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Ole tennis competes at regional event

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 30, 2014 • 64 views
Filed under Sports

On Sept. 19–21, the St. Olaf women’s tennis team traveled to St. Peter, Minn. to compete in the  2014 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships. The Oles performed exceptionally well in an event that featured 25 of the top schools in the region. Lisa Hall ’16 starred for the Oles, powering her... Read more »

Women’s soccer overtakes Royals: Oles score in each period to register first MIAC victory

Women’s soccer overtakes Royals: Oles score in each period to register first MIAC victory

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 28, 2014 • 101 views
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The St. Olaf women’s soccer team opened its MIAC season with a clash against Bethel University on Rolf Mellby Field on Sept. 16. The Oles scored early in both... Read more »

Injuries in sports–are we part of the problem?

Injuries in sports–are we part of the problem?

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 23, 2014 • 202 views
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In recent times, there has been plenty of discussion about the increase in serious injuries occurring in sports. From concussions in the NFL, to life– threatening skiing injuries at the Winter Olympics, we have witnessed athletes take extreme risks to compete in the sports that they love. Many questions... Read more »

Women’s golf competes in DIII Classic

Nicholas Squires, Contributing Writer
September 22, 2014 • 150 views
Filed under Sports

On Sept. 13-14, the St. Olaf women’s golf team competed in the DIII Classic at the Jewel Championship golf course. They finished in 8th place out of 15 teams over the 36-hole tournament. The Oles’ cross-town rival,... Read more »

Men’s soccer team falls short: Nationally ranked Loras College defeats St. Olaf 3-2

Men’s soccer team falls short: Nationally ranked Loras College defeats St. Olaf 3-2

Cole Hatzky, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2014 • 212 views
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The St. Olaf men’s soccer team squared off against the No. 2 ranked Loras College on Sept. 13 on Rolf Mellby Field. It was a closely contested matchup in which both teams had multiple opportunities to take control of the game. Spurred on by a vocal and hostile crowd of over 300 people, the Oles... Read more »

Sports at St. Olaf: a look back, glance ahead

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
September 10, 2014 • 294 views
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The 2013-2014 season was an incredible success for St. Olaf College, with Ole athletes performing strongly both within the MIAC conference and on a national level. In the coming weeks, our fall athletes will be looking not only to replicate the achievements of last season, but also to improve on their... Read more »

NBA owner punished severely

NBA owner punished severely

Jessica Moes, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014 • 1,622 views
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On April 29, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement asserting that Donald Sterling, manager of the Los Angeles Clippers, would be banned for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA. The ban was instituted in response to a leaked recording of certain racist comments made by Sterling... Read more »

Ole track performs strongly

May 11, 2014 • 1,335 views
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The St. Olaf men’s track and field team competed in the Meet of Saints on May 3. Several strong performances resulted in the Oles finishing in second place with 224 points, slightly edged out by Saint John’s University with 251. St Thomas University and Carleton College finished in third and fourth... Read more »

Men’s tennis fall in MIAC final: Oles storm past Carleton, unable to overcome Gusties

Men’s tennis fall in MIAC final: Oles storm past Carleton, unable to overcome Gusties

Hannah Rector, Contributing Writer
May 9, 2014 • 1,436 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a whirlwind week for the men’s tennis team, the Oles landed in Sunday, May 4’s MIAC championship match for the first time since 2009. In the quarterfinals on Wednesday, April 30, No. 4-ranked St. Olaf took on No. 5 Bethel.  The Oles defended their home turf, defeating Bethel 6-3. The match... Read more »

Baseball rallies to game two victory: Oles split doubleheader with Bethel University Royals

Baseball rallies to game two victory: Oles split doubleheader with Bethel University Royals

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
May 7, 2014 • 1,396 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf baseball team returned to action on April 26 on the Mark Almli Field to take on Bethel University in a MIAC doubleheader. The Oles performed strongly against the number two-ranked team in the conference, narrowly falling 2-3 in a tense game one before responding with a resounding 7-1 victory... Read more »