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Women’s tennis wraps up final homestand

The Grinnell women’s tennis team lost a close battle to Coe College 5-4 last Saturday, April 19. The loss against the 15th best team in the Central region pushed the Pioneers’ overall record to 15-7, 4-1 in MWC. “It was a very competitive match,” said head coach Andy Hamilton ’85. “We approached it from the…

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Water polo soars to second place

Grinnell’s women’s water polo team hosted the two-day Heartland Division Championship at the Russell K. Osgood Pool and finished in second place last weekend. The team won three games to advance to the final round, but fell short to Washington University in St. Louis 7-2. The Pioneers ended the season in second place in the…

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Spotlight: Brian Jaworski

Brian “Jaws” Jaworski became the men’s soccer’s head coach in 2004. In 2006, he also took the position of head coach for the men’s golf team, and has been an assistant track coach for throws for two years. Jaworski played soccer for DePauw University’s soccer team from, where he became the first and only player…

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Track and Field runs past Jim Duncan

In one of the bigger events of the outdoor season, the men and women’s track and field team gave a strong performance. Christine Ajinjeru ’14 especially shone in the Jim Duncan Invitational, which was hosted in Des Moines on Friday to Saturday, April 11-12, as she tied her own school record in the 400-meter dash…

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Baseball squeezes in three Conference wins

Halfway through the season, the baseball team has accumulated some amazing wins and some unfortunate losses. And at this point in the season, the clubhouse is ready for a turnaround and last Saturday’s home double-header against Monmouth College might have done the trick. Down 7-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning in the first…

Men’s frisbee team advances to regionals

The men’s ultimate frisbee team traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa last weekend, where they claimed the West Plains Division III Conference Championships. The Grinnellephants swept all three of their opponents to bring home the trophy. Meanwhile, the two women’s ultimate frisbee teams competed in the North Central Division III Conference Championships in Northfield, Minn., but…

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Intramurals warm up spring semester

As Grinnell finally welcomes the warm spring weather in April, the intramural sports are heating up as well. From traditional sports like soccer and basketball to less traditional ones like flag football and sand volleyball, students, faculty and staff have a variety of sports to join and enjoy the competition. Underwater soccer was another sport…

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Burnell places third at Nationals

Sarah Burnell ’14 and Christine Ajinjeru ’14 represented Grinnell at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, which was hosted in Lincoln, Neb. Burnell, originally seeded 10th in the mile event, finished in third place overall with a time of 4:55.55 and received All-American…