Articles by: Kiernan Somers

W. Lax on three-game slide

Following a tough loss to NESCAC foe Middlebury, the then nationally fourth-ranked Colby women’s lacrosse team travelled to Brunswick to take on rival Bowdoin. The Mules entered the match 9-2 and tied for fourth in the NESCAC with the Polar Bears. Bowdoin was ranked seventh in the nation following decisive victories over Amherst and Williams early in the season. The […]

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Tennis struggling early on

Following very strong performances in the fall season from both the Colby men and women’s tennis teams, the Mules stalled when they began play this spring. The squads enter the final stretch of NESCAC play following a multi-game spring break trip to Florida. The Colby men are led on the court by standout Carl Reid ’17, who was the first […]

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Colby pledges over $13,000 towards construction of downtown roundabout

The intersection of Spring, Water, Main and Bridge Streets in downtown Waterville may look very different in the year to come. The bustling intersection at the foot of Main Street is the subject of a City commissioned traffic-pedestrian study. The study’s goal is to find a way to enhance pedestrian security at the intersection as well as make the area […]

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My Inner Teddy

“Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose…the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.” -George S. Patton, 1944 “Stop with the wins! We want the draft pick!” “Time to put the tank in full motion. Enough with the meaningless […]

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Skiing at Nationals

The Colby Women’s alpine team took the NCAA Division I Championships at Whiteface Mountain by storm last weekend, finishing in seventh place. Mardi Haskell ’17 proved herself as one of the top skiers in the country, capturing fourth place in the slalom. After her first run, Haskell was in third place, and finished with an fast run of 58.53 to […]

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Women’s Lax defeats nationally ranked Tufts

The Colby Women’s Lacrosse team is determined to prove that the NESCAC does not belong to the perennial conference powers. After toppling the reigning NESCAC Champion Trinity, who was ranked second nationally at the time, the Mules set their sights on the Jumbos of Tufts University, the fourth ranked team in the nation. In a hard fought battle in Medford, […]

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1600-meter relay team qualifies for nationals

The Colby women’s 1,600-meter relay team blazed by the competition at the Last Chance Meet hosted by Tufts University, winning the event for the Mules and punching their ticket to the NCAA DIII Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Winston-Salem, NC. The women had a time of 3:56.32 in their last opportunity to try to qualify for Nationals and […]

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W. Lax upsets nationally-ranked Trinity College team

W. Lax upsets nationally-ranked Trinity College team

“One step at a time.” That age old mantra has defined many coaches’ careers; however, Coach Karen Henning took it a step further and brought a ladder into the Colby Women’s Lacrosse locker room last Saturday to reiterate the importance of taking things one step at a time during their game versus the then nationally second-ranked Trinity Bantams. “The big […]

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Skiing at Easterns

Determination has defined the Mules’ season on the slopes. “From day one of our training plan in May, the team has been committed to reaching our goals,” said Amy Bianco ’17, co-captain of the women’s Nordic team. “You can tell that every time we step out to practice everyone is focused and determined to perform the workout with quality and […]

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New Athletic Director’s plans for Colby sports’ future

The past year has been a time of change at Colby; from the inauguration of David Greene, to the meteoric rise in application numbers, to the renovation of Roberts, things at Colby are changing. The latest addition to the young administration of President Greene is Tim Wheaton, the new Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. Wheaton spent the past 30 years […]

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