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25th Annual Redsten Golf Classic Postponed Until 2021
The 25th Annual Redsten Golf Classic will take place next year. This year's event has been canceled and those that have registered have already been refunded. We wish you the very best in these difficult times but look forward to making next year's Redsten Golf Classic the best one yet. Please stay safe and healthy and we will see everyone in 2021!
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Madison College Facilities will remain closed through May 15
All athletic facilities including the fitness center, pool, gymnasium, Goodman Sports Complex and challenge course are now closed through May 15 in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These facilities are closed along with the college.
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NJCAA cancels 2020 spring seasons for Madison College baseball, softball
In an unprecedented move, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced a cancellation of the 2020 spring sports seasons, impacting the Madison College baseball and softball teams. The announcement comes amid the worldwide COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
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#11 WolfPack sprint to 8-0 record at N4C Dome Jamboree
ROSEMONT, ILL. - After a pair of impressive wins over ranked teams to begin the 2020 season on Thursday, the Madison College softball team kept right on taking care of business Friday and Saturday as they earned six more victories to finish 8-0 at the N4C Dome Jamboree (full results). The lone competitive game was a dramatic 2-1 victory in eight innings over Triton College on Friday, while the other five games ended in five-inning run-rule decisions in favor of the #11-ranked WolfPack: 16-0 vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College, 13-2 vs. College of DuPage, 13-1 vs. Harper College, 15-4 vs. Elgin Community College, and 13-4 vs. Bryant & Stratton College. Madison College holds a one-game lead atop the North Central Community College Conference standings with a 6-0 record, sitting ahead of second place Triton College at 5-1 and third place Rock Valley College at 4-2.
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Madison College names Lukens as next women's volleyball and performance coach
Madison College has announced Quinn Lukens has been hired as head women's volleyball coach ahead of the upcoming 2020 season. Lukens replaces the three co-head coaches of Emily DesJarlais, Lindsey Swansby, and Sydney Toon after they guided the WolfPack this past fall, and becomes the 15th head coach in the program's 48-year history. He will also serve in the capacity of Madison College Athletics Performance Coach, working with all student-athletes regarding physical strength, conditioning, mental training, and overall performance.
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HOT START: #11 WolfPack defeat pair of ranked opponents to start 2020 season
ROSEMONT, ILL. - The first day of the 2020 season could not have gone much better for the Madison College softball team, which picked up a pair of victories over ranked North Central Community College Conference opponents at the N4C Dome Jamboree on Thursday. The WolfPack, ranked #11 in the NJCAA Division II Poll, picked up a 5-4 defeat of NJCAA DIII #1 Rock Valley College and ended the day with a 5-3 decision against NJCAA DIII #6 Joliet Junior College. It is the second time in the last three years the 'Pack has started a season 2-0.
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GAME ON: Back-to-back national tournament trips has WolfPack primed for big year
The Madison College softball program has officially put itself on the national map after consecutive trips to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. Head coach Leo Kalinowski and the WolfPack are now looking to find a way to not only stay there, but also push forward to better finishes after placing sixth in 2018 and ninth 2019. The 2020 edition appears primed for that type of progress as they prepare to open their season this week.
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Split at #20 Heartland gives WolfPack season's first win
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. - After failing to close out potential wins one day earlier, the Madison College baseball team was able to notch its first win of the season Sunday during a doubleheader split with Heartland Community College, ranked #20 in the NJCAA Division II Poll. The WolfPack took advantage of five Hawks errors and two wild pitches to win the opener 4-1, however, the 'Pack dropped a 4-3 contest in the nightcap to mark its third one-run loss in the season's first four games. The two programs have split their four all-time meetings, and Sunday's twin bill was the first get-together since the two met in the NJCAA Division II World Series in 2012.
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Pair of extra-inning setbacks opens 2020 WolfPack season
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Madison College baseball team dropped a pair of one-run, extra-inning games on a neutral field against Iowa Central Community College on Saturday as they opened the 2020 season playing in sub-30-degree temperatures. The WolfPack, originally scheduled to begin their season at the Babe Howard JUCO Classic in Millington, Tennessee, scrambled to schedule a doubleheader at Mount Mercy University against the Tritons late last week after the JUCO Classic was canceled due to weather and field conditions. Iowa Central Community College rallied twice for a 4-3 win in 12 innings in the season-opener, and then picked up a come-from-behind 3-2 decision in eight innings in the day's finale. Madison College is 3-10 all-time against the Tritons, though Saturday's twin-bill was the first meeting since 2007.
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WolfPack place three on All-Region IV list
Following the 2019-20 season, three Madison College men's basketball players earned postseason recognition for their impressive seasons. Sophomores Shamar Newman and Davion Washington, and freshman Jason Williams were all selected to the Region IV All-Region Second Team. This marks the fourth straight year the WolfPack have had multiple players earn all-region recognition. The trio helped Madison College post a 13-16 record and reach the Region IV title game.