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Volleyball hungry for a win

The Castleton State College women’s volleyball team had a tough weekend in Massachusetts, dropping two matches played on Sept. 24 against Mount Holyoke and Elms College. It was a rough three-set match with Mount Holyoke as Castleton went down in straight sets. Nicole Valastro, Alyssa Sherman, Sarah Wheeler and Grace […]

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Welcome to another year of Castleton State College athletics! I’m just as excited as all of you to see our athletes in action. After winning the North Atlantic Conference last year, look for the women’s soccer team to repeat as NAC champs this season. With nine returning starters, the Spartans […]

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Field Hockey season off to a rocky start

It was a rough start for the Spartan field hockey team as it kicked off its season with a 1-4 record, suffering losses at the hands of Skidmore College, the University of New England, Plymouth State and Mount Holyoke. The team’s only win came on Sept. 11 as it defeated […]

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Men dominate SUNY Cobleskill

There is one word that is overused perhaps more than any other in sports today. That word is “dominant.” It is thrown around so often in reference to teams and their performances that it has almost lost the power and meaning it used to have. But if there were a […]

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Women’s soccer shows up strong early in the season

After starting the season 3-0, the Spartan women’s soccer team dropped back-to-back games against Plattsburgh State and Plymouth State this past weekend. The Spartans walked off the field with their heads down after a 3-2 overtime loss to Plattsburgh on Sept. 8. Then on Sept. 10 they found themselves in […]

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Challeen brings new offense to Castleton

The bright lights of Spartan Arena that shine down on the players cast long shadows. They are drenched in sweat even though the sun has gone down, and they emit a stench that can only be achieved by the intensity of a Spartan football practice. The quarterback grunts the cadence, […]

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Lady Spartans wear sweatbands for Diane Wolk

 Every time the women’s soccer team takes the field for a game, they wear Castleton’s colors of green and white. But this season they’ve added a hint of purple. On each player’s left arm you will see a purple sweatband with a Spartan logo on it. The band represents the […]

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Softball bows out of North Atlantic Conference tournament early

Coach Werner’s last season with the Spartans came to a quick halt in the quarterfinal round of the North Atlantic Conference tournament on Tuesday, when they fell to the University of Maine-Farmington 3-1. It was a tight game, tied at zero until the fourth inning when Castleton freshman Tori Fearon, […]

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Lax prepares to defend first NAC title

For the first time since joining the North Atlantic Conference, the men’s lacrosse team will have a target on its back going into tournament play. The Spartans will try to defend their 2010 conference title starting today.”We’re going to approach [the tournament] like any other games,” said junior attackman Sam […]

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Tennis wins sixth-straight NAC-East Championship

Six-straight seasons in a row and the men’s tennis team still remains perfect. The Spartans defeated Johnson State College 7-2 on Saturday April 30 in the finals of the North Atlantic Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Championship. This is the sixth year in a row that the Spartans have secured […]