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Whitman Women’s Golf Ranked #2 in the Country

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter
November 3
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Two weeks ago at the 2016 Whitworth Invitational, the Whitman women’s golf team dominated their NWC competition, earning themselves the No.2 spot in the nation within Division III varsity golf. Heading into the tournament, Whitman sat at a No. 8 standing, which was quickly altered with the stellar pe...

From the Sideline: Mascot Musings

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
October 27
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Those among us who had harbored passionate visions of a fierce-looking Walla Walla Wallaby as the official representative of Whitman College had their hopes shattered last week as the Mascot Working Group revealed the final four mascot candidates. With marsupials out of the picture (perhaps justifiably),...

Whitman’s Own Frolf Course Guide

Whitman’s Own Frolf Course Guide

Arie Knops, Sports Reporter
October 27
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One of Whitman’s most popular leisure activities is a round on the unofficial frolf course of campus. The course can be played competitively scored, or simply be a study break lap around campus. Despite the variance of difficulties, all holes are scored as Par 3s. Hole 1: The first hole begi...

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter
October 27
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

“The outdoor program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development and environmentally sound trips in a supportive community.” This is the Whitman College Outdoor Program’s mission and...

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Head to Head: Concussions in Athletics

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor
October 20
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

A head to head collision triggers familiar signs: the ringing in the ears, the persistent headache, the nonstop feeling of nausea. If you break a bone, an X-ray confirms it. If you tear an ACL, an MRI confirms it. But if you experience a concussion, no such clear diagnostic test exists. This lack of a d...

NHL Season Outlook

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 20
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Mid-October brings several guarantees: leaves on the ground, crisp weather and the start of the National Hockey League season. Despite a busy offseason, many of last year’s contenders look to remain atop their respective conferences competing for the Stanley Cup. This coming season may be one of the ...

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 20
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After a losing streak to start the 2016 season, the Women’s soccer team earned their first win of the year, beating Pacific University 4-2 on October 9. Lena De Guzman came out fast, scoring a first goal to put the team up 1-0 in the seventh minute, giving the team momentum out of the gate. “I...

The Long Road to Recovery: Injuries in Athletics

Cherokee Washington, Sport's Reporter
October 13
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“Imagine working your whole life at your craft.Imagine winning [a] state [title], [a] championship, or maybe even experiencing that high [you feel] when you beat a rival team. Now, imagine not being able to feel [that high] as you watch your friends and teammates strive for greatness and surpass you....

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
October 13
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

Seattle Mariners Fall Painfully Short

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 5
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As the Major League Baseball season drew to a close, the Seattle Mariners were one game behind securing an American League wildcard spot. In order to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001, the Mariners had to win their final two in the 162 game season, and hope that the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit...

Men’s Soccer Off to a Fast Start

Arie Knops, Sport's Reporter
October 5
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A year ago this week, Whitman’s men’s soccer team was preparing for a rivalry game against Whitworth while sitting bottom of the Northwest Conference with a 1-1-4 record, and a 1-1-7 overall record. Fast forward one year, and the team finds itself approaching this matchup in a much different position,...

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 3
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Last weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team played host to the 2016 Women’s Northwest Regional Tennis Tournament. This annual fall tournament is organized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and featured over 64 athletes from eight different Washington and Oregon NCAA Division III schools. Hosting...

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