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ISSUE 121 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/11/2008

Sports

Softball drops pair at home: Team plays first home games, surrenders 16 runs in losses

After a considerable delay, the St. Olaf softball team finally played their first home game of the season Wednesday afternoon, falling to Gustavus in both games of a doubleheader.

Baseball outlasts Bethel

After a weekend of waiting, the St. Olaf baseball team finally had a chance to get on the field and play a couple of games.

Men win in blowout

The St. Olaf men's tennis team needed something, anything to end its four-game losing streak. The remedy for the team's latest woes came in the form of the last-place Hamline Pipers.

Inside the Lines: Thank you, commentators

Finally, it's over. No more Billy Packer. No more flurry of Stephen Curry three-pointers. No more bandwagoners picking Memphis because "they are just so athletic" or North Carolina because Tyler Hansbrough is "just such a tough competitor."

Women's tennis loses; Ho wins again in singles match

The St. Olaf women's tennis team returned from a nearly three-week layoff to open its outdoor season in a nonconference match versus University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Unfortunately, the women stumbled in the opener, losing 8-1 Friday morning in Rochester, Minn.

Track kicks off

Last week, the men's track and field team met at the Washington University Select Meet in St. Louis, Mo. to claim third of the 11 teams.

Golf heating up

The St. Olaf women's golf team hit the links again over the weekend after a six-month layoff commonly called a Minnesota winter.

Spring Preview: Women's Golf: Surprise success

This spring, the St. Olaf women's golf team looks to maintain its momentum from the fall season. In October's MIAC championships, the women set an all-time team scoring record on the way to a third-place finish.

Spring Preview, Men's Golf: Momentum for spring

The St. Olaf men's golf team tees up its spring season this weekend. The Oles are coming off a strong fall season, where they won the Knights/Oles Fall Invitational and two smaller tournaments.

Spring Preview, Women's Tennis: First-years contributing

The women's tennis team is hoping that youth will be served this year as they enter the final third of their schedule.

Spring Preview, Men's Tennis: Experienced athletes

With nearly two-thirds of the season completed and the playoffs fast approaching, the men's tennis team will rely on their core of veteran players to carry them through the remaining weeks.

Spring Preview, Women's Track and Field: More nationals hopes

Though the first meet of the spring outdoor season was cancelled, the women's track and field team will begin competition next weekend in the Lee Krough Invitational at Gustavus.

Spring Preview, Men's Track and Field: Thornton: end of an era

As the men's track and field team moves to the outdoor season, 11 athletes are also preparing to graduate, including several key contributors.

Spring Preview, Softball: Again, a young group

Once again, the St. Olaf softball team begins another spring with hopes for a turnaround. This time, they've got ample experience on their side.

Spring preview, Baseball: Program still strong

In 2008, one of St. Olaf's most successful programs will try for another extended postseason run with a revamped cast on offense.

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