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Ricky Conti

Ricky Conti has 22 articles published.


Swat Athletics puts together another strong year

If it wasn’t obvious already, many of the varsity teams on campus played exceptionally well across the board, making for an overall strong year for athletics. The athletics program as a whole seems to have improved dramatically over the last two to three years, with some teams displaying historic performances.  Most of Swat’s historically strong… Keep Reading


Spring Training kicks off the MLB season

After every long, cold offseason, major league baseball clubs reconvene in mid-February to begin prepping for the upcoming season. Fifteen of the 30 major league teams head to Arizona to participate in Cactus League play, while the other 15 spend their spring training in Florida for Grapefruit League play. Although Cactus and Grapefruit League play… Keep Reading


How old is he?

In 2009, the San Diego Padres drafted Donavan Tate, an athletic outfielder from Cartersville, Ga., with the third overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft. The First-Year Player Draft takes place in June, and there are over 40 rounds with over 1200 picks. Tate was a two-sport All-American in high school, also playing quarterback at… Keep Reading


Revisiting Luke Heimlich’s fall from grace

For a moment, imagine you are really good at baseball. Like really, really good. In fact, imagine that you are so good, that one of the best programs in college baseball has offered you a scholarship to come play at their institution. Now imagine being the best player on this team, which is now the… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Maggie O’Neil ’17

Maggie O’Neil, a native of Woodbury, Connecticut, is a member and significant contributor to both the Women’s Track and Field and Basketball teams. O’Neil was recently named Centennial Conference Field Athlete of the Week for her incredible performance at the Coach I Open at Franklin and Marshall College. She came in first in shot put… Keep Reading


Kicking and screaming, but with a purpose

The Women’s Soccer team wrapped up the 2016 season with a 15-4 overall record and a 7-2 record in Centennial Conference play. Although the Garnet fell short in the NCAA tournament, their season as a whole wasn’t short of successes.            The Women’s Soccer team is really damn good. If you… Keep Reading


Cleveland blows 3-1 lead, Cubs champs after 108 years

He stands up, puts on his green turtleneck shirt, old-school style glasses, and throwback Chicago Cubs baseball hat. For the first time since 2003, he can finally walk outside and feel the hustling winds that characterize downtown Chicago. Steve Bartman can finally smile. Steve Bartman can walk outside and stroll through the Windy City without… Keep Reading


Should club athletes qualify as Athlete of the Week?

The process of selecting the Athlete of the Week at the Phoenix every week is fairly simple, but that may change. Typically, the athlete who performed the best or had the biggest positive impact in their team’s game will get the weekly spot in the Sports section. The section, however, may begin to feature both… Keep Reading

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