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Men’s Soccer Fundraiser Brings Walla Walla Community Together

May 5
Filed under Men's Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman College’s Men’s Soccer Team organized a fundraising community soccer tournament for the weekend of April 23 and 24. Nine teams in all signed up for the fundraiser, with one team composed of Whitman students and the other eight composed of adult league teams and teams with varsity players...

Sweet Onion Crank Showcases Talent for Whitman Climbing Team, Ending With Two 1st Place Finishes

May 5
Filed under SPORTS

The Sweet Onion Crank is a Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit bouldering competition and rock climbing festival hosted at the Whitman College Climbing Center each spring. This past week the event turned out to be especially fruitful for the Whitman College Men’s and Women’s teams. A team compris...

Leicester City Completes Most Historic Season in Sports History

Alden Glass
May 5
Filed under SPORTS

On Monday afternoon, the former player of the year for the Barclay’s Premier League, Eden Hazard, scored the goal that gave new crowned league MVP Riyadh Mahrez his first ever BPL title. With a two goal comeback against second placed Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea ensured Leicester City would maintain...

Men’s and Women’s Golf Finish Season on High Note; Women Await Bid to Nationals

April 27
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The Whitman men’s and women’s golf teams are both returned Sunday from Crosswater Golf course in Sunriver, Oregon, where they each competed in the NWC championships. The Men played well the first day, but stepped up their game considerably and competed very strongly the second day. They ended up...

NWC Finals Wrap-up: Women’s Tennis falls short, Men’s team takes home 9th straight title

NWC Finals Wrap-up: Women’s Tennis falls short, Men’s team takes home 9th straight title

April 27
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

After four consecutive years of hosting the conference tournament, the Whitman women’s tennis team found themselves in a new situation on the road with a championship on the line. The women routed Linfield in the semi final match by a score of 5-0, storming into the championship match. Senior captain...

Cross-town Contests Offer Unique Opportunity

Alden Glass
April 25
Filed under SPORTS

While focus is often given to Whitman’s intense rivalry with the Whitworth Pirates, another local rival provides Whitman’s sports programs with invaluable non-conference contests each season; the Walla Walla University Wolves. Situated in College Place, WWU plays in the Cascade Collegiate Conference...

Women’s Lacrosse on Right Track for Future Success

Women’s Lacrosse on Right Track for Future Success

April 21
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Competing in their first full season at the varsity level, Whitman Women's Lacrosse has shown that they will be a force for years to come. The Northwest Conference is comprised of five teams, with Whitman being the most recent to join in. Competing against programs which have been established for some ...

Exploring the Daily Life of a Whitman Varsity Athlete

Alden Glass
April 21
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman Men’s Golf scored a season low 306 at the Northwest Conference Golf Spring Classic earlier this April. Senior Daniel Hoffman has been the embodiment of the student athlete with a number of strong performances and leadership for the team averaging a 77 over the course of the year. In many ways,...

Dynasty Talk Still Alive for Men’s Tennis

April 21
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

Whitman’s Men’s Tennis team began the 2016 season with high hopes after winning the Northwest Conference and reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015. The team challenged themselves with the early season schedule, playing Division I teams University of Idaho and Seattle University....

Baseball Continues in Positive Direction

Baseball Continues in Positive Direction

April 14
Filed under SPORTS

In May of 2015, after the previous head coach stepped down to pursue other opportunities, then assistant coach Brian Kitamura, a Whitman graduate, took over the helm as the new head coach. So far under Coach BK, the baseball team has undergone some pretty major changes in an effort to shift their team...

Record Breaking Weekend for Women’s Golf

April 14
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman's Women’s Golf team entered the spring portion of their 2015-16 season with very high expectations. Junior Lou Points returning from her semester abroad to join an already potent lineup. Teaming up with her for the spring season were first-year Charlotte Simons and a trio of top 30 players...

Cycling Team Hosts Third Annual Criterium

Cycling Team Hosts Third Annual Criterium

April 14
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The Whitman College Cycling team enjoyed a strong home-turf finish at this weekend’s campus criterium, placing first overall in the event. The third annual Criterium featured a variety of cycling individual and team events, and over a dozen other Northwest area schools competed. Both individual ri...

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