Sports

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…

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…