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Broad Street Breakdown …Wrestlemania

Bryan Wislosky

March 26, 2012

This Sunday, April 1, 2012, we finally get the mega-event we’ve been waiting for since last April. Live on pay-per-view, in Miami, Florida, in the legendary Orange Bowl, is the historic Wrestlemania 28. This year is possibly the most...

Faceoff….MLB Divisional Picks

March 26, 2012

Joe's NL Divisional Picks East- Miami Marlins 97 wins, Philadelphia Phillies 94 wins- Wild Card #1 The NL east is one of the most competitive divisions in baseball.  Last year the Phillies won the division with a MLB best...

Getting to Know Melanie Nolt

Justin Franiak

March 26, 2012

When was the first time you started playing tennis? I started playing seriously in 7th grade, I left behind 8 years of soccer to pick up a racquet.  My dad wanted me to play softball but I only wanted to bat which is exactl...

Wilkes grapplers place third; earn three national qualifiers

Sports Online Staff

March 2, 2012

This past weekend saw the Wilkes wrestlers end their season on a high note. The Colonels finished third overall at the annual Metropolitan Conference championships. Wilkes entered ten wrestlers and four of them finished within...

Hockey skates its way onto campus

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

February 28, 2012

The phrase to break a leg means wish someone good luck. Junior psychology major Hayden Lerner got the most of this well known idiom when he literally broke his leg. That bit of luck was exactly what the Wilkes Hockey club needed. A ...

Broad Street Breakdown….NFL Offseason So Far

Bryan Wislosky, Columnist

February 28, 2012

Well it’s almost March which means we are getting into the heart of the NFL offseason.  The NFL Scouting Combine started this past week with over 100 hopeful NFL prospects participating in the drills.  This year there is a...

Colonel baseball set to take the field

Justin Franiak, Sports Editor

February 28, 2012

The grass is being mowed and the field is being raked to prepare for this year’s Colonel baseball squad  to march out for its 2012 campaign. The Colonels are looking to improve their record of 21-16 from 2011, after losing...

Faceoff…Most improved MLB team heading into 2012

February 28, 2012

Justin's Take The MLB season is quickly approaching, and the smell of pitchers and catchers is in the air. Gloves are being broken in, bats are being cracked against the ball and cleats are being screwed in. Everyone is undefeated. Looking...

Colonels win in overtime; advance to championship game

Justin Franiak, Sports Editor

February 28, 2012

The Marts Center was rockin this past Wednesday night as the Colonels opened up their playoff run by beating the Eastern University Eagles 103-98. The win, however, did not come easy, as both teams would need extra time to finish...

Dance team brings new energy to halftime festivities

justin franiak, Sports Editor

February 20, 2012

The rebirth of the Wilkes Dance Team is spicing up halftimes at Colonels basketball games. Before the 2010-2011 school year the team had been defunct, but now its entertaining crowds at every home basketball game. “Dancing...

Wilkes wrestling beats King’s on senior night

Justin Franiak, Sports Editor

February 20, 2012

At the end of each respective sports season comes a week of rivalries, and Wilkes is no different. On Friday night King’s College traveled a few blocks down the street to take on the Colonels grapplers. The match began with...

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