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Women’s tennis unfazed by loss

The start of a new school year promises the beginning of a myriad of highly anticipated sports in Grinnell, including women’s tennis: a program that has won nine out of the past 10 Midwest Conference titles, including the last four. However, the team opened its new season last Thursday at Augustana College with an unfortunate…

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Intramurals kick off on Saturday

With the coming of the fall semester, another year of college sports has begun. And for those who want to be or remain active but prefer to keep low level of intensity, intramural sports may be the answer. Welcoming students, faculty, staff and even alumni, intramural sports provide a break from work and studies and…

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Men’s tennis conquers MWC once again

The men’s tennis team clinched its 11th consecutive Midwest Conference title after putting up yet another dominating performance last Friday, April 25 in Madison, Wis. The Pioneers beat Lake Forest College 5-0 in the semifinals and then defeated Monmouth College 5-2 to improve their overall record to 31-5. “It’s always kind of a relief to…

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Relays heats up Mac Field

The Grinnell Relays was established in 1973 by Wayne Moyer, Political Science, along with a group of Grinnell students. From its outset, Relays has been an event designed to relieve stress as students approach the end of the spring semester. Ever since the event started, Moyer has been the master of ceremonies at Relays, giving…

Grinnellephants fall at Regionals

Over the weekend of April 26-27, the men’s ultimate frisbee team, the Grinnellephants, traveled to Harland, Wis. to play in the North Central Division III College Men’s Regionals. The Grinnellephants finished in fifth place after playing seven games and was eliminated in the semifinals. The last time the Grinnellephants made it past Regionals was in…

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Women’s tennis ends season on a high note

The women’s tennis team defeated Augustana College 7-2 last Saturday, April 26 in Rock Island, Ill. After losing a nail-biter to Coe College the week before, the Pioneers bounced back nicely against the Central Region’s 16th-ranked Augustana and built up momentum for next week’s NCAA National Championships. “On paper, it can be pretty inspiring because…

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Tinkham fans 16 Blueboys, ties school record

After two pitching gems, one individual record and a wacky heartbreaker, the Grinnell baseball team concluded this past weekend with two wins, two losses and a tie for first place in the Midwest Conference South Division. The Pioneers split two doubleheaders in Springfield, Ill. against Illinois College on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20,…

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Men’s tennis falls to Coe, set for MWC

In a battle of two regionally ranked teams, Grinnell’s men’s tennis team lost to Coe College at home 8-1 on Saturday, April 19. Coe, the eighth best team in the Central Region, dominated the 13th ranked Grinnell, but the Pioneers did now show signs of discontent after the loss. The match was Grinnell’s last of…

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Spotlight: Jake Lindstrom

Hailing from San Francisco, Jake Lindstrom ’14 has been an important contributor for the track and field team in his four-year career. Most recently, he jumped 13’ 3 ½” to win the pole vault event at the Central College Open last Wednesday, April 23. Lindstrom will look to continue his consistency as he closes out…