Army and Community Sports

  • Army football falls to Navy in rivalry tilt

    In the 120th installment of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, Army West Point fell to service-academy foe No. 21 Navy, 31-7, Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
    The Black Knights logged 148 yards of total offense opposite the Midshipmen (10-2). In his first collegiate start behind center, junior quarterback Christian Anderson scored Army’s lone touchdown and led the way with a team-best 56 yards on 21 rushes.
    Anderson added 18 yards through the air on a pair of completions. Running backs junior Sandon McCoy and senior Connor Slomka combined for 42 yards on the ground after logging 21 yards apiece.
    On the defensive side of the ball, junior defensive lineman Edriece Patterson, sophomore linebacker Arik Smith and junior linebacker Jeremiah Lowery each set career marks in tackles. Read More

  • Kirk posts academy shot put record at Crowell Open

    The Army West Point track and field team kicked-off its 2019-20 indoor campaign in their home facility on Saturday when they hosted the Crowell Open at Gillis Field House.
    The Black Knights competed against athletes from several schools such as Manhattan, Vasser, Farleigh Dickinson and Molloy College.
    Headlining the performances was junior thrower Geoff Kirk, who broke his own academy record with a shot put throw of 18.36 meters.
    It was a strong showing for several cadets including senior standout Calli McMullen, who claimed victory in each of her three events. Sophomores Justin Young and Emily Mikoud, who both earned Patriot League Rookie of the Meet honors last season, were victorious in their respective events.
    The competition was the first of three home meets for the Black Knights during the indoor season. Read More

  • Wrestling takes top honors at Patriot Open

    The Army West Point wrestling team returned to competition Saturday at the Patriot Open hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. The Black Knights earned five individual titles on their way to the top overall team point total.
    “I felt like we performed well,” Head Coach Kevin Ward said. “I was especially proud to see the number of individuals we put into the finals. Sahm (Abdulrazzaq) and (Markus) Hartman both winning their first collegiate tournaments is a big thing for those guys.”
    Ten Cadets made it to respective finals matches on the day, with champions coming at 157 lbs. (sophomore Hartman), 165 lbs. (senior Cael McCormick), 184 lbs. (freshman Abdulrazzaq), 197 lbs. (NC between senior Alex Hopkins and sophomore J.T. Read More

  • Army Football to honor 1st Cavalry Division

    The 2019 Army-Navy Uniform tells the story of the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the birth of air mobility during the Vietnam War. The division is unique in that throughout its existence, the division has served as a Cavalry Division, an Infantry Division, an Air Assault Division and an Armored Division. Army football will honor the past of “First Team!” A story of valor, courage and sacrifice. Inspired, humbled and motivated by the Soldiers that came before them, they will don their patches, adopt their motto’s and hold their deeds close to our hearts. Visit https://firstteam.football/ to read more about the uniform and the history of the first Air mobility Division, 1st Cavalry Division. Watch the Army-Navy Football game Saturday at 3 p.m. Read More

  • Men’s Basketball tops Marist in overtime thriller

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team trailed Hudson Valley Region foe Marist by five with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but managed to rally and defeat the Red Foxes, 66-64, in overtime Saturday in Poughkeepsie, New York.
    Marist’s Braden Bell knocked down a trey with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to the give the Red Foxes the 62-57 advantage. Junior guard Lonnie Grayson answered back almost immediately after, connecting on a 3-ball of his own to cut Marist’s lead back to two.
    The Cadets then forced a jump ball on the ensuing inbound play to regain possession, before senior guard Tommy Funk hit a layup with 11 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.
    The Black Knights had four members reach double-figures. Read More

  • Women’s Basketball edges FDU in double OT

    Sophomore guard Alisa Fallon finished with a career-high 22 points, as the Army West Point women’s basketball team edged Fairleigh Dickinson, 70-68, in double overtime Saturday in Hackensack, New Jersey. The win marks Dave Magarity’s 250th as head coach of the program.
    With 12 seconds left in the first overtime, Fairleigh Dickinson held the ball with the shot clock turned off and with a two-point advantage.
    However, the Black Knights forced an over-and-back on an inbound play to regain possession. Fallon proceeded to knock down a pair of clutch free throws to send the game to a second overtime. That sequence came after Fallon hit a pair of free throws with 41 seconds left in regulation, which proved to send the game to the first overtime. Read More

  • Hockey closes November with sweep of Canisius

    The Army West Point hockey team completed the Thanksgiving weekend sweep with a 3-2 win over Canisius Saturday at LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York.
    For the second day in a row, the Black Knights had to withstand a comeback effort from the gritty Golden Griffins, and just like Friday night, sophomore forward Eric Butte closed the show with a game winning goal in the third period.
    Four of the game’s five goals were scored in a track meet of a second period, with Army netting the game’s first two goals and Canisius scoring the next two.
    The third period was scoreless through the first half of the frame before Butte was able to find an open space in the slot to send home the go-ahead goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the contest. Read More

  • Systems Engineering takes Ultimate Frisbee title

    The Systems Engineering team finished its second consecutive West Point Staff and Faculty Ultimate Frisbee season undefeated and defended its title with a 12-6 win over GENE/DFL/DEP/CLS on Nov. 13 at the Foley Indoor Center. Read More

  • Football tramples VMI, 47-6, for Senior Day win

    With 594 yards on the ground, the Army West Point football team powered past VMI for a 47-6, senior day win Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
    Senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr., who came into the game to replace sophomore quarterback Jabari Laws late in the opening quarter, logged a career-best 208 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries for the Black Knights (5-6).
    Prior to exiting the contest, Laws had success running the football against the Keydets (4-7) as the second-year quarterback went for 97 yards and a touchdown.
    Junior quarterback Christian Anderson and senior running backs Connor Slomka and Kell Walker also all found pay dirt to add to Army’s successful rushing performance.
    Slomka was responsible for three of the Black Knights’ seven touchdowns in the game. Read More

  • Wrestling captures team title at Black Knight Invite

    The Army West Point wrestling team continued its strong start to the season Sunday, as the Black Knights won three individual titles, as well as the top overall team crown at its host invite.
    “I thought the guys competed really hard,” head coach Kevin Ward said. “We talked about before the tournament, that as long as you go out there and fight and you can walk off the mat saying I gave everything I had, we can improve from that.”
    Army finished with an impressive 140 point team total, tops among the eight teams in attendance. Penn State was second overall with 127.5 points, and Central Michigan rounded out the top three with 107.5.
    The Black Knights also sent six wrestlers to respective finals, with the three individual champions coming at 165, 184 and 197 pounds. Read More

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