Sports

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…

Softball settles down with new coach

As the snow slowly melts in Iowa the Grinnell Softball Team gears up to head to Florida. Their annual Spring Break training trip to warmth will host their first 8 games of the season. The team can’t wait to get on a real field.  “We’re all counting down the days to Florida,” outfielder Hannah LaFollette…

Hawsey departs, Pedersen named interim coach

By Michael Schoelz After just two years as head football coach of the Pioneers, Max Hawsey resigned from his post to take over as offensive coordinator at Austin College in Austin, Texas. Director of Athletics and Recreation Greg Wallace named Jeff Pedersen, formerly the defensive coordinator and linebacker’s coach, as the interim head coach. Hawsey…