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Sports Preview: Softball Team Prepares for Spring Season

Traizen Griffith, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Spring may mean buzzing bees and flowers for many, but for MCLA’s softball team it’s just another reminder of their upcoming 38-game season. With the Trailblazer’s first match quickly approaching,...

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Head Baseball Coach Mike Gladu Talks About Upcoming Season and Exciting New Coaching Job

Traizen Griffith, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

As Western Massachusetts locals go, none can confidently say they are more successful than the head coach of MCLA’s Baseball team. Coach Michael Gladu’s collegiate baseball career was spent playing...

Trailblazers vs. AMCATS: A Womens Ice Hockey Recap

Trailblazers vs. AMCATS: A Women’s Ice Hockey Recap

Mariposa Ribon, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

  The Friday night MCLA Women's Ice Hockey game was a race against time between the Trailblazers and the AMCATS. The game started at 6:00 PM on February 2, 2024. As soon as the puck was put down,...

Guard Craig Williams 26 would lead the team in points with 18 during their matchup against Bridgewater State.

Key Offensive Bridgewater State Rally Leads to Upset Win over MCLA

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief February 14, 2024

Matching up for the second time this season, the MCLA and Bridgewater State’s Men’s Basketball teams would carry a tight battle throughout the majority of the first half. Trading shots back and forth,...

Austin Rachiele 22 taking a swing during the Trailblazers annual spring break trip to Florida (via Austin Rachiele).

From the Berkshires to Division I Baseball: The Story of Pittsfield’s Austin Rachiele

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief February 13, 2024

If you ask anyone about either Taconic High School or MCLA baseball, chances are the name Austin Rachiele ‘22 will be brought up, and rightfully so. The left-handed hitting outfielder made his mark representing...

The MCLA Mens Hockey team preparing to make substitutions during a game at UMass Dartmouth (via MCLA Athletics).

MCLA Men’s Hockey Faces Rival, Plymouth State

Ainslie Lafko, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Last night, at approximately 7:00 PM on February 3rd, the bleachers of Peter W. Foote Vietnam Memorial Rink were filled with students raucously cheering for the MCLA men’s hockey team, as they prepared...

Womens Hockey Suffers Defeat in Overtime Thriller

Women’s Hockey Suffers Defeat in Overtime Thriller

Traizen Griffith, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Thriller is exactly what the Women’s Hockey team had during their second match against Rivier at home on Saturday, January 27th. Rivier went into the match hosting a 19-player roster, while MCLA had...

The MCLA Mens Soccer team starting lineup posing for a photo prior to their final game against Bridgewater State (via MCLA Athletics).

Promise for the Future and Great Memories Wraps Up the 2023 Men’s Soccer Season

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief February 6, 2024

After making the MASCAC playoffs in each of the last two seasons, the MCLA Men’s Soccer team looked to build off of that momentum and secure a MASCAC title. Unfortunately, things do not always go as...

Zaylee Ramos 26 reading the play on offense. Ramos would finish the game leading all scorers with 17 points (via MCLA Athletics).

Women’s Basketball Loss to Saint Joseph Wraps Up First Half of the Season

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief February 2, 2024

It looked to be a neck-and-neck game throughout the first half as MCLA hosted the visiting University of Saint Joseph out of West Hartford. However, a tough Blue Jays defense would cause numerous turnovers...

The MCLA Mens Hockey team preparing to make substitutions during a game at UMass Dartmouth (via MCLA Athletics).

Old Traditions and a New Legacy: MCLA Hockey Returns to the Ice for First Season in 20 Years

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief January 30, 2024

In 2003, MCLA made the tough decision to end the Men’s Hockey program due to a state budget cut and nearly $2 million dollars in repairs needed at the college’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink,...

Patrick Casagrande (Left) and Elyjah Garneau (Right) running during the Panther Invitational hosted by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Sciences at Indian Ladder Farms (via MCLA Athletics).

Runner Up: A Look Back at the 2023 MCLA Cross Country Season

Owen Brown, Editor in Chief January 29, 2024

The 2023 MCLA Cross Country season was one that certainly experienced both high and low points, dating back to the preseason. Just weeks before the men’s and women’s teams were just weeks away from...

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A Farewell to Rapinoe and Krieger: The End of an Era

Em Marlay-Wright, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

This past Saturday, soccer fans said goodbye to not one, but two US Soccer legends, as they both played their final game in the 2023 National Women's Soccer League Championship. Megan Rapinoe (Portland...

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