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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Lacrosse Falls to #7 Mustangs

After defeating Catholic 15-12 in their home opener, the Hampden-Sydney lacrosse team traveled north to take on the seventh-ranked Stevenson Mustangs. The game started off with a bang as Stevenson attackman put the hosts up 1-0 a mere 34 seconds into the contest. The Tigers answered with a Micah Keller goal less than 4 minutes later to knot the score at 1. Neither team found the back of the net until midway through the second quarter when Keller scored to give the Tigers their first lead of the afternoon.  The …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Tennis Opens Season With Split

The Hampden-Sydney tennis team opened their season on February 27 against conference foe Emory & Henry. The action started with each school’s respective #1 seeds facing off, Tigers senior Kevin Calhoun won the first set 6-2 but was unable to hold off Wasps’ player Matt Nelson who won the next two sets 6-3, 6-1 to take the opening match. Chip Wintringham swept his match against Tigers freshman Zach King, 6-1, 6-0. In a battle of the #3 seeds, Hampden-Sydney’s Ian Sammler took the first set 6-3 but was unable to …

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[8 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Basketball Season Ends in ODAC Tourney Semi-finals

Fresh off a 79-71 win over archrival Randolph-Macon to conclude their home schedule, the Hampden-Sydney basketball team entered the 2012 rendition of the ODAC men’s basketball tournament as the #4 side with momentum on their side.
For the Tigers, the tournament action at Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia began with a quarterfinal matchup against the fifth-seeded Lynchburg College Hornets.  In their two regular season meetings with Lynchburg, the Tigers won decisively both times, winning at home 90-67 on January 11 as well as a 92-59 beatdown of the Hornets on …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Lacrosse Continues Along the Season

On February 18th the Hampden-Sydney lacrosse team traveled north to face the Eagles of Mary Washington College. The game started with a quick Mary Washington goal at the 2:31 mark, followed by another Eagle goal with 8:22 remaining in the quarter. The Tigers responded however, when Carter Mavromatis found Ryan Martin for a man-up goal with 3:52 left in the opening frame. The Tigers then tied the score on a Ben Clarke tally with a mere 14 seconds remaining in the first.
The Tiger offense went ice cold after the first …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
After 2-0 Start, Baseball Hits A Rough Patch

After a 2-0 opening weekend at the newly dedicated Ty Cobb Ballpark, the Hampden-Sydney baseball team had a wave of momentum to begin their 2012 season, having defeated the Ferrum Panthers 5-3 and the University of Mary Washington Eagles 4-2 the following day.  Unfortunately for the baseball Tigers, they have lost four of their past five games since that opening weekend, putting their current record at 3-4.
On Thursday, February 9th, the Tigers had their first road game when they traveled to Newport News, Virginia to take on the Captains of …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Tiger Basketball Heads to ODAC Tourney After Win Over Archrival

Before a raucous crowd of 2,250 in Fleet Gymnasium, the Tiger basketball team did not disappoint as they defeated archrival Randolph-Macon 79-71 on Senior Day. Before the game guard Ben Jesse and forward Ru White were honored for their years with the program. The game started off with Randolph-Macon taking a 2-0 lead, but the Yellow Jackets would never lead again as the Tigers went on a 12-2 run to take the lead for the remainder of the game. The Tigers continued to pressure the visitors and took a 40-29 …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Baseball Starts Season Off Undefeated

The Tiger baseball team, looking to improve on last year’s solid 20-21 overall and 9-9 ODAC record, opened up the 2012 campaign with two weekend wins. The season opened up with the Tigers hosting the Panthers of Ferrum College. Taking the mound for the Tigers was junior Dan Nicoll. Nicoll pitched six scoreless innings, struck out five, and scattered three hits. At the plate, the Tigers came out with a balanced lineup; with 7 batters picking up at least one hit. Jordan Wind brought in two runs, Beau Flinchum, Christian …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
HS-C Rubgy Recieves Sportsmanship Award

The Hampden-Sydney College Rugby team was presented the 2011 Men’s Collegiate Sportsmanship Award by the Virginia Rugby Union. The Rugby Tigers claimed the mantle of Sportsmen of the Year in a conference that includes:  Christopher Newport University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Mary Washington University, Old Dominion University, Roanoke College, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, William & Mary, and Washington & Lee University. Head Coach, Saranna Thornton noted, “Hampden-Sydney students are gentlemen in the classroom as well as on the Rugby pitch.”
Coach Thornton was …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
As the Season Progresses, Tigers Continue to Dominate the Court

With three games left to play this season, the Tigers sit with their highest ODAC win total since the ‘06-‘07 season (10) and their best 22 game record since the ‘03-‘04 campaign (17-5). The Tigers have recovered from a tough one point road loss to Randolph College on January 28th in which the Tigers were held to one of their worst offensive performances of the season scoring only 60 points. Leading scorer, junior Harrison George, was held to only 10 points and the Tigers could not convert a last second …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Swimming Team Claims Historic First Win in Program History

After losing their first meet in program history, 77-61 to Randolph Macon back in November 5, 2011, the Hampden-Sydney swimming team traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, January 27th to compete in a dual meet against Greensboro College.  The second time was the charm for the Tigers, as they easily defeated the host Pride by the score of 105-64.
In the two relay events, the Tigers were able to outpace their opposition on both occasions.  In the 200yard medley relay, the team of Ke Shang ’13, Sam Smith ’13, William …