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W Club attracts new athletes

Kim Sommers

October 2, 2008

Class of 1966 alumnus Jim Moore slipped into his baseball stripes last Saturday and stepped up to the plate at Borleske field against Whitman's varsity team for the annual alumni baseball game. Several other alumni joined Moore on the diamond, losing narrowly to the current varsity team. Over 40 years...

October classic: Cubs vs. Angels

Andy Jobanek

October 2, 2008

Major League Baseball has never had a similar postseason to this one. The Tampa Bay Rays are in it for the first time in franchise history, the Milwaukee Brewers are in it for the first time in 26 years, and the Philadelphia Phillies have made it in back to back years for the first time in 27 years. Here...

From one art to another

From one art  to another

David Jacobson

September 17, 2008

Last semester senior Stephen Phillips was playing soccer on dirt fields with balls that weren't fully pumped up, and against people wearing no shoes.   On Sat. Sept. 12, he was back playing under the lights on a pristine field wearing his cleats.   The latter event was Walla Walla, last semester w...

Sherwood displaces I.M. sports, promises bright future

Erik Korsmo

September 17, 2008

The ongoing $15 million renovation of Sherwood Center is causing quite a stir in the Whitman Athletics and Intramural Sports communities.   Last year, Sherwood housed many I.M. Sports such as basketball and dodgeball, as well as the school's climbing walls and Racquetball courts. However, with the new...

Preseason NCAA football rankings unfair, create bias

Andy Jobanek

September 17, 2008

What if before each kid entered school in kindergarten, a board of teachers assessed their mental ability based on their parental lineage, their performance in preschool and the overall ability of their brain? Then, from their assessment, the board of teachers places all the smart kids from good families...

Whitman Athlete of the Week: Corina Gabbert

Whitman Athlete of the Week: Corina Gabbert

Andy Jobanek

September 17, 2008

Corina Gabbert, junior forward for the Whitman Women's soccer team, is the inaugural winner of the Whitman Athlete of the Week award. During Whitman's 2-1 overtime win against St. Martin's University, Gabbert had eight shots in the game, four of which were on goal. In the overtime period, Gabbert...

Navarro steps to the plate with Mariners

Billy Low

September 17, 2008

Sitting in a major league dugout, meeting ballplayers, and having lunch with the president of the Seattle Mariners as one of the Mariners' interns this summer was not what junior Melissa Navarro envisioned when she started applying for internships last fall. "I began looking for summer internships...

Athletic department honors four Whitman athletes with induction into hall of fame

Andy Jobanek

April 30, 2008

On Saturday, April 26, four former Whitman athletes were inducted into the Whitman Hall of Fame during a banquet celebrating their accomplishments. The four athletes so honored were Robert Becker, Jennifer McClure Spurgeon, Don Woodworth and Katie Rubenser Wooldridge. "All four inductees make wonderful...

Athletic recruit process scrutinized

Kim Sommers

April 30, 2008

In a recent poll conducted by The Pioneer, 73 percent of varsity athletic team captains polled said that they were not satisfied with the recruiting their team does. "I am not satisfied with the players we have to settle for when really good athletes want to come here, but admissions does not help...

‘Non-Shock Jocks’ talk

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

April 30, 2008

WOODS: Well Eli, we've had a good run, but it looks like this is the end of the road: our last column for the Pio.   We've covered a lot of ground this semester, from a shocking upset in the Super Bowl to the scandal issue that covered Clemens and the bizarre Jason Kidd trade, a fabulous NCAA tournament ...

Cycling prepares for nationals

Elsbeth Otto

April 30, 2008

With thousands of miles of training and racing behind them, just over 100 miles of racing remain for the Whitman cyclists headed to nationals on May 9. After exciting second place finishes for both the men's and women's A teams at the conference championships this past weekend, four women and three...

Whitman lacrosse hosts tournament of 12 area teams

Elsbeth Otto

April 16, 2008

With dozens of pizzas, temperatures in the 80s and a sound system blasting hits from the '60s and '70s, it was difficult not to have fun at the lacrosse tournament hosted by Whitman's women's lacrosse team this past weekend. Add in the Whitman women's lacrosse team's fun-loving attitude and it was...

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