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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 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...

WolfPack unable to upend top-ranked team

Madison College’s Jarrod Walton (21) drives to the basket against Rock County on Jan. 14.

Clarion staff report

January 21, 2015

The Madison College men’s basketball team has had a strong first half of the season. In winning 11 games, the team has already won more games than any of the past three seasons. So when top-ranked Rock Valley came to town on Jan. 14, the WolfPack got to see how it stacked up against one of the elite...

Men’s basketball starts strong

Madison College sophomore Shane Kanaman (32) grabs a loose ball against UW-Rock County on Nov. 12.

Frederic Hewitt, Sports Editor

November 25, 2014

The Madison College men’s basketball team is off to the hottest start the program has seen in quite some time.  Sauk Valley Community College felt the heat in the WolfPack’s most recent victory, a 71-64 win on Nov. 19. The last time the WolfPack grounded the Skyhawks was in 2007, making this...

WolfPack fall to Milwaukee despite rally

Joe Galligan, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014

The Madison College men were in need of a win on Feb. 8 against Milwaukee Area Technical College, having dropped their last three games in conference play. However, despite a hard-fought second half, the WolfPack fell short in a 78-73 loss. While the WolfPack were aggressive offensively and able to...

Shooting woes bring men’s basketball losing streak

Madison College’s Tanner Schieve (34) drives past a Triton College defender as teammate Griffin Eckhart (44) looks on.

Tyler Richter, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014

The Madison College men’s basketball team continues to struggle as conference play begins. The WolfPack came into this season’s conference opener against Triton College having lost its last five games. During the first half of the game, an undersized Madison College team went toe to toe with Triton...

Men’s basketball team earns hard-fought win over Elgin

WolfPack men’s basketball player Jeffrey Cole (23) fights his way past an Elgin player during the team’s 75-68 victory at home on Dec. 3. The win was the second for the Madison College men’s basketball team this season.

Tyler Richter, Staff writer

December 11, 2013

When you step out onto the floor, all that matters is whether your guys can beat theirs. That’s exactly what happened last Wednesday when Madison College (2-5) upset Elgin Community College (4-6) by a score of 75-68 in men's basketball. “We were fortunate to pick up a win against a good team who...

Men’s basketball team hopes to improve on 5-26 season

Brandon Holz is the top returning scorer for the WolfPack men's basketball team.

Clarion staff report

November 26, 2013

If there’s one goal for the Madison College men’s basketball team this season, it would be to continue to improve. The team has only four returning players from last year’s 5-26 team, and none of them were starters. In fact, combined they averaged only 16 points a game. So success will depend...

Men’s basketball team ends tourney play with loss to Lorain

Jason Cuevas and Eric Daft, Staff writers

March 7, 2012

Jason Cuevas and Eric Daft A long and hard season was put to end for the men’s basketball team. While regional tournaments give an opportunity for losing teams to play Cinderella, those hopes were shortly dashed. The WolfPack season came to an end after a 76-56 defeat to Lorain County Community...

Back in the game, back in school

Eric Daft, Clarion staff

February 22, 2012

Mitchell Bohn is not the average college athlete. The 6-foot, 10-inch, 230-pound center from Muscoda, Wis., is currently a freshman for the WolfPack. The catch is that he’s a 29-year-old freshman. Bohn attended Riverdale High School where he played basketball for just a single season before losing...

Men’s basketball season ends in regional finals

Joseph Dorschel, Sports Editor

March 9, 2011

The men’s basketball season saw their season come to an end on Feb. 26. After two consecutive post-season victories, the WolfPack fell in the Regional championship game, 72-57, to the defending national champion Joliet Junior College Wolves. The WolfPack finished the season with an overall winning...

WolfPack men hope to extend strong play

Joseph Dorschel, Sports Editor

February 9, 2011

The WolfPack men’s basketball team started out the final month of regular season with a victory over the Rock Valley College Golden Eagles. There are only six games left in the season. After the 80-65 win, players and coaches seemed eager to keep the winning momentum going. The team, now back to a...

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