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Spotlight: Summer Wilke

A co-captain and a two-time Academic All-Conference, Summer Wilke ’15 has started in every game she played in her softball career. She will look to lead the softball team to a winning season. When did you start playing softball?  I started playing baseball when I was seven and played for two years, and started playing…

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Softball sets high bar, fields newcomers

In the past, the softball team has had some disappointing seasons. But the players want to get the message across that this is not last year’s team—not even close. In the program’s 37th year, the Pioneers are looking to make a splash. “We’re a completely new team, and we’re not defined by team 36 or…

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Indoor Track excels at conference meet

The Pioneer women’s and men’s track and field teams had a strong showing at the Midwest Conference Indoor Championships held at Cornell College last weekend. The men landed a third-place finish, while the women received fourth place. Sarah Burnell ’14, who was named the Midwest Conference Track Performer of the Year, was victorious in the…

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Men’s Basketball bids adieu to seniors in win

After a thrilling 122-111 victory over Lawrence University on Saturday, Feb. 22, three seniors on the men’s basketball team were honored before an excited crowd, many of whom were students with torsos covered in white paint, per the game’s “white-out” theme. Teammates, coaches and fans all applauded Cody Olson ’14, Aaron Levin ’14, and Pat…

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Spotlight: Kainoa Inafuku

Kainoa Inafuku ’14 is a four-year starter for the baseball team. He was an All-Midwest Conference player last year, in a season highlighted by a 12-game hitting streak. Inafuku has started in 104 out of 105 possible games during his college career. What are you looking forward to this upcoming season? I’m excited because our…

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A cool start to the baseball season

The Grinnell baseball team will kick off its season in St. Louis facing North Park University and Wartburg College on Saturday and Webster University on Sunday. With many talented newcomers, rigorous practices and a dedicated mindset, the team is confident that this season will be a good one. “I’m excited because I think we have…

Records set at Darren Young Classic

The men’s and women’s track and field teams won big at the Darren Young Classic last weekend, their second consecutive home meet of the indoor season. Nate Kolacia ’16 and Sarah Burnell ’14 placed first in their respective mile runs and were given the honors of Midwest Conference Men’s and Women’s Track Performer of the…

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Women’s Swimming tops Conference

The women’s swimming and diving team collected 894 points to win the Midwest Conference Championships, its 15th MWC title in the last 16 years, while the underdog men’s team tallied 893 points to place second in the team standings this past weekend at Russell K. Osgood Pool. It was the first time the men failed…

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Spotlight: Anne Boldt

Anne Boldt ’16 scored a game-high 25 points in women’s basketball’s latest contest against Cornell College on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Boldt’s scoring has been a bright spot in a tough season for the Pioneers. She is averaging 13.6 points per game, while shooting 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.     How did you start…