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Don’t let NCAA tournament drive you mad

Alfred Johnson, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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It’s the best time of the year. No other postseason in professional or college sports captures the attention of fans and non-fans alike like March Madness. From the Cinderellas to shocking upsets, there is no month like March. One of the things that has made the NCAA tournament so popular is the...

Meet The Pack

Clarion Staff Report

March 22, 2017


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Softball Brooke Heck A second-year player on the Madison College softball team, Brooke Heck is averaging .429 at the plate this season. She has 21 hits in 49 at bats and has eight doubles, two triples and one home run. Last year, she started 56 games and led the team in batting average at .460. She se...

NBA All-Star game fails to live up to the hype

NBA All-Star game fails to live up to the hype

Alfred C Johnson, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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When you hear about an “All-Star” game in sports, you get excited thinking about the sport’s top stars being put into one exhibition game to showcase their talents against each other. Unfortunately, over the past few years, the NBA All-Star game has turned into a lazy fest of alley-ops and three...

Successful season ends: Waldon, Young earn honors for WolfPack men’s basketball team

Successful season ends: Waldon, Young earn honors for WolfPack men’s basketball team

March 1, 2017


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One of the best seasons the Madison College men’s basketball team has enjoyed in recent memory came to an end on Feb. 25 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region IV tournament.  Madison College lost a nip-and-tuck game, 68-66, to Elgin Community College in the game played in Rockford, Illinois. After...

Meet The Pack

Clarion Staff Report

March 1, 2017


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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Macy Graf A freshman on the Madison College women’s basketball team, Macy Graf has played in all 26 games for the WolfPack this season starting three. The guard averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds a game. She also had 27 steals and 23 assists. Graf scored a season-high ...

3 earn honors for women’s basketball

3 earn honors for women’s basketball

Clarion Staff Report

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After splitting with Joliet Junior College during the regular season, the sixth-ranked Madison College women’s basketball team knew it would be facing a challenge in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region IV tournament. Madison College took a 44-41 halftime lead behind Rachel Slaney’s 20 first ...

WolfPack men’s basketball wins 3 straight

WolfPack men’s basketball wins 3 straight

Clarion Staff Report

February 15, 2017


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After a lopsided loss to Joliet Junior College, the Madison College men’s basketball team has now won three straight games to improve its record to 17-9 overall and 9-3 in conference. Four players scored in double figures as Madison College edged Harper College, 78-74, on Feb. 11 in Palatine, Ill. Paul...

NHL players join effort to battle depression

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


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Depression is something everyone can get – including professional athletes. Rick Rypien, a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL), suffered from depression, and ended up committing suicide in 2011. His death has since taken the hockey community by storm. About 6.7 percent...

Finally, a Super Bowl that upstaged the commericals and side shows

Alfred C. Johnson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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If you are still recovering from what transpired in Super Bowl LI, it is all right. I guarantee you both of the great cities of Boston and Atlanta have not recovered either. On Feb. 5, the world witnessed one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time between the Patriots and the Falcons. New England...

Meet The Pack

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL JAMIE FALK A 5-7 sophomore guard, Jamie Falk has started all 24 games for the Madison College women’s basketball team this season. She averages 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds a game and has 48 assists and 28 steals. A year ago, she played in 27 games for the WolfPack. Falk tr...

New Top Scorer: Slaney is new all-time leading scorer for women’s basketball with 1,094 points

New Top Scorer: Slaney is new all-time leading scorer for women’s basketball with 1,094 points

Clarion Staff Report

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Rachel Slaney became the new all-time leading scorer for the Madison College women’s basketball team during a 50-point victory over Wilbur Wright College on Feb. 8. Slaney entered the game needing just seven points to claim the school’s scoring record, and ended up scoring 25 in her team’s 74-24...

From Wisconsin great to hero of the Super Bowl

From Wisconsin great to hero of the Super Bowl

Alfred C. Johnson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

If there was anything Wisconsin could cheer for in this past super bowl, it was former Wisconsin running back James White. The country may not have heard of him, but here in Wisconsin, he was a unforgettable member of the Wisconsin Badgers Football team. But his success didn’t start in Wisconsin....

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