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Baseball and softball kick off season in Florida

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu As per tradition, Grinnell’s baseball and softball teams spent the first week of spring break — the start of the season — at hot locations. Aside from preparing for field-play, the teams used these trips to strengthen their relationships among one another. Ben Binversie ’17, a relief pitcher for the baseball team,…

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Andy Hamilton named new Athletic Director

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu Andy Hamilton ’85 will become Grinnell College’s next Athletic Director, and the College would be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified for the position. Along with being an alumnus, Hamilton has worked for Grinnell athletics for the past 32 years in multiple capacities. After first working as an assistant coach on the…

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Grinnell to host NCAA track and field Nationals

Gabe Lehman  lehmanga@grinnell.edu If you happen to wander around the administrative wing of the Bear Recreational Center this week you are likely see multiple harried members of the athletic department moving at break-neck speed to make sure this weekend’s events go as planned.  “Look at all these people,” said women’s track and field head coach…

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Warm weather brings fun outdoor sports

Sam Curry  currysam@grinnell.edu Campus has taken on a celebratory mood as the spring extends its rosy fingertips across Iowa, opening up outdoor opportunities that the frost and winds of winter prevent. The rites of spring in Grinnell are as varied as the activities and interests on campus. On South Campus, arts, music and barbecue help…

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The Grinnell beer die-aries

Susanne Bushman, Copy Editor bushmans@grinnell.edu When people think of spring sports, most minds jump to baseball, softball, track and field or swimming and diving. For some Grinnellians, however, spring sport action takes place in the beer die league. Beer die league is a competitive tournament based around a unique drinking game that runs throughout most…

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Women’s basketball sees milestone season end

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu The last days of summer, the last drop of beer poured at Block Party and the last song played at Harris are all proof that all good things must come to an end. Last weekend, the women’s basketball team experienced this bittersweet truth for themselves with an 81–61 loss to…

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Spotlight: Sam Tinkham

As both a starting pitcher and captain for the men’s baseball team, Sam Tinkham ’16 has a lot of responsibility on his plate this year. The S&B’s Sports editor Sam Catanzaro sat down with Tinkham to gain some insight into the mind of a leader. At the end of the day, despite wanting to win,…

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Track and field impress at Conference

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s track and field teams posted solid performances at the Midwest Conference Championships finals last weekend to set them up for their upcoming outdoor season. The men’s team finished third in the team standings in their meet in Galesburg, Ill., while the women’s team placed eight in the standings…

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Tennis continues to roll through competition

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The men’s tennis team displayed their road warrior inclinations by defeating Cornell College, Buena Vista University and University of Wisconsin—La Crosse last Saturday. Even more impressively, the team won these three matches in one day in two different states. After an early morning bus ride that took the Pioneers from Grinnell to…

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Senior Day bittersweet for basketball

Gabe Lehman  lehmanga@grinnell.edu Senior Day came and went for the basketball teams last Saturday with opposite results for the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team, mired in a dreadful season, briefly tasted success as they walloped Illinois College to the tune of 134-94. Conversely, the women’s team, in the midst of a historically good…