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Men’s Basketball Holds Off Trine And Hangs Onto Share of First Place in MIAA

Saturday, January 31, 2009

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By Bruce Van Baren (Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant)

ANGOLA, IN—Calvin knocked down clutch free throws to preserve an 82-80 win at Trine in first game of the second round through the MIAA schedule. The Knights won their third straight game to hold on to a share of first place in the MIAA.

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Knights Ride Veltema’s Hot Shooting To Victory Over Kalamazoo

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – Matt Veltema has been even more productive in Calvin’s starting lineup than he has off the bench, but he claims that nothing has changed since last week.

Nothing, except for a few more open shots.

After pouring in a career-best 21 points in a win over Albion on Saturday, Veltema set a new personal record by totaling 23 points in the Knights’ 74-60 win over Kalamazoo on Wednesday, jump-starting a fresh win streak for a Calvin team that dropped its previous contest at Van Noord Arena.

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Women’s Basketball Drops OT Decision to League-Leading Saint Mary’s

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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By Bruce Van Baren (Calvin Sports Information Office Student Assistant)

Sarah Partridge (East Lansing HS) hit a three-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining to force overtime against first-place Saint Mary’s Wednesday night at VanNoord Arena, but the Knights fell to the Belles 72-68 in overtime.

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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams Compete At GVSU Eubanks Invitational

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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ALLENDALE – The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their indoor campaigns on Friday night at the Grand Valley State Eubanks Invitational.

A highlight of the meet for Calvin was the performance of senior Lauren Bergstrom (Rochester, MN) who won the mile run with an NCAA III (indoor) conditional qualifying time of 4:55.01, just missing an automatic qualifying time.

 

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Host First-Ever Dual Meet Inside Venema Aquatic Center

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI—The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed an historic afternoon Saturday, hosting their first-ever dual meets inside the Venema Aquatic Center. Fittingly, the first competition was held against rival Hope with the Calvin women defeating the Hope women’s team 179-127 while the Calvin men were defeated by the Hope men’s team 171-95.

A standing room only crowd of more than 500 spectators was treated to a thrilling dual meet which began with opening remarks from Calvin president Dr. Gaylen Byker and the lead donor for the facility - Thelma Venema.

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Women’s Basketball Dials Long Distance To Defeat Kalamazoo

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – The Knights began their 2008-09 season by totaling only 10 3-pointers in their first three games.

Now, with a new-found proficiency from the perimeter, Calvin is getting used to drilling around 10 long balls per contest.

Unleashing a torrent of 3-pointers in the opening minutes on Saturday, the Knights jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead against Kalamazoo and would not slow down, defeating the Hornets 66-40.

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Men’s Basketball Digs Deep For Win at Albion - Vande Streek Now Calvin Leader In Victories

Saturday, January 24, 2009

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ALBION – The Calvin men’s basketball team dug down deep for a key conference victory on the road Saturday afternoon, defeating Albion 79-73 at Kresge Gymnasium to remain in first place in the MIAA standings.

The victory also allowed Calvin men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek to become the all-time leader in coaching victories as he boosted his Calvin coaching record to 255-101 to move past Ed Douma who recorded 254 victories at Calvin from 1984-to-1996.

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Three-Point Blitz Propels Women’s Basketball Team To Win at Olivet

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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OLIVET – The Calvin women’s basketball team used a three-point blitz to secure an 81-63 victory at Olivet’s Cutler Event Center. The Knights (9-6 overall, 404 MIAA) connected on 14 of 28 from three-point range including 11 of 19 in the first half as the Knights jumped out to a 46-23 halftime lead.

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Mike Zwier Emerges as Key Member of Calvin Men’s Basketball Team

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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By Bruce Van Baren (Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant)

Mike Zwier is proof that hard work and determination pays off. Zwier earned a starting spot this season after spending most of his first two varsity seasons on the bench.

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Win Streak Over As Knights Fall to Olivet at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS – The Knights misfired on four straight 3-pointers in the final 37 seconds and their late-game comeback surge was halted, falling 60-57 to Olivet in their first home loss at the Van Noord Arena.

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