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The women’s track and field team warms up at their first practice on Tuesday. All athletes were required to wear masks for the duration of practice.

Winter Athletes Return to Practice

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor February 24, 2021

It has been nearly a full year since Bates College sent its students home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this time around Bates is unlikely to close, virtually no facet of life at the college...

Coach Jennifer Hartshorn has coached her athletes to over 70 NCAA All-American performances and was designated NESCAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2019.

Hartshorn Reflects on Coaching and Recruitment amidst Pandemic

Ilana Zeilinger February 24, 2021

It’s not just athletes whose hopes have been dashed by the pandemic this year — coaches have also had to grapple with how to do their jobs in a way they never anticipated.  This year has been difficult...

NESCACs Battle over Spring Athletics

NESCACs Battle over Spring Athletics

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor February 10, 2021

While the weather in New England may not feel like spring, there is new pressure on the NESCAC to come to a decision on whether or not to hold intercollegiate competition this spring. As the United States...

Women’s Soccer was able to modify existing drills to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.

Fall Athletics in Review: How Did Athletics Fare with COVID-19?

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor November 18, 2020

Amidst what has been a challenging fall, to say the least, Bates Athletics has done its best to brave the conditions and forge ahead with practices and training. With collegiate competition being non-existent...

#BobcatsAllIn Promotes Voter Registration

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor October 28, 2020

As the 2020 election draws near, Bates students have been actively attempting to increase awareness regarding voter registration and participation. Student-athletes have been particularly involved in voting...

Dance at Bates: Where Does it Fit In?

Dance at Bates: Where Does it Fit In?

Julia Bisson, Assistant Sports Editor October 14, 2020

The dance community at Bates has straddled the worlds of academics, athletics, and clubs for years. It’s hard to identify exactly where dance lies among those worlds, making it something of an outlier...

What Happens When Athletes are Quarantined? 

Ilana Zeilinger October 14, 2020

Daily life for student-athletes at Bates normally consists of regularly scheduled physical-activity and socialization with their teammates and coaches; however, all of that is jeopardized when student-athletes...

Women’s Soccer was able to modify existing drills to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.

Bates Suspends Athletic Practices Friday Due to COVID-19 Violations

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor October 7, 2020

In a surprise decision, the Bates Athletic Department decided to suspend afternoon practices last Friday. According to an email sent to coaches around noon, there was no reason specified for the suspension...

Paul Hammond ’82 and Albert Waitt ’83 relaxing pre-race. Hammond has raced every Alumni Meet except for one since his graduation.

Bates Cross Country Virtual Alumni Meet Goes Off Without a Hitch

More than 100 Alums Participated in this Year’s Event
Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor September 30, 2020

Now in its forty-ninth consecutive year, the Bates cross country Alumni Meet has been a staple of both the men’s and women’s teams for decades. However, like most aspects of life during the COVID-19...

Peder Bakken has endured his fair share of hardships during his career, but remains committed to building a winning culture within the Bates Men’s Soccer program.

Peder Bakken ‘21: ‘Backbone of Bates Soccer’

Ilana Zeilinger September 30, 2020

Captain Peder Bakken ’21 has been an integral part of the Bates men’s soccer team ever since he stepped onto the field in 2016. Despite losing the opportunity to showcase what would have likely been...

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the US Open, Signaling a New Era in Golf

Bryson DeChambeau Wins the US Open, Signaling a New Era in Golf

Jack Howard September 22, 2020

In the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Professional Golf Association tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau fired a final round sixty-three en route to a fourth place finish. The tournament marked the...

Approximately ten people can use the physical training room at a time

Sports Medicine Adjusts to New COVID-19 Protocols

Ilana Zeilinger September 22, 2020

Due to the pandemic, campus life at Bates is not what it once was – this has resulted in major changes for not just social and academic life, but athletic life as well. Sports Medicine is a major facet...

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