A big win

Cameron Schwalbach Staff Writer   On October, 20, 2012, the Wilmington College football team recorded their first win of the season against the Marietta Pioneers. The game was a hard fought battle between both OAC teams, but Wilmington had the edge with a game winning field goal by Max Gabbard. The Wilmington team left with a 13-12 win ending a streak of 32 straight losses. Junior quarterback Brandon Arehart stated, “It took the whole team to get the win, we were finally rewarded for all the hard work that we…

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A change for WC baseball team

Cameron Schwalbach Staff Writer The Wilmington College baseball team recently scrimmaged the College of Mount St. Joseph at Tewksbury-Delaney field on September 29, 2012. The two teams scrimmage during the fall, then play each other in the spring during the regular season. At this particular scrimmage, the Wilmington team was anxious to test their skills. The team consists of four seniors and one junior. They were excited to test their ability against Mount St. Joseph. Throughout 16 innings, they struggled with hitting, but their defense and pitching was very strong.…

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MLB postseason: off and running

A.J. Ganger Staff Writer   It’s that time of the year when the leaves are turning colors and falling off of the trees. The temperature is dropping and the MLB season is wrapping up. This postseason is different than years past. Instead of having one wildcard team getting in the playoffs, there are now two wildcard teams from each league going into the playoffs. Those teams played a one game playoff to make it to the league division series. The Cincinnati Reds won the National League Central this season making…

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Swedish brothers prepare for last season together

Kara Pontones Staff Writer   Football is one of the largest spectator sports in America, and with the seasonal transition into fall comes one of the most anticipated sports seasons of the year.  Little boys playing their first years of pee-wee football anxiously await their first game, while the veteran athletes are itching to redeem last year’s missed opportunities or to defend their championships, and fans all over the country are gearing up to tailgate and cheer on their favorite teams and players. Wilmington College Football has already launched their…

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Finally: football is back

A.J. Ganger Staff Writer After nearly 9 months of waiting, football has finally returned. People all around campus have been seen wearing their favorite school colors. Most of them are wearing the scarlet and grey for Ohio State, but there are a select few that have been seen wearing the maize and blue for the University of Michigan. Sports fans know come November 24, 2012 when Michigan goes to Columbus to take on the dreaded Buckeyes, all bets are off. This college football season is going to be very interesting…

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Senior-Athlete Carroll academically recognized by OAC

Sports Information AUSTINTOWN — Wilmington College senior distance runner Pat Carroll has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Month for April. Carroll (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) maintains a 3.75 GPA as a political science major with a focus on international studies. On both the track and cross country course, he is one of the most decorated runners in Wilmington College history. A four-year member of the Wilmington College Dean’s List, Carroll has made the grade in studies at Wilmington and internationally. But despite his impressive academic resume, Carroll said his greatest learning…

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SAAC recognizes Morrow

Sports Information Senior second baseman Chelsea Morrow has been named Wilmington College’s SAAC Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 25. Morrow had a big week at the plate and in the field in helping Wilmington post series splits at Franklin and Marietta. She batted .417 for the week and made several key defensive plays. In recognition of her accomplishments, Morrow will receive a T-shirt from SAAC, and her photo and list of accomplishments will be displayed in the lobby of Hermann Court. The Student Athlete Advisory Committee…

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32 points from Bowman not enough

Sports Information BEXLEY — Wilmington College’s run through the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament was halted by Capital University, 70-60, in the tournament final at Capital Center Saturday night. The Quakers’ season ends at 15-13 while Capital takes an 18-9 record on to the NCAA Tournament. Playing their fourth game in six days, the Quakers travelled uphill all night against the Crusaders. Capital bolted to a 7-0 lead before Ben Vonderhaar (Cincinnati/Colerain) broke the ice for Wilmington with a 3-point play at 16:18 of the opening half. Capital responded with a…

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Quakers 9-5 in OAC

Sports Information Five players scored in double figures as Wilmington College rolled past Mount Union, 75-61, in Ohio Athletic Conference play at Fred Raizk Arena Saturday afternoon. The Quakers are now 9-5 in the OAC, 11-9 overall. Mount Union slides to 4-10 in the conference, 8-13 for the season. “Our energy level and sense of urgency today was excellent,” Wilmington head coach K.C. Hunt said. “When we play with that level of emotion, it leads to deflections, turnovers and us playing well in the open court and in transition. We…

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Gibbons wins at OAC meet

Sports Information MARIETTA — Wilmington College finished fifth at the Ohio Athletic Conference South Meet, hosted by Marietta College Saturday. The Quakers finished with 65 team points. Otterbein claimed the team title with 163 points. “The people we had did well, but it’s just a depth issue for us,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “We’ve got kids who can run; we just don’t have enough to score the way we’d like to.” Brittany Gibbons (Pleasant Plain/Blanchester) torched the field to win the 5,000-meter run in 18:50.05, more than 2:30…

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