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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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...

Frisbee: Dont 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...

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,...

Mens frisbee. Photos by Brennan Johnson.

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...

Besides being a star player, Janin also serves as the teams coach.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

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 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...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

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...

Whitmans women frisbee players, the Walla Walla Sweets, practice on Friday, Feb 18. Credit: Marie Von Hafften

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...

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,...

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