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Whitman Women’s Frisbee: Sweets Take Nationals

Contributed by Claire Revere.

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

September 19, 2017

This year, the Whitman women’s frisbee program has reached unprecedented levels of success. Eight Sweets or Sweets alumni were invited to the United States U24 national team tryouts, which is a competition that determines who will be representing the United States in ultimate frisbee on the in...

Bittersweet End to Frisbee Seasons

Photo by Amelia Wells.

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

This past weekend Whitman College welcomed sunshine, warm weather, a swift breeze and a swarm of frisbee players from all over the Northwest for the USA Ultimate Northwest Division I College Regionals. Many of the colleges at the tournament were large state schools with deep, well-developed programs...

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Frisbee Teams Gearing up for Sweet Seasons

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017

The Sweets, Whitman College’s ultimate frisbee teams, have gained increasing notoriety within the Whitman community and beyond throughout the past few years, and they have hopes to make this 2017 season one filled with the same mixture of laid-back goofiness and competitive tenacity that they have come...

Sweets Eyeing Strong 2016 Season

Alec Rainsford

April 4, 2016

Led by a strong veteran presence, the Whitman Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team is off to a strong start in 2016. The hard work and effort in a grueling preseason, one that included practice five to six days a week resulted in an epic finals win at the Stanford Invitational. The Lady Sweets were able t...

Lady Sweets help win World Championships

Lady Sweets help win World Championships

Alden Glass

September 17, 2015

This past July, two members of the Lady Sweets ultimate Frisbee team represented the United States of America at the World Championships in London. This tournament showcased the best talent from around the world competing for the top prize in Frisbee. Whitman students and Lady Sweets, Arianne Lozano...

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 Cascadia Conferences will play in Walla Walla this weekend, each competing for one of five bids to...

Onionfest: An ultimate success

Riley Foreman

April 9, 2015

For over two decades, Whitman has hosted the annual Onionfest Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Last weekend the event drew 24 teams to Walla Walla to partake in onion eating, an alumni reunion and, of course, Ultimate games. Fans joined the players to kick off the festivities on Friday night with a men's...

Sweets Facing Unique Allegations

Cole Anderson

April 2, 2015

In a recent report from the Ultiworld online website (for those who don't know, which is presumably a lot, this is the college Ultimate Frisbee website), the Whitman Ultimate Frisbee teams have received some ruff news. They both have been tentatively disqualified from nationals contention. This news...

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 them as much depth as they would have liked. However, the necessity of younger, newer players stepping...

Lady Sweets to host regional tournament

Cole Anderson

February 5, 2015

Written by Riley Foreman The Whitman Ultimate Frisbee program recently received some news that made their upcoming season even sweeter. Last week Director of Club Sports Skip Molitor approved Whitman's bid to host the men's and women's regional tournament, which is set to take place during the first...

Sweets throw their way into offseason

Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Cole Anderson

November 6, 2014

Though the Ultimate Frisbee season will not start until next semester, the men's and women's Ultimate teams at Whitman are already hard at work prepping for what they hope will be yet another successful season for both programs. With emerging new talent poised to fill voids left by graduating seniors and...

Sweets Overcome Adversity for Solid Start to Season

Sweets Overcome Adversity for Solid Start to Season

Mitchell Smith

March 6, 2014

After key seniors graduated and left last year's team that made Division 1 Nationals, the 2014 edition of the women's Sweets had a challenge: rebuild and reload. After placing eighth out of twenty teams in their first tournament over Presidents' Day weekend, it appears that so far they are on the ri...

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