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‘Non-Shock Jocks’ talk

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

April 16, 2008

ASCH: OK, Woods, so on our radio show last week you had the choice of taking Tiger or the field in the Masters, and you chose Tiger.  As we now know, Tiger came up just short for you, finishing at five-under and in second place, behind Trevor Immelman, whose three stroke victory made him...

Golf teams wrap up season at conference tournament

Andy Jobanek

April 16, 2008

Both the Whitman men's and women's golf teams will travel to the conference tournaments this coming weekend with different goals. For the men, who will take six players to the Apple Tree Country Club in Yakima, Wash., the hope is that top scorers Brian Barton, Paul De Barros and Kyle Buckingham can...

Whitman athletics seeks connection to WW

Andy Jobanek

April 9, 2008

At a Whitman varsity athletic event, a student is bound to see their friends, other students, professors and a handful of retired professors and alumni, but where are the Walla Walla community members? What's their interest in Whitman athletics? "It's lukewarm," said Jim Buchan, sports editor of the...

‘Non Shock-Jock’ talks

Eli Asch

April 9, 2008

This is going to be kind of a unique column for the Non-Shock Jocks: or, rather, I should say, for this Non-Shock Jock.   With Brian Woods in New Orleans for not Mardi Gras but a chemistry conference, of all things (woo-hoo!   par-tay!), and without access to the Internet, the column this week is going...

Whitman athletes assist community in tragic time

Andy Jobanek

April 9, 2008

On Monday, March 31, Ryan Moberg, a DeSales Catholic High School student, suffered severe head and neck injuries when he fell to the ground after a failed pole vault attempt during practice. He was immediately taken to St. Mary Medical Center, but passed away later in the week. A memorial was held in...

Tennis takes place of volleyball as fourth spring IM sport

Andy Jobanek

April 2, 2008

For the first time ever, intramural tennis joins bowling, softball and ultimate frisbee as the four sports offered in the spring. Tennis takes the place of volleyball, which got bumped due to renovations to Sherwood Athletic Center that began over spring break. Tennis was chosen over 10 other sports...

Onionfest draws 20 ultimate frisbee teams to Whitman

Kara McKay

April 2, 2008

Not wind, nor rain, nor even snow could curtail Onionfest, Whitman's 15th annual co-ed ultimate Frisbee tournament. Twenty teams competed in the two-day tournament that took place at the Whitman Athletic Complex Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. While the sun shone down on Saturday's games,...

‘Non-Shock Jocks’ talk: March Madness

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

April 2, 2008

ASCH: I think we both agree, Woods, that for sports fans, it's not Christmas but instead March that is the most wonderful time of the year.   Now I know you went on a big road trip, but I had a pretty good Spring Break myself: I spent about half of it camped in front of a laptop queued up to CBS's live...

Whitman skier, swimmer qualify for national championships

Elise Otto

March 6, 2008

This week sophomore Devon Spika will compete in the Nordic Skiing NCAA National Championship in Bozeman, Mont.   She was one of two Whitman students to qualify in their sports, along with senior Erin Petterson for swimming. Nordic Collegiate Nationals consists of a 5K skate ski that took place on...

‘Non Shock-Jocks’ talk: A whole lotta basketball

Brian Woods and Eli Asch

March 6, 2008

ASCH: Despite the fact that the barrelful of fun that is the NHL regular season is approaching its home stretch, we're going to completely ignore it and talk about basketball this week: we're gonna talk college basketball (is anyone's bubble bursting?), we're gonna talk pro basketball (what was the wo...

Young women’s basketball team ends ‘pretty good’ season

Alice MacLean

March 6, 2008

In the strong Northwest Conference, every night is a dogfight. The Whitman women's basketball team came out battling from the very beginning, against their initial ranking as seventh place as much as against other teams. The strong but young squad proved they deserved recognition with their winning record...

Women’s tennis team starts season with two home wins

Alice MacLean

February 28, 2008

The women's tennis team this season serves up energy with each ball. The young but talented squad started out a season with great potential by beating George Fox and Pacific at home in their first conference games. Though they lost to Willamette the same weekend, junior captains Katie Oost and Alex Robinson...

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