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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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A Dill-ightful Duel Between Pickleball and Tennis Takes Over Walla Walla

Sebastian Vera Cuevas, News Reporter November 16, 2023

On Oct. 5, the ribbon was cut on new pickleball courts in the Mill Creek Sportsplex. Fans of the sport, who play with small rectangular paddles and wiffle balls, first received word of plans for eight...

Illustration by Payton Davies.

Whitman athletes talk about sports uniforms

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter April 20, 2023

Sports uniforms can have a big impact on how an athlete feels when they compete. It can also affect the team at large and how they play together. Differences in the construction of athletic and performance...

Photo by Jake Lee.

Women’s tennis celebrates after home success

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

Whitman's varsity tennis team enjoyed a successful weekend at the ITA Fall Northwest Regional Championship after Whitties took home multiple victories in front of a home crowd. On Friday night, qualifying...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

On the court with Whitman Women’s Tennis

Marian Sandoval Lemus, Campus Life Reporter February 24, 2022

The women’s tennis team is starting their spring season, preparing for a conference with high hopes of bringing titles home for the Blues. While training requires discipline, commitment and time,...

LGBTQIA+ community within Whitman athletics

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter February 27, 2020

Although discussions regarding LGBTQIA+ experiences within the athletic community have become increasingly diversified, there remains more to be talked about.  Senior Olivia Engle, a member of the...

Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor May 4, 2017

With numerous conference and NCAA trophies headed to Sherwood Center's display cases, it has been a memorable year for Whitman varsity athletics. Here's a recap of five of the year's top team accomplishments. Swimming They...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter October 3, 2016

Last weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team played host to the 2016 Women’s Northwest Regional Tennis Tournament. This annual fall tournament is organized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

With strong first-year talent, women’s tennis earns key win at Winter Classic Invitational

Alden Glass February 18, 2016

This past weekend the Whitman Women’s Tennis team hosted their Winter Classic Invitational, welcoming Trinity, Redlands and Linfield to the Bratton Tennis Center in their last competition before conference...

Photo by Mika Nobles

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The...

Zach Hewlin (left) and Phillip Locklear (right) play doubles in the tournment this past weekend. Photo by Chloe Alley-Sarnack.

Men’s tennis sweeps ITAs

Alden Glass October 4, 2015

Two weekends ago, the Whitman men’s tennis team opened their fall play by hosting the ITA Northwest Regional. With all their Northwest Conference opponents in attendance, Whitman demonstrated their ambition...

Back to sports: The summer in review

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor September 6, 2015

Though football season is undoubtedly the best time of the year, summer is a close second for various reasons. My personal favorite sporting event of the summer is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and subsequent...

Men’s and Women’s Tennis head to NCAA nationals

Riley Foreman May 7, 2015

Both the Whitman Men and Women's Tennis Teams seek to turn a winning tradition into a dynasty as they head to the NCAA Division III tournament in Ohio later this month. The lady Missionaries clinched...

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