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Lacrosse focuses on positives

  On March 10, 2020, the Castleton men’s lacrosse team walked onto the field to face off against SUNY Potsdam not knowing it would be the last time they stepped on the field for a year.  Exactly one year later, March 10, 2021, head coach Bo McDougall’s team stepped back […]

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Football continues to give back to community

One by one, the cars rolled up the steep driveway of local Castleton community members.  Stepping out of them were just over a dozen Castleton University football players eager to help. They walked into the garage back and forth carrying 30 years of heavy toolboxes, work benches and boxes and […]

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COVID protocols change varsity weight room

  At first glance, the varsity weight room in the basement of the Glenbrook Gymnasium complex looks like business as usual these days. But if you take a closer look, you’ll notice just how different it has been for the athletes and strength coaches.  You’ll notice everyone in the room […]

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Spartan athlete’s non-profit organization gets off the ground

Castleton Sophomore Rob Guerin has organized a football tournament set to kickoff May 2 at Castleton University to benefit Alopecia awareness. The Spartan defensive lineman was diagnosed with alopecia at 9 months old and has dedicated his life to bringing awareness to the disease and helping those who have it. […]

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NASCAR tries dirt at Bristol

  A couple weeks ago, NASCAR ran its first Cup Series race on dirt since 1970. To do this, they covered the concrete high banks in 23,000 cubic yards of dirt to create it. After weeks of working the track, Bristol hosted a week-long dirt racing event, the Bristol Dirt […]

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An early ending

  As the COVID stricken season was coming to a close, I found myself with four games remaining in my freshman season of college hockey. Until we got a text from coach saying urgent Facetime meeting now. I was lying in bed relaxing with my phone nowhere near me and […]

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Coach sees silver lining in COVID season delay

In a time when it is very easy to look at the bad parts of life, men’s soccer coach John O’Connor is focusing more on the good that has come in this time of adversity. “The silver lining in this (pandemic) has been that we have been able to train […]

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Scorching softball team enters COVID-19 pause

The Castleton University softball team entered a coronavirus-related pause on March 31 after two positive COVID tests. The pause cancels four games and stops a high-rolling Spartan team that is undefeated at 4-0. The Spartans opened their season with a pair of Little East Conference doubleheaders, travelling to UMass Dartmouth, […]

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Wrestlers unable to compete at National Tournament

Castleton University’s wrestling team was absent from the NWCA national wrestling tournament in Iowa last week, due to an administrative decision based on the COVID-19 pandemic that has left qualified wrestlers without the opportunity to showcase their skills nationally.  Spartan wrestlers Max Tempel and Michael Gonyea were tapped to compete […]

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NASCAR Cup Series returns to the dirt

On March 28, 2021, the NASCAR Cup Series will race in Bristol, Tennessee, dubbed “The Last Great Coliseum,” for its tall, stadium-style seating arrangements.  The concrete half- mile, high-banked track has been the sight of some of American auto racing’s most exciting moments, and this year’s spring event will be […]