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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...

Frisbee: Don’t Sell Out

Frisbee: Don’t Sell Out

Tristan Gavin

September 19, 2013

Don't get me wrong; I love Frisbee. I think it is a great game and one that should be enjoyed by the masses. The commercialization of the game and attempts to make the sport marketable through Major League Ultimate (MLU), for example, has pushed Ultimate toward something it is not: a big-market sport. Frisbee is not baseball, bas...

Women’s Frisbee Makes Run at Nationals

Tristan Gavin

June 9, 2013

Whitman's women's ultimate frisbee team made a statement in Wisconsin the week after many of their seniors walked across stage wearing caps and gowns. By finishing 13th at the Division I national tournament, the team asserted themselves as a team worthy of greater recognition on a national scale, as ...

Sweets One Game From Nationals

Sweets One Game From Nationals

Cole Anderson

May 2, 2013

Last weekend, the Whitman Sweets Frisbee team competed in what turned out to be its last tournament of the season, culminating in a hard-fought battle against University of Washington for a spot in the national tournament. Despite one of the best collective team efforts all season, the Sweets fell short....

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Janin Steps Up for Sweets

Tristan Gavin

April 4, 2013

Skeptics of the 2013 Whitman Sweets will point to the void of leadership and star power after graduating a strong class last spring. That is where Jacob Janin comes in. Janin, a senior, is one of the team captains and brings extensive experience at high levels of club Ultimate. While the Eugene native has played for the Portland Rhino club team for years...

The Ultimate dilemma

Tristan Gavin

October 4, 2012

Last week, a team of world-renowned scholars met up to put an end to an ongoing linguistic debate. After days of discussion, they determined that adding adjectives to hobbies does not, in fact, make them sports. While the decision created uproar in the Ultimate Frisbee community, the Happy Quilting community...

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Pamela London

November 3, 2011

Some of the most successful teams around campus share a similar trait: They do not call themselves the Whitman Missionaries. Women's rugby: a club team: calls itself the Motherruckers and has been known as such since the team began. The "ruckers" in "Motherruckers" refers to a rugby play in whic...

Club frisbee opens season with strong showing

Club frisbee opens season with strong showing

Tyler Hurlburt

February 24, 2011

Go for a walk out past the Whitman softball fields any afternoon and you will see the ultimate team working hard toward another strong season. The Whitman Sweets started the season off strong with an impressive 4-0 finish at the Tacoma Invite on Saturday Feb. 12. At the invite, Whitman collectively...

Club frisbee soaring, scoring

Bailey Arango

October 21, 2010

Autumn is in the air, and the Sweets, Whitman's Ultimate Frisbee team, are off and running--a fact known by almost anyone who crosses Ankeny Field these days. "Every week we have three lifting sessions, three throwing practices, two coed practices and three hour practices on Saturdays before team brunch," said first-year player Ben Harris. Why all the prepar...

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