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Football clinches first win 30-27 in overtime against LVC

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wilkes Athletics

Following a 12-game losing streak, the Wilkes University football program finally broke their dry spell with an intense 30-27 overtime win against Lebanon Valley College on Saturday, Sept. 8. The victory not only revived the C...

New times for Wilkes Athletics

Ben Mandell, Co-Sports Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Wilkes Athletics

Wilkes Athletics has seen some drastic changes from the end of 2017 to the start of 2018. There has been almost a complete overhaul of head coaches, dawning a new era at Wilkes. Wilkes has seen new coaches in football, women’s...

Hockey set to hit the rink

Tyler Aldinger, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Filed under Sports

Just a little over two years ago, Wilkes University President Patrick Leahy delivered some exciting news that all ice hockey fans here at Wilkes were excited about - Wilkes University would be adding both men’s and women’s ice...

McNichol, Macciocco, Drach, Limouze hired as new head coaches

Ben Mandell and Kirsten Peters

September 19, 2018

Filed under Sports

Women’s Soccer - John McNichol After former head coach John Sumoski announced he was leaving Wilkes to take a head coaching position at Franklin and Marshall College, the Wilkes women’s soccer team has named John McNichol ...

Football program shifts focus for upcoming season

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Sports

After a losing season in 2017 and six new coaching additions to the 2018 staff, the Wilkes University football program is undergoing some major changes. Under the leadership of new head coach Jonathan Drach, who previously coached ...

Evolution of MLB analytics

Ben Mandell, Co-Sports Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under Sports

America’s favorite pastime has gone through some changes. The rules are still the same, but the way the game is managed is no longer what it used to be. The change has been driven by analytics, which is information created by sys...

Online Exclusive: Dwight “Doc” Gooden speaks at the Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit presented by Wilkes

Luke Modrovsky, Sports Editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports, Top Stories

PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- Dwight Gooden, better known as Doc, delivered the keynote address at Wilkes University’s Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit. He detailed his struggles with both drug and alcohol addiction and his fight ...

WLAX: Towey gets Hall of Fame call

Amber Grohowski, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Filed under Sports, Wilkes Athletics

The women’s lacrosse head coach, Kammie Towey, was recently selected to be inducted into her alumni’s athletic Hall of Fame at Pfeiffer University. She is one of only two female lacrosse players to ever be recognized as Pfieff...

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