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Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman’s Finest

Hall of Fame Showcases Whitman’s Finest

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
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In the foyer of Sherwood Athletic Center sits Whitman College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. 58 athletes, coaches and supporters from over a 100-year span have plaques in the Hall of Fame, celebrating momentous athletic events, from Olympic time trials to multi-decade coaching careers. The Hall of Fame...

Bittersweet End to Frisbee Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
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This past weekend Whitman College welcomed sunshine, warm weather, a swift breeze and a swarm of frisbee players from all over the Northwest for the USA Ultimate Northwest Division I College Regionals. Many of the colleges at the tournament were large state schools with deep, well-developed programs...

Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
May 4, 2017
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With numerous conference and NCAA trophies headed to Sherwood Center's display cases, it has been a memorable year for Whitman varsity athletics. Here's a recap of five of the year's top team accomplishments. Swimming They were not the favorites–far from it. Going into February’s conference meet,...

From Borleske to Safeco: Baseball Closes Memorable Season

From Borleske to Safeco: Baseball Closes Memorable Season

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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The Whitman Blues baseball team ended their season falling painfully shy of a playoff berth in their final weekend match up against Linfield College. With the possibility of a win during the weekend, and a combination of possible outcomes across the Northwest Conference, the team still had a chance ...

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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In its twenty fifth year, last weekend’s annual Sweet Onion Crank bouldering competition brought nearly 200 students from schools across the Northwest to campus for a day chock-full of laughs and challenging climbs. On a weekend with the Renaissance Festival, Admitted Students Day and the 24-hour Varsit...

A Round of Applause: Threat to Decency or Deserved Reaction?

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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In mid-April, Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar, Neymar, was suspended for three La Liga matches for sarcastically applauding the fourth official while walking off the field after his second yellow card of the match. While a three match ban for such an important player would be catastrophic in the bes...

Team Positivity Sets Men’s Golf on the Upswing

Team Positivity Sets Men’s Golf on the Upswing

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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While the men’s golf team here at Whitman might not always have a place in the spotlight, the team has been quietly creating an impressive program oriented for the future. The team has finished in the bottom half of their past nine tournaments and their record this season has not exactly been e...

Tennis Confidence High as Conference Tournament Looms

Tennis Confidence High as Conference Tournament Looms

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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Both Whitman men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped up their seasons with wins and now look forward to next weekend’s Conference Tournament. The men’s team finished on top of the Northwest Conference with a perfect 12-0 record, going 22-6 overall. “This season has been going pretty we...

The Competitive Community of Intramural Sports

The Competitive Community of Intramural Sports

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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Whether you’re an ex-athlete looking for a space to put your muscle memory to good use, or a bunch of friends looking for a good time, intramural sports are one of the most accessible and entertaining pastimes at Whitman. Here, IM sports have a strong focus on community. Seventy percent of Whitman’s ...

Scooping up Talent: Varsity Lax Finds Success in Third Year

Scooping up Talent: Varsity Lax Finds Success in Third Year

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
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With their best record in the program’s three short years at the varsity level, the Whitman lacrosse team has quickly evolved into a Northwest Conference contender. The team’s young core and competitive attitude have them poised for long-term success, which could culminate in a bid to the NCAA Tournament...

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
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Due to the school’s recent mascot change, the Whitman Cycling team had the privilege of hosting the first annual Blues Omnium in Walla Walla last weekend. The omnium, meaning a multiple race cycling event, consisted of a long distance road race, team time trial and short course race. Large schools from...

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
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Frustrations have risen among Whitman’s top runners as the push to return the track team to varsity status has met strong resistance from administration. The track program currently functions as a quasi-club sport, competing in various spring meets and invitationals but barred from Conference and Region...

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