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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 […]

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Analyzing NASCAR’s West Coast swing

  The NASCAR west coast swing is over. Since it established this yearly tradition a few years back, every spring the NASCAR storm heads out to the west coast and races at its tracks in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana.  They have a fourth track out there, Sonoma, but it’s […]

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Coaches coping with COVID

Castleton University winter sports got back to some type of normality, but the coaches say it’s anything but normal.  Between quarantine housing and seasons getting cancelled, coaches at Castleton say they are doing their best to adapt to the circumstances.  Safety has become the number one priority for most coaches […]