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Field hockey team leaves turf and hits the farm to help out

Frank Passalacqua, Sports Editor

November 13, 2012

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The Lady Colonels field hockey team leaves the turf and hits the cottage as they will volunteer at Hillside Farms for the annual Christmas Tea and Tour event on Nov. 17 and 18. Starting at 1 p.m., The Lands at Hillside Farms...

Meet DJ Shuttleworth

Evan Willey

November 13, 2012

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Even though the Wilkes’ football season is coming to an end, DJ Shuttleworth’s dedicated to his team and friends will never be forgotten. He went to Schuylkill Valley High School in Reading, Pa., where he excelled not only...

Wilkes wrestling team bulks up for season ahead

Grant Rogers, Correspondent

November 13, 2012

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The Wilkes wrestling team came home with a second place finish in the Monarch Invitational bringing home two individual titles, Guesseppe Rea winning the 125-pound class and Myzar Mendoza winning the 133-pound class. The Colonels...

Wilkes men’s basketball plays scrimmage, looks forward to season

Tyler Thomas, Correspondent

November 13, 2012

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On Nov. 3, the Wilkes University men’s basketball team took the court for the first time since last February against an opponent. The Colonels engaged in a physical and up tempo scrimmage with Lehman College at Wilkes University’s...

Times Are Changing: Women’s Division and Strikeforce Folding

Jake Cochran

November 11, 2012

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When TMZ broke a headline about Ronda Rousey the MMA community collectively cringed and held their breath. The tabloid site is the last place most enthusiasts wanted to see the bantamweight former Olympian making headlines. Assuming...

Playoff run leaves volleyball team hopeful for future

Frank Passalacqua, Sports Editor

November 6, 2012

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As the Lady Colonels volleyball team closes the season at 9-16, it moves to 4-3 in league play and clinched the third playoff spot in the Freedom Conference Tournament. By defying the odds and making the playoffs for the first time s...

Amanda Rossi Athlete of the Week

Frank Passalacqua, Sports Editor

November 6, 2012

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Amanda Rossi is a pharmacy major in her junior year.  While attending Parkland High School, Rossi was the recipient of the Jean German award for enthusiasm, sportsmanship and courage throughout the season.  She also competed...

Golf team finishes with a record of 1-3 and finishes 7th in MACs

Stephanie Hahn, Correspondent

November 6, 2012

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Having only three matches this season, the Colonels may have not finished with the most ideal record but they didn’t lose by much. Also having a lot of improvements form last year gave the players something to be proud of. Finishing...

Women’s soccer team: ‘Win or go home’

Matt Ciampaglio, Correspondent

November 6, 2012

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This year’s Wilkes women’s soccer team are in a "win or go home" situation as they head into the playoffs to face Eastern University on Nov. 2.  The Colonels are 11-4-3 as they head into the playoffs with very high hopes The Co...

Wrestling team has high expectation for season

Grant Rogers, Correspondent

November 6, 2012

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The Wilkes wrestling team has high expectations as it is ranked No. 13 in the country heading into this season and looking to top their last year’s 19-4 record. "We will be looking to win the new NCAA East regional as the form...

Wilkes’ men’s and women’s basketball off to strong start

Michelle Coyle, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2012

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As the fall season begins to come to an end, the winter season sports are already in action, preparing for their long upcoming season. Full of hard practices, intense games, and screaming fans, both the men’s and women’s basketball...

Wilkes Wraps Fall Intramurals Up

October 31, 2012

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Wilkes University gives the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to play in non-varsity sport competitions. With being able to have an intramural league for everybody to join, it gives students that either didn’t want...

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