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ISSUE 118 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/15/2005

Sports

Swing or Sing? Athletics an integral part of St. Olaf's unique appeal

Every fall, high school students around the country compile lists of colleges they wish to consider. Impressively, St. Olaf ranks highly on the lists of over 3,000 yearly applicants. When St. Olaf becomes a top choice for a prospective student, often their final decision revolves around one of two things: music or sports.

Predicting October... in April

One of the most enjoyable things about the game of baseball is that it lends itself to prognostication extremely well. Each new season brings with it a flurry of predictions found in every sports page, magazine, radio show and weblog around the country. As a self-professed baseball junkie, I am always asked, “Who’s your pick for the World Series this year?” I usually put off answering such questions, knowing that any predictions I give will almost assuredly look like pure folly six months from when they’re made.

Softball swings short of win

The St. Olaf fastpitch team started off with a string of losses, countered with a string of wins and has now found themselves sitting on a teeter-totter. In the past 12 games, the Oles are an even .500, going 6-6. After a pair of losses to Gustavus, the Oles have split with their last two competitors, Iowa Conference foe Luther College and St. Ben’s.

Baseball rediscovers lumber

Coming off an offensively challenged effort against Augsburg last weekend, in which the Oles scored just two runs in their doubleheader split with the Auggies, St. Olaf head baseball coach Matt McDonald was looking for a little something more from his hitters during Saturday’s twin bill with Macalester.

Women's tennis dominates en route to victory

Coming back from a difficult loss to St. Kate’s April 4, the St. Olaf women’s tennis team thoroughly defeated Bethel 8-1 Saturday afternoon in Arden Hills, Minn. The victory marks the women’s fifth win in their last six competitions.

Men make quick tracks at Hamline

The men’s track and field team headed over to St. Paul Saturday for the Hamline Invitational. Joining the competition were a slew of contenders, including St. John’s, Bethel, Macalester and many more.

Royal flush: Bethel no match for Erie, men in 6-3 win

The St. Olaf men’s tennis team traveled to Bethel Saturday, defeating the Royals 6-3 in St. Paul. With the victory, the men leveled their conference record at 3-3, earning sixth place in the MIAC standings just behind crosstown rival Carleton.

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