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Baseball team confident as tournament nears

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


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A wet two weeks has led to the cancellation of six games for the Madison College baseball team, although the team did go 4-3 in the seven games it was able to get in. Most recently, Madison College split a doubleheader with conference leader Triton College on April 29. The WolfPack rallied to win...

Guests in awe of $6 million Goodman Sports Complex

Guests in awe of $6 million Goodman Sports Complex

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


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The main construction on the Goodman Sports Complex is done and just a few small projects remain before the whole complex will be completed. The complex includes a new softball diamond, soccer field, and amenities such as locker rooms, athletic training rooms, grandstands, press boxes, and state-of-the-art...

Wins over DuPage help lift softball team

Wins over DuPage help lift softball team

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Madison College’s women’s softball team was in a bit of a rough patch. Coming off a few tough doubleheader losses to Kirkwood Community College and Rock Valley, the team managed to get back on track with a pair of wins against Blackhawk College. The WolfPack played conference rival DuPage on April...

NHL players may fight to play in the 2018 Olympics

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017


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In 1998, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave the league the green light to allow players to play in the Olympics. Now, Bettman and the league are pulling their players out of the 2018 Olympics and possibly the 2022 Olympics as well. Before 1998, the Olympic hockey players were non-professionals....

Meet The Pack

April 18, 2017


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Baseball Hank Schau A 6-2 sophomore pitcher on the Madison College baseball team, Hank Schau is leading the squad in wins with a 5-0 record this season. He has pitched 31-2/3 innings, allowing 18 hits and 9 runs while walking 13 and striking out 33. He has posted a 2.56 ERA. Last year, Sch...

The art of slapping: Technique puts softball players on the fastest path to first base

The art of slapping: Technique puts softball players on the fastest path to first base

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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If you’re a baseball fan and haven’t been exposed to college softball, you might find the concept of “slapping” confusing. In baseball, no player gets a running start to hit the ball. And drag bunts are few, and far between. What is slapping? Well, according to Madison College assistant coach...

Tough foes dampen spirits at opener for new ballpark

Tough foes dampen spirits at opener for new ballpark

Clarion Staff Report

April 6, 2017


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A rainout with Milwaukee Area Technical College on March 30 pushed back the opening for the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Sports Complex by a day, forcing Madison College to open its new stadium against two of the toughest opponents on its schedule. The team opened its home season by being swept...

WolfPack at home on the road: Madison College baseball team stands at 12-8 as it prepares to open play at home

WolfPack at home on the road: Madison College baseball team stands at 12-8 as it prepares  to open play at home

Clarion Staff Report

April 6, 2017


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The Madison College baseball team has played 20 games already this season and, weather permitting, will finally have its home opener at Robin Roberts Field this week. Still, the WolfPack is off to a fairly successful start. The team is 12-8 overall, having won six of its last eight games. Unfortunately,...

Meet The Pack

April 6, 2017


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Baseball A sophomore outfielder on the Madison College baseball team, Chris Lund is second on the team in batting average at .415 after 18 games. He has stared 13 games this season and played in 15. He has 17 hits in 41 at-bats with four doubles and a triple. Lund has scored nine runs and driven i...

Watertown connection: Jensen and Seeber softball teammates in both high school and college

Watertown connection: Jensen and Seeber softball teammates in both high school and college

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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Madison College softball players Hannah Jensen and Breena Seeber have been partners in crime, so to speak, since they were 14 years old. The two were teammates at Watertown High School and are now in their second year together as leaders on the Madison College softball team. And sort of like the...

WolfPack softball team off to a strong start

Clarion Staff Report

March 22, 2017


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Although the Madison College softball team hasn’t played at home yet this season, it has already gotten in 19 games. The results from their Florida Spring Trip and the North Central Community College Conference Jamboree show that the team is going to be extremely competitive this season. Madison...

WolfPack baseball team ready for the season to start

WolfPack baseball team ready for the season to start

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


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After an uncharacteristic near .500 season, the Madison College baseball team is ready to get to work this season. “I know the players are excited,” said baseball coach Mike Davenport. “It is a long process to get to our spring season, they worked hard.” With the majority of the team coming...

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