Sports

Men’s Soccer kicks off season with a draw

After losing nine players since last year, the men’s soccer team started the season off strong on Wednesday in a game against Cornell College. The Pioneers took a 2-0 lead in the first half, eventually ending the game in a 2-2 tie. With talented players like JP Prouty ’10 and Alex Exarhos ’10—multiple All-Midwest Conference…

Football trades shotgun for pistol, aims high

It’s September, about 70 degrees, sunny and beginning to smell like fall. For most people, this just means school’s back, or it’s just another week of work. But for 48 Grinnell College students, it means something completely else—it’s time for some football. The Grinnell Pioneers kick off their 2010 season tomorrow against non-conference foe Macalester…

Track heads into the 2010 MWC Championships

While students all over campus triumphantly finish hell week, the Track and Field team begins their most important meet of the season. Today marks the beginning of the 2010 Track and Field Midwest Outdoor Conference Championships, held in Jacksonville, Illinois. During the two day meet, the men’s and women’s teams will compete against their eight…

Raife wins fourth title

The history books were dusted off and amended last week when Sam Raife ’10 captured his fourth Midwest Conference singles title, an accomplishment only six others in the history of the league can boast. At the same tournament, Raife took home his third doubles championship and his fourth team championship. Despite the wave of accolades…

Baseball sweeps conference, championships ahead

The Grinnell baseball team has finished off the season with a 21-14 record, successfully sweeping conference play.  But now their real test begins. At 9 p.m. on Friday the Pioneers face Ripon and look to take their first step towards winning the title of Division 3 Midwest Champions. Despite Grinnell’s well-stated objective, they know they…

Grand Slam wins it for baseball

Last Saturday, Grinnell clinched home field advantage for the Conference tournament, though it came in a fashion no one could have anticipated. They did it winning 10-6 in ten innings against their rivals Monmouth. They then went on to sweep the day’s doubleheader and improve their record to 10-0 in Conference play, winning the second…

Softball season plagued by injury

As the weather gets hot and the humidity reaches a new high, the Grinnell softball season comes to a close. The Pioneers finished their season Monday with a split double header against Loras College. Despite a disappointing 6-28 record, bookended with wins in their first and last games, the Pioneers found many positives about the…

Disappointing finish for golf

The season ended abruptly and with much disappointment for the Grinnell Men’s Golf team last Saturday at the Midwest Conference (MWC) Golf Championships. The Pioneers had been anticipating this tournament all season with hopes of bringing home the title.   Unfortunately, they did not perform as well as they would have liked.  However, in a field…