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Sport Court: Where will baseball’s free agents wind up?

Justin Franiak/Joe Pugliese, Asst. Sports Editor/Correspondent

November 1, 2011

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After the celebration, partying, and festivities, the Cardinals will take on another new challenge, one that Cards fans are kind of pushing to the back-burner. The challenge is to re-sign the future “Hall-of-famer” Albert...

Wilkins ready to play after sidelined last year

Serena Molyneux, Correspondent

November 1, 2011

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A double team is a defensive alignment in which two defensive players are assigned to guard a single offensive player. It is common for coaches to assign double teams to shut down players offensively. Imagine playing a pick-up...

New coach brings winning attitude to a young Lady Colonel squad

Justin Franiak, Asst. Sports Editor

October 31, 2011

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With a little over a week left in the pre-season, the Wilkes Women’s Basketball team is looking to start with a clean slate and move on from last year. After a disappointing 2010-2011 campaign, the Colonels are looking forward...

Football team shows that nobody puts baby in the corner

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2011

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The Pittsburgh Steelers started the trend when Lynn Swann, Hall of Fall wide receiver, started taking ballet, tap and jazz dance classes in the 1970’s. Philadelphia Eagles jumped on the bandwagon with Randall Cunningham taking...

Getting to know…Tim Jurkowski

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

October 24, 2011

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Meet Tim Jurkowski, the Eagle Scout and top runner of the men’s cross country team. Jurkowski now holds the school record for the 8,000 meters at 29:04, beating the previous record by 43 seconds. The future male nurse is also...

Who has been the most disappointing NFL team so far?

Justin Franiak/Joe Pugliese, Asst. Sports Editor/Correspondent

October 24, 2011

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Justin Franiak: The obvious choice for most disappointing in my eyes is Philadelphia Eagles. They have not lived up to the hype of the “Dream Team,” and are consistently underachieving. The Colts have also produced a...

Colonels football special teams gets off on the right foot

justin franiak

October 24, 2011

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The old saying is that defense wins championships. Others view the offense as the main show. Specials teams can sometimes be easily overlooked. When breaking down the game of football, special teams boils down to being one-third...

Getting to know…Zach Tivald

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editors

October 11, 2011

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Getting to know…Zach Tivald Meet Zach Tivald, senior running back and co-captain of the football team. Tivald has rushed for three consective 100-yard games including a career best 178-yard game against FDU leading the Colonels...

Sport Court – Did Hank Williams deserve to get the boot?

Justin Franiak/Joe Pugliese, Asst. Sports Editor/Correspondent

October 11, 2011

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Joe Pugliese Hank Williams Jr. is most likely known for his intro song to ESPN’s Monday Night Football and the famous lyrics “Are you ready for some football?!”  But the other day he became famous for not the words he...

The Penalty Box

Justin Franiak, Asst. Sports Editor

October 11, 2011

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Another year has gone by with no World Series ring and more questions than answers. The 102 franchise record in wins, arguably the best pitching staff in the league, and two former MVP’s means nothing if you can’t sport around...

Bringin’ XC back: Wadas filling in the gap

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

October 9, 2011

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When Nicholas Wadas was a senior at Hanover High School, he chose Misericordia University because it offered both the major he was interested in pursuing and the fact that he would be able to participate in his favorite two sports,...

Green Room is an infamous zone for athletes to hone their skills

Justin Franiak, Asst. Sports Editor

October 4, 2011

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The basement of the Marts Center holds the secret weapon for all of Wilkes Athletics. It’s not some kind of magical machine or super supplement; it’s good old-fashioned hard work. The keeper of this secret weapon is Keith...

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