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Baseball team remains optimistic

February 28, 2007
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by Rebecca Jensen STAFF WRITER There's a lot of excitement on the men's baseball team this season. With a new crop of first-years, the attitude is optimistic. While the team is "playing with a chip on our shoulder, since we're picked to finish to last," said senior Patrick Johnston, spirits are sti...

Swimmer today, cyclist tomorrow

February 22, 2007
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by Rebecca Jensen STAFF WRITER As a junior in high school, Mara Abbott ('08) was over-trained and unhappy. An avid and dedicated swimmer since grade school, Abbott had just discovered her natural talent in mountain biking. She spent a season traveling and racing for the MTB Chicks team while still ...

Whitman tennis hitting harder

February 22, 2007
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by Rebecca Jensen STAFF WRITER The women's tennis team is smaller but stronger this spring. The team has lost six players due to graduation, transfer and quitting. However, with the addition of three strong first-years, the team is now deeper and more focused than ever. "It's always hard to lose ...

Men’s lacrosse team gets physical

February 22, 2007
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by Sarah Anderson SPORTS EDITOR Coachless, composed mostly of upperclassmen, facing increasing fees and recently defeated, the Whitman men's lacrosse team could be seen as floundering. But contrary to initial appearances, this team, currently led by three senior captains, has its act together. Whe...

Women’s basketball clenches win on Friday

December 7, 2006
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by Christina Russell WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER The Missionaries dominated Lewis and Clark on Friday night, claiming a victory in overtime, 71-63. The win marked the beginning of the conference opener for both Lewis and Clark and Whitman, a game that augmented Whitman's record to 3-1 and brought Lewi...

Six free throws round out women’s win

December 7, 2006
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by Andrea Miller WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER The women's basketball team rounded out the weekend with another victory against the Pacific University Boxers on Saturday, Dec. 2. Junior forward Kelsey Krumdiek put 15 points on the scoreboard for the Missionaries. Senior guard Katie Patneaude followed that...

Men’s basketball loses tough game

December 7, 2006
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by Lizzie Norgard WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Pacific University gained an early lead on Whitman in the men's basketball game on Dec 2, and the gap continued to widen throughout the game. Whitman eventually lost, at a score of 65-46. The Missionaries' defensive strategy held reasonably well through t...

Swim team places third at NWC relay meet

November 2, 2006
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by Marcus Koontz WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Regarding two recent October swim meets, Whitman swim team coach Jenn Blomme touted the team's strong sportsmanship. The Oct. 27 Northwest Conference Sprint Pentathlon and the following day's Northwest Conference Relay provided an opportunity to practice d...

Cross-country runners earn conference honors

November 2, 2006
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by Christina Russell WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER The Whitman cross-country team kicked up their heels and headed west last Saturday, where they ran in the Northwest Conference Cross-Country Championships at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. The NWC is comprised of George Fox University, Lewis and Cla...

Volleyball beats #1-ranked PLU

November 2, 2006
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by Lizzie Norgard WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER The weekend ended with excitement for the Whitman's volleyball team, as the women won home matches against both PLU and UPS. Whitman played against Pacific Lutheran University on Friday night, handing PLU their first defeat of the season. The Missionaries ...

XC runs hard in Spokane, beats Whitworth in 8,000m

October 25, 2006
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by Caitlin Tortorici WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER On Saturday, Oct. 21, Whitman and Whitworth Colleges competed in the Bigfoot Open in Spokane. In the men's 8,000-meter race, Whitman beat Whitworth by a single point, placing third in the team scoring with 98 points and outscoring Whitworth for the fir...

New pool a hit with swim team

October 25, 2006
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by Andrea Miller WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Full of STL (Swim Team Love, for those not in the know), the Whitman College Swim Team inaugurated the new Harvey Pool with a first-year performance of a Disney medley, including tunes from "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," and a strong showing from all classes agai...

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