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Alex Holmes , Sports Editor

Alex is a senior, majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Psychology. This is her fourth year on staff. Alex is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and avid country music fan.

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Women’s golf finishes fourth at Wooster Invitational

April 20, 2017

The women’s golf team came in fourth at the College of Wooster Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 16. “We had our second lowest two-day tournament score since Denison last...

Joe Nagel, ’19, pitches during the game against Thiel College on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Gators won 16–3 against the Tomcats.

Baseball splits wins in Ohio Wesleyan doubleheader

April 20, 2017

The Allegheny baseball team split a doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 15. “Our pitching was phenomenal all weekend. They combined for four runs the first game. We lost...

Tennis teams find success in Washington & Jefferson matches

April 13, 2017

The men’s and women’s tennis teams came out 9–0 and 8–1, respectively, against Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday, April 8. “It was our first match against one of the teams in the...

Men’s golf finishes first at The Hershey Cup

April 6, 2017

The men’s golf team finished first of 15 teams at The Hershey Cup in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3. “I think everyone contributed really well. It was our first tournament...

Track & field teams place third at NCAC championship meet

March 9, 2017

The men’s and women’s track and field teams found success at NCAC Championships on March 3 and 4, both placing third overall in the conference. “The team as a whole really brought their A game,...

Men’s and women’s tennis teams prepare for spring season openers

March 2, 2017

The men’s and women’s tennis teams will begin spring season competition on Saturday, March 4, but they have been preparing for the season since Jan. 24. “Our spring season is a lot longer, and we...

Matt Nardozzi, ’19, celebrates finishing the mile and breaking the Allegheny record with a time of 16:03.82. Nardozzi also broke records in the 400 IM and the 1,000 free.

Swimming and diving finish sixth in conference

February 16, 2017

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in NCAC Championships on Feb. 8 through 11, finishing sixth overall in the conference. “We were all really excited about going, and I think...

Women’s basketball to host ‘Play 4 Kay’ game for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

February 9, 2017

The women’s basketball team will host their ninth annual “Play 4 Kay” game on Saturday, Feb. 11. “It’s become an initiative from our Women’s Basketball Coaches Association,” said Head Coach...

Track and field teams compete at Mount Union Invite

February 9, 2017

The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Jim Wuske Invitational at the University of Mount Union on Saturday, Feb. 4, earning multiple personal records and top finishes. Mid-distance...

Danny Litwin, ’17, competed in the men’s 200 breaststroke at the meet against The College of Wooster on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Litwin placed second with a time of 2:16.92.

Swimming & diving teams recognize seniors

January 26, 2017

The swimming and diving teams honored seven seniors during their last home meet as Gators on Saturday, Jan. 21. The men’s team won 136-135 over The College of Wooster for the first time since 2013 and...

Women’s basketball begins conference play

December 8, 2016

The women’s basketball team started off conference play on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, with back-to-back losses to Wittenberg University and DePauw University. Forward Olivia Barkley,...

Conor Macomber, ’17,  blocks Zach Howarth of Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The Gators lost 71-58 to the Tartans in their last non-conference game of the season.

Men’s basketball closes non-conference play with 71-58 loss to Carnegie Mellon

December 2, 2016

The Allegheny men’s basketball team lost 71-58 to Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Guard Jamison Nee, ’20, said the team tried to play at a faster pace than they had played in previous...

Defenseman Taylor Redman, ’20, fights for the puck against a player from The College of Wooster on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The Gators lost 9-2 to the Fighting Scots at home.

Club hockey faces Wooster at home

November 17, 2016

The Allegheny club men’s hockey team fell 9-2 against The College of Wooster on Friday, Nov. 11. “We played well defensively and stuck to our strategy, but we got tired and couldn’t keep up with...

Women’s basketball confident in young team

November 10, 2016

The women’s basketball team has begun preparations for the 2016-17 season with a younger and larger team than recent years. “We have a lot of youth on our team this season, so there’s a lot more...

Cross country teams take first at NCAC Championships

November 3, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAC Championship meet on Sunday, Oct. 30. The women placed first out of eight teams with 47 points and the men finished first out of nine...

The men’s soccer team celebrates a win against the College of Wooster on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The Gators beat the Scots 4-0 in the last home match of the 2016 season. During pregame warm ups on Tuesday, the team recognized their departing 12 seniors.

Men’s soccer celebrates senior class

October 27, 2016

The men’s soccer team recognized 12 seniors at their last home game of the season against the College of Wooster, finishing with a 4-0 win. “That was the best I’ve seen us play in a very long time....

Swimming and diving teams stay positive for season

October 27, 2016

Though the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened their 2016-17 season with a loss to Grove City College, both Allegheny teams were happy with their performance. “We had a pretty solid...

Battle 4 Bridget

October 20, 2016

The women’s volleyball team hosted its Battle 4 Bridget fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 15. The team used the opportunity to raise awareness of fallopian cancer and raise money to donate to the Yolanda...

Gator athletics welcomes new coaching staff

October 13, 2016

Campus: Why did you decide to be a fitness coach? Craft: I got my start in conditioning from my high school strength and conditioning coach who was also our head football coach, and I really feel like...

Gator athletics welcomes new coaching staff

October 13, 2016

Campus: Why did you decide to be a coach? McCormick: One of the biggest influences in deciding to be a coach was the fact that the people who had the biggest impact on my life were coaches. There’s...

Men’s tennis sends four athletes to ITA Regionals

September 29, 2016

The men’s tennis team sent four athletes to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Championship  in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sept. 24 and 25.  “As a whole, our team did well with...

Women’s soccer celebrates 30 years at Allegheny

September 22, 2016

The women’s soccer team is celebrating 30 years as an athletic program at Allegheny College this year, and is planning a celebratory weekend during Homecoming. “We’ve always held ourselves to really...

Karissa Welker, ’18, spikes the ball over the net against Westminster College on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. The Gators hosted the Allegheny Gator Invitational Sept. 9-10, finishing out the weekend 3-1.

Women’s volleyball hosts annual Allegheny Gator Invitational

September 15, 2016

The women’s volleyball team hosted its annual Allegheny Gator Invitational, closing the weekend 3-1 against Thiel College, D’Youville College, Westminster College and Grove City College. “We did...

Wide-receiver Alex Hutchin, ’18,  catches a pass in endzone on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in the season opener game against Thiel College at Robertson Athletic Complex.

Gator football shows promise

September 8, 2016

The Gator football team opened the 2016 season with a 44-21 loss to Thiel College on Saturday, Sept. 3. “They did a lot of things well,” said Head Coach BJ Hammer. “Our kickoff returns were fantastic—Jake...

Men’s soccer uses opening weekend to prepare for season

September 8, 2016

The men’s soccer team started off the 2016 season at the Christopher Newport Tournament in Newport News, Virginia, ending the weekend with a 2-2 tie against Virginia Wesleyan College and a 2-0 loss to...

Interim Head Coach Pam Monnier participates in a drill during the women’s soccer practice on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at Robertson Athletic Complex. Monnier took on the position of head coach in August 2016. The women will open the season on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

Pam Monnier takes over as head coach for women’s soccer

September 1, 2016

The start of the 2016 season brought changes to the women’s soccer team when head coach Michael Webber announced his resignation and Pam Monnier was moved from assistant coach into the position of interim...

#Battle4Bridget motivates Gator volleyball to succeed in season

September 1, 2016

Women’s volleyball Head Coach Bridget Sheehan is taking a leave of absence during the 2016 season following a diagnosis of Fallopian cancer in summer of 2016. “It was a shock to all of us,” said...

New face in Gator athletics

August 25, 2016

Justin Smith, Offensive Tackles Coach Campus: Why did you decide to be a coach? Smith: A man I highly respected was my football coach in college [and] my mentor. I truly wanted to follow in his footsteps...

McKenzie Bell, ’16, goes for a ground ball in the game against Wittenberg University on Sunday, April 10, 2016. This season, Bell broke the point record on March 23 and was named NCAC Player of the Week on April 10.

McKenzie Bell breaks point record and earns NCAC Player of the Week

April 14, 2016

Since sixth grade, senior McKenzie Bell has played lacrosse, finishing her final season on the field this year. “My middle school started a team, and it was something new to try that a bunch of my friends...

Track and field teams place fourth at championships

March 10, 2016

The Allegheny men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the NCAC Championships on March 4 and 5, with both teams placing fourth. “We had to overcome a lot of roadblocks we were not expecting,”...

McKenzie Bell, ’16, attack, looks for a teammate to pass to during the women’s lacrosse game against Augustana College on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The Gators fell 9-8 to the Vikings in their first game of the season.

Gator lacrosse falls to Augustana, looks forward to upcoming season

March 3, 2016

The Allegheny women’s lacrosse team started out the 2016 season with a 9-8 loss to Augustana College on Tuesday, March 1. “Our energy was awesome and I’m proud of how we played our first game,”...

Swimming & diving competes at NCAC Championship

February 18, 2016

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams closed the 2015-16 season finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, at NCAC Championships. “Conference is a lot more stressful than dual meets,”...

Women’s track & field works together for personal bests

February 11, 2016

The Allegheny women’s track and field teams came home with two wins and five top-three finishes at the Jim Wuske Invitational at the University of Mount Union on Saturday, Feb. 6. Following a previous...

Super Bowl 50

February 5, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. EST on CBS The Campus polled the Allegheny College community this week for Super Bowl 50 predictions. The poll closed Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. Fifty-five participants...

The swimming and diving team took their annual training trip to Coral Springs, Florida over winter break. The team held  two-a-day practices and had an informal meet against Wittenberg College.

Swimming and diving teams train in Florida for two weeks over

January 28, 2016

The Allegheny swimming and diving teams went to Coral Springs, Florida over winter break for a training trip and team bonding. “Being in the nice weather and on the beach was nice, and not having...

The Allegheny Equestrian Club earned high point at the Horse on Course show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The team will host a show this weekend in Coolville, Ohio.

Equestrian Club earns high point at Horse on Course

November 19, 2015

The Allegheny Equestrian Club achieved high point at the Horse on Course show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov. 14. The team is currently among West Virginia University and Seton Hill University...

Men’s basketball prepares for 2015-16 season

November 12, 2015

The men’s basketball team is preparing to kick off the 2015-16 season with a new coach and game strategy. Bob Simmons was hired as the head coach for the men’s basketball team in July, coming to Allegheny...

Women’s volleyball places seventh at championships

November 12, 2015

The women’s volleyball team ended its season and placed seventh in the NCAC conference tournament on Nov. 6-7, 2015. “We really kept a good energy level. They were very focused and ready to play this...

Cross country teams win 2015 NCAC championships

November 5, 2015

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the NCAC conference championship on Oct. 31. After the men and women were named NCAC champions, interim head coach Jordan Hill was named NCAC Coach...

Head Football Coach Mark Matlak gives a pregame speech to the team. Matlak has announced his retirement at the closing on the 2015 season.

Coach Matlak announces postseason retirement

October 29, 2015

A press release on Tuesday, Oct. 27, announced that Head Football Coach Mark Matlak plans to retire at the end of this season after 14 years at Allegheny College. The announcement came three weeks prior...

Men’s soccer falls 2-1 against Oberlin College

October 22, 2015

The men’s soccer team fell 2-1 in an overtime game against Oberlin College on Tuesday. Oct. 20. “We rebounded from a rough game on Saturday, it was an important game for us and we played at a high...

Women’s volleyball succeeds with positive attitude

October 22, 2015

The volleyball team continued its fight for a spot in the conference championship with a 3-2 win over Oberlin College on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “[Wednesday] night’s game was important. We were playing...

Women’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

October 15, 2015

The women’s basketball team is building relationships with Allegheny faculty through its faculty mentor, Kristen Webb. In addition to her role as a faculty mentor, Webb is an assistant professor of...

Manning succeeds in ITA Regionals

October 1, 2015

Allegheny tennis players Thomas Manning, ’16, and Tyler Triolo, ’16, competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association  Division III Central Regional Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. on Sept. 25-27....

Lucas Morton, ’16, misses a touchdown pass during the game against Kenyon College on Sept. 26, 2015.

Football team falls 32-17 to Kenyon in Homecoming game

October 1, 2015

The Gators football team fell to Kenyon College 32-17 in the Homecoming weekend game, leaving the Gators 0-4 in the season. Head Coach Mark Matlak said the team showed a strong effort level and played...

Golf places second at John Carroll

September 24, 2015

The Allegheny women’s golf team came in second in the John Carroll University Invitational, coming in at 692 points over the course of two days, 27 points behind St. Francis Universtity, the first place...

Cross-country achieves personal records

September 17, 2015

The Calvin Knight Invite brought many personal best times and high ranks for the Gator cross-country teams. Logan Steiner, ’16, finished Saturday’s 8K with a career best time of 25:01.7 and was named...

Women’s soccer beats Grove City 1-0

September 17, 2015

The women’s soccer team beat Grove City College 1-0 on Tuesday, bringing home the first win of the season and making the record 1-5. Assistant Coach Pam Monnier said the women worked harder than they...

Cody Schultz, defensive line coordinator and Head Coach Mark Matlak walk off the field after a 37-21 Gator loss to Thiel on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.

Football falls to Thiel in season opener game

September 10, 2015

The Gator football team opened its 2015 season at Thiel College, falling 37-21. “Our team responded well even when Thiel scored. We didn’t put our heads down and defense improved in the second half,”...

Tennis teams host 11th Nancy and Heath Harvey Gator Invitational

September 10, 2015

The Allegheny men’s and women’s tennis teams kicked off the fall season with the Nancy and Heath Harvey Gator Invitational, both closing 1-1 for the weekend. The invitational is named after a previous...

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