Sports

Baseball 6-0 in conference play

Like those students who actually worked hard at the beginning of the semester and got A’s on all their assignments, Grinnell’s baseball squad couldn’t be happier with where they are. They are 6-0 in Conference play and 15-11 overall and with the toughest part of the regular season over, the team is confident heading into…

Golf team ready to surprise at Monmouth

While Tiger Woods’ misfortunes may dominate the national headlines and even an appearance in the S&B, the Grinnell Men’s Golf team has had plenty of misfortune of their own. Injuries, theft and historically low numbers have all plagued the team. However, the Pioneers will attempt to put all that behind them when they travel to…

Tennis playing hot

Don’t be deceived, the Grinnell Men’s Tennis team is just as potent as last year’s NCAA Championship qualifying squad and they proved it again with last weekend’s victory over Coe College at home. It was the second time in 15 years that the Pioneers beat Coe. The match began with two convincing Coe points at…

Softball needs 3 wins to make Conf. tourney

After a tough season, the Grinnell Softball team will face its final hurdle to the post-season this weekend, when they play a doubleheader against Monmouth on Saturday and another two games against Lake Forest on Sunday. In order to reach the Midwest Conference Tournament, the Pioneers will have to win three of their four remaining…

Ultimate teams prepare for sectionals, regionals

The days are getting nicer and spring fashion is in full effect, which means at least two things: some students reveal their muscle definition and Clevelanders finally get to actually enjoy a cigarette outside. After a winter of training, the Grinnell Men’s and Women’s Ultimate teams have firmly established themselves as a part of the…

Kramer explains allure of baseball and golf

Ah, spring. The air is warm, the grass is fresh, the trees are newly green and the squirrels are less standoffish. Yes, it’s a wonderful time—especially for sports fans, who are treated to several entertaining spectacles. This month is for many athletics enthusiasts what a “Designing Women” marathon is to your divorced great-aunt—what shark week…

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…