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Men’s basketball team wins 5 of last 7 games

Clarion Staff Report

February 8, 2012

After winning five of its last seven games, the Madison College men’s basketball team hopes to continue its momentum through the final six games of the season. The WolfPack now has a 7-15 overall record after beating Milwaukee Area Technical College, 71-64, on Feb. 4. The team is 4-4 in conference...

College has variety of intramural sport options

Mike Wang, Clarion Staff

February 8, 2012

Ever wondered what it was like to kick the winning goal, hit that wide-open three, or throw a touchdown pass like Aaron Rodgers? Intramural sports at Madison College offer you this opportunity. “Intramurals are a great way to meet others, exercise, and just have a good time,” said Scot Vesterdahl,...

Close, but still short

Close, but still short

Clarion Staff Report

January 24, 2012

All four of the WolfPack men’s basketball team’s conference games this year have been close affairs, with a margin of victory of less than 10 points. Madison College, though, has managed to win just one of those games, holding off Wilbur Wright College for a 68-60 victory on Jan. 18. With 10...

Ramirez selected to coach soccer team

January 24, 2012

After finishing with only a single victory this past season the soccer team will have new leadership next season. Assistant coach Sam Ramirez received a promotion to take over the reins held by Jeff Richardson. Steve Hauser, Madison College Athletic Director, explained that Richardson had submitted...

How will history treat Penn State’s immortal Joe Paterno?

Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News / MCT

January 24, 2012

It was a scene usually reserved for the death of rock stars or heads of state. Hundreds of people were there, some with tears in their eyes, many shivering in the low-20s cold. Some laid bouquets of flowers and handwritten notes of appreciation at the base of a statue just outside Beaver Stadium. Others...

WolfPack women are 10-6 with 13 games to play

Clarion Staff Report

January 24, 2012

After a disappointing 2010-11 season, the WolfPack women’s basketball team came out with a strong first half of play this season. The WolfPack stand 10-6 over- all and only one loss in conference play, which was Jan. 21 against Rock Valley. One area the team may need to improve in is in shooting...

At home running with the pack

At home running with the pack

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

December 7, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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