Author Archives: Matt Geleske

January woes forgotten as men’s basketball continues hot streak

January woes forgotten as men’s basketball continues hot streak

The Lawrence University (Vikings) Men’s Basketball team competed last weekend at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. The visiting Vikings (8-10) proved that their early-January losing streak was truly a thing of the past with a decisive 71-57 win against Knox’s struggling Prairie Fire (1-16). Lawrence was led by the red-hot senior Jamie Nikitas with 22

LU Swim stays competitive in home meet

The Lawrence Swim team made a splash this weekend at LU’s own Boldt Natatorium in what is their only home meet of the season. The meet, featuring Division III school UW- Whitewater and the number two team in the conference Lake Forest, proved to be extremely competitive, with the women who finish second behind Whitewater

LU track starts season off strong

The Lawrence University Indoor Track and Field teams competed in their first meet of the indoor season last Friday at UW Oshkosh. Both men and women teams finished third against the historically dominant Oshkosh Titans and conference rival Ripon Redhawks. The women finished with 42 points and the men finished with 40. As it was

Track & field hopes to overcome challenges as season begins

The Lawrence University (Vikings) Track and Field team begins its indoor season this winter and, along with stiff competition, faces the unique challenges that the indoor track and field brings. One such challenge is that meets take place at smaller, 200-meter indoor tracks as opposed to the 400-meter tracks during the outdoor season. The smaller

Football aims for first home win vs. Ripon

In a game featuring the oldest college football rivalry in Wisconsin, the Lawrence University (Vikings) Football team lost to the Ripon College Redhawks with a final score of 43-15. Ripon improved its record to 6-3 while Lawrence fell to 1-8. The Vikings entered this game determined to earn their first win in the renovated Banta

Women’s soccer prepares for last game

The Lawrence Women’s Soccer team competed against Ripon College and Lake Forest in two separate Conference matchups this past week. The Lady Vikes were victorious in their game on Thursday against Ripon with a final score of 5-0, but fell to the conference leading Foresters 4-0. The team moves its record to 9-8 on the

Cross country focuses on upcoming conference meet

The Lawrence men’s and women’s cross country teams competed this weekend at the AAE Invitational in Oshkosh, Wis. Hosted by UW-Oshkosh, this immense meet included 46 teams with over 400 runners in each race. The meet also included some of the historically top division three cross country programs in the nation such as Wheaton and

Women’s cross country continues to lead the pack

In another pre-Midwest Conference (MWC) matchup, the Lawrence University (Vikings) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams raced at their only home meet of the year at Reid Golf Course at the Gene Davis Invitational. This meet was smaller than most as it included only six teams. However the women took care of it by taking

Sports Feature: A Cubs fan in Appleton

Growing up in the Chicago area, my Cubs fandom has never been questioned. When a fan leaves the friendly confines of North-Eastern Illinois however, he or she is faced the harsh reality of living with people who like baseball teams that actually win once and a while. Truly witty, intellectual and historically relevant comments such