Multisport athletes search for a balance

Alex Jensen and Elizabeth Stoeger

May 8, 2018

One of the most significant controversies in the sports world today is the debate about whether multisport or single-sport athletes have a better chance for success. In the youth arena, there has been a growing stigma around competing in multiple sports because of the idea that young athletes need to...

Linfield hosts NCAA softball regional tournament

Linfield hosts NCAA softball regional tournament

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

Linfield is set host its first NCAA regional tournament Saturday through Monday at Del Smith Stadium. The three-team tournament will host the Northwest Conference co-champion George Fox and the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference tournament champion Claremont-Mudd Scripps. The full 62-team...

Wildcats’ names top conference all-star roster

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

Linfield softball dominated the Northwest Conference all-star conference, with nine players being recognized. “We are very excited for all of our players that received all-conference recognition – they are all very deserving.  However, individual awards are the direct product of team success...

Golf bonds over rough patch

Golf bonds over rough patch

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

The women’s golf season started off rough, landing the team in last place in its first two invitationals. But senior Nikki Kerns-Kovac said this year has been all about rebuilding the program. With a new head coach Mitch Wilson just joining the team in its spring season and only five players, the...

Wildcats hunt down national rankings

Wildcats hunt down national rankings

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

The Linfield Open told multiple stories over the weekend. There a those who are still in the hunt to grasp and maintain a national ranking and those who are merely trying to gain a better conference time. Junior Olivia McDaniel was the only Wildcat to gain a first-place over the weekend. She, junior Joanna Galli and freshman Meg Angier swept the top three in the women’s pole vault. McDaniel hit the to...

Oord named NWC Player of the Year

Oord named NWC Player of the Year

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

May 7, 2018

The Northwest Conference Softball Player of the Year went to Linfield’s Melanie Oord, ’18, making this the second year in a row that the program has won this award. Last year, Cheyenne Fletcher, ’18, took home this award. This year, Fletcher was one of five Linfield athletes, including Oord,...

Last seniors standing

Last seniors standing

Alex Jensen, Sports editor

May 2, 2018

Being an athlete for all four years in college is an impressive feat because it takes managing studies, athletics, work and life, which is no easy task. But for these four athletes it was more than just passion driving them; it was also their bond that kept them playing. Women’s soccer seniors Kyla...

Men’s tennis finishes No. 6 in conference

Emma Knudson, Staff writer

April 22, 2018

In a season mixed with high and low points, the Linfield men’s tennis team exemplified camaraderie and tenacity until the season’s close on April 15. Along with few team highlights, which include defeating a few regional teams and establishing a solid position in the conference rankings, there...

Catball leads, going to regional playoffs

Gabriel Nair, Staff writer

April 22, 2018

This past weekend, Linfield softball played in the tournament to decide who would go the NCAA regional playoffs. The Wildcats played three games this weekend. Their first game was on Friday against the Whitworth Pirates. The Wildcats were superb in Friday’s game, forcing the game to stop at seven...

Linfield lax unable to conquer top seeded Bruins

Kaelia Neal, Editor-in-chief

April 22, 2018

In their final game of the season, the women’s lacrosse team fell short to the No. 1 ranked team in the Northwest Conference, George Fox. ’Cat lax was outscored 3-23 Saturday at the Austin Sports Complex in Newberg. "The game didn't go as well as we had hoped from a scoreboard standpoint, but...

Wildcats elimination ends NCAA playoffs hopes, dreams

Angel Rosas, Staff writer

April 22, 2018

The men’s baseball team was eliminated from the Northwest Conference playoffs in Tacoma after losing to both the Pacific Lutheran Lutes and the Willamette Bearcats. The Wildcats started of the weekend against Willamette, who took an early lead with a leadoff double making the score 1-0. The Bearcats...

Wildcats earn championship titles, break records

Alex Jensen, Sports Editor

April 22, 2018

The Wildcats broke records, defended titles and earned top honors at the Northwest Conference Championships over the weekend at Linfield. Senior Kaelia Neal broke through the women’s 800-meter line first in 2 minutes, 15.86 seconds. Senior Jaime Rodden came in behind her in sixth place with 2:20.56...