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Baseball Continues to Look Forward Despite Setbacks

Bates Baseball fell to a record of 3-5 on Thursday after the team lost to Endicott College (2-2) by a score of 8-0. The loss follows a three game win-streak that brought the Bobcats a win away from an early-season 0.500 winning percentage in their overall record.

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Mueller, Woods Race to Finish at Ski NCAA’s

This year, the women’s ski teams sent two athletes to the NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vt. Kaelyn Woods ‘20 raced the 5K Individual Freestyle and the 15K Classic on March 6 and 8; Griffin Mueller ‘21 competed in the Slalom on March 9 and placed 28th. Altogether, the Bobcats took home 20th out of 24 scoring teams with 11 points.

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Back from Florida, Softball Prepares to Tackle the NESCAC

The Bobcat Softball team travelled to Florida just a few short weeks ago to kick off their season with 12 games against schools from all over the United States. They finished the trip with a 3-9 record, however there were some positives even though the results weren’t exactly what they hoped for.

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Bates Track and Field Delivers Stellar Performance at NCAAs

On the biggest stage that DIII Track and Field has to offer, Bates Track and Field delivered some of the strongest performances of the meet. Overall, the team placed 13th out of 109 teams. The women were seeded in three different events: Ayden Eickhoff ’19, ranked in the top 10 nationally, in the 800m, while Katie Barker ‘19 qualified for a particularly competitive 3000m field.

Additionally, the Distance Medley Relay (DMR), composed of Vanessa Paolella ’21, Amanda Kaufman ’21, Elise Lambert ’22, and Eickhoff, was also set to compete. Johnny Rex ’21 was the sole representative for the Bates men, qualifying for a very deep weight throw field.

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Men’s Tennis Dominates in NESCAC Opener

No. 23 nationally ranked Bates College men’s tennis team cruised to an emphatic 9-0 win over Connecticut College on Saturday’s open to NESCAC competition. After a disappointing loss to Brandeis University earlier this month, the Bobcats bounced back to sweep the Camels.

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Women’s Track & Field Qualifies Five for NCAAs

Over the past two weekends, Bates Women’s Track and Field team has competed at two huge year-end meets in pursuit of fast times, long throws, far jumps, and excellent team performances.

At the Division III New England Championships held at Bowdoin, the Bates women faced one of the most competitive fields that any region of Division III has ever seen, with each event having multiple nationally-ranked athletes.

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Ready, Set, Row!

Bates Rowing prepares to supersede success of 2018

Anyone familiar with the second floor of Merril at 4 p.m. on weekdays and the prevailing smell of hard work wafting from the erg room will know just how hard the Men’s and Women’s rowing teams have been preparing for this upcoming season.

The Women’s Rowing team enters this upcoming season on the throne after two consecutive national championship titles and a stand-out fall season when the team won the prestegious Head of the Charles for the second year in a row.

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Fun in the Snow: Bobcats Teach Kids to Ski

Winter. A season that brings snow, darkness, and bitter cold. It may not sound like the most pleasant time of year. For some of us it’s just a time of year where we hope for days warmer than 10 degrees. For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s ski season.

It is no mystery that Maine is a skiing paradise; Sugarloaf, the second largest ski resort east of Mississippi, is just one of many ski resorts found in the state. Bates is home to both Division I Alpine and Nordic ski teams and has no shortage of students who have skied since they were two.

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Women’s Swim Surges to 4th in NESCAC

The Women’s Swimming and Diving team thoroughly outdid themselves at the NESCAC Championship on Feb. 14-17, placing fourth with an outstanding finish of 1,021 points. Nine women will go on to compete at the NCAA national tournament in two weeks (Mar. 20-23), tying the program record set in 2016.

Originally favored to narrowly win fifth, the Bobcats more than beat the prediction, earning almost 100 points more than fifth-place Connecticut College (932.5). Williams dominated the championships (1873), with Tufts (1439.5) and Amherst (1322) earning second and third.

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Student Athlete Profile: Caroline Apathy ’21

Caroline Apathy ’21, a sophomore from Devon, PA on Bates’ swim and dive team, has been on campus for a little over a year and a half and has already seen the Division III NCAA stage and squashed program records. During her first season as a Bates swimmer, she earned five All-America honors at the 2018 NCAA Championships where she also broke the 200-yard medley relay record with a time of 1:43.86.

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