Peter Melling

The seniors walk off into the spring sunset


Baseball and Softball’s seniors reflect on their time with the Pioneers and their future plans By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The curtain has fallen on the 2016 season for Pioneer Baseball and Softball. They played their last series this past weekend, wrapping up long campaigns for both teams. Following their final series of games, the

Tennis seniors leave it all on the clay court


The seniors reflect on the four years they have spent on the Pioneer Tennis team By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor With the semester winding down, both the men’s and women’s Tennis teams wrapped up historic regular seasons. The women Pioneers finished 12-0 in the Northwest Conference (#18 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national rankings

Plating a Northwest Conference return for the diamond Pioneers


Baseball and Softball come back from road trips with renewed focus By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor Following their Spring Break road trips, the Baseball and Softball Pioneers have focused their efforts towards the rest of their respective seasons. However, the teams have faced different fortunes in their NWC returns. While Baseball has lost eleven

Tennis serves up the home stretch


The men’s and women’s squads return to conference play and their playoff push By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The final act of the season is upon the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Returning from their California road trip, where both the men and women went 2-2 against non-conference competition, both teams have settled back

A Track & Field duo deals out the goods for the demanding decathlon


The Pioneers return to the decathlon after six years, qualify for conference title By Peter Melling and Sydney Odawa /// Sports Editor and Opinions Editor Amid the midseason commotion of the Pioneers’ Track & Field schedule, a few of their members participated in one of the most arduous competitions offered in the Northwest Conference. Noah

Going off to make a racket on the court with the men’s tennis squad


The team prepares for its Southern California road trip and the home stretch By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The first act of the Spring season has come to a close for men’s tennis. Throughout the past two months, the team has traveled through the Northwest Conference, played Division I squads and made strong showings against

Breaking out and springing onto the track


Pioneer Track & Field gets ready to celebrate their Spring Break in a big way By Tim Cable /// Staff Writer You’ve probably made spring break plans at this point, and can’t wait to get off campus and head home or some exotic place. Maybe you’re headed off to Canada, or Cancun, if you’re a real

Throckmorton Lecture provides great insight into migration in Eastern Europe


By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The recent migrant crisis in Europe has prompted reactions from all over the political spectrum, and has become a hot button issue for European governments and the US current US election cycle. Dr. Tara Zahra, Professor of Eastern European History at University of Chicago and a Macarthur Fellowship Award-winner,

A sojourn south and an expedition east: the spring break road trips


Baseball and Softball prepare to head out on their big spring break voyages By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor Now that spring break is upon the Baseball and Softball Pioneers, they have set their minds on their respective midseason road trips. Baseball will go south to the Tucson Invitational in Tucson, Arizona, while softball heads east

Baseball leads off on the brand new season


The baseball Pioneers get ready for the Northwest Conference grind in March By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The boys are back in town! The baseball Pioneers have returned to the diamond for the 2016 season, ready to capitalize on the progress made last season and on the arrival of 20 rookies. As of March 1,

Softball swings into action for the spring


The squad blasts past the competition in February, start up conference season By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor The softball Pioneers have returned to take on the 2016 season, amid the arrival of seven first-year players and an incredibly tough Northwest Conference. As of March 1, the team is 5-7 and 0-4 in conference play. The

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