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Play ball- Did you know that MATC has a men’s soccer team? Or that the women’s softball team is back?

July 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

If you are looking for leadership skills, personal growth, camaraderie and school spirit, then you should try out for a team sport. MATC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and competes in the North Central Community College Conference (N4C). Men’s sports include:...

Baseball team finishes home season in lackluster fashion

Baseball team finishes home season in lackluster fashion

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
May 20, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Stormers baseball team finished out this season’s home schedule with losing efforts in back-to-back days of doubleheaders vs. Rock Valley College and South Suburban College. Both games against Rock Valley on May 2 ended with the Stormers down by a score of 6-4. And on May 3 against South Suburban...

Oops

Oops

May 20, 2014
Filed under Sports

In the April 10 issue the Times published the wrong photo for the story on women’s basketball coach Jeff Lorenz. We apologize for this. Here is the photo that was scheduled to run.

Lorenz awarded Coach of the Year

Lorenz awarded Coach of the Year

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
April 22, 2014
Filed under Sports

The North Central Community College Conference has named Jeff Lorenz its 2013-14 Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Lorenz, head coach of the MATC Lady Stormers, led the team to an overall record of 24-6 and had two players, Ashley McHenry and Benetta Jones, named to the N4C All-Conference and NJCAA...

Baseball stuck in dugout due to bad weather

Baseball  stuck in dugout  due to bad weather

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
April 22, 2014
Filed under Sports

Due to adverse weather condition, the Stormers baseball squad hasn’t played a game since mid-March. Contests against Lake Michigan College, College of Lake County, and Rock Valley College have been either postponed or canceled. The Stormers’ first home games were scheduled to be played on Saturday,...

Stormers get ready to win

Stormers get ready to win

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
March 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Despite a rough initial two weekends of games, the Stormers baseball team is hopeful that their abundance of returning sophomore leaders can guide them to a successful 2014 season. Shortstop Nate Van Ells, center fielder Brad Jacobs, pitcher Josh Brock, and center fielder Zach Taylor headline a team...

Women lose final home game to No. 1 Rock Valley

Women lose final home game to No. 1 Rock Valley

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
March 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Stormers’ women basketball team lost another contest to top-ranked juggernaut Rock Valley College Golden Eagles by a score of 96-77 on Saturday, Feb. 22 to close out their regular season. The Stormers’ previous loss to Rock Valley took place Jan. 29 on the road. The Stormers were without All...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bucks fly again

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bucks fly again

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
March 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar returned to Wisconsin to promote a new series of the state’s Department of Tourism ads that feature him back in the cockpit, same as he was in the 1980 hit comedy film, “Airplane!” He made an on-court appearance at the Milwaukee Bucks’ Monday, March 3, 114-...

Men squander halftime lead and lose

Men squander halftime lead and lose

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
March 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Stormers mismanaged a halftime lead on their home court to fall to the Golden Eagles of Rock Valley College 83-78 on Saturday, Feb. 22. It was the Stormers’ final home game of an up and down but constantly exciting season. The midgame break came with the Stormers up 47-36 but it was the Golde...

Stormer women Play 4Kay

Stormer women Play 4Kay

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

The MATC Stormer women’s basketball team held a “Pink Out” by wearing pink uniforms for two home games, Wednesday Feb. 12 and Saturday Feb. 15, to raise awareness and donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The foundation is named after legendary North Carolina State University women’s team h...

Women dominate Harper, continue win streak

Women dominate Harper, continue win streak

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

Even in pink uniforms, it was business as usual for the eighth ranked Stormer women. They clipped the wings of the Harper College Hawks for their sixth straight win on Saturday, Feb. 15 with a 84-65 victory. Guard Benetta Jones lead the way with 26 points, barreling her way to the basket time after time ...

Men get revenge behind Spears’ highlights

Men get revenge behind Spears’ highlights

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

Stormers’ guard Troy Spears thought his late fourth quarter tomahawk dunk to put the Feb. 15 game out of reach for the Harper College Hawks was more important than the three-pointer he drained just a few plays before that gave the Stormers the lead for good in a contest that saw it change 10 times. ...

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