Army and Community Sports

  • Men’s Cross Country captures “star” meet

    The Army West Point Men’s Cross Country team placed four runners in the top six to take home the “star” in the annual meet with Navy Oct. 14 at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, New York.

    The Black Knights came away with a 27-29 victory.

    Straight from the source—Head Coach Mike Smith

    “What we saw out there today was a race for the ages. I say that in part because winning cross country meets against Navy has not happened very often for Army but also because of the dramatic way that it played out in the end. I knew we had a good chance to win it if we hung in there long enough and maintained our composure.

    “There were multiple lead changes in the last mile and the outcome was never really certain either way. Read More

  • Women’s Cross Country snaps Navy’s streak

    Led by junior Abby Halbrook, the Women’s Cross Country team defeated Navy, 27-28, Oct. 14 to take the ‘star’ at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. The Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA, is now 4-0-1 in favor of the Black Knights after the women’s victory. The win over Navy halted a six-meet winning streak by the Midshipmen. Halbrook’s win, following sophomore Bethany Nunnery’s win last year, marked the first back-to-back Army individual star wins since 2003 and 2004. The Black Knights, yelling “Beat Navy”, finished in three of the top six spots to edge the Mids. Read More

  • Thrilling victory, upset Navy in five: Volleyball rallies in thrilling comeback over Navy

    Down 2-0 in the match, the Army West Point Volleyball team rallied to win the next three sets to earn a thrilling victory over Navy Oct. 14 in Gillis Field House.

    The Black Knights earned the win over the top-ranked Midshipmen who had been undefeated in Patriot League play before the match.

    Army highlights and match notes

    • Haven Bethune controlled Army’s offence with a career-high 66 assists. She also added 13 digs to post her first double-double of the season.

    • Carolyn Bockrath led the cadets’ offense with a 23 kill performance with just two errors on the night. She boasted a .404 and added eight digs.

    • Courtney Horace notched a career-high 17 kills and Sydney Morriss added 15 and a team-leading three block assists. Read More

  • Hockey skates past American International

    Backed by a 38-save performance by Cole Bruns, the Army West Point Hockey team pushed past American International, 2-1, Oct. 7 to complete the weekend sweep in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army captured four points on the weekend and is first in Atlantic Hockey standings.

    • Nick DeCenzo and Brendan Soucie bookended an AIC goal to clinch the game for Army.

    • Blake Box, Tyler Pham, Zach Evancho and Conor Andrle were credited with assists for the Black Knights.

    • Pham’s assist was the 75th point of his career and 53rd assist for the most on the team.

    • Army’s penalty kill was superb as the defense killed off all five and picked up seven blocked shots from seven different players. Read More

  • Sprint Football cruises past Navy to claim “star”

    The Army West Point Sprint Football team scored early and often in its 40-6 victory over service-academy rival Navy in the annual “star” game Oct. 7 at Shea Stadium.

    The win was Army’s second in as many contests in the 2017-18 Star Series presented by USAA after the golf team defeated the Midshipmen, 6.5-4.5, last weekend.

    The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season, while Navy fell to 3-1.

    Army put up 40 points on Navy for the first time since the 1998 Anthracite Bowl in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, when it captured a 43-8 win.

    Senior wide receiver Ty Galyean posted two of the team’s five touchdowns on the afternoon on five receptions for 51 yards. Junior quarterback Keegan West was masterful in orchestrating Army’s offense, completing 22-of-28 passes for 242 yards and three scores. Read More

  • Golf secures first “star” of 2017-18 season

    The first star of this year’s Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA, went to the Black Knights with Nick Turner clinching it for the golf team for a 6.5-4.5 victory Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland.

    Straight from the source—Head Coach Chad Bagley

    “Very happy for our team in earning the Academy’s first “star” in the first Army/Navy matchup of the 2017-2018 season. Our guys showed tremendous amounts of poise and grit all weekend. We have to give the Navy golf team credit, they played very hard today and they didn’t give up when presented the opportunity.

    “We are very grateful to send our captain, Dean Sakata, off with a victory in his last star match and he played brilliantly today. He was dominant in his match and gave our team a very crucial point. Read More

  • Army Black Knights remain unbeaten at home, defeat UTEP

    The Army West Point Football team remained unbeaten at home in 2017 after a big second half led to a 35-21 victory over UTEP on Sept. 30 at Michie Stadium.

    The Black Knights moved to 3-2 on the season, while the Miners dropped to 0-5.

    Army compiled 353 yards on the ground with Andy Davidson leading the charge with 100 yards and a touchdown. Ahmad Bradshaw finished seven-yards shy of the 100-yard mark on 11 carries. Connor Slomka also got into the mix, finding the end zone twice on 10 carries.

    On top of the success in the running game, the Black Knights also managed to cause some damage through the air as Bradshaw completed three passes for a season-best 80 yards and a touchdown. Read More

  • Sprint Football blanks Franklin Pierce on the road

    The Army West Point Sprint Football team cruised to a 51-0 victory over Franklin Pierce in their first road game of the season Sept. 23 in Rindge, New Hampshire.

    The Black Knights improved to 2-0 on the year, while the Falcons dropped to 1-1.

    Army controlled the game from start to finish, totaling 311 yards of total offense while limiting FPU to just 164 yards. That defensive surge by the Black Knights allowed their offensive counterparts to start inside the Franklin Pierce territory on six of their 12 drives.

    Offensively, the Black Knights were led once again by senior running back Quay Gilmore who ran 13 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns.

    Junior quarterbacks Keegan West and Brady Miller were impressive through the air as well, combining for a 12-of-22 performance with 122 yards and three touchdowns. Read More

  • Volleyball wins fourth straight, blank Lafayette

    The Army West Point Volleyball team improved its winning streak to four straight after a 3-0 decision over Lafayette Sept. 23 in Lehigh Valley, Pennyslvania.

     Army highlights and match notes

    • The Black Knights led the Leopards in every category including points (59-41), kills (50-33), aces (5-3), assists (44-29) and digs (54-29).

    • Lafayette did, however, top Army in blocks with a 5-4 advantage.

    • For the second match in a row, Rachel Gearon led the cadets with 14 kills and a .619 hitting percentage.

    • Courtney Horace also produced 14 kills for the Black Knights, while Vanessa Wesley recorded 10.

    • Nikki Lum and Haven Bethune aided from the setters position with 20 and 18 assists, respectively.

    • Ellie Petersen led the squad with 14 digs as Ana Oglivie added 13 and two service aces. Read More

  • Michie Movie Night

    The Army West Point Football team is set to host the community at Michie Stadium Wednesday, for Michie Movie Knight. Gates open at 5 p.m. and children are invited on the field for various activities with cadet-athletes. The movie, Zootopia, will begin at 7 p.m. Football players will also be on hand to sign autographs before the start of the movie. Fans can bring blankets and enjoy the movie on the videoboard from the field or stands. Food and drinks will not be allowed on the playing surface. Concessions will be available for purchase. Read More

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