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Barton scores lowest for men’s golf: Despite admitted lack of practice, first-year places 6th in tournament

Sarah Anderson

October 10, 2007


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First-year Brian Barton admits that he does not practice as much as he should for the men's golf team. But despite this alleged lack of practice, Barton played well for Whitman during a dual-match against Whitworth. On Saturday, Sept. 15, Whitman lost to Whitworth 348-303. Barton led Whitman's team...

Brey acts as example to volleyball team, leads with compassion

Matt Manley

October 3, 2007


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Even though junior middle blocker Rosa Brey is captain of the women's volleyball team, she'll admit she is not the most vocal leader. Luckily, she doesn't need to be. Brey leads the team in other ways, starting with statistics. She is among the top 10 individuals in the conference in kills, blocks...

Men’s tennis starts strong, women’s works with small numbers

Men’s tennis starts strong, women’s works with small numbers

Margaux Cameron

October 3, 2007


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Whitman tennis found their first competition of the year at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships. The men's team played Sept. 21-23 at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.; the women competed Sept. 28-30 at Willamette College in Salem, Ore. The rosters of both teams have undergone significant changes...

Woods leads cross-country team at Lewis & Clark Invitational

Woods leads cross-country team at Lewis & Clark Invitational

Sarah Anderson

September 26, 2007


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Brian Woods finished first from the Whitman men's cross-country team at the Sept. 8 Lewis & Clark Invitational. The men's team finished third overall. Woods, a senior co-captain, has been running cross-country since his first year at Whitman. His times at the Northwest Conference Championships ha...

IM football allows Whitties to ‘hit somebody’

IM football allows Whitties to ‘hit somebody’

Andy Jobanek

September 26, 2007


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"It's the only IM sport in which you get to hit somebody," said senior Eli Asch, describing the lure of IM football. "I think it really kind of gets everybody started off for the new year," said IM Committee Chairman Claudia Yeung, a senior. IM football, the biggest IM sport of the year, started its season last weekend. The sport ...

Women’s soccer’s Berndt ‘determined’ to win

Andy Jobanek

September 19, 2007


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Whitman's women's soccer (3-2-1) won their home opener 1-0 over Warner Pacific on Sept. 7, with sophomore Corina Gabbert heading in the first goal of the season nearly eight minutes into the game. The Missionaries played dominantly, having 15 shots on goal compared to Warner Pacific's one. Three of ...

Ultimate Frisbee hopes to ‘get as close to nationals’ as possible

Ultimate Frisbee hopes to ‘get as close to nationals’ as possible

Joe Wheeler

September 19, 2007


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Many players on the Whitman Ultimate Frisbee team have a raw dedication and passion for the sport. On the men's side, first-year Colin Smith also plays for Rhino, a club team based out of Portland, Ore. Smith started playing ultimate during his first year in high school, not knowing much about the ...

New volleyball coach ‘loves’ Walla Walla

Andy Jobanek

September 19, 2007


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The Whitman volleyball team (5-5) won their conference opener at home against George Fox University on Friday 3-2 (18-30, 30-24, 30-22, 22-30, 15-12) in front of a raucous crowd of 150, most of them extremely vocal students. The game was new Head Coach Carolyn Papineau's first home win and first conference...

Men’s soccer team ‘well-prepared’ for Northwest Conference play

Men’s soccer team ‘well-prepared’ for Northwest Conference play

Matt Manley

September 12, 2007


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The bad news: When the men's soccer team plays their first Northwest Conference game of the season this Saturday, they're sure to be up against some stiff competition. The good news: They will be well prepared. After playing one of their toughest preseason schedules ever, including two opponents in sou...

Cyclist Mara Abbott gains recognition in national magazines

Cyclist Mara Abbott gains recognition in national magazines

Sarah Anderson

September 12, 2007


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National attention follows senior cyclist Mara Abbott as she prepares to leave on Saturday to race in the UCI World Championships. Recently, Abbott was featured in two national sports magazines. Abbott is part of the "Faces in the Crowd" section in the Aug. 27 issue of Sports Illustrated. And Abbott...

Seasons end for IM softball and women’s fastpitch team

Sarah Anderson

May 10, 2007


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Last weekend the Whitman women's club fastpitch softball team co-hosted a tournament with Walla Walla College. Whitman's team played four games and lost all of them. These games brought the season to an end for the team. "We don't win many games because we're such a new team. We have few experienced...

Cycling team heads to national championships

Ian Jagel

May 10, 2007


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On May 10, Whitman cycling will be defending its two-year hold on the Division II overall team omnium title. The Whitman cycling team flew to the national road championships in Lawrence, Kan. yesterday, May 9, for a three-day omnium. In the Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference, Whitman garnered...

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