Sturm sisters: Teammates, friends, sisters

Video by Emily Brutowski From losing every game freshman year of high school, to state semi-finalists senior year — Avery Sturm and her younger sister Morgan had quite the impact on their field hockey teams growing up. Whether it was having to practice on basketball courts or traveling seven hours a weekend for their club team, there’s no doubt the Sturm sisters are dedicated to an underappreciated sport. Junior Avery was the first Division I field hockey player from Roanoke, a city of 100,000. Freshman Morgan followed suit two years later to become the second. Their small private school...

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Miami shows promise in 3-1 loss to Providence

Video by Jack Barteck The RedHawks fell 3-1 to the No. 5 Providence Friars on Saturday night in a hard fought battle that showed promise from the young Miami team. Austin Alger, Phil Knies and Casey Gilling — all freshmen — had all of the points on Miami’s lone goal. “I thought the effort was pretty good, we have to clean up some things and work a little harder to win battles,” head coach Enrico Blasi said. “I thought for the first game, our young team did a pretty good job and lots to build on.” Miami is now...

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Hockey opens season against No. 5 Providence

Miami hockey opens the 2017-18 season at home tonight at 7:35 p.m. with a non-conference game against the No. 5 Providence Friars. The RedHawks look to bounce back from last season’s 9-20-7 record (5-14-5 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) with the help of returning captain senior defenseman Louis Belpedio and seven freshmen. The RedHawks are optimistic prior to puck drop, as history bodes well for the team that struggled last season. The NCHC preseason poll slated Miami to finish fifth, though the last two times Miami finished seventh or lower in conference standings, it would go on to win a...

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MU at ND: Students travel to South Bend

This past weekend, the RedHawks took on the Fighting Irish for the first time since 1909. Though Notre Dame beat Miami handily, students still enjoyed making the trip from Oxford to South Bend to see the match in person. Emily Simanskis, TMS Sports Editor, captured moments from her...

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RedHawks return to IU, race at Cedarville

In their first split-squad effort, Miami raced at both the Sam Bell Invitational at Indiana University and the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at Cedarville University. Only five male runners represented the Red and White in Cedarville on Friday, but four of the five runners ran their fastest times of the season in the eight-kilometer distance. Senior Matt Bromley had a major breakthrough, running a personal best by over 25 seconds. Bromley’s time of 25 minutes and five seconds was the second fastest in the open division, and the 15th fastest time in the state. Bromley said the personal best was due to another year of training from the same coach. “Everyone is able to develop much more with this consistent training,” he said. “The team is very tightly packed and makes it easier to train because we are all close together and can push each other.” Junior James Ngandu from Tiffin University defended his victory from last year, annihilating the field by over 35 seconds. The University of Dayton took home the team championship by placing its five scoring runners in the top ten with a gap under 25 seconds. In the six-kilometer race, the women’s team finished 16th out of 40 teams with 552 team points. Senior Alex Cameron led the ‘Hawks, placing 80th with a new personal best time of 23 minutes and 14 seconds. Sophomore Regan Smith...

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