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Sweet’s Revere Makes Junior National Team for Second Time

Sweet's Revere Makes Junior National Team for Second Time

Cole Anderson

April 24, 2014

The Whitman College women's ultimate team is typically never short of at least a couple standouts every year, but with this year's first-year class came a player with an especially rare level of talent. First-year Claire Revere came into Whitman already boasting one junior national team appearance, and this year she made the team once again. Fo...

Student Who Has Watched a Lot of Nelly’s Music Videos Has Skewed Idea of Valentine’s Day

Matt Raymond

February 14, 2013

For the small, inbreeding population of Whitman students who are in happy relationships, Valentine's Day is an opportunity for partners to celebrate each other and acknowledge their inherent superiority over the rest of the student population. For most other Whitman students, though, Valentine's Day...

Whitman Sports Blog: Ultimate teams finish seasons at Regionals

Pamela London

May 14, 2012

Two teams of Whitman Sweets. Two top-tier finishes at Regionals. And two very different feelings on the trip home. After successful runs in 2011, both Sweets teams set their sights high and decided to compete in the Division I National Championships for the second year in a row. The men traveled to...

Whitman Sweets host weekend Onionfest tournament

Matt Tesmond

April 5, 2012

During a wet, muddy two-day stretch this past weekend, Whitman's Ultimate team took a quick break from intense DI tournaments to have some fun. The team competed in Onionfest,  a coed tournament hosted by the Sweets and featuring 21 club and college teams from across the Pacific Northwest. "Oni...

Whitman Sweets rise to Ultimate challenge

Pamela London

February 23, 2012

Times are changing in collegiate Ultimate Frisbee, and Whitman is soundly on board. Ultimate is one of the few sports in which teams can transcend the divisions set by the NCAA for collegiate athletics and choose where they want to test their skills. Last spring, both Sweets teams gave themselves...

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Illustration: Emily Johnson

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...

Fun, first-years invigorate fall UItimate season

Credit: Catie Bergman

Matt Tesmond

September 15, 2011

As happens every fall, a flurry of color, yelling and fun has enveloped Ankeny Field. It can mean only one thing: Ultimate Frisbee  is back. The men and women's teams return to action, preparing for an extremely important fall season. The team must address the issue of keeping practice focused to devel...

Whitman Sweets gear up to compete in NCAA Division I

Jeremy Norden '11, marked by Peter Burrows '13, clamshells the frisbee during practice. Photo Credit: Ethan Parrish

Pamela London

April 28, 2011

Done with a regular season characterized by solid success, the small town Whitman Sweets are gearing up to compete with the big guns of NCAA Division I Ultimate. After an undefeated run through the Division III Conference Tournament April 16-17, with a field that included the defending DIII national...

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