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Castleton stuns nationally ranked Norwich

The Spartans pulled off one of the biggest upsets in program history on Friday when they defeated then number two nationally ranked Norwich University 2-1 in Northfield, Vermont. Castleton’s win marks their first ever at Kreitzberg Arena and their second victory overall against the Cadets. Senior forward Jake Irwin was […]

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Why I had to stop playing

Being a student athlete is insanely difficult, especially in college. The way this system is set up makes it unnecessarily tough for students who love the sport they play, to continue. The life of a student athlete goes something like this: lift at 6 a.m., breakfast at 8, class at […]

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Struggles continue for Spartans with fourth straight loss

The Spartans men’s basketball team continues to struggle losing to UMass-Dartmouth 87-60 on Dec. 7 at Tripp Athletic Center. They now have an overall record of 1-6, and a Little East Conference record of 0-2. After losing a heartbreaker on Wednesday, Dec. 4 against Keene State at the buzzer 58-56, […]

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Kalm leading the charge for CU

The Castleton women’s hockey team has gotten off to a magnificent start. The team currently sits in second place in the New England Hockey Conference, only behind a Norwhich team that has played two more games. Goaltending has been key for the Spartans, and leading them this year is senior […]

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Dionne building new winning culture women’s lacrosse

Castleton University’s new women’s lacrosse coach Josh Dionne was just a small town kid from Merrimack, New Hampshire, a place not known for lacrosse. Dionne had to find a way to teach and develop himself on the lacrosse field without camps and clinics and being self-taught where he claims his […]

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Changing the culture

Although younger generations are beginning to talk about mental health more openly, there continues to be a stigma when it comes to student athletes. A Fox Sports article posted on Oct. 8, 2018 by Justin Ching said that, “most student athletes viewed professional help as a ‘sign of weakness.’” According […]

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Spartan bounces back

Not many college athletes undergo the frightening experience of tearing an ACL. Fewer go through the experience twice. Senior forward Emilee Bose has suffered two torn ACL’s, one in each knee. The first occurred on the seventh day of practice in her freshman year. “I was just scared, like, at […]

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Students: fitness center needs serious improvement

CU Professor Andy Weinberg has been at Castleton University for 10 years and hasn’t seen one thing change in the Glenbrook fitness center. “With the exception of the Nordic machine attached to the wall in the back near the stationary bikes, I’ve seen zero improvements in ten years. I hate […]

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Underdog playoff run comes to an end

The women’s soccer team’s season came to a close on Nov. 7 when they lost in the Little East Conference Semifinals against the four-time defending champion Colonials of Western Connecticut State 3-1. Head coach Chris Chapdelaine knew it wasn’t going to be an easy matchup but was pleased with his […]

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Not like ‘normal sports’

The first official E-sports team match for Castleton University’s team was held at the University of Vermont on Nov. 2. “The Battle of Burlington” saw more than 70 competitors take to the controllers. UVM and Champlain College brought three teams each, one varsity and two JV. Castleton and SUNY Plattsburgh […]