Men’s basketball team finds success with the new year

Men’s basketball team finds success with the new year

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Madison College men’s basketball team got off to a slow start, going 3-8 to open the season. But things have turned around a bit since then, with the team winning four of its first six games in January. Now standing at 7-10 overall, the team hopes to continue its recent success. “First... Read more »

Women’s basketball win streak ends after 16 games

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

After winning 16 straight games to open the season, the Madison College women’s basketball team got what their coach called a dose of “perspective” in a 66-55 loss to rival Rock Valley College on Jan. 13. “I think it was time for a loss. I think it puts perspective on things,” said coach... Read more »

Kast lacks height, but brings the energy for WolfPack

Kast lacks height, but brings the energy for WolfPack

Stephanie Riedel, Staff Writer
January 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

There’s a bit of a stereotype in basketball. You’ve got to be tall, real tall, if you want any chance to play. Here at Madison College, there’s one player who absolutely defies this stereotype. In fact, she blows it right off the court. Kaitlyn Kast of the WolfPack women’s basketball team... Read more »

WolfPack men’s basketball team falls short in overtime despite big rally

WolfPack men’s basketball team falls short in overtime despite big rally

Clarion Staff Report
December 10, 2015
Filed under Sports

After rallying from a 22-point deficit to force overtime, the Madison College men’s basketball team was unable to grab a victory at home on Dec. 5. Elgin Community College outscored Madison College, 15-9, in the overtime period to defeat the WolfPack, 96-90. Three players scored in double figures... Read more »

Are fantasy sports a form of gambling or a test of skill?

Are fantasy sports a form of gambling or a test of skill?

Jolie Vale, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
Filed under Sports

On Nov. 11, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued cease-and-desist letters to daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings stating that the online gambling industry goes against New York State gaming laws. According to New York Penal Law 225.00 gambling is defined as “a... Read more »

Madison College women’s basketball now ranked No. 2 in NJCAA Divsion III

Clarion Staff Report
December 10, 2015
Filed under Sports

By opening the season with 10-straight victories, the Madison College women’s basketball team now finds itself ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division III national poll. Not only has the team been winning, but it’s been winning big. Madison College beat Elgin Community College, 70-34, at home on... Read more »

Head injuries cast a shadow over the game

Head injuries cast a shadow over the game

Morgan Engels, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Nov. 4, Luke Schemm scored two touchdowns for his high school team. Then he suffered a traumatic brain injury during the game that caused his brain to swell and the blood flow to it. Schemm was a 17-year-old senior at Wallace County High when he died on Nov. 5. Just days before Schemm’s passing,... Read more »

NHL should save roster space for a third goalie

NHL should save roster space for a third goalie

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
November 25, 2015
Filed under Sports

They say that three is a crowd. Well, when you are a National Hockey League team, this happens not to be the case with goaltenders. Each NHL team should at least have three goalies, but it seems like two goalies are actually all teams can afford under their salary cap. Three goalies should be... Read more »

Women’s basketball off to a fast start

Clarion Staff Report
November 25, 2015
Filed under Sports

The undefeated Madison College women’s basketball team has had a dominant start to the season. Its closest game among the first six of the season was an 11-point victory over Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The 6-0 WolfPack has beaten its opponents by an average of 34 points a game. It’s largest... Read more »

Men’s basketball team loses 3-straight games

Clarion Staff Report
November 25, 2015
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The Madison College mens’ basketball team now stands a 2-5 overall after dropping two games in the Carl Sandburg Classic and falling to Sauk Valley in double overtime. The WolfPack’s next two chances to end its three-game losing streak will be on the road, at Rochester Community and Technical... Read more »

Volleyball team ends season with top 3 finish

Volleyball team ends season with top 3 finish

Clarion Staff Report
November 25, 2015
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Madison College came up just a few points short in its unprecedented quest to become the first team to win three straight NJCAA Division III volleyball national titles. But the team showed true character in the way it rebounded from a gut-wrenching 3-2 semi-final loss to eventual champion Rochester... Read more »

WolfPack men hope to challenge conference’s elite competition

WolfPack men hope to challenge conference’s elite competition

Jolie Vale, Staff Writer
November 10, 2015
Filed under Sports

Five of the top six scorers from last season’s 22-11 team are gone, but the Madison College men’s basketball team has reason to be optimistic heading into this season. This year’s roster features a couple red-shirts sophomores, a transfer from Kansas, a number of returning players and some talented... Read more »