Patrick Grimes ’23
It was a fantastic weekend for Trinity athletics as many of the fall teams took their talents on the road. Trinity showcased its athletic talent all over New England with contests near and far from the Ferris Athletic Center. One hotspot of Bantam talent this weekend, however, was Brunswick, Maine. Trinity’s hosts, the conference opponent Bowdoin polar bears, could not best the Bantams despite their home-field advantage. Trinity’s football, men’s tennis, and men’s golf teams shipped up north on Saturday Sept. 25 for a weekend of competition. Football found a routine W against Bowdoin on the gridiron, taking a 24-point victory (Final score 38-14). Men’s Tennis sent Henry Bilicic ’24 and Ross DeRose ’22 to compete in the ITA Men’s Tennis Regionals hosted by Bowdoin. Finally, men’s golf was led by Jack Godin’s ’24 three-under performance to first place after day one of the Bowdoin College Invitational.
Football showed-off the Fetter-Reid connection in back-to-back competitions. Quarterback Spencer Fetter ’23 threw for 355 yards, 205 of which were caught by Devante Reid ’22. Trinity Football now boasts a 2-0 record and 21 straight wins over Bowdoin. Trinity built a 17-0 lead before halftime courtesy of an opening Matt Jumes ’25 field goal and two Fetter passing touchdowns caught by TE Jack Barrett ’22 and WR Jonathan Girard ’22. Trinity’s running game was successful this Saturday as well. William Kirby, class of ’24 running back, finished with 74 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, including the Bantams’ third quarter opening touchdown to extend their lead to 24-0. Shortly after, Bowdoin’s Andre Eden planted a 13-yard rushing touchdown as a polar bears’ retaliation. Regardless, Bowdoin’s efforts were not enough, as Trinity would stomp two more touchdowns in the second half, voiding Bowdoin’s chance at victory. Trinity’s 38-14 victory over the polar bears will surely contribute to their momentum, as they look to continue their success at Middlebury next Saturday, October 2 at 1pm.
Men’s tennis saw Henry Bilicic ’24 and Ross DeRose ’22 compete at the ITA Men’s Tennis Regionals and succeed. The two logged a doubles victory in the tournament’s first round, toppling Wheaton college’s pair of Tracy and Anschuetz 8-3. Unfortunately, after a second-round battle with host, Bowdoin, they fell 8-6. Individually, Henry Bilicic ’24 took down Springfield College’s Zach Taub in two sets before falling to Damien Ruparel of Amherst, 6-3, 6-1. Senior Ross DeRose lost a tight match to Conn. College’s Julian Tien 6-4, 7-6.
Men’s golf enjoyed success on Saturday as well, but they will continue their fight as the weekend wraps up. Jack Godin ’24 shot a 69 and finished the day atop the leaderboard at the Bowdoin College Invitational. Godin’s three-under round left him with a one-shot lead over the field at Brunswick Golf Club. The Bantams combined for a score of six over par, which was good enough for a first-place spot with a three-stroke lead.
Lewis Hamilton Makes Formula 1 History
Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton has taken the racing world along for a wild ride since he began his career at the ripe age of 23 in 2007. On Sept. 26, 2021, in Sochi, Russia, Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to collect 100 wins. He did so in dramatic comeback fashion that barely edged out his rival Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton’s 100th win is so remarkable because Lewis has only appeared in 282 races since his debut. This means Hamilton has placed first in just under one in every three races he drives, an absolutely staggering win percentage. Hamilton’s 100th win is not only significant to his career and legacy but was critical to his 2021 season. This win allowed him to retake the top spot in the driver’s championship standings. The one he surpassed, promising young star and fierce rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing.
Hamilton began the race in Sochi on Saturday with a rough start unusually far back on the grid. After gaining momentum, he overtook Fernando Alonso of Alpine on the outside. Max Verstappen and Red Bull began the race in last due to a penalty caused by an engine change. Verstappen, like Hamilton, quickly found his way through the field and towards the front of the pack. Like other sports, weather plays a significant role in Formula One. In the last few laps, rain began to downpour. This can cause traction issues quickly for drivers that are not wise. Verstappen changed his tires immediately to account for the track’s slickness and gained a podium finish with his agile thinking. Lando Norris, fan favorite driver of McLaren, had the lead until the rain began. His gamble to not head to the pit for a tire change resulted in his car careening off the track after taking a corner too quickly. His lead was taken by Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis finished about 56 seconds ahead of second-place rival Max Verstappen, claiming a two-point lead over Verstappen in the driver’s championship standings as a bonus. Carlos Sainz Jr. rounded out the podium at third for Ferrari. The 2021 Formula One season is about halfway through and viewership in the United States is skyrocketing. The action unfolds on Saturday mornings at 8 am at tracks across the world. Tune in because Lewis Hamilton now has win number 100 and shows no sign of slowing down.