Articles by: Will Walkey

Perfection Sunday

It’s that time of year. Colby winter sports have wrapped up, the season’s athletes have retired to their respective dorms, and our fair Miller steps are preparing for an onslaught of goldfish-puking idiots in a few days. But there is another event this weekend that will dictate the entertainment for hundreds of people around our beautiful Mayflower Hill for the […]

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Four Mules qualify for NCAA’s

Four Mules qualify for NCAA’s

This past weekend, Colby Indoor Track travelled to Staten Island, New York for the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships. A number of individual athletes ran and jumped well on the men’s side, while the women were able to coalesce as a team and earn ninth overall. While the men had limited performers at the meet, they still had a […]

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Let’s get a win, Colby

Let’s get a win, Colby

In which Co-Sports Editor Will Walkey gripes about the fact that Colby refuses to win at any sport. He then offers a solution.

Colby hires new Associate A.D.

Colby hires new Associate A.D.

Jessica Cherry’s impressive career will continue on Mayflower Hill, where she has recently been hired as Colby’s first full time associate athletic director. Her wide range of experience across all aspects of athletics along with her enthusiastic personality and passion for sports make her a welcome addition to campus. This week, The Echo profiled the exciting new faculty member. Cherry […]

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Women’s Basketball prevails in the NESCAC Quarterfinal

Women’s Basketball prevails in the NESCAC Quarterfinal

Colby Women’s Basketball earned a massive 75-66 win over Connecticut College this past Saturday to earn their ticket to the NESCAC final four. Mules will face the top-seeded Tufts Jumbos on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in Medford, Massachusetts. Colby came into the game in New London, Connecticut as the fifth seed, the team’s highest since the 2011-12 season. In addition, […]

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Men’s Basketball clinches crucial playoff berth

Men’s Basketball clinches crucial playoff berth

Colby Men’s Basketball has earned themselves a spot in the NESCAC playoffs after two crucial home victories over Connecticut College and Wesleyan  University this past weekend. They hold the eighth seed and will play top-seeded Trinity College in the quarterfinals this Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut.  The Mules were on the verge of playoff contention at the start of last week […]

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Swimming strong at States

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the Maine State Swimming and Diving Meet on Saturday at Bowdoin College.  While there was no official team scoring in Brunswick, both teams competed admirably and clocked impressive individual times.  On the men’s side, Joe Paluso ’19 finished with top ten times in three different races.  He finished fourth in […]

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Thoughts on the future

An exploration of Colby’s current athletic center following President David A. Green’s new architect the Board hired to build our new athletic complex.

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Football struggles against Wesleyan and Amherst

Football struggles against Wesleyan and Amherst

Despite massive improvements against formidable opponents, the Mules dropped their last two games to Wesleyan and Amherst. The two losses put Colby Football at 0-4 overall and at the bottom of the NESCAC standings. The first game, against the Cardinals in Middletown, CT, saw the Mules lose a fourth-quarter lead in what became a 24-21 defeat. The second game, at […]

Football improves despite tough loss

The Colby Football team opens their season at 0-2 after a 28-9 loss to the Middlebury College Panthers on Saturday. After being shut out at home to Trinity in their first game of the season, the Mules showed signs of improvement against Middlebury, especially on defense. Colby special teams blocked three kicks and earned their team a safety, and their […]

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