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Student deaths in the Northwest

Student deaths in the Northwest

Natalie Berg

November 26, 2014

November has been a sad month in the Northwest Conference. This month marks the death of Aaron Altman of George Fox University, Parker Moore of Linfield College and Alex Sengoba of Whitworth University. Altman died on November 1st after attending a Halloween rave in Seattle. Although there have been rumors of a drug overdose, his death is believ...

Whitworth a strong choice for non-Christians

Whitworth a strong choice for non-Christians

October 16, 2014

This story was originally published in The Whitworthian of Whitworth University on October 15, 2014. It was written by Whitworth columnist Matthew Boardman. According to the Whitworth website, "Whitworth is a private, residential, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church." One of i...

Men’s Basketball Falls Short in Second Battle of the Whits

Sarah Anderegg

February 19, 2014

In the second battle of the Whits in men's basketball this season, both Whitman and Whitworth had their fair share of ups and downs throughout the 40 minutes of play.  However, it was the 13th-ranked Whitworth who prevailed, coming out on top of the Missionaries 79-76 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Despite...

Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated

Quin Nelson

January 22, 2014

The Whitman College women's basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Sherwood Center. The Pirates surged to an 11-2 lead at the start of the game, encouraged by the enthusiasm of a large traveling crowd and their full-court...

Men’s Soccer Falls to Whitworth

Kelsey Peck

October 14, 2013

It was a tale of two halves for the Whitman men's soccer team as they took on Whitworth University this past Saturday, Oct. 12, but after a competitive 90 minutes of play, the visiting Pirates left Walla Walla with a close 2-1 victory. After a tightly fought first half, the Missionaries ended the...

Fantasy Sports Boast Real Benefits

Fantasy Sports Boast Real Benefits

Dylan Snyder

September 19, 2013

One thing that Whitman College seems to lack for the average student is the presence of sports passion. This isn't to say that we don't have athletic successes or that our games have empty bleachers, although most of the attendance can be attributed to supporting friends as opposed to caring about what happens in the game. While attendi...

Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team

Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team

Tristan Gavin

April 29, 2013

After two tough losses in a doubleheader last Saturday, April, 29 against Whitworth University, Whitman Baseball bounced back with a dominating performance in what marked a very successful final home game for the graduating seniors. In the 9-0 win, two senior pitchers combined for the team's second...

Whitman Women Lose, Men Triumph in Conference Semi-Finals

Quin Nelson

February 22, 2013

In a hard-fought NWC semi-final matchup, the Whitman women's basketball team came up a few plays short of victory, falling to the Whitworth Pirates 55-54 Thursday evening at Ball Court. The Missionaries put on quite the show in front of a passionate home crowd, but the Pirates matched their intensity...

Senior Day Swim Meet

Senior Day Swim Meet

Tristan Gavin

January 31, 2013

For four years, the seniors of Whitman's men's and women's swimming teams have made the Harvey Pool a second home. Last Saturday, they climbed into the water for their last home meet ever. The meet versus longtime Northwest Conference powerhouse Whitworth University began with a brief ceremony honoring the seniors and announcing their favorite team me...

How Whitman stacks up: A sport-by-sport look at the upcoming fall season

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012

The Whitman fall sports season heated up with the beginning of conference play last week, but how do the teams stack up compared to the rest of the Northwest Conference? The Pioneer takes a look at each sport to discover how Whitman stacks up and how the conference will shake out. Women's soccer ...

Women’s Soccer Team Drops Home, Conference Opener to Rival Whitworth

Quin Nelson

September 12, 2012

Despite a promising first half, the Whitman women's soccer team lost their home and conference opener to the Whitworth Pirates at the Whitman Soccer Complex Wednesday afternoon. The Missionaries put on quite a show in the first half, bombarding the Whitworth goal with 11 shots while only allowing...

Whitman Sports Blog: Electric weekend of basketball

Pamela London

February 6, 2012

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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