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Rising Stars: Tim Howell and Casey Poe Prepare for Another Season on the Court

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

November 16, 2017


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Whitman basketball preseason All-Americans Tim Howell and Casey Poe, of the men’s and women’s teams respectively, sat down with The Wire to talk about their upcoming senior seasons. Both teams are looking to repeat their deep runs into the NCAA tournament last year. Tim Howell Q: You are a preseason...

Athletes Abroad: Whitman Makes its Mark on Professional Sports Worldwide

Athletes Abroad: Whitman Makes its Mark on Professional Sports Worldwide

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

November 16, 2017


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For the majority of Division III athletes, the end of their athletic careers tend to coincide with the end of their college careers. A few may go on to play in lighthearted adult club leagues, swim for a masters program or continue to train for the occasional marathon. Some may even make a career out...

On Air: A Discussion with NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman

On Air: A Discussion with NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

November 16, 2017


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Tom Goldman, father of current Whitman senior Eve Goldman, is a sports reporter for NPR. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with him about his career as well as the exciting events he has been able to cover throughout the years. Goldman began as a news reporter with NPR and eventually transit...

Volleyball Ends Season on a High Note

Volleyball Ends Season on a High Note

Christian McDonald, Sports Writer

November 9, 2017


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Whitman Volleyball had won four straight games, including its senior night on October 28 when they travelled south of Walla Walla to Oregon for their final two games of the season. While the season did not end quite on the note that they had hoped for, the team improved on its record from last year...

Astros win the World Series

Astros win the World Series

Quinn Salkind, Sports Writer

November 9, 2017


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Last week the Houston Astros finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series to earn their first title in franchise history. As one of the most exciting baseball series in recent memory unfolded, controversy began to stir. Pitchers from both teams claimed that the leather on the baseballs...

Dive in: Whitman Swimming off to the Races

Dive in: Whitman Swimming off to the Races

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

November 9, 2017


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Every year, the NWC Sprint Pentathlon kicks off the swim season with a splash that is sure to send ripples of enthusiasm throughout the rest of the year. Whitman, the reigning Northwest Conference champions, started off the defense of their title in the pool at the University of Puget Sound. A me...

Phoebe Nguyen Named NWC Student Athlete of the Week

Phoebe Nguyen Named NWC Student Athlete of the Week

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

November 2, 2017


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The fall season has been wildly successful for senior Phoebe Nguyen on the women’s golf team. This success reached a culmination at the North West Conference Women’s Fall Classic. She gained as big a lead as eight strokes, but ultimately settled the win by two strokes. Nguyen’s excellent play secu...

Blues at Home: Walla Walla Hosts NWC Cross Country Championships for First Time in Ten Years

Blues at Home: Walla Walla Hosts NWC Cross Country Championships for First Time in Ten Years

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

November 1, 2017


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Cross country is a not a sport that is easily watched. To physically watch the entire race, a spectator would have to run alongside athletes for miles, and even to that extent, would still miss the big picture. They would be unable to relish the ebb and flow of the ever changing positions of the racers...

Whitman Alum, Walla Walla Resident Competes in Ironman World Championships

Whitman Alum, Walla Walla Resident Competes in Ironman World Championships

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

October 29, 2017


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Completing an Ironman Triathlon is considered one of the most difficult accomplishments in the world of sports. The 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon run has a completion time limit of 17 hours, and the latest World Championship winning times for men and women were 8:01:40 and ...

Soccer Seniors Go Out with a Home Win

Soccer Seniors Go Out with a Home Win

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2017


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The Whitman men’s soccer team has had a solid 2017 season thus far, winning five games, tying three and losing three. This record has placed the team in fourth place in the Northwest Conference with 18 points, a single point behind third place Whitworth. This past weekend was the last one a...

CTE and the Aaron Hernandez Story

Daniel Charlton, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


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On a warm September night in Boston, Dr. Ann McKee leaned over the brain slice placed before her. The slice displayed the gaping holes in brain structure characteristic of the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The brain being examined was that of Aaron He...

Rugby on the Rise

Rugby on the Rise

Christian McDonald, Sports Writer

October 25, 2017


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There is an unspoken consensus among student-athletes across Whitman’s campus as to why they spend so much time during the week with their team, honing their craft. It is not because Rousseau is that much more palatable after three hours of cardiovascular activity, or the sometimes mistaken notion that 8:00 a...

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