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Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 20, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist
September 29, 2016
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Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter hashtag, attempting to keep up with academic studies, maintaining physical well-being, all while...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Writer
September 29, 2016
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Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for her offensive prowess. In her fourth and final year playing volleyball for Whitman, she has been...

Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer
September 29, 2016
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Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between leagues. All major American leagues have chosen the playoff format, but many respected foreign leagues,...

Head Down to the Round-Up

Head Down to the Round-Up

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer
September 22, 2016
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Cowboy hats and country music: the two things that many Whitman students initially envision when picturing the Pendleton Round-Up. Upon visiting, however, one realizes that the Round-Up is a significant cultural celebration for rodeo fans and local Native Americans alike. The Pendleton Round-Up is an ...

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter
September 22, 2016
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Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national anthem. Washington’s letter made it clear that her actions were in no way intended to ...

Intramural Sports Kicks Off Another Year

Arie Knops, Sports Writer
September 22, 2016
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Now that the 2016-2017 academic year has begun, another season of intramural sports is finally underway. The driving force behind the IM calendar is the IM committee, a group of consisting of two representatives from each grade that work hard behind the scenes to organize this treasured aspect of Whitman...

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