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Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Blues Balance Basketball, Zip-Lining, and Community Service in Costa Rica

Daniel Charlton, Sport's Editor

September 11, 2017

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying the last few days of summer sun and preparing for another school year, the Blues men’s basketball team was aboard a flight headed directly for San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  Over the course of the next week, the Blues not only had the...

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

September 10, 2017

After finishing with a disappointing 3-15-2 record and zero road wins during the 2016 season, the Whitman women’s soccer team looks to bounce back in 2017. With only two seniors on the roster and 17 out of the 24 players being underclassmen, the Blues are keeping an eye on the future, with man...

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Wil Kotnik, Sports Reporter

September 7, 2017

Ever since Whitman men’s soccer coach Jose Cedeno took over the reigns of the program in 2015, there have been monumental alterations in team cadence and culture. Entering the 2017 season, the team roster is comprised primarily of sophomores that were members of Coach Cedeno’s first recruiting clas...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

From the Sideline: Mascot Musings

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2016

Those among us who had harbored passionate visions of a fierce-looking Walla Walla Wallaby as the official representative of Whitman College had their hopes shattered last week as the Mascot Working Group revealed the final four mascot candidates. With marsupials out of the picture (perhaps justifiably),...

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter

October 20, 2016

After a losing streak to start the 2016 season, the Women’s soccer team earned their first win of the year, beating Pacific University 4-2 on October 9. Lena De Guzman came out fast, scoring a first goal to put the team up 1-0 in the seventh minute, giving the team momentum out of the gate. “I...

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2016

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

Men’s Soccer Off to a Fast Start

Arie Knops, Sport's Reporter

October 5, 2016

A year ago this week, Whitman’s men’s soccer team was preparing for a rivalry game against Whitworth while sitting bottom of the Northwest Conference with a 1-1-4 record, and a 1-1-7 overall record. Fast forward one year, and the team finds itself approaching this matchup in a much different position,...

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

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 and featured over 64 athletes from eight different Washington and Oregon NCAA Division III schools. Hosting...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist

September 29, 2016

Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter hashtag, attempting to keep up with academic studies, maintaining physical well-being, all while...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Writer

September 29, 2016

Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for her offensive prowess. In her fourth and final year playing volleyball for Whitman, she has been...

Whit City brings new life to student section

Whit City brings new life to student section

Grant Laco, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2015

When sophomores Max Hanson and Tim Howell met at a volleyball game last year, they both shared a concern. "People were at the game, but some people weren’t really paying attention, a lot of people were on their phones, not even into the game,” said Howell. “It was literally just Max and [maybe] three or four of his friends, and...

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