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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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Wolfpack Spotlight

October 25, 2011

Name: Ashley Ponyicsanyi Sport: Volleyball Hometown: Fort Atkinson Major: Liberal Arts Transfer Q. What are you studying? A. I'm just doing my generals right now, mostly in math and science. I am in the transfer program here, and Planning on going to UW-La Crosse. Q. What brought you...

Bringing experience

Bringing experience

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

A new sports season doesn’t just mean new players. It also means there are new coaches at Madison Area Technical College. WolfPack soccer has just added some new blood to their mix. Assistant coach Sam Ramirez brings both years of soccer experience and an ability for enhanced communication with...

Volleyball team continues to persevere, play strong

Volleyball team continues to persevere, play strong

Kait Vosswinkel, Clarion Copy Editor

October 11, 2011

The volleyball team has overcome obstacle after obstacle this season. However, the team has been doing well this year with an overall record of 18-7. At the end of September, the WolfPack played Joliet in a five-game match, losing 3-2. The extremely close scores were frustrating for the team. Calli...

Golf team 2 shots short of nationals

Clarion Staff Report

October 11, 2011

For the third consecutive year, the golf team placed second in the Region IV NJCAA Tournament. Also for the third consecutive year, the team lost to N4C conference rival Rock Valley College. The team put up a team total of 950, two behind Rock Valley at the event held at Prairie View Golf Course in Byron,...

Thriving despite adversity

Thriving despite adversity

Jason Cuevas, Clarion Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Every sports team knows that the possibility of losing a player or two lurks on the horizon. What they do not expect are player losses showing up in bunches. Sometimes it takes the unexpected to show just how much adversity a team can handle. The WolfPack volleyball team now sits in the middle of...

Student becomes leader on and off the soccer field

Student becomes leader on and off the soccer field

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

September 28, 2011

Aristote Mbaya, forward on the WolfPack soccer team and the team's leading scorer, has developed leadership skills in his tenure at the college. The game of soccer has been a dominant part of Mbaya’s life since growing up in his native country of Congo. Soccer is one of the biggest sports in Congo....

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