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Phil Lundin leads running revolution

Phil Lundin leads running revolution

Emma Whitford, Staff Writer
March 25, 2015 • 132 views
Filed under Sports

The St Olaf men’s track and field team has experienced another remarkable season. Paul Escher ’16 and Jake Campbell ’16 both took first place in events at the NCAA Division III National Championships, with Escher winning the mile and Campbell the 3000 meter race. The Oles also placed second in... Read more »

Basketball falls short in Sweet Sixteen

Devon Brichetto and Stephen Nolan
March 23, 2015 • 102 views
Filed under Sports

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the St. Olaf  men’s basketball team. The Oles had been working extremely hard to prepare for the third round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. The team traveled to Rock Island, Ill. to face Marietta College on Friday, March... Read more »

Campbell, Escher national champions: Oles win titles, place highly at NCAA Championships

Campbell, Escher national champions: Oles win titles, place highly at NCAA Championships

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
March 21, 2015 • 161 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Four Oles competed in the Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships on March 13 and 14 in Salem, N.C., with all four having success in their respective events. Paul Escher ’16 competed in the mile, Jake Campbell ’16 in both the 3000m and the 5000m,  Grant Wintheiser ’15 in the... Read more »

Sports Column: March 13

Sports Column: March 13

Cole Hatzky, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015 • 242 views
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The NBA has recently come under a great deal of scrutiny after many of the league’s teams were accused of tanking games, allowing for the opportunity to pick up highly valued draft picks for next year’s season. Throwing games has been prevalent in other professional... Read more »

St. Olaf races at MIAC Indoor Championship: Oles win several events, send athletes to nationals

St. Olaf races at MIAC Indoor Championship: Oles win several events, send athletes to nationals

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 16, 2015 • 446 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The St. Olaf men’s and women’s track and field teams headed to Moorhead, Minn. on March 6-7 to compete in the MIAC Indoor Championships. Both teams performed strongly, with the Ole men finishing in second place and the women in fifth. Both teams qualified several athletes... Read more »

Ole softball falls in back-to-back games

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 13, 2015 • 299 views
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The St. Olaf softball team traveled to Rochester, Minn. on March 6 for a pair of games against the University of Dubuque and Luther College. Unfortunately for the Oles, they were unsuccessful in both encounters, falling 0-14 against the Spartans and 1-12 against the Norse. ... Read more »

Coachless Oles dance to success

Coachless Oles dance to success

Alex Madsen, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015 • 294 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf dance team started off this season strongly like it has every other year – without a coach. The team’s thirteen girls, along with the first ever boy on the team, have been hard at work perfecting their jazz and pom routines for their big competitions of the season. This year, the... Read more »

Elmer qualifies for NCAA Championships

Stephen Nolan, Sports Editor
March 8, 2015 • 313 views
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf wrestling team competed at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championship on Feb. 28 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Oles faced tough competition, but managed to compete strongly, with Carl Elmer ’15 winning three consecutive matches to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships. The... Read more »

Men’s basketball bustled out of playoffs: Oles unable to hold onto half-time lead against Royals

Men’s basketball bustled out of playoffs: Oles unable to hold onto half-time lead against Royals

Maggie Shaver, Staff Writer
March 6, 2015 • 387 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

There is something special about basketball. There is something musical about the squeaks of shoes that glide across glossy hardwood. There is something war-like in the cheers of fans, almost like the ancient Romans filling a colosseum and chanting for their chosen victor. The atmosphere it creates is... Read more »

Men’s swim team finishes second

Men’s swim team finishes second

Maggie Shaver, Contributing Writer
March 4, 2015 • 407 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The road to championships is rarely easy. Athletes, coaches and supporters alike are taken on a ride of ups and downs that will prepare them for the biggest event at the end of a season. For the St. Olaf men’s swim team, this season has been a push in pursuit of another MIAC championship title. The... Read more »