The women's tennis team practices on Wednesday before their next match against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Photo by Xiaoxuan Yang.

Fall Sports Preview: Go Pioneers!

By: Steve Yang & Candace Mettle, As the 2016-2017 school year kicks off, so too does the fall sports season, which combines high hopes and superb talent in the pursuit of athletic excellence in the next few months. Among the dominant teams, it’s hard to pick out one that stands out so much…

Tibatemwa carried the flag for his home country, Uganda ,during the Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics.

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Tibatemwa ’18 represents Uganda in Rio Olympics

Steve Yang Having just returned from carrying Uganda’s national flag at the 2016 Rio Olympics and competing in the 50m freestyle, Joshua Tibatemwa ’18 has taken part in the greatest global sporting gathering in the world. The S&B’s Managing Editor Steve Yang ’17 messaged Tibatemwa to discuss Rio, swimming and his fondest memories of…

Olivia Fromm ’17 is hopes that next volleyball season will be full of wins and relaxation. 
Photo by Jeff Li

Spotlight: Olivia Fromm

As a force to be reckoned with on the court, Olivia Fromm ’17 has been one of the leaders the volleyball team for the past three seasons. The S&B’s Sam Curry sat down with Fromm to discuss the past, present and future of her volleyball career. The S&B: When did you start playing volleyball and…

Evan Bunis ’18 led Grinnell at Conference with a fifth place finish. 
Photo by Hung Vuong

Bunis, McGriff earn All-Conference golf honors

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor Under dreary and wet skies in Rockford, Ill., the Grinnell men’s golf team saw their season come to a bittersweet end at the Midwest Conference Championships. On one hand, All-Conference honors collected by Evan Bunis ’18 and Zach McGriff ’18 sent the team home with a smile, the first time…

Tracy Johnson ’16 in action last weekend clinching Conference for Grinnell. 

Men’s, women’s tennis win Conference while taking seven individual titles

Sam Curry The men’s and women’s tennis teams put on impressive performances last weekend, each taking home a Midwest Conference Championship title. The men’s victory gave them their 13th consecutive conference title, while the women’s team won their 10th title in 12 years. In the semifinals, the men defeated Lawrence University 5–0 before coming…

Women’s tennis serves up some wins against Central College and Simpson College. Photo by Jenny Dong.

Women’s tennis wins big in Conference tune up

Gabe Lehman Grinnell women’s tennis simply overmatched competition last weekend. The women started the day by embarrassing Simpson 9–0 in the morning and then romped Central College 7–2 to establish supremacy over these Central Iowa rivals. While the entire team played stupendously, it was their doubles performance that was truly remarkable. None of the…

Aidan Healey ’17 pushes through the elements to finish his run. Photo by Alberto Vazquez.

Track and field impress at Darren Young Classic

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor While students were busy going back over readings and stocking up on sleep in preparation for finals, members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams used the Darren Young Classic last weekend as a tune-up for the athletic equivalent of finals: Conference. “It was a pretty low key…

Kristina Weber ’16 transitioned from catcher to designated hitter and pinch hitter after two surgeries. Photo by Alberto Vazquez.

Spotlight: Kristina Weber ’16

When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade. When life throws you two surgeries and you’re a softball catcher, you change your game and take up a different position, at least for Kristina Weber ’16 of the softball team. The S&B’s News Editor Nora Coghlan ’17 sat down with Weber to discuss injuries, softball and…

Tracy Johnson ’16 and Jermaine Marks ’17 rep for the teams they manage: volleyball and basketball, respectively. Photo by Ellen Schoenmaker

Student managers work their magic behind the scene

By Sam Curry Grinnell students have a wide range of relationships with athletics, from athletes who spend hours a day preparing their bodies and minds for the thrill of competition to sports fans who do homework in sorrow after their team suffers a devastating loss. Located somewhere in the middle are Grinnell’s student sports…