The Jeffs took four out of five games in a long stretch of away games over the past week and a half, defeating Williams, Babson, Colby and Smith and dropping one to Bowdoin.

“Playing on the road is definitely a different experience, but we took it one game at a time and didn’t think of it as a five-game stretch,” co-captain Stephanie Clegg ’12 noted.

After a successful ITA/Regional Championship tournament at Williams, the top- ranked men’s tennis team officially began its defending its title in Baltimore on Oct. 8 with a well-earned 6-3 dual match win over 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins.

After winning the singles draw of the ITA/Regional Championship earlier this fall, sophomore Joey Fritz came from behind to defeat Hopkins’ Andy Hersch 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles match. At No. 2 singles, Mark Kahan ’13 also needed three sets to snag the win, eventually upending Tanner Brown 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.

As the women’s fall tennis season comes to an end, sophomore Jordan Brewer and senior Laura Danzig must be feeling pretty good about themselves. After three tournaments and a dual match this fall, the doubles tandem emerged perfect, posting a sterling 11-0 record. They most recently captured the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) title this past weekend.

The weekend before, the duo won the fifth-annual Gail Smith Doubles Tournament at Middlebury, after having notched an ITA/Regional Doubles Tournament win this season.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams had impressive races at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships, held at Franklin Park, on Oct. 8. Junior Keri Lambert led the women’s team for the third consecutive meet.

Lambert, who’s had an exceptional season, led the Lady Jeffs again at the Little Three Championships on Oct. 15 for a second-place team score. The men came in third, with Williams taking the title on both men’s and women’s side.

After a loss to Tufts dropped the volleyball team to 1-3 in conference play, the Firedogs ripped off three straight wins en route to a 4-1 stretch that brought the team to 15-5 overall and .500 in the NESCAC. The Firedogs first reached .500 with impressive wins over Conn. College and Colby, and the team quickly bounced back from a loss to Bowdoin by shutting out Bates.

With two impressive weeks of golf, the women’s golf team put the finishing touches on what has been a remarkably successful fall season. The Lady Jeffs earned third place out of eleven teams at the Williams Fall Classic two weeks ago and followed up that performance by placing second in the year-end event, the Wellesley Invitational, this past weekend.

Amidst the recent media firestorm and with Theo Epstein all but out, the mess for the Red Sox has only just begun.

I’ve never been a particular fan of Red Sox owner John Henry. After what has gone on since the Red Sox epic 2011 collapse, however, my disdain has progressed to a slightly more pointed dislike. Sure, he’s saying and denying all the right things to the press now. But he has been at the center of plenty of controversy in the last three weeks, much of it having to do with two of the most prominent figures in Boston baseball history — both of whom are on their way out.