On Saturday, the Amherst men’s football team opened its season with a resounding 41-17 victory over the Bates Bobcats. This was a morale-boosting win for a program that was coming off of a disappointing 4-4 season, which saw the Mammoths devastated by a rash of injuries to key players.

The purple and white opened up the scoring with a seven-play drive, culminating in a 49-yard pass from Ollie Ebert ‘20 to James O’Regan ’20 in the back of the end zone.

The Amherst men’s football team is one of the most successful groups in Division III sports. With six NESCAC titles and seven perfect seasons under their belt, numbers which only the hated Ephs can rival, the team is one of the most successful programs at Amherst.

However, the 2016 season was a somewhat uncharacteristic one for the Mammoths, with the team finishing 4-4 overall. Although it was not a losing season, it was understandably frustrating for a team that had captured the past three NESCAC titles.

This weekend, the Amherst College men’s golf team traveled to NESCAC rival Williams to compete on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, along with six other teams in the Williams Spring Invitational.

After one day of play, the team posted a score of 318 and sat in fifth place. On day two, however, the team improved their score to 303, to finish in the overall fifth spot.

First-years Will Lonquist and Jeffery Herr led the team with scores of 152 and 153, respectively.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to North Dartmouth, Mass., for the team’s opening weekend of play at the Hampton Inn Invitational.

The Mammoths tied for third place out of seventeen teams at the meet, which was hosted by UMass Dartmouth. Amherst finished with a score of 640, 20 points behind first-place Tufts and 14 behind second-place Babson.

On the first day of play, Dan Langa ’18 carded a score of 79. First-year Nicholas Kumamoto finished one stroke behind, placing both him and Langa in the top-15 players for the day.

The Amherst women’s basketball won the Division III National Championship on March 17. The team posted four consecutive double-digit wins on their way to a 33-0 record, the program’s first undefeated season.

Ali Doswell ’17 was named Women’s Basketball College Association (WBCA) Division III Player of the Year and a D3hoops.com First Team All-American. After picking up NESCAC Coach of the Year honors the week prior, coach G.P. Gromacki was named both the Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Coach of the Year and D3hoops.com Coach of the Year.

The Amherst women’s basketball team advanced to the third round of the Division III national tournament with two victories in LeFrak Gymnasium on Friday, March 3.

Entering the tournament undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country, Amherst swept aside Regis College 65-37 in Friday’s first round. The team then defeated No. 22 Mary Washington, 60-51, on Saturday.

Against Regis College, Amherst played solid defense right off the bat, allowing their opponents to only score two points in the opening quarter.

For the second straight season, the Amherst women’s basketball team won the NESCAC championship.

The purple and white hosted fifth-seeded Colby in Lefrak Gymnasium for the conference semifinals on Saturday. Colby’s only lead of the game came early on in the back and forth first five minutes of the game.