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Coping with an injury as a varsity athlete

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Athletes here at Whitman College frequently sustain injuries. Regardless of severity, athletes continue to get both physically and mentally in shape during their treatments to prepare for their next season. Strengthening an injured area is a long process to undergo, but with attention to the finer det...

The Long Road to Recovery: Injuries in Athletics

Cherokee Washington, Sport's Reporter

October 13, 2016

“Imagine working your whole life at your craft.Imagine winning [a] state [title], [a] championship, or maybe even experiencing that high [you feel] when you beat a rival team. Now, imagine not being able to feel [that high] as you watch your friends and teammates strive for greatness and surpass you....

Sports injuries: What happens next?

Sports injuries: What happens next?

Kyle Flannery

February 26, 2015

Most varsity athletes here at Whitman have spent the majority of their lives honing their skills in one particular sport, a feat that requires a tremendous amount of dedication and passion. Except for a select few, Whitman athletes do not generally entertain illusions of playing at the next competitive...

Flag football femme fatale

Dana Thompson

October 13, 2011

HEY. I didn't get an invite by one of your paper's fancy-schmancy Sports Profiles, but I don't need any of that shizz. I play on one of the BAMFest female flag football teams here at Whitman, the Librarians of Laceration. For the record, I'm wearing my mud-and-blood-stained flag football jersey, some...

Athletes feel pressure to play through injuries

Athletes feel pressure to play through injuries

Tyler Hurlburt

February 3, 2011

Injuries are inevitable in athletics; there is no denying  this fact. What can be changed is how an athlete deals with an injury to get back to playing at the highest level. In fall 2010, sophomore soccer player Leland Matthaeus injured himself early in the season during tryouts and then tried t...

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