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Wilson’s hidden gem: the North Carolina Baseball Museum offers history lesson

By JAKOB RYAN/Staff Writer | Photograph by NIKKI PRUITT Wilson County has been home to baseball for more 100 years and is home to Fleming Stadium, where baseball has been played since 1939. As for the stadium, it is a piece of history itself; however, within the confines of the ballpark is a place where […]

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College makes progress on football stadium

By JAKOB RYAN / Staff Writer —  Photograph by: NIKKI PRUITT With the announcement on August 7 by the Southern Atlantic Conference to postpone the 2020 football season until the spring of 2021, Barton College will have to eagerly wait for it’s return to the grid iron. As for the construction of the new football […]

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Fortuno transitions from pro ball to student athlete

By JAKOB RYAN / Staff Writer   Barton College’s baseball team does not have your typical starting pitcher throwing Friday nights for them. Gentry Fortuno is a 23-year-old Freshman who has already spent some time playing professional baseball. Fortuno is a product of a special rule in baseball that allows players to compete collegiately even […]

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Prep for football season, stadium continues

By HILLARY GEARY / Staff Writer Barton College has paused preparation for fall football season in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The fall of 2020 was to be the first football season at Barton since 1950, until the nation was blindsided by Coronavirus. Barton College has currently paused all sports practices and events. “We were about […]

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Barton fifth at league cross country meet

October 26, 2017 – After recording its highest finish in the Conference Carolinas Championships in more than a decade last year, fifth place, the Barton College men’s cross country team matched that result for the second straight season on Friday at Frank J. Liske Park. Senior Joel Lagat led the effort for the Bulldogs, claiming […]

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Vasilis Mandilaris represents his roots at Barton

Vasilis Mandilaris, a 21-year old foreign student at Barton College, came from Athens, Greece. The reason Mandilaris came all the way to Wilson is to participate in the men’s volleyball program at Barton. “I always wanted to play NCAA volleyball,” Mandilaris said. “This is a goal for many international student-athletes. The offer to play for […]

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Men’s lacrosse team begins recruitment process

The men’s lacrosse team has been having a productive beginning of the semester after receiving recruits who may be interested in joining the Barton Bulldogs. The new team is so far composed of two members, sophomore Angel Flores and freshman Tyler McNeill, who are undergoing workouts and weight training for the next few months. Even […]

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Barton introduces two new sports

Barton College will add two new intercollegiate sports during the 2016-17 academic year, according to Athletic Director Todd Wilkinson. Wilkinson said a lacrosse team will be strictly women’s lacrosse while there will be both men and women’s swim teams. The increase of funding is not of concern. Instead, there is hope that these added sports […]

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Men’s soccer shutout by top seed Pfeiffer

After earning a berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the Barton College men’s soccer team fell to No. 1 seed, and the No. 1 team in NCAA Division II, Pfeiffer University 5-0 on Tuesday night. The Falcons, who are 18-0 on the season, totaled 21 shots in the match including eight on goal while holding […]

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Women’s soccer season comes to an end after 3-0 loss to top seed in league tourney

For nearly the entire first half, an undermanned Barton College women’s soccer team managed to hold off the league’s No. 1 seed in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Playing with just three available substitutes against a deep Belmont Abbey College team that had outscored its opponents 44-3 in earning the regular-season title, the […]

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