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2017-2018 Multimedia Editor of The Clarion. Passionate about storytelling and making people laugh. Likes double overtime, interviewing people and pretending to understand Aristotle.

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Baseball, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer.  By Josh Towner  Baseball Location: Fort Myers, Florida The baseball team won all seven of their games in Florida. They are currently on a 12 game win streak, with record of 12-1. “We went down with a plan, executed that plan, and had a little fun along the way.”— Dan Marod Next: At the College of Saint Scholastica Mar. 25 Men’s Track and Field Location: Birmingham, Alabama The men’s track and field team sent four men to the national meet in Alabama. Senior Karl Olsen took second in the 400m earning All-American status. The one-seed 4×400 relay team persevered through an injury to be named All-American as well. Sophomore Shawn Monroe suffered a hamstring injury 50 meters into his leg of the race. He managed to hobble through the…

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Royals defeat St. Olaf in semifinal

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The Bethel men’s basketball team advanced to the MIAC playoff final in a 79-57 over St. Olaf. By Jared Martinson. Additional reporting by Josh Towner. The Bethel men’s basketball team punched its ticket to the MIAC championship game in thrilling fashion, defeating St. Olaf by a score of 79-57 on Friday night. The Royals knocked off the Oles for the first time this season after failing to do so both times in regular season play. Bethel was paced by sophomore guard Jack Jenson, who tallied 17 points and seven rebounds. Junior Matt Ambriz added 15 points on five three-pointers and Derek Magnuson worked inside for his 14 points and eight rebounds. The Royals had four players in double figures and two more with eight points each, displaying great balance on the offensive end. The game was tight for the first 25 minutes, with the game tied up at halftime by…

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Royals win quarterfinal against Carleton

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Bethel advances to the semifinal against St. Olaf after 71-66 win over Carleton College. By Josh Towner The Bethel men’s basketball team defeated Carleton College 71-66 in the MIAC quarterfinal. The Royals rallied back from down 11 points with 10 minutes to go, taking the lead in the final minutes of the game. Bethel led for most of the first half, but fell behind 36-34 at the break due to a number of costly turnovers on offense. They trailed for most of the second half, but managed a comeback in part because of the Carleton Knights’ abundance of fouls. The Royals were in the bonus with more than 10 minutes to go, leading to key free throws in crunch time.  The Royals were led in scoring by junior Matt Ambriz, who scored 21 points on a blistering 7 of 8 from the three point line. Sophomore Granger Kingland poured in…

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