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Tough weekend disrupts baseball team’s record

Tough weekend disrupts baseball team’s record

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018


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The Washington and Lee men’s baseball team lost its series against Penn State Harrisburg on March 4, after splitting a home double-header the day before. They lost the first game 6 to 7, won the second game 9 to 7 and then ran dry in the third game with a 13-1 loss. Bryce Burnette, ‘20, led the way fo...

W&L alumnus takes over football program

W&L alumnus takes over football program

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

March 5, 2018


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Garrett LeRose has been named head coach of the Washington and Lee football team after a nationwide search. He has over a decade-long history serving in the Washington and Lee football program, first as a player and then as an assistant coach. W&L Athletics Director Jan Hathorn made the announceme...

A more experienced Generals lacrosse team shows optimism for a strong season

A more experienced Generals lacrosse team shows optimism for a strong season

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

February 16, 2018


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After sporting a relatively young team least year, Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse points to a year of experience and maturity setting the team up for a strong season. Head Coach Gene McCabe said last season the team had lots of talent, but their lack of experience hindered them from reaching the...

Men’s and women’s swim teams dominate at ODACs

Men’s and women’s swim teams dominate at ODACs

Tanner Smith

February 16, 2018


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After building up to the event all season, both the men’s and women’s swim teams decisively claimed first place in the ODAC Championship meet during the weekend of Feb. 9-11 in Greensboro, N.C., besting nine other schools. On the men’s side, Tommy Thetford, ’18, Corey Connelly, ’18, Evan Kra...

General of the Week: Clayton Murtha

General of the Week: Clayton Murtha

Elly Cosgrove

February 16, 2018


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Ring-tum Phi: How do you feel like the season has been going up to this point? Clayton Murtha, ‘18: It’s been going really well. We’ve played a pretty tough schedule so far and, no matter what happens the last couple of games, [we] will have a winning record after this season for the first time i...

Generals baseball starts season strong with pair of home wins

Kathryn Young

February 16, 2018


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After a historic 2017 season, the Washington and Lee baseball team is looking to continue its momentum into this season. The Generals competed in the ODAC Championship game last season for the first time since 2009, and for just the sixth time in program history. The Generals also tied a single-seas...

Women’s lacrosse is appreciative of number 3 ranking but taking it with “a grain of salt”

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

February 16, 2018


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The Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team was picked third in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) 2018 Division III pre-season coaches poll released Jan. 29. The IWLCA coaches poll is the one of the most respected polls in women’s lacrosse. Its rankings are base...

Women’s track leads on scoreboards and in the classroom

Adele Petagna

February 16, 2018


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The Washington and Lee women’s track and field team has boasted 16 personal best performances, three new performances on the W&L all-time top five list and one facility record since the start of its indoor season last month. But Coach Dana Freeman said her players’ best is yet to come. Julia Moo...

Hageboeck: A leader in and out of the pool

Hageboeck: A leader in and out of the pool

Tanner Smith

February 16, 2018


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There are two Emily Hageboecks. There is the one that her friends know for wearing a little elephant necklace at all times, drinking a ton of apple juice and having every color Sharpie pen. Then there is the All-American swimmer who is serious about her craft and is able to push herself to physical a...

General of the Week: Annie Cunningham

General of the Week: Annie Cunningham

Larkin Holtzman

February 16, 2018


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Ring-tum Phi: First off, congratulations on placing first in the 800-meter this weekend! What events do you compete in? Which is your favorite and why? Annie Cunningham, ‘21: Thank you! The events I typically run are the 800-meter and the 400-meter. The 800 is my favorite event because it is a mid-...

Title IX anniversary week includes big win for women’s basketball

Kathryn Young

February 16, 2018


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The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team shot a season-high 50 percent from the floor in the Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Celebration game on Jan. 30, soundly defeating Randolph College 80 to 50. The game celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX, which bars schools from engaging...

Men’s basketball team learns from Roanoke loss late in season

Ben Soullier

January 30, 2018


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Senior Spirit Week for the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team did not end the way the Generals would have liked, as they suffered a lopsided loss to Roanoke College. Roanoke beat the Generals Wednesday night 90-54 and had control of the game from the start. The Generals struggled shooting the ...

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