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The 10 seniors of the Women’s Soccer Team posing for a photo on Senior Day. Photographed from left to right: Em Marlay-Wright, Katelyn Piccolo, Savanna Amaral, Sophie Elser, Sarah Tomczyk, Jillian Currier, Claudia Bresett, Jess Halverson, Skyelyn Haynes, and Alyssa Porter. (photo from MCLA Athletics)

Senior Day Loss Wraps Up the 2022 Women’s Soccer Season

Owen Brown, Sports Writer November 10, 2022

An early Bridgewater State goal by Skylar Conrad set the tone early for the Bears, as they cruised to an easy 3-0 win over MCLA on their Senior Day. With the loss, the Trailblazers finish the regular...

Reece Racette ‘23 during the Men’s Basketball pre-season game against SUNY Adirondack. The Trailblazers lost the game by five points. (photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Young Roster, Hard Work Crucial to Upcoming Men’s Basketball Season

Owen Brown, Sports Writer November 10, 2022

The MCLA Men’s Basketball team entered the preseason this year coming off a heartbreaking loss. Up one with eight seconds left in last year’s MASCAC quarterfinals, Fitchburg State’s Dayne Allen...

Graduate student Noah Yearsley joined the 1000 point club at the Men’s Basketball game against Norwich University on Nov. 8. The Trailblazers lost 77-76. (photo by johnluke Kunce)

MCLA Hoops Are Back for First Home Game

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

Men’s Basketball had their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 8th against Norwich University.  The trailblazers lost in a very close 77-76 finish, fighting back hard from a fifteen point deficit in the...

Athletic Training: The Backbone of the Athletics Department

Athletic Training: The Backbone of the Athletics Department

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Athletic training is a key part of athletics here at MCLA, and head athletic trainer Matt Boillat has been the driving force in keeping athletes healthy since 2008. Boillat graduated from Quinnipiac...

Men’s Soccer Seniors Paolo Kareh, Max Whalen, Wesley Call, and Sam Edge on the field with their families during senior day. (Photo from MCLa Athletics)

Despite Loss on Senior Day, Men’s Soccer Remains Hopeful for MASCAC Playoff Games

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 31, 2022

A goal by Salem State’s Brendan Davis in just under four minutes in the second period proved to be the dagger for the Vikings, as they ended up defeating the Trailblazers on Senior Day by a final...

Spring Sports Teams Prepare for Successful Upcoming Season

Spring Sports Teams Prepare for Successful Upcoming Season

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 31, 2022

Baseball:  The team came into the fall off an 11-27 record the past spring. For most players, it was their first time truly getting a chance to play a baseball season, with the 2020 and 2021 seasons...

Anais Badio ‘26 spikes the ball over the net. The Women’s Volleyball team is currently first place in the MASCAC standings. (Photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Women’s Volleyball Stays Hot, Closing in on Regular Season Championship

Owen Brown, Sports Writer October 26, 2022

Looking to build on their playoff birth season last year, the Women’s Volleyball team has been able to do just that and plenty more. The team went 2-0 in play this week, bringing their record up...

MCLA prepares to bring back mens and womens hockey teams after almost 20 years of dormancy. (Photo from The Berkshire Eagle).

MCLA HOCKEY IS BACK!

Savanna Amaral, Sports Section Editor October 14, 2022

MCLA has previously announced the return of the men’s and women’s hockey teams, new updates have informed that games will begin in October of 2023 and that coaches for both teams have been hired.  The...

MCLA Athletic Staff Adjusts to Changes Within the Department

MCLA Athletic Staff Adjusts to Changes Within the Department

Savanna Amaral, Sports Editor October 12, 2022

There have been some changes within the athletic department regarding the roles and duties of several athletic staff members.   Adriane Baird’s roles and titles have shifted slightly with...

BWN 9/29/22

BWN 9/29/22

Beacon Web News October 7, 2022

Welcome to the new season of Beacon Web News! Ryan Powers discussed with Chief Daniel Colonno about a recent vandalism incident on MCLA property. Karesha Graham gets the inside scoop of MCLA's Theatre...

Sports Roundup 9/29

Sports Roundup 9/29

Savanna Amaral and Owen Brown September 29, 2022

Women’s Soccer:  The Trailblazers are currently 1-5-1 on the year thus far, with nine games left to play in the regular season. While the record does not show it, there are high hopes and expectations...

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