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Arnold and Tempel tackle 4x4x48 challenge

Every four hours, another Instagram post went up. At first, Max Tempel looked confident. His friend, Jeff Arnold, was smiling. Sweat glistened on their faces. Sunglasses were worn in some, head lamps in others. Their eyes never lost a sense of determination, yet exhaustion was evident. Exhaustion is expected though […]

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Spartan athletes gear up for non-traditional fall

While there likely won’t be any intercollegiate competition happening for fall athletes in 2020 at Castleton University, teams are still practicing and preparing for when the bell rings and they are called back to take on other schools in competition. The coronavirus pandemic has stripped away competitive sports from nearly […]

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The new NASCAR

When we think of things to do during a global pandemic, attending a sporting event is very far down on the list. At one point, even watching a sporting event from home on TV was far-fetched. In the recent months, sports have started to come back to life here in […]

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NASCAR nation discourse over Kyle Larson firing

As some of you may have read, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson got fired from his race team due to him using the N-word during an iRacing event. On Sunday, April 12, a group of both professional and iRacing drivers were participating in a race online. iRacing, which I’ve spoken of […]

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Filling the void

There’s nothing like the sights and sounds that come with live sports. Raucous crowds filled with diehard fans. Unlimited energy in the stadium. Top athletes in each sport demonstrating excellence and mastery of their craft with ankle-breaking, jaw-dropping and roof-rattling maneuvers and gestures. But due to COVID-19, the postponement and […]

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Spartans preparing for fall seasons during pandemic

Athletes tend to complete their respective goals for upcoming seasons when they are able to train in a routine. The COVID-19 global pandemic has thrown a gigantic wrench in those plans for Castleton University student-athletes. At this point, the button for sports around the world is still pressed on pause, […]

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CU coaches feeling pinch of Covid-19 too

Castleton’s baseball team began its season on Feb. 22 in Florida against Elmira College. In March due to the weather in the New England region the team was continuing their schedule on the road. This time they were traveling to Virginia to play games against The Apprentice School, Tufts University […]

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Racing world works from home

I hope everyone is doing well! Although most sports have closed up their locker rooms and athletes around the country have hung up their cleats/skates, the motorsports world is still buzzing. NASCAR, Indycar, IMSA, and Formula 1 have all put their racing seasons on pause. NASCAR postponed all races until […]

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Spartan seniors stunned

“Heartbroken” ironically seems to be the best word to describe the general feeling amongst the senior baseball and softball players at Castleton University. With the LEC abruptly cancelling competition for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Spartan seniors Sara Baker, Calli Van Gorden, Jake […]

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Spartans lose another close game, fall to 0-3

The Spartans’ early season struggles continued this past Saturday as they lost to the SUNY Canton Kangaroos 12-10 at Dave Wolk Stadium. Castleton is now 0-3 on the year, but head coach Bo McDougall doesn’t want the team to be discouraged with the slow start. “The tough thing looking at […]