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Toby Andrews and TeAnn Harms named ‘Sportspeople of the Year’

Bailey Ayres and Ethan Maurice
May 2, 2017
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Toby Andrews and TeAnn Harms were recognized as the Madison College Sportspeople of the Year at the athletic department’s annual banquet held on April 19 in Redsten Gymnasium. Andrews, a liberal arts transfer student from London, England, played basketball for two seasons before competing in men’s soccer this past season. He said he was surprise...

Parker leaves as winningest volleyball coach

Parker leaves as winningest volleyball coach

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
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The winningest coach in Madison College volleyball history announced in April that he is stepping down as head coach. Toby Parker has coached the team for the past 12 years, posting a 331-81 record and winning back-to-back national championships. “Being able to give back to a sport that has given...

Meet the Pack

May 2, 2017
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Baseball Zack Bailey A sophomore infielder on the Madison College baseball team, Zach Bailey has played in 29 games this season and started 27. He is averaging .338 with 23 hits in 68 at-bats, with one home run and four doubles. Bailey has scored 21 runs and driven in 22 RBIs. Last year, he played i...

Softball team ends season with 34-17 overall record

Softball team ends season  with 34-17 overall record

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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WolfPack softball team has closed its season on a high note, winning nine of their last 10 games. The ‘Pack swept Conference Rivals Harper and Milwaukee Tech, and non-conference Dakota Community and Technical College and Sauk Valley Community College, all doubleheaders, as well as splitting a doubleheader...

Baseball team confident as tournament nears

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
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A wet two weeks has led to the cancellation of six games for the Madison College baseball team, although the team did go 4-3 in the seven games it was able to get in. Most recently, Madison College split a doubleheader with conference leader Triton College on April 29. The WolfPack rallied to win...

Guests in awe of $6 million Goodman Sports Complex

Guests in awe of $6 million Goodman Sports Complex

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
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The main construction on the Goodman Sports Complex is done and just a few small projects remain before the whole complex will be completed. The complex includes a new softball diamond, soccer field, and amenities such as locker rooms, athletic training rooms, grandstands, press boxes, and state-of-the-art...

Wins over DuPage help lift softball team

Wins over DuPage help lift softball team

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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Madison College’s women’s softball team was in a bit of a rough patch. Coming off a few tough doubleheader losses to Kirkwood Community College and Rock Valley, the team managed to get back on track with a pair of wins against Blackhawk College. The WolfPack played conference rival DuPage on April...

NHL players may fight to play in the 2018 Olympics

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
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In 1998, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave the league the green light to allow players to play in the Olympics. Now, Bettman and the league are pulling their players out of the 2018 Olympics and possibly the 2022 Olympics as well. Before 1998, the Olympic hockey players were non-professionals....

Meet The Pack

April 18, 2017
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Baseball Hank Schau A 6-2 sophomore pitcher on the Madison College baseball team, Hank Schau is leading the squad in wins with a 5-0 record this season. He has pitched 31-2/3 innings, allowing 18 hits and 9 runs while walking 13 and striking out 33. He has posted a 2.56 ERA. Last year, Sch...

The art of slapping: Technique puts softball players on the fastest path to first base

The art of slapping: Technique puts softball players on the fastest path to first base

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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If you’re a baseball fan and haven’t been exposed to college softball, you might find the concept of “slapping” confusing. In baseball, no player gets a running start to hit the ball. And drag bunts are few, and far between. What is slapping? Well, according to Madison College assistant coach...

Tough foes dampen spirits at opener for new ballpark

Tough foes dampen spirits at opener for new ballpark

Clarion Staff Report
April 6, 2017
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A rainout with Milwaukee Area Technical College on March 30 pushed back the opening for the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Sports Complex by a day, forcing Madison College to open its new stadium against two of the toughest opponents on its schedule. The team opened its home season by being swept...

WolfPack at home on the road: Madison College baseball team stands at 12-8 as it prepares to open play at home

WolfPack at home on the road: Madison College baseball team stands at 12-8 as it prepares  to open play at home

Clarion Staff Report
April 6, 2017
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The Madison College baseball team has played 20 games already this season and, weather permitting, will finally have its home opener at Robin Roberts Field this week. Still, the WolfPack is off to a fairly successful start. The team is 12-8 overall, having won six of its last eight games. Unfortunately,...

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