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The Spartans football team is breaking records and doing things for the first time ever. This past weekend the Spartans beat the Norwich Cadets to win the Sap Bucket game 35-27.

Senior Shane Brozowski threw for 499 passing yards in the game, while Junior Brandon Boyle had 274 receiving yards. Both of those are Spartan records. The two also linked up for the longest touchdown in Spartan history–92 yards.

With the win, the prestigious Sap Bucket is finally home where it belongs–Castleton.

“It feels great to win as a senior,” said Senior Cody Tancreti. “This game showed that all our hard work and dedication to the program is paying off.”

With the weather getting cold and chilly it reminds us that winter is right around the corner. With this being said, hockey season is almost upon us. While most of us went home on break the Spartan’s Men’s Hockey team traveled to Europe to Austria and Germany.

They played 4 games against Feldkirch and Zell Am See, which are Division two teams, and Kufstein and Kitsbuhel, which are Division three teams.

They played well in all four, going 4-0 on the trip.

“The trip was definitely a bonding experience.” Said Junior Ben Roberts. 

While the team played hockey, they also visited various places in Europe including Dachau, an old concentration camp.

            Roberts said of the trip “It helped us get some early team chemistry going. Some of us live off campus and some of us live on campus, so by us staying together for a week helps us bond together.”

            I sure am looking forward to hockey season since the NHL will be locked out for god knows how long.  The men’s hockey team will open up the season November 2ndon the road at the University of Southern Maine. Their home opener is November 9th, when they host St. Anselm.

            This weeks Spartan standout goes too two of the Spartans teams. The first is the Football team. They were picked 5thin the preseason ECFC poll. They are 3-0 in the conference with their 45-13 victory over Becker. There other two wins were against the top two teams picked to win the ECFC, Norwich and SUNY Maritime. They are proving people wrong and have a legitimate chance to win the ECFC in only their fourth year of existence.

            The other team that gets the Spartan Standout is the Field Hockey team. They are 12-2, with their two losses coming against Middlebury and Skidmore, who are ranked 2ndand 11thin the NFHCA poll. They have been on a tear lately. They are 7-0 in the NAC, looking to finish the regular season undefeated for the second season in a row, and also beat Keene State 4-3 in a hard fought overtime contest. Late in the season these girls are clicking on all cylinders.

            Until next time Castleton, Keep on Keeping on

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