A great man gone too soon

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor To some he was Sal Cat. Some others called him Mr. Catalano. Most importantly he was a husband, father and grandfather. Sal Catalano was someone you truly enjoyed being around. His sincerity was contagious. Sal, the grandfather of Erika Mackie, a senior on the Canisius softball team, passed away on … [Read more...]

A year in sports

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor As is typical of all sports programs, Canisius athletics had its ups and downs in the 2016-17 season. In the fall, the men’s cross country team finished in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Iona Gaels dominated the race, taking spots one through eight. Galen Snyder … [Read more...]

Reunions galore against Syracuse

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor For the fourth consecutive season and 11th time in 14 years, the Canisius softball program faced off against the Syracuse Orange in non-conference play. With Syracuse coming to the Demske Sports Complex on Wednesday, select players and members of both coaching staffs were able to reconnect … [Read more...]

Griffs open MAAC play with trio of tough losses

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor Mother nature played a role in the opening weekend of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play for the Canisius softball program. Their first doubleheader, initially scheduled for Saturday afternoon, was moved to Monday due to torrential rain in the New York City area. The Griffs were … [Read more...]

Support for the game and team they love

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor Playing softball at the collegiate level takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Junior pitcher Erika Mackie has been extremely lucky to have support from her family throughout her career as a member of the Canisius softball program. Erika’s parents have exemplified those characteristics even … [Read more...]

Long Way From Home: Softball players acclimating well to Canisius

By Marshall Haim Sports Reporter The Canisius Softball team has a good amount of players that come from states that are nowhere remotely close to Buffalo or even to New York State. Eight of the 15 players on this year’s squad hail from the states of California (4), Florida (2), Arizona and Hawaii (1 each). Just to get from their … [Read more...]

Climbing Back into Contention: Warm Weather Brings Weekend Wins

By Dave Maurer Sports Reporter The Canisius Softball Team started the season slowly, but the squad is starting to pick up some momentum as play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference begins. The Griffs entered this past weekend with a 9-24 record, hoping to improve at the plate and on defense. They did just that, en route to … [Read more...]

Softball Starting to Make Up for Slow Start: Griffs Start MAAC Play This Weekend

By Dave Maurer Sports Reporter The Canisius Women’s Softball Team did not get off to a great start in the early goings of their season, but the team is starting to show promise as the Griffs enter Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The bats have since started to produce and the pitching has been steadier, allowing the Griffs … [Read more...]

Softball Continues Disastrous Start: Griffs sit at 4-16 after going winless in the Capital City

By Dave Maurer Sports Reporter The Canisius Women’s Softball team is off to an atrocious start in their 2016 campaign, and there are plenty of improvements that need to be made. The Griffs traveled to Washington D.C. this past weekend and lost all four of their contests as the bats fell silent and the pitching was lackluster. The … [Read more...]

Bats bounce back following loss against Syracuse

by CJ Gates Editor-In-Chief After dropping a 5-inning game against the Syracuse Orange, the Griffs softball team has being on a tear of late – winning five of their next six games, including four wins against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents keeping them undefeated in MAAC play. Not only did the offense come alive – … [Read more...]

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