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Josh Towner has 21 articles published.

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

Royals torch Pipers

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The Bethel Women’s Basketball team dominated Hamline 94-50. By Zach Walker and Josh Towner The Bethel University Royals stayed consistent and on top during this afternoon’s matchup against the Hamline University Pipers. With only one lead change between both teams, the Royals were able to take control and keep it throughout. Proving solid from inside the paint and behind the line, the Royals shot 55.6 percent from the floor and 45 percent from three. Makenna Pearson, Bethel’s leading scorer, shot five for seven from three, contributing 15 points to her total of 19. “The team having confidence in me,” Pearson said when speaking about what worked in her leading performance. “It gives me confidence.” Six players put up double-digit scoring numbers. Pearson (19), Hannah Johnson (18), Haylee Barker (12), and Elizabeth Schwarz (11) led for the Royals, while Reilly Geistfeld, the MIAC’s leading scorer at 17.1 points per game, and…

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The other side of the bubble

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By Josh Towner From August 19, 2017 to July 29, 2018, I spent less than 50 days away from Bethel. For that dubiously long stretch of 345 days, I was never away from campus for more than two and a half weeks at a time. To put it lightly, I was tired of Bethel. I had eaten enough Sodexo taqueria and drank enough Royal Grounds dark roast to last me a lifetime. I saw enough people who claim to be good Christians leave their bags at an empty booth in the Grill while they ate dinner in the DC to make me consider never coming back to Bethel. That’s part of why instead of attending Bethel for the fall semester, I’m in New York City in a study abroad program. When I moved to New York, I immediately felt a change in energy. The city moves fast – it doesn’t…

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Sports recap

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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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