Swinging past the competition: Blazers’ strong offense outscores opponents 56-11, moves them to 6-0 in the MIAC

Swinging past the competition: Blazers’ strong offense outscores opponents 56-11, moves them to 6-0 in the MIAC

By Jack Wozniak – [email protected]

Of all of the MIAC playoff tournaments, the softball playoffs may be the most challenging to reach; only four teams from the conference earn the privilege to compete for the title of MIAC champion.

While the end of the season tournament is a long way down the road, the St. Ben’s softball team started off their conference games strong. The Blazers went 6-0 in two doubleheaders and outscored their opponents—Concordia, St. Mary’s and Carleton—56-11.

Junior pitcher Kiela DeVlaeminck is happy to see the team’s effort showing in the games. (more…)

Johnnies rally to a win on new home court

By Kevin Dudley – [email protected]

The Johnnie tennis team opened the new Chang Tennis Facility in style with 7-2 win over Macalester on Saturday, April 1. It was the Johnnies first win in MIAC play, and one that puts them back in the playoff picture.

Sophomore Jonah Punnoose talked about the emphasis the team put on this match. (more…)

Doing double time: One sport is not enough for Max Jackson and Niki Fokken

Doing double time: One sport is not enough for Max Jackson and Niki Fokken

By Annie Dittberner – [email protected]

In Max Jackson’s first two years of collegiate athletics, he became a significant contributor on two separate teams.

As a defensive back on the football field and an outfielder on the baseball diamond, the St. John’s sophomore manages a schedule packed with yearlong practices and games. (more…)

Opinion: Rough Wild stretch result of compressed schedule

By Luke Morrey – [email protected]
The Minnesota Wild have clinched their fifth consecutive playoff berth. But they are backing into the postseason again, not having won consecutive games in regulation since mid February, before their bye week.

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Senior Mack Farley named Byron Nelson Award Finalist

By Brandon Spratt – [email protected]
Arizona State, Auburn, Stanford, Virginia and St. John’s. What do these five schools have in common?
Currently all five schools have a student-athlete nominated for the Golf Coaches’ Association of America (GCAA) Byron Nelson Award.
For St. John’s, that golfer is senior Mack Farley.

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Opinion: Making a case for March MATness

By Noah Becker – [email protected]
As everyone knows, March is the time for college basketball and all the excitement that comes with it.
I too get into it and fill out the massive bracket with teams I personally know nothing about. The NCAA basketball tournament certainly is a great athletic event, but there is another tournament that is overshadowed by basketball that probably compares equally in madness.

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