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Fireworks, Surgery, and the Glory Days: Whitman Students Enjoy Winter Sports over Break

Fireworks, Surgery, and the Glory Days: Whitman Students Enjoy Winter Sports over Break

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
January 26, 2017
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For many Whitman students, winter break is not just Netflix binging, cookie consumption and New Year’s resolution rejection. It is an opportunity to revisit and rekindle a passion for what drives, inspires and refreshes them. For the students featured here and many in the Whitman community, winter...

Sounders Punch Ticket to MLS Cup

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
December 8, 2016
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On Nov. 27, the Seattle Sounders solidified their spot in the MLS Cup Finals for the first time in the club’s history. They beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0, and Jordan Morris scored a game-winning goal in the 56th minute to give the Sounders a 3-1 aggregate victory over Colorado. This was Morris’ second...

It is Time to Expand the College Football Playoffs

Conor Scanlon, Sports Columnist
December 8, 2016
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Blue and white confetti rains down from the rafters. The Penn State fight song blares from the loudspeaker. The Nittany Lions have just won the Big Ten Conference title—the most difficult feat in regular season college football. Unfortunately, the two-loss Lions will miss out on the four team College...

IM Basketball Heating Up

IM Basketball Heating Up

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
December 8, 2016
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As the intramural basketball season comes to a close, it is worth reflecting on an activity that has brought both lighthearted fun and competitive spirit to so many in the Whitman community. Competing and training in the Sherwood multipurpose gym, the athletes of Team 40 Oz—perhaps one of the more spirited teams—have poured their hearts into the game. Their...

It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter
December 1, 2016
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In September of 2014, President Barack Obama launched the “It’s On Us” initiative as a nationwide attempt to end sexual assault violence on college campuses. In short, the campaign aims at making a national change in the way individuals can approach and hopefully eliminate these incidents of sexual...

Cross Country Reaches the Finish Line, Eyes Next Year

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
December 1, 2016
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Nov. 12 marked the end of the season for Whitman’s cross country teams after a tough race at the NCAA Division III West Regionals in Salem, Oregon. This came two weeks after a strong showing by both the men and women at the Northwest Conference Championship. The cross country season begins in August...

A Brief History of Whitman Football

Arie Knops, Sports Writer
December 1, 2016
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We all know the ending to this story. But few of us know the dramatic highs and definite lows encountered by Whitman College’s football team on Borleske Field over its 80 year history. It all started in 1897, when Whitman won games against Whitman Academy, Waitsburg Academy and Walla Walla High School, b...

Dive in: Whitman Swimming Preview

Quinn Salkand, Sports Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The men’s and women’s swim team started off their first season in impressive fashion, with each team earning back-to-back wins in back-to-back weekends. All four wins for each team came against Northwest Conference rivals Lewis & Clark, Pacific, Willamette and Linfield. Starting with a 4-0 record h...

On the Court: Women’s Basketball Shooting for a Successful Season

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
November 17, 2016
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We are now halfway through November and the Whitman Women’s Basketball season is upon us. This year’s team is young, with half the 14 player roster being freshman, but predicted to be strong, nonetheless. The Northwest Conference coaches tab the Whitman Blues second in the preseason poll. They are...

Whitman Soccer Coach Jose Cedeno Named Head Coach of Walla Walla High School

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
November 17, 2016
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While the Whitman Men’s Soccer team officially ended their season with a draw at Whitworth University on Nov. 5, the team will be strengthening ties with the Walla Walla community for the rest of the school year. Most significantly, Walla Walla High School hired Whitman Head Coach Jose Cedeno on Oct. 28 to c...

Development Plans for Athletic Complex

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2016
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The grass is green and the future is bright for Whitman’s Athletic Complex. The Athletic Department is progressing on plans to bring game streaming capability and possibly a new clubhouse to the facility. Located three blocks north of campus, the Athletic Complex is host to practice and game fields...

The Rise of Soccer in America: MLS Playoffs Heating Up

Arie Knops, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2016
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The 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is coming to a close and its popularity has never been higher. The 2016 season had 25.7 million gross viewership, an eight percent increase from the 2015 season. The league is particularly optimistic because 55 percent of its viewership was aged 18-49, the...

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