Sports

Men’s golf tees season off In Tucson

The men’s golf team flew south to Tucson, Ariz. during the first week of spring break and played against Pima Community College, the highest-ranked community college golf team in the nation. Despite losing, the Pioneers recorded a solid score of 311. Co-captain Jon Cohen ’14 had a strong showing and tied for second place with…

Softball games cancelled

The softball team cancelled three double-headers last week due to “issues” within the team. “The spring break non-conference softball games this past weekend were cancelled, so that the team could focus on some internal issues,” wrote Greg Wallace, the Director of Athletics and Recreation, in an email to the Scarlet and Black. Head coach Amanda…

Justin Thaxton joins Grinnell athletics

Last Monday, Justin Thaxton joined Grinnell College as Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion in Athletics and Coordinator of Event Management. Prior to coming to Grinnell, Thaxton was the Veterans Student Center Coordinator for South Seattle Community College in Washington. “This is really a dream attained for me,” Thaxton said. “This place has academics that are…

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Spotlight: Chris Marsho

Hailing from Grinnell, Chris Marsho ’14 is a co-captain of the men’s golf team. He is the second  of three Marshos to play golf for the Pioneers, along with Peter ’12 and Thomas ’17.  How is the season going so far? We just had a trip to Arizona, which was fun. It’s always nice to…

Baseball learns lessons from annual trip

The baseball team spent the first week of spring break playing baseball in Orlando, FL. Held between March 16 and 23, the Florida trip gave the Pioneers an opportunity to play against opponents outside of the Midwest Conference and region. The Pioneers won four of nine games. The standout of the trip was shortstop Anthony…

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Goldstein splashes into Nationals

After competing in NCAA Division III Diving Regionals last weekend, Daniel Goldstein ’16 secured a bid to compete at this year’s National Swimming and Diving Championships in the three-meter dive. Goldstein, who received a score of 462.15 and finished second at Regionals, will be the first male diver to go to Nationals for Grinnell since…

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Men’s Tennis sweeps opponents 36-0

Continuing its campaign for an 11th consecutive Midwest Conference Championship, the men’s tennis team displayed a dominating performance last Saturday, March 1. Head coach Andy Hamilton ’85 split his team into two squads to compete against two opponents each. The Pioneers swept all four of their matches, 9-0 and improved their overall record to 13-3….

Heather Benning named MWC Executive Director

Heather Benning ’96 was named the Executive Director of the Midwest Conference last week. Her passion for the conference, academic and athletic success and her dedication to students’ wellbeing led to this selection. Benning replaces Chris Graham, the first full-time Executive Director of the MWC, who left after 14 years of service. Benning began her…

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Men’s Basketball falls short of MWC title

After advancing to the final round of the Midwest Conference Championship by beating Ripon College 122-115 last weekend, the men’s basketball team fell to St. Norbert College in the Conference finals 99-86, coming short of the conference title. Grinnell finished this season with a record of 19-6 overall, 13-5 in conference. Grinnell, who has not…