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Meet David Claybrook, athlete of the week

Jake Cochran, Editor-In-Chief

October 14, 2013

David Claybrook is a freshman football player for the Wilkes University Football team. Playing the position of Wide Receiver, Claybrook has excelled this season with a breakout game against Misericorida University where he recorded...

Alex Makos wants to make his mark on the tennis dynasty

Jake Cochran, Sports Co-Editor

April 23, 2013

When some people take on a leadership role, they do the minimal amount to get by, others rise to the occasion and try to make everyone around them better. Junior Business Major Alex Makos is the latter type. With the funding...

Superstition is the way for some athletes

Jake Cochran, Sports Co-Editor

April 23, 2013

Its almost synonymous with sports, the idea of superstitious. The way that socks are put on, the way that a jersey is tucked, the choice of heads of tails at a coin flip, almost anything than can be done, can be done wrong. But...

Women’s lacrosse shocks division with early divisional win

Jake Cochran, Sports Co-Editor

April 16, 2013

To say the Wilkes University women’s lacrosse team is a force to be reckoned with would be a ridiculous statement in the past few years, but with the invigoration of the new freshman class, astounding team chemistry and leadership...

Meet Scott Skammer

Matt Gaines, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2013

Meet Scott Skammer Scott Skammer is a senior management major with a minor in accounting. He plays outfield for the Wilkes University baseball team. He took the time to sit down and talk to The Beacon about the season and hopes...

Athlete of the Week: Tori Kerr

April 9, 2013

  What position are you? I’m midfield, I’m center, and sometimes I do the draw to start off the game. Do you like doing the faceoff? I was definitely nervous in the beginning of the season, I was like “Oh my...

Wanderlei Silva Twitter SportCourt Positive and Negative

April 9, 2013

WANDERLEI SILVA TWITTER SPORTCOURT CASE FACTS That frightening image above is that of Wanderlei Silva, he’s a beloved and very accomplished fighter amongst the mixed martial arts community and because of this he has over 375,000 ...

Jake’s Sport Court: Why the draft is better

March 26, 2013

Hours and hours and hours of footage of people sitting down waiting for their name to be called and then coming on stage for a grip and grin photo with their new boss. Whoever decided the NFL Draft should be televised probably...

Longboarding club

Jake Cochran, Sports Co-Editor

March 19, 2013

Think about a roller coaster, the unstable feeling, the uncertainty mixed with excitement of zipping up and down the track, closing your eyes and feeling the world pass you by, the wind whipping through the curves of your ears...

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