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New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School

Daniel Kim

March 13, 2014


Filed under NEWS

In April, citizens of Walla Walla will be voting on a new bond to renovate aging Walla Walla High School. It was created in response to the rejection of a previous bond to update the school last spring. The measure that failed last April would have dedicated $67 million to a thorough remodel of Wa...

Season Preview: Women’s Basketball

Peter Clark

December 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

If early season results are any indication of what the rest of the season has in store, then the Whitman women's basketball team should have high expectations. After winning six of their first seven games to start the year, the Missionaries have plenty to be optimistic about. The new team will look to have a more balanced scoring attack now ...

Three former Whitties globetrot into world of professional basketball

Tristan Gavin

November 15, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The National Collegiate Athletic Association advertises the fact that most student athletes go pro in something other than sports. At Whitman, a small NCAA Division III school, the number of students whose athletic careers end with graduation is even higher. For three Whitman graduates last spring,...

Whitman basketball teams combine to take three of four from Tacoma schools

Pamela London

February 9, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

After a weekend of electric crowds, furious rallies and stifling defense, the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams find themselves in a position where everyone wants to be: in line for a spot in the four-team Northwest Conference tournament. Boisterous crowds filled Sherwood Center Friday and Saturda...

Whitman Sports Blog: Electric weekend of basketball

Pamela London

February 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Electric crowds at Sherwood Center certainly got their money's worth this past weekend, as the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams fought with everything they had against conference foes PLU and UPS. Both teams of Missionaries had their moments to shine: stifling defense, jaw-dropping baskets and all-out hustle thoroughly entertained the packed stands of students and Walla Walla community members alike. With only six gam...

Whitties’ success celebrated at annual awards banquet

Whitties’ success celebrated at annual awards banquet

Pamela London

May 16, 2011


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Glasses were raised as athletic achievement was celebrated Tuesday night at the 2011 Whitman College Athletic Awards Banquet. Players, coaches and staff from Whitman's 14 varsity teams gathered together to celebrate what is regarded as the most successful year in Whitman athletics. Achievements were...

Whitman women look to fight for the postseason

Whitman women look to fight for the postseason

Tyler Hurlburt

February 10, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

In a season filled with close matches, this past weekend found the Whitman women's basketball team splitting a pair of overtime games. After a 65-61 victory in double overtime against Pacific Lutheran, the Missionaries found themselves on the other side of an overtime loss, losing to University of Pug...

Holiday training presents challenges, opportunities

Pamela London

December 2, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman varsity athletes are all about routine: get up, go to class, eat, go to practice, eat, do homework, sleep, repeat. This cycle allows them to continuously maintain their studies and work on their game. For the Whitman winter sports teams, however, there are two annual disturbances to this routine,...

Women’s basketball vies for top NWC ranking

Women’s basketball vies for top NWC ranking

Tyler Hurlburt

December 2, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

After a season plagued by injuries, the women's basketball team looks to capitalize on its newfound depth and added talent. Last year season-ending injuries for starters seniors Jenele Peterson and Anna Forge, along with other non-season ending injuries, forced an already small bench to step up a...

SAAC unites community through athletic leadership

SAAC unites community through athletic leadership

Pamela London

October 7, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

If you've ever come out to the Whitman Athletic Complex for a women's soccer game and seen a group of guys in nice clothes hanging out on the sidelines, don't be alarmed: they're not all dressed up with no place to go. These are the Whitman men's basketball players coming out to support their "buddy team," women's soccer, as part of the varsity athlete co...

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