Stories about "Athletics"
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William ‘Chick’ Leahey ’52, revered Bates baseball coach and mentor, dies at age 90

Monday, March 28, 2016 12:58 pm

Head coach of Bates baseball for 36 years and a revered mentor who paid forward his own life lessons to his players, Leahey died on March 26, 2016.

Ahmed Abdel Khalek '16 of Cairo, Bates' two-time national collegiate squash champion, poses for a portrait at the Bates Squash Center. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Shot by shot, an inside look at Bates squash champ Ahmed Abdel Khalek’s road to victory

Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 pm

The defending national champion is one game away from ending his collegiate career on a losing note. Then the winning began.

Anton Kishon '37 demonstrates his hammer-throw form, c. 1935. Kishon won the hammer throw at the 1935 NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Video: 1935 NCAA hammer champ Anton Kishon ’37 shows his form

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:21 am

“I’d take him on the team right now," said Al Fereshetian, men's track and field coach, after seeing this archival clip of the famed Bates thrower.

Nordic skier Sadie James '17 of Avon, Maine, prepares for the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Skiing Championships by working out on a SkiErg in Merrill Gym. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Video: Sadie James ’17 prepares for Nordic nationals

Friday, March 4, 2016 2:41 pm

How does a Nordic skier train for the NCAA meet when there's no snow nearby? Here's an inside look at James' training regimen.

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Video: Allison Hill ’17 hurdles the competition

Friday, February 26, 2016 1:07 pm

When Hill was fitted for her first track spikes as a girl, "it was like I was Cinderella." But there's nothing magical about Hill's success. It's just plain hard work, determination, and talent.

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Photo Story: Chelsea Nason’s Senior Day was for the ages

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:20 am

What Senior Day for women's basketball lacked in numbers (Nason was the sole honoree), it made up for in emotion, drama, and, in the end, pure elation.

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Video: ‘Hep guys’ and ‘pent gals’ talk about their events

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:47 pm

Bates track and field athletes talk about the challenges of the multiple-event heptathlon and pentathlon.

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Video: Just two degrees of separation for the Bates and Bowdoin hoops coaches

Friday, January 8, 2016 1:33 pm

The new Bates women's coach, Alison Montgomery, played at Bowdoin and got her coaching start in Brunswick under coach Adrienne Shibles, Bates '91. They ponder the question: Is it too close for comfort?

Day Two: Emilie Muller '16 of the Bates varsity eight considers the team's accomplishment: winning the college's first NCAA team championship. (Mason D. Cox '07 for Bates College)
Video: Boats busted, Bates got a boost to win last year’s NCAA rowing title

Friday, January 8, 2016 12:36 pm

It's well-known that women's rowing won the 2015 NCAA title. It's less known that Bates won using borrowed boats after theirs were damaged in transit to the regatta.

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Video: Art of rebounding with Allie Coppola ’17

Friday, December 18, 2015 1:24 pm

Explaining Coppola's rebounding prowess doesn't require the word "jump." She's simply more "focused and more determined" than many of her opponents, says head coach Alison Montgomery.

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