Tripped up by Tommies: Injury-plagued Johnnies look to still make playoffs

Tripped up by Tommies: Injury-plagued Johnnies look to still make playoffs

By Kevin Dudley – [email protected]

This season has not gone as planned for the Johnnie hockey team.

It began with high expectations, but an epidemic of concussions and other injuries have compromised Head Coach Doug Schueller’s lineup.

Sophomore Matt Colford, who led the Johnnies in scoring during the first half of the season, tore both his ACL and meniscus before winter break. (more…)

Sports Opinion: Greatest Super Bowl yet will be impossible to beat

By Tyler Rieck – [email protected]

I just want to start this off by saying: Super Bowl LI was the greatest Super Bowl of all time, and it will be hard to beat in the future. Regardless of what you think about the New England Patriots, love or hate, you have to admit Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are arguably the best of all time at their respective positions. Their ability to come back without apparent panic is commendable.

With facts taken from Ty Schalter of FiveThirtyEight, in “About Those Falcons Play Calls,” the Falcons had a 99.6 percent chance of winning with nine minutes and forty seconds remaining in the game, at a 28-12 score. (more…)

Young team, coaches start season strong

By Drew Schoenbauer – [email protected]

Despite their youth, the CSB Blazer tennis team has managed a strong start to the 2017 season.

The Blazers, currently at a 4-3 record, opened up conference play on Feb. 5 with a sweep over Concordia, winning 9-0. (more…)

Last-place Blazers swept again

By Drew Schoenbauer – [email protected]

The Blazer hockey season hasn’t been going as well as the team would’ve hoped. With six games left in the regular season, the Blazers currently are sitting in last place in the conference (3-15-1, 0-11-1 MIAC).

“It’s been a frustrating season,” Head Coach Jennifer Kranz said. “We definitely haven’t met the expectations that the team had set out for themselves. Not to make excuses, but a lot of injuries have played a big part in a lot of games.” (more…)

Hot off the blocks: CSB track and field wins eight events at home

By Megan Toninato – [email protected]

CSB track and field hosted its first meet of the season last Saturday, taking on both Macalester and St. Ben’s alumnae.

In this race, CSB track and field athletes made their presence known back on home turf. By the end of the day, the Blazers claimed victory eight times in eight different events.

In the first home meet of the season, junior Megan Sundstrom won the 400 meter dash and the triple jump. (more…)

SJU swim and dive looking for strong finish

SJU swim and dive looking for strong finish

RICHARD LARKIN MCLAY • [email protected]

Senior Devin Batkiewicz finished sixth overall, third for the Johnnies, in the 100 meter butterfly with a time of 58.54.

By Kevin Dudley – [email protected]

The Johnnie swim and dive team is not where it intended to be.

However, senior Justin Wollin feels the Johnnies are getting closer to their intended destination.

“We’ve got some high expectations to climb up the ladder,” Wollin said. (more…)