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Men’s and women’s basketball anticipate a successful winter

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu Next weekend, college basketball is returning. At Grinnell, that comes with high expectations from both the men’s and women’s teams. After a fruitful season with the teams placing third and second, respectively, in the Midwest Conference standings, the Pioneers are heading into their opening games with confidence. Even with the loss…

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Rueter’s Digest: World Series Lifts Spirits in Houston

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu Baseball is a fickle game. Perhaps there is no other sport in the world in which momentum matters more and precedent matters less; where chilly October nights and the 40,000 fans they envelope may bear witness to the improbable. The 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros are one such improbability, although,…

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Women’s soccer makes conference tournament

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu In last weekend’s match against Monmouth College, the Pioneer women’s soccer team qualified for their 23rd conference tournament in the last 27 years. The team won in a 1-0 victory, capping off another solid regular season with an exciting conference tournament on the horizon this weekend. The Pioneers scored their only…

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Athlete spotlight: The Sinha sisters

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu At this year’s Midwest Conference golf championships, Vidushi and Vrishali Sinha, both ’19, dominated the competition. Vidushi claimed her second MWC title while Vrishali placed second, for her third top-two finish at the competition. The sisters and their teammates finished the three-day tournament to claim their fifth league championship in a…

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Men’s and women’s cross country give stellar effort at conference

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams placed second in their Conference meet. Placing second was not the outcome that either team anticipated, but both teams had several personal bests and gave outstanding performances both individually and collectively. The cross country teams use the entirety of their…

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Rueter’s Digest: Thoughts on Bob McNair

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” These were the words of Bob McNair, longtime owner of the Houston Texans, at a recent meeting between NFL owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell. The meeting, which was meant to address the proliferation of player protests during the playing of the national anthem…

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Arseneault Jr. to take over men’s basketball and women’s golf

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu It’s safe to say that for the Arseneaults, coaching really is the family business. Recently, Grinnell College undertook a nationwide search to find a new men’s basketball and women’s golf coach to replace retiring David Arseneault. Last week the College announced that Arseneault’s son, David Arseneault Jr. ’09 will fill the…

Women’s tennis wins conference

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu The Pioneer women’s tennis team finished their season over fall break, winning the Midwest Conference with four individual title-winners. Milica Cvrkota ’21, Ali Hickey ’21, Abby Nielsen ’21 and Lily Hamilton ’19 won individual championships at the one, three, four and six slots in the lineup, respectively. In doubles, Hickey and…

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Men’s soccer advances to MWC tournament

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Last week’s win over Ripon College scored the men’s soccer team a spot in the conference tournament, making this the second year in a row that the team has qualified. Not only did the men’s hard work help to clinch this win, their team chemistry played a strong hand as well….