Sports

Pioneers break competition records

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu   Last Friday’s Brissman-Lundeen Invitational proved rewarding for the women’s cross-country team, who finished eleventh out of  24 teams. For team members Anna Ahrens ’19 and Mikayla Fujiwara ’20, whose times set records for the program’s history, the meet was also a chance to meet personal goals. Ahrens, who finished with…

Volleyball set for season success

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu The Grinnell women’s volleyball team is off to a promising start this season, as they extended their three game win streak this past Tuesday against Iowa Wesleyan. Handily winning the game 3-0, the team remains optimistic that the mental changes they’ve made this season will continue to guide them to favorable…

School spirit at Les Duke

By Tommy Odonnel odonnel@grinnell.edu On Saturday, the College hosted its annual Les Duke cross country meet. Teams from 17 colleges competed with over 400 individual runners taking part. This year, the Les Duke invitational was held at the Grinnell Country Club and saw a significant portion of the student body, as well as numerous faculty…

Women’s soccer remain’s valiant

At the start of Wednesday’s game, the Grinnell women’s soccer team probably did not think they were going into overtime. Coe College’s aggressive strikers weren’t letting up, and it only took 13 minutes before one of them was able to take advantage of their forward play to tap in a goal. Yet as the match…

Spotlight: Brenda Guan

  Hailing from Ankeny, Iowa, one of the main perks of the College for Brenda Guan ’20 was the closeness to home. However, once she got to interact with the team, she realized how much more the College had to offer. Nora Coghan ’17 interviewed Guan for The S&B to discuss her first year thus…

Soccer faces toughest season yet

sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu Before the teams even had a chance to break in the leather on their cleats, both the Grinnell Men’s and Women’s soccer squads found themselves facing some of their toughest competition of the season. The Women’s team lost 4-0 against the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) powerhouse Augsburg College on Saturday, Sept. 3, while…

Cross country concentrates on home meet

herraramo@grinnell.edu Once every year, the Men’s and Women’s cross country teams host the Les Duke invitational. It is the one meet that allows them to showcase their weeks of training and their talents at home. This year the Les Duke invitational will be held at the Grinnell Country Club this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10…

Women’s tennis is ready for the season

doddhern@grinnell.edu The Grinnell women’s tennis team is preparing for competition at the Midwest Conference, their first with the new Coach Paige Madara since she came from Washington University in St. Louis and Washington Lee University. The team has changed their training routines and set new goals in preparation for the season.  “We have both on-court…

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

Photo by Xiaoxuan Yang.
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Fall Sports Preview: Go Pioneers!

By: Steve Yang & Candace Mettle yangstev17@gmail.com, mettleca@grinnell.edu 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…