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Whitman Athletics Raises Money for Cancer Support in Walla Walla

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The Blues men’s and women’s basketball teams both took home wins for their respective teams last Friday night against Lewis and Clark, but the night was a huge success for a reason bigger than basketball. Friday, Feb. 1 was Pink Night at Sherwood Athletic Center, typically a night meant to rai...

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

Last Tuesday the Battle of the Whits raged on in Sherwood Athletic Center, with both the Blues women’s and men’s basketball teams emerging victorious against the Whitworth Pirates. The final score of the women’s game was 89-78, racketing up Head Coach Michelle Ferenz’s 300th win over her ...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Whitman Tennis

The Whitman College men’s tennis team finished last season (2017-2018) making it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships. They are looking to build from their Elite 8 run, working hard to make it as far as possible this season. With a tough schedule upon them, competing against Divisio...

Blues Baseball Slides into Spring Season

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Requiring its athletes to be both explosive and methodical, baseball is quite the sport to master. The Blues baseball team has been preparing for the upcoming season since the beginning of the school year, but each individual player has been prepping for far longer. As Spring draws near and days grow...

Women’s Tennis Preview

Women’s Tennis Preview

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

Though the outdoor tennis courts sit vacant during the cold winter months, the Women’s Tennis team is hard at work in the Bratton Tennis Center, located on Boyer Ave behind Cordiner Hall.   With doubles team junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary Hill ranked number six in the country by the Interc...

Sun and Basketball

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

The Whitman College men's basketball team traveled to Claremont, California a few weekends ago to take on their last two non-conference opponents of the season. On Friday, the team took on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College, who they defeated 84-75, but the real challenge came Saturday night. The now si...

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Mud-splattered calves were a common sight last Friday as the cross-country team wrapped up their sixth annual “Who Do You Run For?” event. “Who Do You Run For?” is a 24-hour long jog-a-thon in which members of the cross-country team run laps around Ankeny. They sign up for hour-long shifts to ensu...

Cross Country Finishes Strong

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

In October, Whitman’s cross country team journeyed over to the Northwest Conference Championship at McIver State Park, hosted by Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. The women’s team as a whole placed third in the conference, which landed them with three all-conference spots. Maya Virshup, a...

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Whitman Tennis

The Whitman College women’s tennis team traveled to Rome, Georgia last week to battle some of the best teams in the nation. The team started out the 2018 ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Cup against the number three ranked Emory. The Blues doubles team of junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary H...

Athlete Spotlight: Ananda Gupta

Athlete Spotlight: Ananda Gupta

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Soccer, SPORTS

Ananda Gupta is a sophomore on the Men’s Soccer Team. As a student and athlete it can become difficult to balance one’s schoolwork and athletic obligations. Gupta explains how he handles roles as both Whitman student and athlete. “Being an athlete has surprisingly had a positive effect on my sch...

Looking into the Athlete Recruitment Process

Looking into the Athlete Recruitment Process

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The NCAA oversees the NCAA Division 3 recruiting process, but Division 3 recruiting varies from that of other divisions. The Division 3 recruiting rules are a little more relaxed than the rules for NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 schools.  There are no set NCAA Division 3 recruiting “calendars,”...

Recap: Women’s Tennis Serves Game at ITA Northwest Regional Championship

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Scores, SPORTS, Whitman Tennis

This past weekend the Blues Women’s Tennis team played in the ITA Northwest Regional Championship at the home of the Linfield Wildcats. Junior, Andrea Gu, fought through a challenging series of doubles and singles matches over this past weekend and will advance into the semifinals in both, which will be conti...

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