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Alpine Skiing Speeds Towards the Postseason

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s Alpine Skiing teams recently completed their regular seasons and now look to prepare for the NCAA East Regionals hosted by Middlebury College this weekend. They wrapped up the regular season with carnivals at home and at Williams College this month. At the Bates Carnival, which ...

Men’s Squash Finishes 4th at NESCACs

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The Bates men’s Squash team finished up conference play last weekend by participating in the NESCAC Tournament, hosted by Bowdoin. The Bobcats went in to the tournament as the number 3 seed in the NESCAC, behind just Trinity and Williams. This set up a meeting with number 6 Colby in the opening ro...

The Future is Bright for Women’s Basketball

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The women’s basketball team has finally returned from a tough stretch of the season in which five of their last six games have been played on the road. They started the year on a good note, heading into conference play at 7-5 overall and taking down Wesleyan in their NESCAC opener to start off 1-0...

Men’s Basketball Reaches the Home Stretch

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

The Bates men’s basketball team had a pair of CBB matchups at home in Alumni Gym on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 against Colby and Bowdoin, respectively. Mid-season conference games tend to draw fairly large crowds, and this weekend was certainly no exception. Alumni Gym is known around the NESCAC as an...

Men’s Basketball Starts Off Hot: A Sign of Good Things to Come?

Cameron Carlson, Managing Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

The Bobcat men’s basketball team is off to a great start in NE- SCAC play as they sit at 2-1 after two weekends of games, putting them in 3rd place in the confer- ence behind just Colby and Tufts. In their opening NESCAC game, Bates relied on some last-second heroics from Kody Greenhalgh ’20...

Men’s Basketball Season Preview

November 20, 2019

Now that the first snowfall has come and gone, winter sports are officially under way and that means it’s time for basketball season. Practices have been taking place for several weeks now, and the first week of games is finally upon us. The men’s basketball team has seen success in recent years, but ...

What is it like to Play Two Sports at Bates?

November 6, 2019

Everyone knows the life of a college athlete is a grind. Having to go through a long season full of practices, games, workouts, film sessions, and such on top of a demanding class schedule is incredibly difficult to ask of a college student. Imagine playing on two different varsity sports teams...

The Bates Edge: Recruiting against the NESCAC

October 23, 2019

Without fancy facilities, how does Athletics sell Bates to recruits? Over the last few years Bates has become an increasingly popular school to attend. The acceptance rate has dropped from 22.6 percent in 2016 to 12.1 percent in 2019, and it has risen in college rankings on sites such as US News ...

Hard Work Pays Off: New Emphasis on Student Workers in Athletics

Hard Work Pays Off: New Emphasis on Student Workers in Athletics

October 2, 2019

On-campus jobs are some of the best ways to get involved in the community at Bates, while also making a quick buck on the side. In fact, Bates is well known for being very generous with their financial aid giving – about half of the student body receives financial aid from the school. With th...

Volleyball Starts Hot, Looks to Carry Momentum

Volleyball Starts Hot, Looks to Carry Momentum

September 17, 2019

The Bates Volleyball team is off to a blazing hot 7-0 start to the season in which they have only dropped a single set. The Bobcats started the year off at the Husson Invitational, sweeping double-headers on Friday against Husson and St. Joe’s and Saturday against Plattsburgh and Curry, headin...

Student-Athlete Profile: Kirsten Pelletier ’20

May 1, 2019

Kirsten Pelletier ’20 has been one of the most talented softball players on campus since she arrived in the fall of 2016. She has pitched in nearly every game (66 of 86) that she possibly could have, leading the Bobcats to two consecutive NESCAC Tournament appearances. She has had a very impressi...

Jim Sylvia ‘84 Assists Baseball, Athletics Design Turf Field

Jim Sylvia ‘84 Assists Baseball, Athletics Design Turf Field

April 3, 2019

Graduating from Bates in May of 1984 was not the end for Jim Sylvia, a four-time letter winner for the baseball team and a proud member of the Bobcat community for four years. While some of his classmates haven’t even been back to Lewiston since graduation, Sylvia became an active member of the al...

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