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Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
February 23
Filed under SPORTS

The Sweets, Whitman College’s ultimate frisbee teams, have gained increasing notoriety within the Whitman community and beyond throughout the past few years, and they have hopes to make this 2017 season one filled with the same mixture of laid-back goofiness and competitive tenacity that they have come...

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 ...

Sweets Eyeing Strong 2016 Season

Alec Rainsford
April 4
Filed under SPORTS

Led by a strong veteran presence, the Whitman Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is off to a strong start in 2016. The hard work and effort in a grueling preseason, one that included practice five to six days a week resulted in an epic finals win at the Stanford Invitational. The Lady Sweets were able t...

Lady Sweets to host regional tournament

Cole Anderson
February 5
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Written by Riley Foreman The Whitman Ultimate Frisbee program recently received some news that made their upcoming season even sweeter. Last week Director of Club Sports Skip Molitor approved Whitman's bid to host the men's and women's regional tournament, which is set to take place during the first...

Students Reach Out After Carleton Frisbee Tragedy

Andy Monserud
March 13
Filed under Community, NEWS

Last week, college frisbee teams across the country mourned the Feb. 28 death of three Carleton College ultimate players in a car crash. The deaths of Carleton Ultimate Team members James Adams, 20, of St. Paul, Minn., Paxton Harvieux, 21, of Stillwater, Minn. and Michael Goodgame, 20, of Westport, Co...

Women’s Frisbee Makes Run at Nationals

Tristan Gavin
June 9
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman's women's ultimate frisbee team made a statement in Wisconsin the week after many of their seniors walked across stage wearing caps and gowns. By finishing 13th at the Division I national tournament, the team asserted themselves as a team worthy of greater recognition on a national scale, as ...

Sweets Earn Spot in Stanford Invite

Sweets Earn Spot in Stanford Invite

Tristan Gavin
February 27
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

After graduating several key seniors last year, the Whitman men's ultimate Frisbee team, the Sweets, did not get an invitation to the power-packed Stanford Invite, a Bay Area tournament held yearly to showcase the best teams in the country. Although their personnel losses led the Sweets to be overlooked...

Veteran Handler Anchors the Lady Sweets

Veteran Handler Anchors the Lady Sweets

Peter Clark
January 24
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman's women's Ultimate Frisbee team is a club sport often overlooked on campus. Not only are the "Lady Sweets" competing in a nontraditional sport, but they have also been overshadowed by the national success of the men's team in the past. This year promises to be different for the Lady Sweets, whose...

Admitted Students’ Day offers slice of Whitman experience

Admitted Students’ Day offers slice of Whitman experience

Josh Goodman
April 15
Filed under NEWS

Halley McCormick contributed reporting. About 205 admitted students, along with 200 of their parents, got a taste of life at Whitman during Admitted Students' Day on Saturday, April 14. The day included: sample classes, a mock Humans vs. Zombies mission, a tour of residence halls and an opportunity to learn...

Sweets at Sectionals in Burlington

Sweets at Sectionals in Burlington

September 22
Filed under SPORTS

The Whitman College Sweets travelled to Burlington WA last weekend to attend their first tournament of the year. Of the 8 teams in attendance the Sweets were the only college team. Pictured top: Austin Easter splits team Fischer Price's defense. Pictured bottom left: Ben McGinn comes down with the disc...

Fun, first-years invigorate fall UItimate season

Fun, first-years invigorate fall UItimate season

Matt Tesmond
September 15
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

As happens every fall, a flurry of color, yelling and fun has enveloped Ankeny Field. It can mean only one thing: Ultimate Frisbee  is back. The men and women's teams return to action, preparing for an extremely important fall season. The team must address the issue of keeping practice focused to devel...

Ultimate Frisbee’s Onionfest a huge success

jaygold
April 8
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

On the night of Saturday, April 3, a mass of reveling ultimate Frisbee players from Missoula, Mont., Seattle, Portland and elsewhere flooded Tau Kappa Epsilon's backyard and spilled onto the adjoining parking lot behind the house known as Figi. This gathering provided a lucid illustration not only of...

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