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Men’s basketball prove themselves with win

Alana Patrick, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf men’s basketball team defeated Bethany Lutheran College 86-64 in their season opener on Nov. 15 at Skoglund Center. For most of the first half, the men battled from behind. However, Sterling Nielsen ’15 sunk a free throw with 4:10 remaining to tie the score 32-32. With help from Sam... Read More »

Men’s track enjoys successes

Men’s track enjoys successes

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
May 5, 2013
Filed under Sports

The men’s outdoor track team finished third in the Oles’ second meet of the season at the Macalester Twilight on April 26 in St. Paul, Minn. Brian Tomlinson ’13 took first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.17. In the 1500-meter run, Thomas Feichtinger of St. John’s University... Read More »

MIAC revises spring schedules

MIAC revises spring schedules

Alana Patrick, Sports editor
April 30, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

A snow-blanketed baseball field is not an uncommon sight in Minnesota – in the months of December, January and February, that is. This April, however, has defied seasonal norms, gaining a place in record books as the third snowiest in state history. The 17-plus overall inches of precipitation this... Read More »

Softball falls twice in opening series

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

UW-Stout topped the St. Olaf softball team  6-3 and 16-3 in the Oles’ first games of the 2013 season on March 8, in Rosemount, Minn. “We did not open as strong as we would have liked,” Head Coach Ruth Neuger said. “We had a lot of first-game jitters which resulted in errors which are killers... Read More »

Ole teams ski to success at USCSAs

Alana Patrick
March 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf women’s Nordic ski team claimed first place at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, March 2 through March 9. The men’s Nordic team finished second. In alpine competition, the St. Olaf women skied to a program-best, third-place... Read More »

Track teams host Ole Qualifier meet

Alana Patrick
March 9, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

    The St. Olaf men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the Ole Qualifier at Tostrud Center on Feb. 22. Individuals from around the conference competed for entry into the MIAC indoor track and field championships, which take place Feb. 28-March 2 at Tostrud... Read More »

Track teams host Ole Qualifier meet

Track teams host Ole Qualifier meet

Alana Patrick
March 3, 2013
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Oles compete for berths to upcoming MIAC championships The St. Olaf men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the Ole Qualifier at Tostrud Center on Feb. 22. Individuals from around the conference competed for entry into the MIAC indoor track and field championships, which take place... Read More »

Reyelts strives for MIAC playoffs, team success

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
February 28, 2013
Filed under Sports

NAME: Tara Reyelts ’14 SPORT: Hockey HOMETOWN:  Grand Rapids, Mich. HIGH SCHOOL: Forest Hills Eastern MAJORS: English and African culture and colonialism WHY I CAME  TO OLAF: To play... Read More »

Athlete of the week: Justin Pahl

Athlete of the week: Justin Pahl

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
January 28, 2013
Filed under Sports

Name: Justin Pahl '16 Sport: Basketball Hometown: Woodbury, Minn. High school: East Ridge High School Major(s): Undecided Why you came to St. Olaf: The environment and the friendly people Basketball history: Played since I was 5 years old. Pre-game ritual: I put my jersey on before anything... Read More »

Athlete of the week: Kim Cerjan

Athlete of the week: Kim Cerjan

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
January 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

Name: Kim Cerjan '16 Sport: Basketball Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High school: Doherty High School Major: Biology Why I came to St. Olaf: St. Olaf has a small-school atmosphere with an opportunity for a great education. Basketball history: I started playing basketball in fourth grade, and... Read More »

For Stumpf ’13, hockey is “the game that I love”

For Stumpf ’13, hockey is “the game that I love”

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
December 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

NAME: Nicole Stumpf ’13 SPORT: Hockey HOMETOWN:  Oakdale, Minn. HIGH SCHOOL: Hill-Murray High School MAJOR: Nursing WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF:  ... Read More »

Gustavus defeats men’s basketball at home

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
December 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team fell to Gustavus Adolphus College 79-83 on Dec. 3 at Skoglund Center. In the final minute of the game, the Gusties netted all eight of the free throws they were afforded, soldifying a lead – and ultimately the win – in what had been a close game throughout the night. In... Read More »

Basketball center Frogner sets sights on NCAAs

Basketball center Frogner sets sights on NCAAs

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
December 1, 2012
Filed under Sports

NAME: Nikki Frogner ’15 SPORT: Basketball HOMETOWN:  Scandia, Minn. HIGH SCHOOL: Providence Academy MAJORS: Biology and chemistry WHY I CHOSE... Read More »

Runner Lee sets high goals for national meet

Runner Lee sets high goals for national meet

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
November 15, 2012
Filed under Sports

NAME: Emma Lee ’13 SPORT: Cross country HOMETOWN: St. Paul, Minn. HIGH SCHOOL: Como Park High School MAJOR: Biology WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: ... Read More »

Cross country to nationals

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
November 15, 2012
Filed under Sports

The men’s and women’s cross country teams finished first and second at the NCAA D-III Central Regional on Nov. 10, earning berths to the NCAA D-III Championship at Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 17. Grant Wintheiser ’15 finished first overall for the men at the Central Regional. His time of 25:20.9... Read More »

Swim teams dominate Gustavus

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
November 15, 2012
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Brebrick ’16 and Schnaith ’16 named MIAC athletes of week ... Read More »

Cross country teams host NCAA meet

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
November 9, 2012
Filed under Sports

The St. Olaf men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the NCAA Division-III Central Regional Championships on Nov. 10. The men race at 11 a.m., followed by the women at 12 p.m. The Ole men enter the meet ranked second in the region and 28th nationally. Having won the MIAC title on Oct.... Read More »

Football tops No. 12 Bethel 24-17

Football tops No. 12 Bethel 24-17

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
November 9, 2012
Filed under Sports

Schmiesing’s touchdown with 3:22 remaining seals Ole victory The St. Olaf football team defeated No. 12 Bethel University 24-17 on Nov. 3 at Manitou Field. Wide receiver Jake Schmiesing ’13 had two touchdowns in the victory. Schmiesing’s first touchdown came with 3:39 remaining in... Read More »

Women’s soccer falls in semifinal

Women’s soccer falls in semifinal

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
November 1, 2012
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Augsburg’s overtime goal ends Oles’ season in devastating loss The women’s soccer team suffered a 1-2 overtime loss to Augsburg College on Oct. 31 in the MIAC semifinals at Rolf Mellby Field. The defeat ended the Oles’ season, the team’s  final record standing at 8-7-4, 6-4-2 in... Read More »

Introducing Nora Forbes: soccer goaltender

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
October 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

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Men’s soccer shuts out Concordia

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
October 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

 Leading scorer David Rosenthal ’14 nets two goals in 3-0 win ... Read More »

Running back Thai enjoys fishing, Five Guys

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
October 17, 2012
Filed under Sports

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Meet cross country phenom Grant Wintheiser

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
October 7, 2012
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Receiver Jake Schmiesing talks football, dogs

Alana Patrick , Sports Editor
September 27, 2012
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Men’s soccer road trip proves challenging

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
September 27, 2012
Filed under Sports

As Oles of all ages flocked to the Hill last Friday for the Homecoming festivities, the men’s soccer team donned the black and gold six hours away in Kenosha, Wis. The men went on to celebrate Ole pride in their own fashion, defeating non-conference opponent Carthage College with a score of 2-1. Continuing... Read More »

Athlete of the week – Standout Prunty calls St. Olaf ‘the perfect fit’

Alana Patrick, Sports Editor
September 21, 2012
Filed under Sports

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