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Richardson earns NAC Rookie of the Week

Richardson earns NAC Rookie of the Week

Mike Osborne

February 7, 2013


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Johnson State College first-year women's basketball student-athlete Mary Richardson (Brattleboro, Vt./Brattleboro) has been named North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Rookie of the Week. Richardson helped lead the Badgers to two big wins last week. During their non-conference win over Plymouth State (63-62) Richardson...

Pilgrims give Badgers something to be thankful for

Spencer van Gnepp

December 6, 2012


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The Johnson State Mens basketball team won their first game of conference play Thursday, Nov. 29 at home, against the New England College Pilgrims. The final score was 97-85. The New England College Pilgrims are coached by former Johnson State head coach Charlie Mason, the all-time mens leader...

Lady Badgers put up a fight against visiting NEC

Lady Badgers put up a fight against visiting NEC

Mike Osborne

December 6, 2012


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Johnson State College womens basketball saw visiting New England College turn a five-point halftime lead into a comfortable road victory on Thursday night, Nov. 29, at Carter Gymnasium as the Pilgrims dispatched the Badgers 91-60 in North Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.  NEC improves to 5-1,...

Lady Badgers claim victory over VTC

Patrick Dunn

December 6, 2012


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The Lady Badgers picked up a win on Tuesday night, Nov. 27, over previously unbeaten Vermont Technical College in a non conference game at Carter Gymnasium, improving their quiet record this season to 2-3 while Vermont Tech stays at 6 wins. The game started off with an early 12-6 lead for Vermont...

Mens Badgers fend off VTC at home game

Spencer van Gnepp

December 6, 2012


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The Johnson State College mens basketball team captured its second win of the young season Tuesday, Nov. 27, at home against Vermont Technical College. The final score was 92-83. Johnson’s offense produced early on in the game behind big first halves by freshman Austin Robinson and senior point...

JSC ruggers finish strong, but the playoffs elude them

JSC ruggers finish strong, but the playoffs elude them

Patrick Dunn

November 15, 2012


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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


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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


Filed under Campus & Community, Sports

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


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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


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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


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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


Filed under Sports

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


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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


Filed under Columns, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Sports

  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


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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


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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


Filed under Columns, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 2, 2012


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Columns

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


Filed under Sports

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


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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


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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


Filed under Sports

  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


Filed under Sports

      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


Filed under Sports

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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