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Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

Whitman basketball keeps rising

Whitman basketball keeps rising

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
January 26
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Women's basketball unstoppable While many Whitman students take the Winter Break to relax, the women's basketball team spent their time away from school hard at work maintaining their hot start . The team carried the momentum from their 9-0 start into two more non-conference wins at the 2016 Hoops i...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist
September 29
Filed under SPORTS

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...

“Together We Can”: Camp teaches Walla Walla youth life lessons through play

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor
September 24
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

While the rest of the student body is either back at home or working a job or internship, each summer starting in 2009 the Whitman men's basketball team has extended its collective hand out to the rest of Walla Walla in putting on its "Together We Can" (TWC) basketball camp. This past summer more than...

Missionaries fall to #13 St. Thomas

Julian Reed
November 24
Filed under SPORTS, Weekend Recaps

The Whitman men's basketball team dropped to 1-1 Thursday, Nov. 20 after a 96-86 loss to University of St. Thomas. Whitman took an eight-point lead into halftime and led for most of the game, but the Tommies pulled away late in a close, tightly called game. The Missionaries were led by seniors Matt...

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Marah Alindogan
May 15
Filed under Circuit, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

This semester, seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg juggled the positions of being Pio sports reporters while also playing on the Whitman women's basketball team––national runners-up and one of the most successful teams in school history. Alindogan and Anderegg reflected on their journeys as Whit...

Women’s Basketball Team Reaches the Elite 8

Kyle Howe
April 4
Filed under SPORTS

Over spring break, the women's basketball team was hard at work shattering expectations reaching the Elite 8 in the Division III NCAA basketball tournament. This memorable season saw the team go 23-6, even be ranked 11th on the D3 Hoops.com poll and 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll. "Words can't...

WEEKEND RECAP: Whitman Goes Bananas, Slugs UC Santa Cruz

Quin Nelson
December 1
Filed under Men's Basketball, Varsity Sports

The Whitman College men's basketball team dominated the University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, beating them 87-65 Thursday night at Ball Court. The Banana Slugs were overwhelmed immediately by Whitman's defensive intensity, committing ten turnovers in the first half. The Missionaries raced...

Women’s basketball takes 3rd in NWC

Sarah Debs
March 1
Filed under SPORTS

After a season of continous improvement, Whitman's women's basketball team fought hard through their final game against Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. last Thurs., Feb. 23. While the game seemed to lean in Whitman's favor as the team racked up points on the floor, Lewis & Clark scored...

Varsity athletes share pre-game rituals

Peter Clark
February 16
Filed under SPORTS

Some of the most famous athletes in the world also have strange and superstitious pre-game rituals.  The best basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, wore his North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts every game of his professional career because he believed it brought him luck. Jordan...

Whitman men’s basketball in second place in NWC

Pamela London
February 2
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman's bid to climb into first place in the Northwest Conference (NWC) fell short this past weekend, but back-to-back career nights from senior David Michaels helped the men's basketball team salvage a split and stay in the mix in a logjam for second place in the Northwest Conference.  Whitman improved...

Profile: Who’s that dancing man?

Profile: Who’s that dancing man?

maddybell
December 8
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

As the stands stood packed with sports fans this Dec. 2 and 3, shuffling and shouting for the first basketball conference home games against George Fox and Lewis & Clark, one man stood out from the crowd, swaying to the music on the community/visiting side of the bleachers and waving his gloved Mickey...

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