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Conference champs prepare for playoffs

Conference champs prepare for playoffs

Clarion staff

May 8, 2012


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As the Madison College baseball team prepares for post-season play, it continues to rack up the wins and accomplishments. The team just completed a week that saw it capture the conference title and win 8 of 9 games. The WolfPack claimed the North Central Community College Conference title with a pair...

AutoX racing helps fulfill your need for speed

Aaron Miller, Copy editor

May 8, 2012


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Do you crave speed? Do you catch yourself nervously glancing at the soccer mom in the next lane, hoping she might want to race between the lights? Do you have Vin Diesel bed sheets? If so, then you would be a prime candidate for AutoX (pronounced auto cross). AutoX is a solo, time-trial automotive event. ...

Softball team ousted in tournament play

Clarion staff

May 8, 2012


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Although Madison College’s softball season came to an end May 5, with a loss to the College of DuPage, the team had to be pleased with the improvement it showed throughout the season. After not winning a game in 2011, the WolfPack softball team finished this year with 14 wins and had a number of...

NHL’s struggling franchises should consider relocating to one of three areas

Ryan Spoehr, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2012


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In 2005, a lockout threatened the very existence of the National Hockey League. In 2011, when all four major broadcast networks were vying for rights to carry NHL games, the league reached a 10-year deal to continue its exclusive contract with NBC. Fast-forward to 2012, to the opening round of t...

Give a little: Packers play a different kind of ball for charity

Give a little: Packers play a different kind of ball for charity

Jason Cuevas, Sports Editor

April 25, 2012


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Jason Cuevas Sports Editor   With the NFL season still months away many local fans are missing out on their much loved Green Bay Packers. While there may not have been any football being played, some fans recently got to enjoy watching the players they admire show off their athletic skills...

Swing and a Miss? MLB’s postseason just got longer, but is it the right decision

Jason Cuevas & Ryan Spoehr, Clarion staff

April 25, 2012


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After the 2011 season, Major League Baseball announced it will expand its playoff system to include 10 teams instead of eight. It will be the second time since the strike in 1994 that the playoff system will be expanded. Now, there will be two wild card teams from each league, resulting with a playoff...

Intramural sports let anyone be an athlete

Jason Cuevas, Sports Editor

April 25, 2012


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Not every student contains the makeup to be a member of the WolfPack sports teams, but this doesn’t mean they have to give up on team sports while they are in college. There are plenty of opportunities for students to stay in shape and flex their competitive muscles on campus. Madison College offers...

WolfPack baseball team keeps up its torrid pace

WolfPack baseball team keeps up its torrid pace

Clarion staff report

April 25, 2012


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The Madison College baseball team has won six of its last eight games, continuing the strong play it has displayed all season. As of April 23, the team’s overall record stands at 26-0 and 9-1 in conference play. In its most recent stretch of games, the WolfPack defeated the UW-Madison Club Team...

Like Father, Like Son: WolfPack player has Major League teacher at home

Like Father, Like Son: WolfPack player has Major League teacher at home

Mike Wang, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012


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If he ever finds himself in a hitting slump, Madison College infielder Treysen Vavra knows right where to go for help – he’ll talk to his father, Minnesota Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra. Treysen, who said he has been playing baseball since he could walk, admits having a professional hitting coach...

Softball brings new players and attitude to this season

Eric Daft, Clarion Staff

April 10, 2012


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The WolfPack softball team, coached by Leo Kalinowski, is planning on experiencing a season full of success this spring. The team has already managed to have some marginal success in out-of-conference play, which they now hope to build upon while battling it out within their conference. Last season...

Seven-game winning streak puts baseball team at 16-5

Clarion staff report

April 10, 2012


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A seven-game win streak has lifted the Madison College baseball team’s record to 16-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference. The  team opened its home-season by sweeping a pair of doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, April 7, the WolfPack didn’t allow a run in two games against conference...

Bumps and bruises part of the fun when it comes to Roller Derby

Bumps and bruises part of the fun when it comes to Roller Derby

Jacob Ennis, Arts & Culture Editor

March 27, 2012


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Roller Derby is back and here to stay. This isn’t the scripted “pro wrestling” style from the 70’s. The hits are real, and the cuts and scrapes bleed. The roller girls are real but their names are not. To help them sink into their roller derby escape from the daily grind, the girls come up with...

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