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Women’s tennis wins big in Conference tune up

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu 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…

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Track and field impress at Darren Young Classic

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu 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…

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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…

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Student managers work their magic behind the scene

By Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu 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…

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Training the mind one neuron at a time

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu For some athletes, training revolves around lifting weights, shooting free throws and running laps. While this no doubt makes them stronger, it is only half of the practice process. For athletes across all sports, from the NBA to the Grinnell Pioneers, training the mind is just as important as training…

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Softball has a weekend of ups and downs

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell softball team tasted both the sweet thrill of victory and a bitter dash of defeat this past week, taking both games of a double header against Ripon College last Saturday only to drop both games of a twin billing against Carroll University on Monday. The Pioneers won the first game…

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Spotlight: Jackie Hutchison

The  S&B’s news editor Nora Coghlan sat down with volleyball head coach and yoga instructor Jackie Hutchison to discuss her approach to leading a team. As Hutchinson see it, yoga not only makes volleyball players better physically, but it also improves the mental game by teaching the team to be mindful and calm. Can you…

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Men’s tennis picks up two Conference victories

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell men’s tennis team steamrolled a pair of opponents last weekend and asserted themselves once again as the preeminent power in the Midwestern Conference. In a twin billing on Sunday, April 9 ,the Pioneers defeated Carroll University in the morning 8–1 and then returned to the Bear in the afternoon to…