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Men’s Basketball Caps Historic Season With Trip to Sweet 16

April 4, 2016


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

The Whitman Men’s Basketball team just came off of an incredible season, filled with many firsts. They put together the most wins in the school’s history and received a birth to the DIII national tournament for the first time, making it all the way to the sweet sixteen. Coach Eric Bridgeland attributes...

Missionaries No More? Perspectives From the Athletic Community

Alden Glass

March 10, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Discussions about the appropriateness of the Whitman College mascot, the Missionary, have cropped up all over campus in recent months. President Kathleen Murray pledged to address issues concerning the mascot by creating a working group to start a meaningful conversation about the possibility of...

With new talent dormant until this season, a miracle on could be brewing for Leicester City

With new talent dormant until this season, a miracle on could be brewing for Leicester City

Alden Glass

March 3, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

  While the Barclay’s Premier League has been gaining popularity in the United States in the past decade, teams like Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion have yet to become house hold names. A year ago, the same could be said for Leicester City. In January of 2015, they were rooted to the bottom...

Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

March 3, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Most Whitman students know about the huge climbing wall and it’s popularity regardless of whether or not they actually climb. But what students might not know is that Whitman has a club climbing team that is currently ranked first in the NC3 (Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit). The NC3 is made up elev...

With season on the line, men’s basketball looks forward to crucial conference semifinal

With season on the line, men’s basketball looks forward to crucial conference semifinal

Alden Glass

February 25, 2016


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

The Whitman Men’s Basketball team finished out conference play this weekend with two convincing wins over University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University to finish second in conference with a record of 14-2. Conference rivals Whitworth clinched the first seed after two much tighter contests...

Golden State setting new golden standard for NBA

Golden State setting new golden standard for NBA

February 18, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Illustration by Luke Hampton. By Alec Rainsford and Mario Santos-Davidson   Heading into the all-star break last weekend, the Golden State Warriors, at 48-4, were off to the best start in NBA history and on pace to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a season. Even after winn...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

February 4, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Super Bowl 50 features seasoned vet vs. talented newcomer

Alec Rainsford

January 28, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Super Bowl match up has been set, and with storylines abound this should be one of the best in years. Perhaps the most exciting element of this matchup is the juxtaposition between the respective quarterbacks. On one side there is athletic specimen, and likely MVP, Cam Newton, and, against all odds, on ...

Third Annual “Who Do You Run For?” supports cancer battles with 24-hour run

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

“It always strikes me just how many people have been affected by cancer. This event is amazing at bringing everyone together in a cause that has affected so many of us. We run together for our loved ones who have had cancer, and also for our teammates who have been affected by cancer. It is an amazing act of solidarity that really makes me, and I hope my teammates as well, feel supported,” said Patterson

Men’s basketball rebounds after tough loss

November 16, 2015


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

After a wildly successful season last year, the Whitman men’s basketball team is motivated, geared up, and ready to put in work for another winning season. Statistically, last season was the team’s most successful season since their start in ’08-’09. In fact, they were one game away from making...

Jose Cedeno adds fresh perspective for men’s soccer

Jose Coronado, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Sports Profiles

Born in Manta, a city on the coast of Ecuador, Coach Jose Cedeno left the warm shores of the Pacific when he was 11 years old and moved with his family to Queens, New York. Jose and his family moved to the neighborhood of Woodside, a place full of diversity with many families from Colombia, Mexico, the Domi...

Rick’s Boxing Club helping Walla Walla youth in new ways

November 8, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Three nights a week, Rick Brown heads to his gym on Evans Avenue in College Place, where he coaches boxers ages eight and up.  At 71, Brown doesn't always have the easiest time, but he is a man on a mission. Brown and his wife, Mosetta, have run Rick’s Boxing Club for six years with the aim of...

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