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CJ Fritz, Professional Kissing Booth Attendee October 8, 2018

For weeks, the Birkenstalker has terrorized the Walla Walla community, leaving Birkenstock owners clutching their sandals tighter than ever. Dogs have stopped playing, children have stopped laughing, and...

Lady Sweets poised for Nationals Tournament

Kyle Flannery May 7, 2015

Ranked number five in a preseason power ranking, the women's Frisbee team has had their eyes set on the Division-One regionals all year, hoping to prove their worth as potential national championship contenders....

Lady Sweets prep for regional tournament

Riley Foreman April 30, 2015

For many on the Whitman Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, the regional tournament is familiar territory. This year, that's not all that will be familiar. A total of eight teams representing the Big Sky and...

Sweets face obstacles in first tournament

Kendra Winchester March 5, 2015

The men's Ultimate Frisbee team kicked off their spring season two weekends ago in San Diego, where they went 1-5. Although a learning experience, arriving with only a total of 15 players did not offer...

Frisbee: Dont Sell Out

Frisbee: Don’t Sell Out

Tristan Gavin September 19, 2013

Don't get me wrong; I love Frisbee. I think it is a great game and one that should be enjoyed by the masses. The commercialization of the game and attempts to make the sport marketable through Major...

Spring Intramurals Underway

Spring Intramurals Underway

Cole Anderson April 18, 2013

At a school as active and enthusiastic as Whitman, the intramural program is a popular facet of the outdoor community. While the varsity sports teams are all about competition and serious participation,...

Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla

Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla

Cole Anderson April 4, 2013

Last weekend, the men's and women's Sweets teams hosted the annual Onion Fest. For those of you who are unaware of exactly what O-Fest is, imagine a motley crew of Frisbee players dressed up in ridiculous...

Besides being a star player, Janin also serves as the teams coach.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Tristan Gavin April 4, 2013

Skeptics of the 2013 Whitman Sweets will point to the void of leadership and star power after graduating a strong class last spring. That is where Jacob Janin comes in. Janin, a senior, is one of...

Illustration by Emily Jones

Veteran Cigarette Smoker Anchors the Sweets

Matt Raymond April 4, 2013

This time of year, it's not uncommon to see Frisbees flying across Ankeny Field like carrier pigeons. Reasonably athletic Whitties dress up in backwards hats, synthetic jerseys, soccer cleats and something...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Intramural Sports: The fun factor

maddybell December 1, 2011

As most students sat sunken into library couch cushions or quiet room bean-bag chairs the Monday before Thanksgiving Break, Whitman's intramural dodgeball teams began the first day of their 2011 season...

Whitmans women frisbee players, the Walla Walla Sweets, practice on Friday, Feb 18. Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Club frisbee opens season with strong showing

Tyler Hurlburt February 24, 2011

Go for a walk out past the Whitman softball fields any afternoon and you will see the ultimate team working hard toward another strong season. The Whitman Sweets started the season off strong with an...

Club frisbee soaring, scoring

Bailey Arango October 21, 2010

Autumn is in the air, and the Sweets, Whitman's Ultimate Frisbee team, are off and running--a fact known by almost anyone who crosses Ankeny Field these days. "Every week we have three lifting sessions,...

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