Sports

Women’s Basketball inconsistent in games

After some impressive improvements, the Grinnell Women’s Basketball team is half way to matching last year’s win total but it’s still too early to declare success. With a 2-2 record, they have taken some excellent strides, but have also dealt with a few setbacks. “Early in the season progress does not always happen linearly, we…

Men’s basketball team focuses on development

The Grinnell College Men’s Basketball team lost to William Penn University, 133-101 Wednesday in Oskaloosa, but the team still gained valuable experience from the game. The Pioneers were coming off a tough, come-from-behind win at home on Sunday against Waldorf and were playing an athletic William Penn team that proved too much. Although Grinnell was…

Swim Team raises money for cancer

The swim team participated in the “Leave it all in the Pool” Hour of Power fundraiser event for cancer research on Tuesday, November 10 in the Physical Education Complex.  The fundraiser is held by the parents of Ted Mullin, a swimmer from Carleton College who died in the fall of 2006 of synovial cell sarcoma,…

Soccer wins MWC, to play in NCAA tourney

Grinnell’s Men’s Soccer team made history—in the realm of Grinnell, but history nonetheless—this past weekend. With their Midwest Conference Tournament victory last weekend, the Pioneers were nominated for their first NCAA Division III National Tournament this weekend. In years past, the team has won the Midwest Conference, but a recent policy change gives an automatic…

Swimmers, Divers begin season at home

After over a month of training, the Grinnell Swim team will begin their competitive season this weekend with meets against a club team from the University of Nebraska in Grinnell on Friday and against Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. on Saturday. “This is a really great weekend,” said Women’s Team Co-Captain Meghan McDoniel ’10….