Sports

Sailing starts, finishes season on high note

Over the past two weekends the Grinnell Sailing Team competed in two regattas, placing 11th out of 17 last weekend at Northwestern University on Lake Michigan and taking second the weekend before at the University of Iowa on Lake McBride. Undoubtedly, sailing on Lake Michigan was a completely different experience from the small lake just…

Women’s Tennis goes for twenty wins

The Women’s Tennis Team won twice last weekend, beating Northwestern  College 9-0 and Cornell College 8-1 in their first home matches of the spring season. “We had a great start, beating Northwestern and beating Cornell really easily,” said Senior Captain Jill Akiyama ’10. The team is now 18-6 for the year and 3-3 this spring,…

Golfers make history with tournament win

At golf tournaments throughout the country, the crowds are most boisterous when a golfer manages to hit a great shot despite how deep a ball is buried in grass or sand, or obstacles lie or stand in the ball’s path to the green. Likewise, after one car and two players’ sets of clubs were stolen…

Baseball drops three over weekend

The Grinnell Baseball team soaked in the Missouri sun and chance to play outdoors as they played a weekend full of baseball last week in Fulton, Mo. The team kicked off the season winning the first game versus Westminster College, by a score of 15-11. In the first game of the season Grinnell had the…

Tennis takes on tough schedule

It’s all balls and rackets for the Grinnell Men’s Tennis team. Bouncing back from their 3-6 loss at Carleton earlier in the day, the Pioneers (5-2) took a 9-0 victory from their visit to St. Ambrose on Saturday, March 6. The weekend was a confidence builder for the six-time Midwest Conference (MWC) Champions. “Everybody was…

Golf begins spring season

The Grinnell Men’s Golf team has reason to be optimistic about the season as they draw near the start of the spring season. With four of six starters returning from last year’s team, the Pioneers believe that a Midwest Conference (MWC) Championship is within reach. “The focal point of the upcoming season is winning conference,…

Rivalry loss ruins Saturday afternoon

A few weeks ago I received what seemed to be a fairly innocuous invitation to a fan page called “I BET MIZZOU CAN FIND 100,000 FANS BEFORE KU CAN!” from a friend attending the University of Missouri back in my hometown Columbia. Thoroughly imbued with local pride, I confirmed and asserted Mizzou’s Facebook supremacy in…