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ISSUE 119 VOL 15 PUBLISHED 3/24/2006


Swimmers take eighth at NCAAs

A year removed from a somewhat disappointing 15th place finish at the 2005 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships, the Oles, with the help of Nelson Westby ‘09, came back with a vengence in 2006.

Spring Preview, Women's Tennis: A culture of youth

Despite losing nearly half of its squad to graduation, the Ole women's tennis team looks to a strong first year class as well as a core of returners towards contention in 2006. The Oles have begun their season 4-3 overall and 3-2 in MIAC play.

Spring Preview, Men's Tennis: Returners to spur men

The St. Olaf men's tennis team looks to improve on its seventh place conference finish a year ago as all but two players return to the court. The Ole men opened their season with a record of 1-5 overall and 1-3 in MIAC play.

Spring Preview, Women's Golf: Newcomers bring promise

The St. Olaf women’'s golf team is primed to make a run in MIAC play after a disappointing eighth-place finish at the fall conference championships.

Spring Preview, Men's Golf: Improvement forthcoming

The St. Olaf men’'s golf team looks to a core of returners as well as a trio of solid newcomers in order to improve upon a ninth-place finish at the fall MIAC Championships

Spring Preview, Women's Track and Field: Overcoming obstacles

Just one week after the conclusion of their winter season, the women’'s track team reloaded for their outdoor season, resuming practice in Tostrud Center until weather permits outdoor workouts

Spring Preview, Men's Track and Field: Team looks to regain form

Coming off their third-place finish in the indoor track season, the members of the men’s track and field team are poised for tough competition in the MIAC conference.

Spring Preview, Fastpitch: Returning core to boost

After a 7-15 MIAC campaign a season ago, the St. Olaf fastpitch squad appears as if the rebuilding stage has concluded.

Spring Preview, Baseball: Hurlers look to lead Oles

On the heels of yet another successful season, the St. Olaf baseball team figures to contend for a conference title once again in 2006.

Sunshine State awaits Oles

The Oles, who are 3-1 so far this season after sweeping a doubleheader from UW-Superior March 2 at the Metrodome and splitting with Elmhurst College March 6, play seven games in the seven days from Thursday, March 23, through Wednesday, March 29 in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Inside the Lines: Mythos of the Iditarod

While the Olympics may be most readily-identifiable example of this phenomenon, there is at least one annual event that we feel is also symbolic of something greater – something that, as native Alaskans, is near and dear to our hearts. That event is the Iditarod.

Alpine, nordic impress again

Both the St. Olaf men’s and women’s nordic and alpine ski teams concluded their season March 6-11 in Sugarloaf, Maine, where they competed in the annual USCSA National Championships.

Injuries derail men’s tennis

If you searched for the definition of the word “healthy,” nowhere would you find the St. Olaf men'’s tennis team mentioned.

Tennis ‘cobbles’ together victory

Expectations were tepid for the women'’s tennis campaign in 2006, as the team lost nearly half its athletes from a season ago to graduation

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