Sports

Wrestling their Way to Regionals

JAKE CHRISMAN ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • This weekend, Wabash will be hosting the NCAA Regional Wrestling Tournament in Knowling Fieldhouse. This tournament starts today and ends Saturday evening. It will feature the ten starting
Little Giant wrestlers, who will be competing for a chance to qualify for the national tournament.

SWIMMING AND DIVING TAKES FOURTH AT CONFERENCE

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.

COMING TO A CLOSE

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.

LACROSSE FALLS TO TRINE IN SEASON OPENER

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.

TENNIS LOSES SECOND NCAC MATCH TO KENYON

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.

LACROSSE LOOKS TO IMPROVE IN FOURTH SEASON

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.

WRESTLING WINS MID-STATE INVITE

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.

FINAL SHOT FALLS SHORT

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.

 

WABASH BASKETBALL MOVES UP THE RANKINGS

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.

WRESTLING CLAIMS TITLE AT JOHN SUMMA INVITE

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.

 

Little Giants stomp Gators

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Photo by Ian Ward ’19

Little Giants outlast Terriers

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(photo by Ian Ward ’19)

SWIMMING STARTS SEMESTER 2-0

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Swimming off to a 2-0 Start for the Semester (photo courtesy of Communications and Marketing)

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.

TENNIS OPENS SEASON WITH WINS AGAINST AUGUSTANA AND EDGEWOOD

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.

WRESTLING SWEEPS ‘MAX SERVIES’ DUALS

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.

CONTAGIOUSLY COMPETITIVE

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Jack Davidson Drives past there Lords (Photo by Ian Ward “19)

Basketball Defeats Kenyon; Moves to 9-10

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

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Dom Competing in the NCAA D-3 Cross Country Finals (Photo Courtesy of NCAA)

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.