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The Amazing Race: Whitman’s Marathon Runners

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman boasts many talented athletes, but some don’t typically get put in the spotlight. Seniors Claire Mangan, Kyle Fix, and Ben Johns are all marathon runners that truly go the distance. Recently, Fix and Mangan ran a half marathon together in Seattle. “I really only started running seriously ...

Pong Puts Varsity Athletes to the Ultimate Test

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019


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Powerade Pong, the tournament that all athletes await for this spring semester, finally happened on Thursday, March 28. Powerade Pong has been an event that Whitman athletes look forward to each year, one that has been a part of Whitman athletics for as long as a senior athlete can remember. It happen...

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Whitman Tennis

Over the spring break, the women’s tennis team traveled as part of a cultural exchange to Shanghai and Qingdao in China. Last year, the men’s team traveled to Cambodia on a similar trip. The women had the opportunity to compete with a variety of teams in China, including senior Lori Sheng’s high scho...

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The men’s basketball team finished the 2018-19 season with a 26-1 record, with the only loss coming from a three point double overtime game at Pomona Pitzer. Fortunately for the Blues, the NCAA granted the squad a chance to avenge their sole season loss on Saturday, March 2 as Pitzer joined the Bl...

Quality Over Quantity: Whitman Volleyball

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Whitman Volleyball

It’s been training, training and more training for Whitman’s volleyball team this spring season. With a team of only six players at the moment, spring training has been both a time of adversity and growth. A time of growth but more importantly a chance to spend quality time with each other. This clos...

IM Spring Seasons Begin

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


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As the snowpocalypse melts and warmer Walla Walla weather is upon us, three of our intramural sports begin their seasons; softball begins April 1, with ultimate frisbee and volleyball both beginning April 4. This week, The Wire spoke with Ethan Phillips, a senior double majoring in Economics and History...

IM Sports

IM Sports

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019


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Intramural (IM) Dodgeball and Intramural table tennis, also known as ping pong, completed their seasons on Feb. 26. This week, The Wire spoke with several players from those teams. First, we spoke with Quinne Woolley, a sophomore Economics major. Woolley plays IM basketball, dodgeball and volleyb...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Dominate Northwest Conference

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

With sights set on another successful postseason, the women’s basketball team fought hard. Ultimately, the Blues fell to George Fox 52 - 66 in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship. Senior Maegen Martin (#20) ended her four years as a Blue with a season high score of 28 points, more than h...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Rally After Top 10 Challenges

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

The men’s tennis team travelled to Cleveland, Ohio to compete against fellow nationally ranked teams in the ITA National Indoor Championships. The 13th ranked Blues faced teams that are ranked in the top ten in the nation, including a loss to 4th ranked Emory, 8th ranked Gustavus Adolphus College and 1...

Blues Athletics Unites Campus

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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Students and parents are always present at Blues basketball games, but a closer look reveals several staff, faculty and townspeople that show up regularly to support our men’s and women’s teams. “I like to attend sporting events for the same reasons I go to plays, art shows and concerts on c...

Whitman Students Enjoy Skiing

Whitman Students Enjoy Skiing

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


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It’s been a while since Walla Walla has seen as much snow as we have so far this February. For everyone who’s been at Whitman for at least a couple years knows that the weather can get pretty intense in the winter time. Last year was relatively mild, but the year before that consisted of cancelled fli...

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Whitman Baseball team has been working and improving every day, getting ready for regular season to start. With their field covered in snow, they have been practicing mostly indoors, doing what they can in preparation for season. The Blues participated in the 2019 Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ari...

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