Single lane motivation

The pool remains calm in between practices sessions.

Charlotte Abramson, Features Editor

October 21, 2020

The building echoes with sounds of splashing, bodies moving at high speeds within the water and the smell of chlorine permeates the air. Standing at the edge of the pool littered with water bottles and kickboards, the coach surveys his swimmers as they embrace the new challenges this year brings. ...

Linfield Athletic Program receives rankings

Linfield Athletic Program receives rankings

Emma Inge, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Niche.com ratings ranked Linfield University #1 for athletic programs for Oregon private colleges and #8 for Division III’s "Best College Athletics In America.” Athletics are a large part of Linfield’s identity, making the rankings an important honor for the university. These ratings were re...

New weightlifting club to focus on student well-being

Kaison Uehara prepares to begin his lift.

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

“Your fitness, your journey, we will help you get there” is the motto of Linfield’s new weightlifting club. Freshman president and club founder Kaison Uehara created the organization to build a safe, productive atmosphere for students to work on their fitness and well-being.  The list of go...

Concordia transfers welcomed to Linfield

Softball's Kira Sneddon and Lydia Goss

Kate Walkup, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The abrupt closure of Concordia University in Portland left students stunned on a Monday morning last February. For a few, not only their academic career but also their athletic career seemed like it had been taken from them without any warning.  Former Concordia student-athletes Isabelle Davis, Lydia Dillon, ...

Baseball scrimmage to allow student attendance

Baseball scrimmage to allow student attendance

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

Linfield baseball will play a three-game intersquad series this weekend, making it the first athletic competition that students will be allowed to attend this fall. The “Fall World Series” will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Roy Helser Field.  Thursday and Friday’s games will begin at ...

Get to know new Wildcat coaches

Get to know new Wildcat coaches

David Gray, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Linfield’s athletic department announced the hiring of new head coaches for the volleyball and men’s soccer teams in early 2020. Although COVID has impacted nearly all collegiate athletics across the country, first-year Wildcat coaches Haley Doerfler and Andrew Duvall are on campus and ready to get ...

Dual-sport athletes adapt to COVID changes

Addison Klindt, member of women's soccer and track and field.

Riley Omonaka, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

Some things never change at Linfield in the fall. The way the leaves turn red. The bustle of Starbucks as students and faculty get their morning coffees. Student-athletes scurrying to practice from dawn til’ dusk.  However, this year has presented numerous obstacles to student-athletes. COVID-19...

New facility serves as an investment into future of Linfield athletics

President Miles K. Davis addresses the crowd.

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

“I believe in the character that is developed from playing a sport. So, rest assured, there is no plan to eliminate sports at Linfield,” President Miles K. Davis assured a crowd gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of the new soccer and lacrosse field in late September. The president believ...

Capturing the ‘Cats

Ryan Carlson looks over as the Wildcats take a knee.

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

It’s a Saturday afternoon and the Catdome is filled with sights, sounds and smells. A few thousand fans settle in and over a hundred helmeted Linfield athletes storm the field. A coach clipboard is mid-air after a dropped pass and referee whistles pierce the air every few moments. The smell of popco...

Young ‘Cats reflect on unusual rookie fall

Masked-up players on the sideline during practice.

JJ Anderson, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

“I know I'll be surrounded by great people that will push and demand excellence out of me,” freshman quarterback Max Campbell said. “I knew the minute that I stepped on campus that the family feel of the team was something that I wanted to be a part of.” Choosing where to go to school can be a big ...

Athletes adapt as smoke spreads

Memorial Field remains quiet under a blanket of smoke on Monday.

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

On Monday afternoon, Linfield cancelled all outdoor athletic practices until further notice to protect the health of student-athletes. Wildfires continue to burn around the state, creating smoky conditions and poor air quality in McMinnville.  Practices Thursday, Friday and Monday the week before were cance...

NWC announces suspension of 2020 fall sports schedule

Without the usual packed crowd of Wildcat fans, Memorial Stadium will stay quiet this fall.

Maddie Loverich, Sports Editor

September 10, 2020

In mid-August, the presidents of the Northwest Conference announced that fall seasons for football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, golf and tennis have been suspended. Schedules will be postponed until the spring, with further details to be released at a later date.  Winter sports, such as swimming and basketba...