Scrimmages start seasons smoothly

Team Scruggs took the win in softball while men’s soccer lost to Bowling Green By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer A doubleheader took place last Friday at Hayden and Corcoran Fields, featuring two Muskie sports back-to-back. The afternoon consisted of the men’s basketball team playing a slow-pitch softball game on the baseball field, followed by the men’s soccer team playing their first preseason game of the year against Bowling Green. The softball game provided fans an opportunity to see the men’s basketball team do something far more casual than what they’re used to seeing.  For those in attendance, one of the … Continue reading Scrimmages start seasons smoothly

Olympics review: U.S. wins 39 gold

Pandemic guidelines restricted attendance, added enhanced safety protocols By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief After being postponed for a year, the 2020 Summer Olympics closed on Sunday after 16 days of competition. The Games opened on July 23 with a simple opening ceremony and the traditional Parade of Nations. Athletes from across the globe entered the stadium wearing masks, a side effect of the ongoing pandemic. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron to officially begin the games.  The Tokyo Games included 339 events in 33 different sports, five of which made their Olympic debut: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing … Continue reading Olympics review: U.S. wins 39 gold

Men take gold, women take bronze in Big East Swimming

By: Jake Geiger, Staff Writer Xavier Swimming had outstanding performances this weekend at the Big East Championship, as the women finished third and the men won the team title for the third straight year, the sixth overall win in Xavier men’s swimming history. The women’s team capped the weekend with two third place finishes in the championship finals. Freshman Kali Fischer received three bronze medals and senior Taylor Hogan received two bronze medals.  The women also closed out the tournament by receiving a bronze medal in the 400 freestyle relay from Fischer, senior Maureen Cummins and underclassmen Clara Keiser and … Continue reading Men take gold, women take bronze in Big East Swimming