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At home running with the pack

At home running with the pack

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

December 7, 2011


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A new woman’s basketball sea- son always brings in new players. Sophomore shooting guard Kinsey Mace highlights the new additions this season as the team’s leading scorer though the early going. The 5-foot-7-inch Mace prefers an aggressive and fast paced style of basketball that fits well with...

Men’s team posts first win of year

Clarion Staff Report

December 6, 2011


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Although the season didn’t start out the way they had hoped, the Madison College men’s basketball team had to be happy to get its first win of the season and end a five-game losing streak. "We haven't been healthy for a game yet," said Scott Vesterdahl, men's basketball coach. "So it was nice...

WolfPack women survive adversity to win 2 games

Clarion Staff Report

December 6, 2011


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The last two games have made one thing clear – the Madison College women’s basketball team knows how to rebound from a humbling loss. Since suffering a 36-point loss to Sauk Valley on Nov. 16, the WolfPack women have responded with a pair of wins that showcased their ability to overcome adversity. Madison...

Former Madison College student shares lessons of teamwork with others

Former Madison College student shares lessons of teamwork with others

Jennifer Mayleigh Bell, Clarion Staff Writer

November 23, 2011


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Peter Ottens has taken the lessons he learned in the classrooms and on the basketball courts at Madison College and used them to help create an organization with the goal of educating the world’s youth in cooperation and tolerance. Ottens, 24, and partners Marthy Rodriguez, 24, and Giannini Olieberg,...

Basketball team has international connections

Basketball team has  international connections

Becca McMillen, Clarion Sports Editor

November 23, 2011


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Five years ago, a transfer student from London tried out and made the WolfPack men's basketball team. This started a new trend of having students from different countries coming to play ball as part of the WolfPack. This year there are three players from different countries, two of whom are from England....

Volleyball Seasons Ends In Region IV Finals

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

November 14, 2011


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After a long season of player changes and new expectations the volleyball team's season has come to an end in the Region IV tournament on Oct. 30. After beating the number three-ranked Joliet Junior College in the semi-finals, they lost to Rock Valley College in the finals. Madison College also lost...

Women’s basketball team looks to rebound from sub-.500 season

Women’s basketball team looks to rebound from sub-.500 season

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

November 8, 2011


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The women’s WolfPack basketball team capped off the season two years ago with a national championship victory in Rochester, Minn. Last year, it was a different story. The team went 14-15 and fell to DuPage in the Region IV title game. The drop off could, at least in part, be attributed to the fact ...

WolfPack men ready to scale new heights

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

November 8, 2011


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The WolfPack battled size disadvantages throughout last season. Garrett Borgrud, a 6-foot-8-inch center, and Corey Yahnke, a 6-foot-6-inch center, were the only people on the roster with a height over 6-foot-3-inches. In fact, most of the athletes on the roster hovered around 6 feet tall. With the p...

Baseball coach shares lessons learned in athletics

Nolan Palmer, Clarion Staff Writer

November 8, 2011


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The baseball program at Madison Area Technical College is often overlooked. Success in previous years and present are due to the efforts of Mike Davenport, baseball head coach and physical education teacher at Madison College. Davenport, who is in his eighth season as head coach, has been teaching at Madi...

Small efforts for health improvement can add up

Small efforts for health improvement can add up

Brooke McGee, Clarion Opinions Editor

November 8, 2011


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I like to use the fitness center here at Madison College. I also enjoy going for a run, doing yoga and taking walks. I also really enjoy pretending that I do these things much more than I really do. On most given days you can hear me telling people I do yoga if it’s brought up. It’s true. I do yo...

Commuter colleges face tough task with game attendance

Commuter colleges face tough task with game attendance

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


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Madison Area Technical College’s athletic support tends to go as the team’s performance goes. Teams with great success tend to get decent crowds, but teams that are struggling tend to have issues bringing people in. Jason Verhelst, Madison College’s Sports Information Director, thinks that one...

Season begins with fundraiser

Season begins with fundraiser

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

October 25, 2011


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With basketball season just around the corner the Madison Area Technical College women’s basketball team held a fundraiser on Oct. 22. The event took place at the East Towne Applebee’s. The team was raising money for their trip to a basketball tournament in Arizona. The team will need to raise...

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