgers stymied by Eagles

Elaine Harvey

September 25, 2013


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Johnson State College men’s soccer continues its skid with a 1-0 loss against North Atlantic Conference (NAC) foe Green Mountain College on Sat. Sept. 21.  Johnson now stands at 0-6 overall, 0-1 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) while Green Mountain improves to 2-4 overall, 1-0 North Atlantic Conferen...

Chargers blank Badgers

Chargers blank Badgers

Elaine Harvey

September 25, 2013


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The Badgers came up short against conference foe Colby-Sawyer on Sat. Sept. 21. The Badgers were edged 8-1 by the Chargers. Johnson State drops to 1-5 overall while the Chargers improved to 3-4 overall and 1-0 in NEAC East Play.  The Badgers began the afternoon by being swept in doubles play. Dea...

Verdell hired as new men’s basketball coach, assistant athletic director

Verdell hired as new men’s basketball coach, assistant athletic director

Lindsay Brown

September 11, 2013


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A new member has joined the administration team at the Carter Gym and SHAPE facility, hired for the position of Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Tommy Verdell’s hire follows the spring departure of former Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Osbo...

Fuller named first head coach of new Women’s Lacrosse program

Elaine Harvey

September 11, 2013


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Johnson State College has selected Mike Fuller as head coach for the newly-added Johnson State College women’s varsity lacrosse program. Fuller began his duties August 30, and will spend the entire 2013-14 school year recruiting a full roster of female student-athletes to compete for the program. ...

New athletic trainers hired

Elaine Harvey

September 11, 2013


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The Johnson State College athletics department has hired two new athletic trainers for the 2013-14 year. Jackie Walsh will assume the head athletic trainer position and will be assisted by Alex Fusco.   Walsh comes to Johnson after completing her master’s in athletic training from Western Michigan Uni...

American Judas

American Judas

Tom Benton

June 6, 2013


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  The molecules of Major League baseball were in Johnny Damon’s hair.  You ever see Johnny Damon’s hair? He was the MLB’s Rapunzel. Flowing locks like raven feathers. They ran out of his Boston cap like a masculine waterfall. He was the bridge between Billy Ray Cyrus and the Geico cavemen.  God b...

Osborne moves on

Osborne moves on

Lindsay Brown

May 24, 2013


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 Michael Osborne, a part of the Johnson State College community for many years, has left the college for a new position in the private sector. Osborne graduated from JSC in ‘98 with a B.A. in Health Science with a concentration in Physical Education. Since 2004, he has been assistant director of athletic...

Badgers sweep Eagles in a NAC Doubleheader

Badgers sweep Eagles in a NAC Doubleheader

Elaine Harvey

May 3, 2013


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Johnson State College swept the Green Mountain College Eagles during Friday’s North Atlantic Conference (NAC) contest.  The Badgers snap their skid and advance to 8-14 on the year, 5-9 NAC while GMC slips to 0-26 overall, 0-14 NAC.  The Badgers used a five-run first inning to take and then keep the...

Johnson falls to Green Mountain

Elaine Harvey

May 3, 2013


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Green Mountain College swept doubles action and narrowly swept the singles fights in men’s tennis en route to an 8-1 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) win over Johnson State College on Saturday afternoon at the Vermont Sport and Fitness Club. The Eagles freshmen Connor Braden (Lafayette, Ind.) and...

New varsity team

Lindsay Brown

May 3, 2013


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JSC President Barbara Murphy recently announced the formation of a thirteenth varsity sport: Women’s Lacrosse, to be added to the roster beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. “Since I arrived to Johnson in the role of the Director of Athletics and Recreation in July 2011, we have been developing...

Terriers hold on for a narrow 8-7 win over Badgers

Elaine Harvey

April 18, 2013


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WATERVILLE, Maine Thomas (3-6, 2-2 NAC) was able to hold on for an 8-7 victory over Johnson State (0-7, 0-5 NAC) in a back and forth North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men’s lacrosse game Saturday afternoon. Junior Gunnar Shelton (Eugene, Ore.) had three goals and one assist in the win. The Badgers ...

Regis Pride bests Badgers

Regis Pride bests Badgers

Elaine Harvey

April 18, 2013


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JOHNSON, Vt.  – Visiting Regis College defeated Johnson State by a score of 19-5 on Thursday afternoon in men’s lacrosse action. The Badgers drop to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play while Regis advances to 4-7 on the year and 0-2 in the Pilgrim League. Johnson’s Jacob E...

Badgers win one, lose one against Wildcats

Badgers win one, lose one against Wildcats

Elaine Harvey

April 18, 2013


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LONGMEADOW, Mass. -In a rescheduled NCAA DIII regional women’s softball match-up the Wildcats of Bay Path College split with the Badgers of Johnson State on Thurday afternoon. Bay Path took the first game 4-1, while Johnson State came back and took the nightcap in 10-0 in a five innings game. John...

Harvey gets in SHAPE

Harvey gets in SHAPE

Michelle Sawyers

February 22, 2013


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SHAPE has welcomed a new member to its staff this semester. Elaine Harvey will serve as assistant athletic director of internal and external communications, a new position. Harvey will focus on two main areas. As a sports information director (SID), she will generate post-game press releases and stats,...

Johnson topples Lyndon 71-62

Mike Osborne

February 7, 2013


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Johnson State College men’s basketball earned a hard-fought 71-62 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory on Saturday over visiting Lyndon State College.  The win gives Johnson a 8-12 overall record, 6-7 NAC while Lyndon slides to 9-10, 8-5 NAC. The Badgers put five players in double-figures led...

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