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Junior righty pitcher Dan Allard steps up on the mound in the Bombers 11–6 loss against the SUNY Oswego State Lakers. The Bombers went through six different pitchers in nine innings.

Lakers’ strong first inning drives them past the Bombers

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer April 17, 2024
On the afternoon of April 16, the Ithaca College baseball team took on the SUNY Oswego State Lakers in an out-of-conference matchup at Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field. The Lakers controlled the game from the first pitch and defeated the Bombers 11-6.
Sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci zones in at the plate and waits for the pitch against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on April 12.

Bombers push undefeated Engineers to extras but fall in doubleheader

By Khari Bolden, Staff Writer April 13, 2024
Konstrinsky Field hosted what may have been The Ithaca College softball team’s biggest challenge of the season to date came on April 12, as the Bombers were swept in a doubleheader by the No. 18 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers by scores of 4–2 in 10 innings and 7–5 in nine. Despite the sweep, the pitching efforts of junior pitcher Anna Cornell were enough to make history on the Bombers’ ground.
from left, sophomore Bryce Williston, junior James Ross, junior Griffin Hunt, senior Wesley Hoglin, first-year student Nolyn Boswell and first-year student Max Detzer of the first varsity eight row alongside Hobart College.

Rowing surges into the spring season at the Cayuga Duels

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor March 30, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s and men’s rowing teams squared off with multiple New York state foes at the Cayuga Duels on March 30 at the Cayuga Inlet. 
Bombers senior attack/midfield Chloe Nordyke tracks the ball as Cardinals junior defense Jillian Genther trails behind in the Bombers 13–11 victory March 23.

Bombers brace the cold and secure a victory over the Cardinals

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer March 23, 2024
It was an ice cold afternoon on Higgins Field when the No. 21 Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team took on the No. 23 St. John Fisher University Cardinals in a tough, nail-biting 13–11 win
From left, senior outfielder Hudson Hassler and sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci will look to get back in the Liberty League championship with a squad that only rosters three seniors.

Softball looks to ignite young core in championship push

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College softball team is adjusting to having a younger team this season. In spite of this, its high-powered hitting and new age pitching staff will look to get back to the promised land to dethrone a modern day Goliath.
Senior Jacob Wachs prepares to hit the ball back to his opponent. The 2024 Ithaca College mens tennis season is under way with promising first-year students and new coaching staff.

Men’s tennis has big hopes this season with new faces

By Ben Hanan, Contributing Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s tennis team is gearing up for another spring after coming off a rough  2023 season where the Bombers maintained a 1–7 conference record and a 6–10 regular  record. Thankfully, a new face is trying to right the ship.
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, junior sprinter Natalie MacArthur and sophomore hurdler Rachel Larson aim for success this season, as head coach Jennifer Potter encourages her roster to trust the process.

Women’s track and field looks to run towards championship glory

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer February 28, 2024
The Ithaca College women's track and field team is “trusting the process,” a motto head coach Jennifer Potter believes is core to the program. With 26 first-year students joining the Bombers’ squad, there is a new wave of excitement and energy heading into the Spring 2024 outdoor season. 
From left to right, first-year forward Alex Penders, sophomore guard Cole Wissink, first-year guard Evan Cabral and sophomore forward Gavin Schauder. All four underclassmen have recorded substantial minutes for the team in the winter season.

Young blood forms the backbone of rejuvenated men’s basketball

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor January 25, 2024
Last season, the Ithaca College men’s basketball team heavily relied on their upperclassmen, with four out of five starters being seniors or graduate students. However, this year, much has changed, with many underclassmen shining for the Bombers. Now, the team holds a 10–6 record and had a 9–3 start compared to the team’s 7–5 start last season.
From left, Bombers junior guard Aidan Holmes drives right down the baseline as Yellowjackets junior forward Logan Jagodzinski tries to defend the penetration into the lane.

Second half surge leads men’s basketball to victory over Yellowjackets

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer December 8, 2023
The Ithaca College men's basketball team faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets on Dec. 6 in Ben Light Gymnasium. The first 30 minutes remained back and forth until the Bombers got away with a run in the last ten minutes of the game to take home the victory 86–70.
From left, Yellowjackets senior guard Kat Jenks retreats into defensive position as Bombers first-year guard Tori Drevna drives left into the lane.

Women’s basketball flies past Yellowjackets

By Rory Mastine, Staff Writer December 8, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s basketball team fought its way past the University of Rochester Yellowjackets in a 62–54 battle Dec. 6 en route to their sixth win of the season. 
From left, senior running back Jalen Leonard-Osbourne celebrates after he trotted for a six yard touchdown run past Garnet Charger senior linebacker Spencer Goldstein in the Bombers 17–9 victory Oct. 14.

Football earns gritty victory over Garnet Chargers

By Daniel King, Senior Writer October 15, 2023
On a rain-soaked day, the Ithaca College football team earned a hard-fought victory, downing the Union College Garnet Chargers by a final score of 17–9 at Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium.
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