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Students vs alumni: The ultimate frisbee showdown

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor April 7, 2022

On April 2, 2022, the Whitman Sweets of past and present went head-to-head in a battle for victory as part of the annual Onionfest. Supporters of both sides gathered at Martin Field to watch the teams...

Sweets 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Credit: Catie Bergman

Fun, first-years invigorate fall UItimate season

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...

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

Whitman Sweets gear up to compete in NCAA Division I

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...

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