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Should DIII Athletes Be Eligible for Athletic Scholarships?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer
September 15, 2016
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What is the difference between Division I and Division III athletics? Many point to higher standards of competition, more demanding time commitments and larger institutions as characteristics of DI programs. We have all heard of the debate on paying some DI college athletes, but what about DIII a...

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

Quinn Salkind, Sports Writer
September 15, 2016
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As he finished up his Junior year, Garrett Atkinson (’17) went into the summer preparing for a business internship with the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Club. What he did not expect was to be playing for the team himself. As it turned out, the Sweets were in need of left handed pitchers at the start...

Whitman Soccer Takes LA

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer
September 15, 2016
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While many students were acclimating themselves to campus the first weekend after classes began, the Whitman Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were busy playing in a combined five games in Southern California. Pre-Northwest Conference trips like this are typical for the soccer teams. Last year t...

Were the Rio Olympics worth it for Brazil?

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor
September 8, 2016
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On the evening of August 20, the Brazil men’s soccer team sealed an Olympic Gold Medal, sending the Brazilian people into the streets in celebration. Only one day later, the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremonies came to a close, spelling a final send-off for a record-breaking Olympic Games. Michael Phelps, w...

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Daniel Charlton and Mitchell Smith
September 8, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Women's Soccer After spending much of last year’s rebuilding effort at the bottom of the Northwest Conference standings, the 2016 Whitman women’s soccer team will feature one of its most balanced squads in the last few years. The team returns NW Conference First Team member and senior midfie...

Sweets Earn 2nd Straight Nationals Trip

Sweets Earn 2nd Straight Nationals Trip

May 5, 2016
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The Sweets (formerly known as The Lady Sweets) have had an incredibly successful season, posting 3 tournament wins. This included a victory at the Stanford Invitational, one of the most competitive Division I tournaments in the country. For a stretch of time they were the number one DI team in the country,...

Men’s Soccer Fundraiser Brings Walla Walla Community Together

May 5, 2016
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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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...

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