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Men’s Tennis wins three of four

The men’s tennis team played four different schools over three consecutive days this past weekend. The Pioneers claimed three victories out of the four competitions, with their only loss coming against a Division I team. The team started its weekend schedule on Saturday against Augustana College in Illinois. The doubles round kicked off the match…

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Andy Hamilton: Grinnell’s Renaissance man

Andy Hamilton ’85, the head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams, has had years of athletic success at Grinnell. Last year, the men won its 10th consecutive Midwest Conference Championship with 22 season victories, while the women have won nine of past 10 conferences, including the last four. But Hamilton is also a…

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Men’s basketball continues win streak

The men’s basketball team is cruising on a five game winning streak, with its most recent victory coming at the expense of Beloit College last Saturday. The Pioneers protected their second place standing in the Midwest Conference with a 111-98 win at home. The team’s current standing comes from its ability to work together closely,…

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Spotlight: Beth Tsuha

Beth Tsuha ’17 won four events in the women’s swimming and diving team’s last meet against Coe College. She won in the 100-yard freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 individual medley and the 400 freestyle relay. With the Pioneers hosting the Midwest Conference Championships this weekend, Tsuha hopes to a make a splash on the big stage….

Grinnell alum appears on Super Bowl ad

Marquis Bradley ’11 found himself at the center of attention last Sunday, Feb. 2 just before halftime of the Super Bowl. Those tuned in watched the Grinnell alum and former assistant coach of the football team appear on a commercial for Mindfire Academy, a distance learning company focused on digital media. In the commercial, the…

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Track and field starts on the right foot

The men’s and women’s track and field teams took home multiple awards last Saturday at Cornell College’s Hilltop Invitational in Mount Vernon, Iowa, breaking school records and setting a strong standard for the rest of the season. Notably, Frank Canady ’14 won the 3,000-meter run, and Christine Ajinjeru ’14 set a new Pioneer record in…

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Men’s tennis strives for dynasty

One decade down and here’s to the next one. After capturing its 10th Midwest Conference Championship in 10 years last season, the men’s tennis team will begin its quest for the 11th consecutive title this weekend. In their opening contest of the season, this Saturday, Feb. 1, the Pioneers will face Truman State University and…