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#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Whitman women’s basketball has had an incredible season so far. With a record of 18-1, 18 victories in a row and ranked 4th in the nation, the team has high aspirations for this season. Senior Emily Rommel talked with us about the team’s performance and goals. For Emily, the fact that the team is...

From Cambodian Pros to D1 Foes, Men’s Tennis Prepares for 2018 Season

From Cambodian Pros to D1 Foes, Men’s Tennis Prepares for 2018 Season

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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This year, the men’s tennis team topped off their winter break abroad with a challenging, yet memorable training trip to Cambodia that would mark the beginning of spring season. The following weekend, Whitman’s 14th-ranked men’s tennis team would travel to Gonzaga University to take on the ...

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


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On the heels of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the second annual Women’s March, our minds are focused on the women in our lives: on the women we encounter, the patriarchal world they face and the obstacles that come with being nothing but themselves. One may think about the unique and tre...

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

January 25, 2018


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Ten days of grueling workouts in Southern California marked Whitman Swimming’s winter break training trip. Four swimmers characterize their experiences and growth, both in and out of the water.Contributed by Jill Low   Jonah Rodewald, junior   While there is no question about the brute physicality expected from each and every o...

Tennis, Snorkeling, and a Missile Scare: Women’s Tennis Takes on Maui

Tennis, Snorkeling, and a Missile Scare: Women’s Tennis Takes on Maui

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Editor

January 25, 2018


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The women’s tennis team’s fall schedule featured only two events, the Whitman College Invite and the ITA Northwest Regional, a more prestigious event featuring 64 singles and 32 doubles teams from the Northwest Conference. In the singles draw, Whitman saw two players reach the Quarterfinals in Hanna Gree...

Now Airing on ESPN: Whitman Alum Riley Foreman

Now Airing on ESPN: Whitman Alum Riley Foreman

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

December 7, 2017


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Whitman College 2015 graduate Riley Foreman is a journalistic inspiration for those of us writing for The Whitman Wire. The former sports writer for the previously named Pioneer now works in Bristol, Connecticut as a researcher for ESPN. The summer before her senior year at Whitman, she completed an int...

Expectations High for Blues Basketball

Expectations High for Blues Basketball

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor

December 7, 2017


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Number one in the nation. Number eight in the nation. Deep runs in the NCAA tournament. Strong cores of returners and dynamic first years. To every opponent Whitman’s basketball teams will face this year, the back of the Blues’ jerseys are adorned not with numbers but with massive, dripping red ...

Back to Back Champs? Sounders Compete for MLS Cup

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

December 7, 2017


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Last year was a roller coaster of a season for Seattle’s major league soccer team. The beginning of their season looked grim, as a string of losses seemed to put them out of playoff contention. But after a switch in coaching staff mid-July and a few growing pains later, the Sounders came storming ...

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...

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