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Alumni dive back in at annual meet

Tristan Gavin

October 25, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

At the annual Whitman alumni swim meet on Saturday, graduated swimmers got back in the pool to test themselves against the 2012-13 Missionary team. Current swimmers lined up in even lanes and alumni in the odd lanes, but for most it was a swim down memory lane. Alumni sported familiar attire, although they augmented t...

Tennis competes at Fall Nationals

Tristan Gavin

October 18, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Last weekend, five Whitman tennis players flew out to Mobile, Ala., to participate in the USA/ITA National Championships. Whitman has had great success in the small-college division of the tournament over the years, and the players they sent last weekend were no exception. All five players Whitman ...

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls

Matt Tesmond

October 11, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past Sunday, the Whitman women's basketball team put on its first skills camp of the year at Sherwood Center. The camp provides an important outreach opportunity for the team, as they pass on their knowledge and skills to the basketball youth of Walla Walla. In the first of a series of four Sunday skills...

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012


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Every fall, Whitties don mouth guards, strap flags to their waists, put on their cleats and head out to play one of the most popular IM sports offered at Whitman: flag football. This year there are 15 total teams in both the men's and women's divisions, with six men's teams and nine women's teams. Teams come fro...

Men’s tennis team continues winning tradition

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Last spring, the Whitman men's tennis team kept the dynasty rolling. The team swept through the Northwest Conference regular season undefeated en route to winning its fifth consecutive NWC title and ultimately rose to number eight in the nation. The team has not lost an NWC match since April 2006,...

Coach Washington amasses 100th career win

Peter Clark

October 4, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past Saturday, men's soccer head coach Mike Washington earned his 100th career win when Whitman defeated the University of Puget Sound 2-1 in overtime. With Washington entering his 14th year coaching the Missionaries, the head coach had no idea that he had reached the 100-win plateau until the feat...

Whitman alumni baseball game

Whitman alumni baseball game

Tristan Gavin

October 4, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Every year, the Whitman baseball team concludes its fall season by playing a friendly scrimmage against the program's alumni. The game offers alumni an opportunity to share stories with current players, reminisce with old friends and see if they can shake off the rust for one day each year to compete...

Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season

Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season

Kyle Howe

September 27, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Over the past weekend the Whitman women's tennis team was hard at work at the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, their first major tournament of the season. The stakes at this competition are high, as every participant competes for the few available positions in the USTA/ITA Fall National Tournament...

Senior math major estimates he’ll graduate in 7 dog years

Kyle Seasly

September 27, 2012


Filed under Humor

Senior math major Dhavan Cue's thesis has had a serious impact on the greater math community and "also the world." "We see the world through such a narrow lens, man," he said over a couple too many "Hurricane Bernies" at the Green. Cue's journey to his thesis started around a year ago when he took...

Boxer Classic golf recap

Tristan Gavin

September 27, 2012


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This past weekend, the Whitman men's golf team headed to Pacific University to compete in the Boxer Classic golf tournament. Following a third-place finish in the Quail Ridge Invite one week prior, the team looked to bounce back with a strong showing. Whitman finished third as an overall team, scoring...

Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits

Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits

Peter Clark

September 27, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Missionaries versus the Pirates––or, in the joking words of many Whitties, good versus evil––has developed into a healthy rivalry between two schools that are similar in some aspects, but polar opposites in others. The two teams are travel partners on the road in the Northwest Conference and the distance between Walla Walla and Spokane is a short 118 mil...

Intramural Football Season Kicks Off

Elena Aragon

September 25, 2012


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As the fall semester continues to whirl by with increasing speed, the intramural football season has taken off. IM football is an opportunity for students to form teams with goals of bonding, having fun and pursuing the ever-sought-after blue shirt. "IMs give you the chance to play with whatever friends...

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