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Caitlin Adams: Running with a purpose (Full)

By: Matt Hamilton, Senior Writer

Caitlin Adams, a member of Towson’s cross country team, is preparing to run 305 miles across the state of Maryland. She’s running to raise money for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need.  She is fundraising for the run via her website, www.runacrossmaryland.com. This is the full five-part series on Caitlin’s preparation for the run, which begins May 23.

The Weather Channel said 42 degrees, but it felt much colder with the wind chill. And the mid-March piles of snow gave a sense of early February.

But there was Caitlin Adams, walking out of Towson University’s Tower B in grey-and-pink Under Armour shorts as students in jeans and sweatpants walked past. Adams smiled despite the near-freezing conditions. Continue reading

Down the road

By: Matt Hamilton, Senior Writer

Caitlin Adams, a member of Towson’s cross country team, is preparing to run 305 miles across the state of Maryland. She’s running to raise money for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need.  She is fundraising for the run via her website, www.runacrossmaryland.com. This is the fifth and final installment of a series on Caitlin’s preparation for the run, which begins May 23.

There’s not much in Preston, Maryland, the town Adams calls home. Farms fill the outskirts and empty back roads that lead to the only restaurant in the Eastern Shore town.

“That’s why I run,” Adams said. “I have nothing else to do.” Continue reading

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Fighting the Irish

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Just three days after advancing past High Point in Towson’s first NCAA tournament win since 2003, it had the tough task of traveling to face the first-seed Notre Dame Irish in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday.

Despite the Tigers holding a 6-2 lead in the first half, the Irish’s late run in the second half helped knock the Tigers out in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 12-10 win.

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Tigers Take Early Exit At CAAs

By: Payam Agha-Ghassem, Staff Writer

The Towson Tigers headed into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament having won 24 of their last 29 games. However, their season ended on Thursday as they fell to the Elon Phoenix 8-6 in an elimination game. The Tigers dropped the first game of the tournament against the James Madison Dukes on Wednesday 3-2.

In the loss against the third-seeded Phoenix (31-22, 11-10 CAA), the fourth-seeded Tigers (35-22, 10-11 CAA) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning after a two-run double from sophomore infielder Holiday Cahill and an RBI single from senior pitcher Missy McCormick.

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Angie Lange: A New Life

By: Matt Hamilton, Senior Writer

Caitlin Adams, a member of Towson’s cross country team, is preparing to run 305 miles across the state of Maryland. She’s running to raise money for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prosthetics to those in need.  She is fundraising for the run via her website, www.runacrossmaryland.com. This is the fourth installment of a series on Caitlin’s preparation for the run, which begins May 23.

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Towson drops two to rivals

By: Tyler Young, Staff Writer

The Tigers (15-33-2 overall, 8-13 CAA) lost two non-conference games to the UMBC Retrievers and Maryland Terrapins earlier this week, before a bye weekend.

Tuesday, Towson fell to UMBC by a score of 16-5 at Alumni Field in Baltimore. It is the second time the two teams have played this season. Towson has lost both encounters by a combined score of 28-5.

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Joining in the big dance

By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer

Towson overcame an early 5-0 deficit to beat High Point, 10-8, in the NCAA First Four game Wednesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The win moves the Tigers into a matchup with the first-seeded Notre Dame Irish (10-2) on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana.

The Tigers (12-5) had seven different players score goals in the game against the Panthers (10-7).

“High Point put us against the wall early, which is a huge testament to them,” Head Coach Shawn Nadelen said. “We had to dig deep and string things together and I couldn’t be more proud of our team and the heart that we have.” Continue reading