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B a k e r g e t s o f f s e a s o n r e p a i r s by Dustin Barber Staff Writer Kyle Baker is accustomed to spending his off-season engulfed in a vigorous lifting and condi tioning regiment. This winter however, has brought Carroll College’s starting center a change in scenery. The Fighting Saints starting center underwent arthroscopic sur gery to repair a hole in the labrum of his right shoul der. In layman’s terms the labrum is the tissue that fastens the shoul der into the sock et. Dr. John Michelotti per formed Baker’s surgery at St. Peters Surgery Center on Monday, Jan. 10. The surgery con sisted of a series of four arthro scopic incisions to repair the hole in the damaged labrum. During the intense surgery, operation an anchor was placed in the shoulder to hold it in a stationary position. After the anchor is set in place the hole in the damaged labrum was stitched back together. “The surgical procedure took about five hours to complete and Dr. Michelotti was confident that the operation was successful,” Baker added. According to Dr. Michelotti a typical recovery schedule for Baker’s procedure includes at least four months of intense physical therapy and an individually tai lored amount of normal daily operation to regain the shoulder’s full strength and durability. Baker radiates optimism through a smile, while still acknowledging that he has some tough months ahead. The comple tion of the recovery period will reduce a shoulder hat is at full trength and able o withstand the ear and tear of Kyle Baker recovers after an immobile for the onset of the spring semester. “I’m still adjusting to the lack of mobility and the inconvenience of not having one of my function ing upper extremities,” said Baker. As the class loads begin to mount Baker sits back and rolls with life’s punches. The center chuckled, “Keeping a positive atti tude is critical and the medication is making that job a little easier.” From the locker room by Ashley Moore Intern Writer Men’s Basketball: Right now Carroll’s men’s bas ketball team is 16-5 and 4-2 in the Frontier Conference. Season Summary: 10/22 Uof Alberta W 94-54 10/23 Uof Alberta W 81-64 10/29 Malaspina U W 113-51 11/5 Holy Names W 99-67 11/6 Uof Utah L 62-86 11/8 Idaho State U W 76-75 ll/12Dickinson St. W 76-63 basketball team is ranked #16 in the National NAIA polls. Their record so far is 18-4 overall and 5- 1 in the Frontier Conference, mak ing them 1 st place in the league. Season Summary: 10/8 Uof Regina W 79-65 10/17Uof LethbridgeW 77-57 10/29Malaspina U W 113-48 11/5 Carroll ClassicW 89-50 11/6 Carroll ClassicW 80-56 1 l/12Minot St.TourW 73-61 1 l/13Minot St. TourL 65-74 ll/14Dickinson W 73-52 the trenches. ll/13Weber State L 53-76 ll/19Western “I will be reli 1 l/20Dickinson St. W 84-81 Babtist W 77-59 giously rehabbing 11/26 EOU W 98-82 1 l/20Fresno PacificW 82-62 for four months to 11/27 Mary W 86-60 1 l/27Sarsfield TourW 84-53 insure that I will 12/3 Lubbock 12/2 Uof Great FallsW 98-73 :>e 100 percent for Christian L 80-67 12/1 OLewis-Clark the season 12/4 Wayland Toum L 69-80 •3 opener against Baptist U L 53-66 12/11 Lewis-Clark $ Eastern Oregon 12/29Rocky Toum W 94-51 Toum W 99-42 £ on Saturday, 12/30 Lethbridge/ W 94-45 12/29Whitworth College ¡ 3 Aug. 27.” Augustana Classic L 68-78 •£> The surgery 1/6 LC State L 61-72 12/30Whitworth College I has left Baker’s 1/8 Westminster L 70-72 Classic W 70-51 right arm 1/13 Great Falls W 95-61 1/6 Lewis & Clark 1/15 MSUNorthem W 98-73 1/21 Montana Tech W 90-58 1/22 UM-Westem W 84-75 2/3 Westminister W 76-71 2/5 Lewis-Clark W 86-77 OT Upcoming Home Games: 2/17 UM-Westem @ 8:00 pm 2/19 Montana Tech @ 8:00pm Women’s Basketball: Currently Carroll’s Women’s State L 63-80 1/8 Westminster W 87-55 1/13 Uof Great FallsW 102-86 1/15 MSUNorthem W 78-77 1/21 Montana Tech W 79-56 1/22 UM-Westem W 79-77 OT 2/3 Westminister W 84-41 2/5 Lewis-Clark w 100-75 Upcoming Home Games: 2/17 UM-Westem @ 6 :: 00 pm 2/19 Montana Tech @ 1 6 : 00 pm The Saints by Molly Priddy Staff Writer The spiking Saints are at it again. It is time for the spring vol leyball training to begin and here at Carroll College, the players are itching to go. “Spring is always an exciting time,” said sophomore middle hit ter Tiffany Rochelle. “It gets us back into the swing of things and let’s us build up momentum.” Momentum is something that the Saints have always had. With four conference championships under their belts, the team is look ing forward to Number Five. “I’m confident in our team,” remarked junior right-side hitter Christie Tyrrell. volleyball team is back in action Saints Volleyball team start their practicing for the upcoming season. The volleyball team has four conference championships under their belt and are working towards winning a fifth. Despite the confidence, the Saints do have some obstacles to overcome in the coming pre-sea- son. With eight-year coach Amy Heuiser stepping down, the newly chosen coach, 1993 Carroll alum nus Maureen Boyle, will be taking over in February. The adjustment might take some time, but Boyle is excited about her chance. “It is a „ challenge and a huge opportunity ~ for me. It is also an opportunity .£ to come home,” she said in an earlier interview with the athletic jg department. 2 Another obstacle for the Saints a. is the loss of several key players. Outside hitter Lena Mortensen, middle Nicole Todorovich, defen sive specialist Amber Carter and more VOLLEYBALL on page 16 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005 VOLUME 88, NO. 4