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Fast Break Sports April 3

Skeet Starr

Sports Editor

Graphic by Minna Zhou

Hello Bearcat fan! It’s been two weeks since the sports have been reported, so there’s no time to waste on your precious formalities. Let’s go to the news!

Since we last checked in, Baseball has won seven straight games, and are breathing down the neck of the #1 Pacific Boxers. They will take on #3 Lewis and Clark in a three game series at home this weekend.

Track & Field has kept busy, competing in three meets in the last two weeks. At the Willamette-Corban dual meet, the Bearcats won 15 events as opposed to the Warrior’s 9. At the Willamette Invitational, the Women’s team took third out of the 12, then men sixth out of 14, while Sammi Riggs (‘23) cracked the Willamette 400m all time top ten list at 58.22 seconds. At the Pacific Open, Kat Thornton (‘24) moved to ninth on the Willamette all time list for 100m hurdles with a time of 15.29 seconds, and Oliver Anderson (‘23) moved to 9th as well in the triple jump at 45' 10.50".

Softball has run into trouble, losing six straight since their 3-1 series win over Pacific. They will try to turn things around against #3 Whitworth and #2 George Fox this week.

Lacrosse rolled through UPS on the 22nd, but met an opposite and equal fate against the visiting Chapman University Panthers later in the week. The squad has three games ahead against Cal Lu, Pacific, and those people from McMinnville who call themselves the Wildcats.

Men’s Tennis is still yet to find its footing, having extended their losing streak to ten after facing the Whits and Colorado College.

Men’s Golf took third in Post Falls, Idaho at the NWC Spring Classic. The Women’s Team participated with a partial squad, and were hindered by severe weather on the second day of the contest.

In national news, a tiger-print suited Kim Mulkey and the Louisiana State University basketball team won the NCAA championships.

In global news, Snoop Dogg defeated Michael Gregory “The Miz” Mizanin on Wrestlemania’s second night in an unplanned match. Thanks, Snoop Dogg!

Consider in the coming weeks: How can we support our friends on the baseball team as they wrestle with old-timey superstitions? Furthermore, how can we avoid the creation of any new “curse or curse-like’’ situations, especially now that the conference title is within reach. Oh God does that count as a jinx? Is saying “jinx” a jinx?

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