NFL Draft features new talent, questionable picks

Dylan Snyder
May 7, 2015
Filed under Sports

Every year in late April or early May, the NFL gathers to select the newest members of its teams. The draft has become a bigger and bigger spectacle over the course of the last few year, but in the end the draft is what makes or breaks teams. I have attempted to identify some groups that seem to be... Read more »

Lady Sweets poised for Nationals Tournament

Kyle Flannery
May 7, 2015
Filed under Sports

Ranked number five in a preseason power ranking, the women's Frisbee team has had their eyes set on the Division-One regionals all year, hoping to prove their worth as potential national championship contenders. While Whitman's hosting of regionals on a sunny weekend here in Walla Walla seemed to be... Read more »

Men’s and Women’s Tennis head to NCAA nationals

Riley Foreman
May 7, 2015
Filed under Sports, Sports Highlight

Both the Whitman Men and Women's Tennis Teams seek to turn a winning tradition into a dynasty as they head to the NCAA Division III tournament in Ohio later this month. The lady Missionaries clinched their fourth consecutive Northwest Conference title in April, while the men earned top honors for... Read more »

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Kendra Winchester
May 7, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports

The cycling team here at Whitman operates at a varsity sport level; however, it is entirely student run. Because it does not have a coaching staff, the team is required to plan every single race event as well as workouts and practices. The team is also required to plan their events such as spring training... Read more »

First varsity season exceeds expectations

First varsity season exceeds expectations

Kendra Winchester
April 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

The inaugural season for the Whitman Varsity Women's Lacrosse Team this spring could be measured in the amount of wins and losses the team had. However, a better measurement can be based on the growth and confidence that the women gained in themselves and in new Head Women's Lacrosse Kate Robinson... Read more »

Lady Sweets prep for regional tournament

Riley Foreman
April 30, 2015
Filed under Sports, Sports Highlight

For many on the Whitman Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, the regional tournament is familiar territory. This year, that's not all that will be familiar. A total of eight teams representing the Big Sky and Cascadia Conferences will play in Walla Walla this weekend, each competing for one of five bids to... Read more »

Murderer in NFL’s midst

Dylan Snyder
April 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

"You're wrong." Those are the very simple words that former NFL star turned inmate Aaron Hernandez mouthed to the jury as they read the verdict for the first of many criminal trials. A few short weeks ago on April 15, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder for extreme cruelty in the death of... Read more »

Men’s soccer announces new head coach

Men’s soccer announces new head coach

Riley Foreman
April 28, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports, Sports Highlight

In the wake of former Men's Soccer Head Coach Mike Washington's retirement, the Whitman Athletic Department, with the help of student-athletes, has successfully completed a nationwide search to fill the empty post. The hiring committee is excited to announce that Jose Cedeno will assume responsibilities... Read more »

Men’s Tennis completes undefeated NWC regular season

Men’s Tennis completes undefeated NWC regular season

Kendra Winchester
April 23, 2015
Filed under Sports, Whitman Tennis

As the 2015 spring season for Whitman Men's Tennis comes to an end, the Northwest Conference Tournament Championships are right around the corner. After this past weekend's sweep of PLU, the team finished its regular season undefeated in the conference and ranked number 15 in the Nation with a possible... Read more »

Another successful year for IM sports

Another successful year for IM sports

Kyle Flannery
April 23, 2015
Filed under Sports, Sports Highlight

While it's nearly impossible to cross Ankeny in the spring without hearing the raucous sounds of an intramural football game or the buzz of a Frisbee, it is easy to forget how much work goes into making IM sports happen year in and year out. An entirely student-run entity, the IM Committee, along with... Read more »

NBA playoff preview

Dylan Snyder
April 23, 2015
Filed under Sports

The NBA Playoff schedule, unlike its college equivalent, is the result of extreme exertion, coaching battles and a test of endurance rarely seen in other sports. It also puts a premium on being good early to be able to save yourself for the end. If a playoff team goes to seven games in every series... Read more »

Why the Stanley Cup Playoffs are the best playoffs

Cole Anderson
April 23, 2015
Filed under Sports

I'd like to preface this column by saying that hockey is not usually my favorite sport; football is. And my favorite hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, didn't even make the playoffs this year. Nonetheless, I am going to make every effort to watch as much playoff hockey as I possibly can, because the... Read more »