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Volleyball exceeds expectations

By Nora Coghan coghann17@grinnell.edu   The women’s volleyball team saw their season come to a close last Friday, Nov. 4, with a 3-0 set loss against St. Norbert College in the Midwest Conference semifinals. The team finished third overall in conference, with a final record of 14-11, one of the best seasons since attending the…

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Men’s cross-country continues conference win record

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Just days before men’s cross country team won the Midwest Conference Championship, runner Anthony McLean ’17 was not sure he would be able to compete due to his debilitating pneumonia. The 8,000-meter course is challenging for even top athletes, who usually clock in at 26 minutes. Despite his health, McLean still…

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Women’s soccer pursues Midwest Conference tournament spot

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Over fall break, the women’s soccer team improved their overall record with a streak of four wins against a variety of Midwestern teams. These achievements come before the team will play one more match to determine if they will compete in the Midwest Conference tournament in two weeks. However, after a…

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Women’s tennis wins Midwest Conference title

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu The College women’s team ended the fall season at the Midwest Conference (MWC) singles and doubles tournament in Madison Wisc. on Oct. 15 and 16, claiming the championship trophy along with two singles titles and one doubles title. On top of this success, Coach Paige Madara was named the MWC Coach…

Winter sports prepare for season

Men’s Basketball By Philip Kiely kielyp@grinnell.edu   The Grinnell men’s basketball team is ready to begin their 2016-2017 season, starting with their first practice on Oct. 20. They plan on improving on their customary model, and will be lead by team captains Julian Marx, Nicholas Curta and Michael Porter, all ’17. In addition, Coach David…

SAAC hosts kids’ Fall Fest

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu A few sports teams from the College, led by Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), will host a community event, “Fall Fest,” on the track field on Saturday Oct. 8. Not to be confused with the new 10/10 event of the same name, the SAAC sanctioned Fall Fest is meant for elementary and…

Intramural sports cultivate competition and wellness

By Merlin Mathews mathewsr17@grinnell.edu For students who want to enjoy the physical activity and camaraderie of sports without the stress of varsity leagues, the College’s Intramurals program may have the solution. The program draws students from a wide range of athletic backgrounds, who come together out of a common desire to participate in sports that…

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Men’s Tennis competes in USTA/ ITA tournament

By Reed Cassell Essex essexxre@grinnell.edu Last weekend, the Grinnell College tennis team went to compete in regionals, against teams in the middle and upper Midwest. Jose Coloma ’19  described it as a “fun weekend.” Coloma, a second year tennis player at Grinnell, got furthest in this tournament on the College’s team and made it to…

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…