Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London

March 19, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Web Only, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women's basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four. In front of a raucous crowd that filled the Sherwood Center to the brim Saturday night, Whitman (30-1) defeated Thomas More College (31-1) 76-60 to earn a b...

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Marah Alindogan

November 21, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

The Whitman men's and women's cross country teams found great success last Saturday, Nov. 16 as they finished their season at the Division III West Regional meet. Both the men's and women's teams finished with greater success than in past years. The men finished eighth out of 18 teams, while the women finished fifth...

Men’s Cross Country Chasing Big Goals

Men’s Cross Country Chasing Big Goals

Cole Anderson

October 17, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

For the Whitman College men's cross country team, the 2013 season has brought a new attitude about conference, the team and each runner. New goals have been set, practices have improved and results at races both individually and team-wide have reflected this new mentality. "So far this season, the t...

Trainers Give Their All for Athletes

Marah Alindogan

October 17, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Injuries are not enjoyable for any athlete. Yet, as an athlete who suffered an ACL tear during my collegiate career, the athletic training room became my second home due to the many hours of knee rehabilitation. In the process I had the pleasure of getting to know the men who make it their mission to...

Varsity Volleyballers Aid Club Team

Varsity Volleyballers Aid Club Team

Peter Clark

February 21, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Club sports constantly face uphill battles. They are often underfunded, have limited practice times and endure varying commitment levels from members of the team. While the men's club volleyball team combats many of these issues, they do enjoy one particular advantage: varsity coaches. Former varsity volleyball ...

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Halley McCormick

February 19, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

The Whitman men's varsity tennis team reached its 91st consecutive regular season victory on February 16, 2013, playing both indoors at the Bratton Tennis Center and on Whitman's outdoor courts. Whitman beat the opposing Willamette University Bearcats 7-2. For the doubles: No. 1 pair Andrew La Cava...

Most valuable pliéer: Jimmy Madden dances back into baseball

Tristan Gavin

December 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

While most of James "Jimmy" Madden's baseball teammates go through the motions of off-season weight training and honing of fundamentals, Madden circumvents the monotony with a rather unconventional addition to preparation for the spring season. Months before the left-hander will return to belting base...

Season Preview: Women’s Basketball

Peter Clark

December 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

If early season results are any indication of what the rest of the season has in store, then the Whitman women's basketball team should have high expectations. After winning six of their first seven games to start the year, the Missionaries have plenty to be optimistic about. The new team will look to have a more balanced scoring attack now ...

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Pamela London

December 6, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Whitman College varsity athletes: all Missionaries, all fierce Northwest Conference competitors, all striving to represent Whitman on and off the field. But no two varsity teams at Whitman are made alike. Each individual team has a unique history at Whitman. Teams such as basketball and baseball have...

The Musician-Athlete

Sarah Debs

November 29, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Musician-athletes are few and far between. The dedication, practice time and focus demanded of musician-athletes is incredibly high both in the practice room and on the field. While music and sports are seemingly separate activities, there is overlap in mental preparation and self-discipline. Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane balance ...

Men’s Basketball Preview

Tristan Gavin

November 29, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Last spring, the Whitman men's basketball team graduated one of the school's highest all-time scorers in Brandon Shaw, a pair of layers who would go on to sign professional contracts in JP Alvarez and David Michaels, and versatile wing D.J. Wright. In spite of its losses, this year's team expects to...

Dynamic duo leaves volleyball legacy

Peter Clark

November 15, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

What are the chances that two middle blockers from Anchorage, Alaska who have never met before both decide to come to Walla Walla, Wash. to attend Whitman College? Regardless of how low the chances are, the Whitman College volleyball team has been lucky to have both Courtney Brewer and Olivia Nielson...

Whitman news since 1896
Whitman College Varsity Athletics