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Determination and hustle keep WolfPack in games

Madison College’s Adam Anhold (32) tries to block the shot of a Sauk Valley Community College opponent during a men’s basketball game on Nov. 14.

Tomaz Farina Escoteguy, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

College basketball is back. The season has just begun, and Madison College’s men basketball team has already played five games. Coach Jamal Palmer’s team has faced five different teams on four away games and one at home. The WolfPack is now 2-3.

Men’s basketball adds 3 transfers, 8 incoming freshman to squad

Tomaz Farina Escosteguy and Joe Craker

November 7, 2018

This season will pose quite a challenge for the inexperienced WolfPack men’s basketball team.  Luckily for the team and fans, Head Coach Jamal Palmer has plenty of experience managing fresh faces.  In his fourth year with the team, Palmer is confident the young team will come together and ...

Coach Vesterdahl pays it foward

Scot Vesterdahl, left, is retiring after nearly 15 years at the helm of the Madison College men’s basketball program.

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 3, 2016

When Scot Vesterdahl looks back on his coaching career at Madison College, chances are he thinks more about the impact he has had on the lives of his student-athletes than any wins or losses. “To be a good coach, you have to fill and play many roles,” Vesterdahl said. “Obviously, it’s the...

WolfPack fall short in attempt to grab a win

Clarion Staff Report

March 2, 2016

As odd as it might sound for a team that ended the regular season on a five-game losing streak, the Madison College men’s basketball team hoped the post-season would have lasted just a little longer. Madison College fought back from a 12-point deficit throughout the entire second half of its NJCAA...

WolfPack men’s basketball responds after tough losses to ranked teams

Madison College’s Kristian Zimmerman (15) boxes out a Milwaukee Area Technical College player as he looks for a rebound.

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

A tough stretch of games against a number of ranked opponents contributed to a four-game losing streak for the Madison College men’s basketball team. But since that mid-January stretch, the WolfPack has been able to win back-to-back games to improve its record to 9-13 overall. Most recently,...

Men’s basketball team finds success with the new year

Malik Henderson (23) takes a shot during the Madison College men’s basketball game against Fox Valley Tech on Jan. 4.

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

January 19, 2016

The Madison College men’s basketball team got off to a slow start, going 3-8 to open the season. But things have turned around a bit since then, with the team winning four of its first six games in January. Now standing at 7-10 overall, the team hopes to continue its recent success. “First...

WolfPack men’s basketball team falls short in overtime despite big rally

Chase Ramos (3) brings the ball upcourt for Madison College during its game against Elgin Community College on Dec. 5.

Clarion Staff Report

December 10, 2015

After rallying from a 22-point deficit to force overtime, the Madison College men’s basketball team was unable to grab a victory at home on Dec. 5. Elgin Community College outscored Madison College, 15-9, in the overtime period to defeat the WolfPack, 96-90. Three players scored in double figures...

Men’s basketball team loses 3-straight games

Clarion Staff Report

November 25, 2015

The Madison College mens’ basketball team now stands a 2-5 overall after dropping two games in the Carl Sandburg Classic and falling to Sauk Valley in double overtime. The WolfPack’s next two chances to end its three-game losing streak will be on the road, at Rochester Community and Technical...

WolfPack men hope to challenge conference’s elite competition

Members of the Madison College men’s basketball team talk during a break in play during the Border Battle Tournament held at Madison College on Nov. 6-7.

Jolie Vale, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015

Five of the top six scorers from last season’s 22-11 team are gone, but the Madison College men’s basketball team has reason to be optimistic heading into this season. This year’s roster features a couple red-shirts sophomores, a transfer from Kansas, a number of returning players and some talented...

Rock Valley holds off WolfPack in men’s basketball

Jarrod Walton, a freshman, ended the season as Madison College’s leading scorer and top rebounder. He averaged 15.9 points a game

Clarion staff report

March 5, 2015

After battling back to within 4 points late in the game, the Madison College men's basketball team came up short in the NJCAA Region IV championship as Rock Valley sank its free throws to secure a 64-54 victory on March 1. Rock Valley hit 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch as Madison College missed...

WolfPack men’s basketball ends 3-game slide

Clarion staff report

February 19, 2015

The Madison College men’s basketball team ended a three-game losing streak with a 77-70 victory over in-state rival Milwaukee Technical College on Feb. 14. Jerrod Walton led the WolfPack with 22 points, while Brian Bearden scored 18 points and Kendale Nation added 13 points. A strong performance...

WolfPack men’s basketball bounces back

Brooke Rayford, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

The Madison College men’s basketball team has recovered from its recent three game slide, now having won its last four games. Madison College defeated Wilbur Wright College, Harper College, Fox Valley Technical College and Joliet Junior College to improve its record to 15-6 overall and 5-3 in conference. The...

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