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Whitman’s varsity basketball teams reflect on unique but successful season

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports reporter March 25, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning, playing sports has been a different experience for athletes at Whitman College. With the basketball season coming to an end, sophomore Megan Taylor...

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Whitman Athletics Department welcomes new assistant coaches for soccer and basketball

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 4, 2021

The Whitman Athletics Department recently hired three assistant coaches to work during the spring 2021 sports season. Lily Gustafson and Mikayla Ferenz are acting as women's varsity basketball coaches,...

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Senior Anissia Hughes wins Balance Athletica’s leader search

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter May 3, 2020

Anissia Hughes, a senior at Whitman College, accomplished a goal that even she didn’t see coming. On Monday, April 13, Hughes was announced as the top pick for Balance Athletica’s Leadership Search...

Coping with an injury as a varsity athlete

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter March 5, 2020

Athletes here at Whitman College frequently sustain injuries. Regardless of severity, athletes continue to get both physically and mentally in shape during their treatments to prepare for their next season. Strengthening...

Women’s basketball falls in NWC Championship

Afton Weaver, Sports Editor March 3, 2020

Despite an extremely successful season for the women's basketball team, the Blues came just short of defeating George Fox University this past Saturday. According to the Whitman Athletics website, the...

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Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m....

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

#4 Blues Keep Winning Streak Going

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Sports Reporter February 1, 2018

Whitman women’s basketball has had an incredible season so far. With a record of 18-1, 18 victories in a row and ranked 4th in the nation, the team has high aspirations for this season. Senior Emily...

Rising Stars: Tim Howell and Casey Poe Prepare for Another Season on the Court

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Web Editor November 16, 2017

Whitman basketball preseason All-Americans Tim Howell and Casey Poe, of the men’s and women’s teams respectively, sat down with The Wire to talk about their upcoming senior seasons. Both teams are...

On the Court: Women’s Basketball Shooting for a Successful Season

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter November 17, 2016

We are now halfway through November and the Whitman Women’s Basketball season is upon us. This year’s team is young, with half the 14 player roster being freshman, but predicted to be strong, nonetheless....

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Young talent fills roles for women’s basketball

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff reporter October 25, 2015

After a trip to the national title game in the 2013-2014 season, Whitman’s women’s basketball team had a tougher season last year, finishing fourth in the Northwest Conference and losing in the first...

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Marah Alindogan May 15, 2014

This semester, seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg juggled the positions of being Pio sports reporters while also playing on the Whitman women's basketball team––national runners-up and one...

Women’s Basketball Falls in National Championship

Cole Anderson March 25, 2014

The Whitman women's basketball team fell to the FDU-Florham Devils in the DIII national title game on Saturday, March 22 with a final score of 80-72, ending a record-breaking season for the Missionaries. Heading...

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