ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash indoor track and field team traveled to two events this past weekend. Their first event was the conference championship hosted at Denison University, while the other event they participated in was the
Fred Wilt Invitational hosted at Anderson University. Wabash only participated in certain events during the NCAC Tournament at Denison and will continue the rest of the tournament this week as it is hosted here at Wabash.
IAN WARD ‘19 | ONLINE EDITOR • This past Sunday, the Wabash lacrosse team bounced back from an initial rough start to their season, defeating Wilmington College, 19-6. The Wabash offense dominated the game. Led by Steven Stark ’19 and Collin Brennan ’19, tallying 10 points each, both players broke the Wabash College lacrosse record for most points in a game. Stark previously held the record with nine points.
PATRICK MCAULEY ‘19 & JACOB CHRISMAN ’20 | STAFF WRITERS • This past weekend, the Wabash baseball team opened up their season with three consecutive games. Traveling back and forth to Westfield, Indiana on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Little Giants were able to capture two out their three games. Friday evening, the squad took it to Transylvania University in a 12-4 victory. After coming off a solid victory to begin their season, the team finished a close game against an experienced University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday with a 5-4 win. Finally, on Sunday, the Little Giants played against Transylvania once again but dropped the game against the Pioneers. The weekend was successful, and much of it came from good prep throughout the prior weeks of practice.
PATRICK MCAULEY ‘19 | STAFF WRITER • This past week, the Wabash College Swimming and Diving team placed fourth at the NCAC Conference Championships in Granville, Ohio with an overall score of 1,154 points. The Little Giants trailed DePauw University by one point, however, this was the team’s best overall finish in school history.
ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • After Little Giants basketball team took a hard loss
in their last home game against the team from down south. They looked ahead as they played their last regular season game against Denison University in Granville, OH. The Little Giants were in search of redemption after an upset from DePauw University.
IAN WARD ‘19 | ONLINE EDITOR• This past Saturday, the fourth season of the Wabash College lacrosse program began with a matchup against Trine University. The Little Giants fell to Trine 16-6. In less than ideal conditions including sleet and bitter cold,
the campaign for Wabash started strong, scoring within the first four minutes of the first quarter of the season.
TUCKER DIXON ‘19 | SPORTS EDITOR • The Wabash College tennis team competed in its second NCAC match of the 2018 season against Kenyon College last Saturday.
The Lords of Kenyon traveled to Crawfordsville looking to improve their record to 3-2. Wabash looked to earn its first conference victory of the season. A strong 25th-ranked Kenyon roster proved too much for the Little Giants and the Lords took the victory by a team score of 8-1.
Patrick Macauley STAFF WRITER • Three years ago, the Wabash College Athletics Department made a decision that would change the course of sports here at on campus. In 2014, Wabash began recruiting players that would formulate the school’s first Division III lacrosse team, the fastest-growing sport in America at the time. By spring of 2015, Wabash lacrosse would take the field for their first season.
JAKE CHRISMAN ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • This past weekend, the Little Giants took on their last regular season event of the 2017- 2018 season. Wabash wrestled their way to a first place finish as a team. 20 Wabash men finished in the top 8, and 4 capturing individual titles.
ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • On Wednesday, the Wasbash basketball team faced off against the Dannies on Chadwick Court. Leading up to the thriller at Chadwick, Wabash would first have to face some tough competition on the road. Wabash took their road trip to Oberlin College. They took a tough loss prior to the Oberlin game as they went on the road to the third ranked Wittenberg. Wabash went into the games with a record of (11- 11) overall.
ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Little Giants took on a weekend series against conference teams Hiram and Allegheny. Both teams have struggle in the conference, but would prove to be a test.
PATRICK MCAULEY ‘19 | STAFF WRITER • After coming off a strong individual performance at the Olivet Nazarene University, this past weekend, the Wabash College Track and Field Team looks forward to competing against Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and DePauw University this upcoming weekend.
JAKE CHRISMAN ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Little Giant wrestling team struck gold this past weekend at the John Summa Invitational with 3 individual champs, 17 top eight finishes in total, and capturing 1st place as a team. Jared Timberman siad, “As a team we did pretty well this weekend. We wrestled a pretty tough division 2 team in Wheeling Jesuit. They were pretty tough, but we were neck and neck with them most of the day.” Finishing on first was Austin Bethel ‘21 in the 149-lb weight class, Kyle Hatch ’21 in the 157-lb weight class, and Darden Schurg ’19 in the 174-lb weight class.
PATRICK MCAULEY ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • Over the course of winter break, most Wabash students indulge in the leisurely activities associated with down time or work to grab some extra cash for spring semester. However, the Wabash swimming and diving team spent time doing what they do best, living in the water.
ANDREW HARVEY ‘21 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash tennis team began their season
with victories at Augustana College this past Saturday, besting Augustana and Edgewood College. George Go ’18, Krill Ivashchenko ’18, Nicholas Pollock ’18, William Reifeis ’18, Jordan Greenwell ’19, Patrick McAuley ’19, and Andrew Denning ’20 are taking up racquets for Wabash this season. Heach Coach Jason Hutchison, entering his 14th season as coach, is looking forward to upcoming matches.
JAKE CHRISMAN ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • On Saturday, January
20, the Little Giant wrestling team hosted the Max Servies Duals in Knowling Fieldhouse. The team had an impressive showing on the day, finishing 3-0 and dominating the mat in all three competition. The Little Giants competed against Thomas More College, the
University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, and Cornell College. “As a team I feel like we wrestled pretty well,” Jared Timberman ’21 said. “It was probably the best we’ve wrestled all year and we beat a tough team in Cornell.” Notable performances were Sunny Nier ’21, Kyle Hatch ’21, and Grant Gough ’18, all going 3-0 on the day.
PATRICK MCAULEY ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • This past week, while most students were readying their stomachs to engulf copious amounts of tasty turkey, Dominic Patacsil ’19 took his running shoes to Elsah, Illinois for the 2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country
Championships. The experienced runner actively has participated in this event since his freshman year and improved his finish position drastically: this year he placed 12th compared to 114th his freshman year. All of this did not come without hard work and determination.
ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash Basketball team started it’s 2017-2018 season over Thanksgiving break in St. Louis, Missouri. The team finished the season 11-15 last year and hopes to improve that this season.