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Senior midfielder Caroline Wise chases towards a ground ball as Raptors graduate student defender Paige Gregg follows closely April 20 against the Bard College Raptors.

Bombers demolish the Raptors on senior day

By Ailley Magistro, Staff Writer April 21, 2024
There was celebration in Higgins Stadium as the Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took  down the Bard College Raptors 19–1 to secure the Liberty League regular season championship on a sweet Senior Day April 20. This marks a crucial step in the Bombers’ chase for a Liberty League title.
Senior pitcher Sean Kelly winds up and kicks his leg as he gets ready to fire a pitch to home plate on April 9. The Bombers held off a late rally and defeated the Continentals 12–11.

Baseball holds off late comeback and puts away Continentals

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
The afternoon of April 9 was the perfect day for baseball as the Ithaca College baseball team defeated out-of-conference foe Hamilton College 12–11 at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
From left, junior captain Eliana Chelnick, senior captain Isabelle Bennett and new head coach Tom Rishcoff will look to lead the Bombers back to prominence after a 2023 season that saw the team finish with an 8–10 record.

Women’s tennis returns to the court with young squad

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 29, 2024
As the new season approaches, the Ithaca College women's tennis team prepares to embark on another year of competition with a revamped squad. 
From left, Hobart sophomore defensive back Mekhi Rogers rushes senior wide receiver Ben Marinnacio as he drives downfield.

Bombers show up big in fall sports season

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 2, 2023
Ithaca College athletics wrapped up its fall season with many achievements under each squad's belt. Football, field hockey and sophomore Kyla Eisman of women's cross country made it into NCAA tournament play.
First-year Helena Winterberg prepares to swing at golf practice Sept. 26. Winterberg was named the Liberty League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 5 after her performance at the St. Lawrence Invitational.

Golf swings back into form after individual season

By David Schurter, Staff Writer September 28, 2023
The Ithaca College golf program hit a low in Spring 2023 when it was only able to field three athletes, forcing it to split into individual competitors instead of playing as a team. Now, the 2023–24 squad has returned with six athletes and is reclaiming its spot in team play. 
Following the 2022–23 academic year, the Ithaca College athletic department initiated a string of new hires including five coaches and two administrators.

Major leadership turnover marks new chapter for athletics

By David Schurter, Staff Writer August 24, 2023

With a new academic year rolling around, a new athletic year begins. The 2023–24 year will mark a new chapter in Ithaca College athletics, with several new coaches and administrators taking over for...

Following the resignation Erienne Roberts and Chris Hayes ’16, Ithaca College announced the hirings of Tyler Heisey and Tom Rishcoff on June 13 and 15, respectively.

Athletics department initiates string of new hires

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor June 21, 2023
Following the resignation Erienne Roberts and Chris Hayes ’16, Ithaca College announced the hirings of Tyler Heisey and Tom Rishcoff on June 13 and 15, respectively.
From left, senior forward Emily Dorn and graduate student guard Cara Volpe of the Bombers defend against Clarkson University sophomore guard Veronica Tache on Jan. 14 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Basketball teams resume seasons during winter break

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
On Jan. 2, the Ithaca College men's and women's basketball teams resumed their respective seasons while the majority of the college’s population was away from the campus on winter break. 
The Jannette Bonrouhi-Zakaim Memorial Alumni Run is the only home meet of the season for the Ithaca College men’s and women’s cross-country teams. At this year’s race, senior Danny Jagoe won the five kilometer race for the men with a time of 16:42.60, while Parley Hannan ‘20 won it for the women with a time of 18:03.00.

Runners reconnect at annual cross-country alumni run

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 7, 2022
For current athletes, alumni of all ages and their families, the Jannette Bonrouhi-Zakaim Memorial Alumni Run represents more than just a race.
From left, seniors Meredith Garrity and Julia Tomanovich of the Ithaca College womens cross-country team. The Bombers are looking to get back to Nationals after just missing them in 2021.

Women’s cross-country set hopes high after coming up short in 2021

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor August 31, 2022
Following a 2021 season where the Ithaca College women’s cross-country team came short of reaching the National Championship, expectations are high.
Sophomore attacker Maizy Veitch drives past senior defender Emma Heffron and prepares to pass the ball during the Ithaca College womens lacrosse teams 23–3 victory over Bard College on April 8.

Sophomore class impacts IC women’s lacrosse team

By Rocco Di Maiolo, Staff Writer April 12, 2022
As the Ithaca College women's lacrosse team navigates this season after graduating a large senior class last year, the depth of young players on the roster has shined bright to start the season. 
The Ithaca College baseball team held on for a 13–7 victory over Hamilton College on April 5. The win improved the Bombers record to 15–5.

Ithaca College baseball holds off Hamilton College in home opener

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer April 9, 2022
The Ithaca College baseball team made its return to South Hill on April 5, defeating Hamilton College 13–7 in the club’s home opener at Freeman Field.
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