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Basketball Season Preview: Madison College men’s team hopes to build off last year

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


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After posting a 20-10 season in his first year as the Madison College men’s basketball coach, Bill Kegler and his players were more than ready for the season to get underway. “They are they are sick of practicing against each other every day,” Kegler said. “They are ready to play someone else...

National Qualifier: Overtime win sends WolfPack women’s soccer team to its first NJCAA Championship

National Qualifier: Overtime win sends WolfPack women’s soccer team to its  first NJCAA Championship

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


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Barely a minute into overtime, Esther Noriega delivered a game-winning goal to send the Madison College women’s soccer team to national tournament for the first time in school history. Noriega scored off a corner kick just 34 seconds into the overtime period, giving Madison College a 2-1 victory...

Women’s soccer takes conference title

Women’s soccer takes conference title

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


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The Madison College women’s soccer team posted double-digit wins this season and claimed a share of the conference title for the first time in program history. Now, the team is finding success in the playoffs, having started with two strong wins to push its overall record to 13-1-2. “I think...

25 Goals and counting: Schumann strikes often, scoring in 11 of team’s 16 games

25 Goals and counting: Schumann strikes often, scoring in 11 of team’s 16 games

Edward Herzberg, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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It was cool and overcast as the WolfPack women’s soccer team arrived at the stadium last on Oct. 13, looking to improve upon their already record-setting season. Having tallied the highest win total in program history, the chance at a conference title was in the balance. First year striker Britt...

Regional title decided by penalty kicks

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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The WolfPack men’s soccer team dominated its first two playoff games, outscoring opponents 13-3. But the Regional IV championship on Oct. 21 saw Madison College and unbeaten Triton College play to a 3-3 draw before Triton College prevailed on penalty kicks. In the championship game, Madison College...

WolfPack volleyball wraps up its season, turns attention to playoffs

WolfPack volleyball wraps up its season, turns attention to playoffs

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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The Madison College women’s volleyball team had a bit of a layoff before its final three regular season matches, with both Elgin Community College and the Carthage College junior varsity canceling matches due to not being able to field teams. The eight-day layoff didn’t affect the WolfPack, as...

Character a key factor coaches consider when building team

Lucy Smith, Managing Editor

October 24, 2017


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When building a team there’s a lot of things a coach has to consider. One is cohesion. It has the power to make or break even the most talented of teams. “It’s absolutely vital” said Coach Sims, the head coach of the men’s soccer team. When putting the team together Coach Sims had to evaluate...

Meet the Pack

October 24, 2017


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Volleyball Lori Sanders A 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore on the Madison College volleyball team, Lori Sanders has started 27 matches at middle blocker this season. She has 140 kills and 59 total blocks, including 27 solo blocks. Last year, she played middle blocker and middle hitter for the UW-Barab...

Former volleyball players turn to coaching

Former volleyball players turn to coaching

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


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Most people have a hobby that they truly love. For many, that hobby is a beloved sport. While some continue to play the sport long term, others continued to be involved with their sport of choice in a different way: by transitioning into the role of a coach. Transferring from being a player to a coach giv...

Volleyball team preparing for postseason

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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The Madison College volleyball team heads into the final few matches of the regular season on a roll, having won its last four matches to push its record to 19-5 overall. Now ranked No. 2 in NJCAA Division 3, the WolfPack also remain in contention for the conference title with an 8-1 conference record...

Women’s soccer team unbeaten, now ranked No. 2

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


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The WolfPack women’s soccer team remains undefeated with a 9-0-1 record and is now ranked No. 4 in the NJCAA Division 3. “I think we are playing really well right now,” said coach Matthew Schwartz. There have been many team and individual accomplishments so far this season. One of them is...

Meet The Pack

October 11, 2017


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Women's Soccer Esther Noriega A freshman on the Madison College women’s soccer team, Esther Noriega has started nine matches and played in all 11 this season. She is second on the team in goals with 11 and in assists with six. The midfielder has taken 44 shots this season. A three-sport at...

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