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Dedicated: Tribute to Dave Holden

Dedicated: Tribute to Dave Holden

Pamela London

September 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

On Aug. 3, Whitman College athletics lost one of its most dedicated supporters. Longtime Sports Information Director Dave Holden suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving student athletes and many members of the Whitman community without a dear friend.  For 18 years, Holden served as the voice of Whitman ...

Profile: Matt Helm

Peter Clark

September 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Position: Head volleyball coach Before coming to Whitman, Coach Helm led Molokai High School to four Maui Interscholastic League titles, six consecutive state tournament appearances and the 2010 Hawaii Division state championship. Coach Helm and his wife Erika have four children: daughter Noelani...

Whitman Sports Blog: Season wrap-ups

Pamela London

May 4, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Baseball wraps up season with series loss Facing a tough test to close out the 2012 season, the Whitman baseball team was swept by rival Whitworth University in a three-game series 7-4, 13-2 and 8-7. Whitman trailed 4-0 heading into the seventh inning in game one before sophomore Kyle Moyes st...

Baseball emerges hopeful after disappointing season

Kyle Howe

May 3, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Early in the semester, Whitman's baseball team had high hopes of improving upon last year's record of 4-20, with many players returning. Those hopes were dashed, however, as the team finished 5-19 in the Northwest Conference with an overall record of 5-34. The men finished just above Lewis & Clark...

Whitties shed pre-finals stress during weekend competitions

Matt Tesmond

May 3, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Last weekend, with less than two weeks before finals begin, Whitties got out their stress by climbing, playing volleyball and getting fierce on the soccer field. In Sherwood Athletic Center this past Saturday, Whitman hosted the 20th annual Sweet Onion Crank. With over 150 competitors from 10 d...

Women’s golf captures NWC crown, men look forward to next season

Matt Tesmond

April 26, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman golf simultaneously reached its peak and valley this past weekend as the women's golf team took home the Northwest Conference Championship while the men found themselves in a disappointing sixth place finish.   With a hold on second place in the conference standings heading into the NWC Cha...

Whitman tennis paves way to nationals

Pamela London

April 26, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman tennis is going to Nationals. Playing at home on the sun-drenched Whitman courts surrounded by dozens of enthusiastic Whitties, the Whitman men's tennis team capped off its year of dominance with a 5-0 win over George Fox University in the Northwest Conference tournament final. Not to be...

Whitman Sports Blog: Weekend wrap-up 4/20-4/22

Pamela London

April 23, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

"Dynasty, dynasty" After an undefeated Northwest Conference season, there was only one fitting finish to this story: a NWC tournament title. This past weekend, the Whitman men's tennis team finished what they started by winning the 2012 NWC tournament championship at the outdoor courts on the W...

Whitman Sports Blog: Athletes score big victories, awards heading into spring break

Pamela London

March 7, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This week, the Sports Blog takes a look at the state of Whitman sports heading into spring break. Whitties bring home the hardware Five Whitman athletes collected NWC Player of the Week awards in the past two weeks of competition (Feb. 20-26 and Feb. 27-March 2). Senior Conor Holton-Burke (tennis)...

Whit men fall to Puget Sound in playoffs

Pamela London

March 1, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

One and done: The double-edged sword of the collegiate basketball postseason hit the Whitman men's basketball team the hard way last Thursday night as the Missionaries fell 79-62 to the University of Puget Sound. Despite winning five of seven games to finish off the season at 11-5 in conference, Whitman lost the battle for the second seed in the Northwest Conference tournament to Puget Sound by way of a head-to-head ti...

Whitman basketball teams combine to take three of four from Tacoma schools

Pamela London

February 9, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

After a weekend of electric crowds, furious rallies and stifling defense, the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams find themselves in a position where everyone wants to be: in line for a spot in the four-team Northwest Conference tournament. Boisterous crowds filled Sherwood Center Friday and Saturda...

Whitman Sports Blog: Electric weekend of basketball

Pamela London

February 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Electric crowds at Sherwood Center certainly got their money's worth this past weekend, as the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams fought with everything they had against conference foes PLU and UPS. Both teams of Missionaries had their moments to shine: stifling defense, jaw-dropping baskets and all-out hustle thoroughly entertained the packed stands of students and Walla Walla community members alike. With only six gam...

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