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Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
March 9
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 16
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

      It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their s...

Sports Teams Snowed In

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter
February 16
Filed under SPORTS

Though many across campus have expressed extreme annoyance with the seemingly never-ending winter experienced by Walla Walla this year, few have been more frustrated than many of the athletes on our campus. The snow covering the ground has forced practices for baseball, lacrosse, and ultimate frisbee ...

Seattle Mariners Fall Painfully Short

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 5
Filed under SPORTS

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...

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

Quinn Salkind, Sports Writer
September 15
Filed under SPORTS

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 athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

December 7
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members of Mumford and Sons when part of their pre-season practices overlapped with the Gentlemen of the Road...

MLB Season Starts in Dramatic Fashion

Dylan Snyder
May 1
Filed under SPORTS

The start of the MLB season is always surrounded by much fanfare, and this year was no exception. As opening day became opening week and teams capitalized on the increased publicity, baseball fever grasped the nation and we saw several early-season storylines come through. One of the most shocking...

Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team

Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team

Tristan Gavin
April 29
Filed under SPORTS

After two tough losses in a doubleheader last Saturday, April, 29 against Whitworth University, Whitman Baseball bounced back with a dominating performance in what marked a very successful final home game for the graduating seniors. In the 9-0 win, two senior pitchers combined for the team's second...

Kinney Produces Wins for Missionary Baseball

Cole Anderson
April 18
Filed under SPORTS

With a 12-18 overall record and a 7-13 league record, the Whitman varsity baseball team is having one of its best seasons in recent memory. This could be due to a higher work ethic on and off the field, an improved emphasis on practice or an overall heightened sense of confidence. If one person can be...

Mariners’ Outlook

Tristan Gavin
April 18
Filed under SPORTS

Seattle is a sad sports city. No, it isn't hopelessly doomed to horrendous teams in every sport like Cleveland, but that is precisely what makes me sympathetic to Seattle sports fans. They are hopeful. Hopeful enough to expect an undersized rookie quarterback to take a good-not-great football team t...

Adam Miller Selected as New Director of Admission

Maegan Nelson
March 31
Filed under NEWS

Even as acceptance letters are going out for incoming students, the Office of Admission is undergoing a major transition in leadership. Claremont McKenna College alumnus Adam Miller was recently selected as the new director of admission to replace former director Kevin Dyerly after a nationwide search. "Adam...

John Lee: Varsity Aesthete

John Lee: Varsity Aesthete

Tristan Gavin
March 7
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Somewhere between his cleats, mitt, jerseys and schoolwork, Whitman College first-year John Lee finds space on the bus to take his cameras with him on the road to indulge his other passion. Lee is a finesse pitcher that has been coming out of Whitman's bullpen this spring to relieve the starters, but...

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