Sports

New Season, Strong Start

SAM PIPIRAS ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • Wrestling Head Coach Brian Anderson was pleased with the results of the Adrian College Invitational this past weekend and was happy to see the freshmen show their ability out there on the mat. The Little Giants took first place out of 12 teams at Adrian. Anderson has the same expectations every year. “We want our guys living a championship lifestyle,” said Anderson.

Jake Page ’21 Profile

ERIC CHAVEZ | STAFF WRITER • Jacob Page ’21 is a sophomore from Lafayette, Indiana who attended Lafayette Central Catholic High School. At Wabash, he planned on studying Economics while also playing safety for the football team.

2018 Monon Bell Predictions

Knights take down Little Giants

JACKSON BLEVINS ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • Last Thursday, the Little Giant basketball team took on Division II powerhouse Bellarmine University. The Little Giants traveled to Louisville, Kentucky and fought hard against the talented Knights squad but ultimately fell 58-86.

Little Giant Soccer falls to Lords in Overtime

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BLAKE LARGENT ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • After finishing the regular season with a 12-3-3 overall record (5-2-2 North Coast Athletic Conference), the Wabash soccer
team earned an entry to the NCAC Tournament for the third- consecutive year after a 1-1 tie with Wooster on Saturday.

Little Giants Down Tigers

JAKE CHRISMAN ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • This past weekend the Little Giants upset the 11th ranked Wittenberg University Tigers on the road in an exciting 28-21 overtime win. The win pushes the Little Giants into a three-way tie for first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference with Denison University and Wittenberg.

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 Wrestling Opens Season

JACKSON BLEVINS ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Little Giant wrestling team kicks off their season on Saturday, and the team has very high expectations for the season. Despite coming off of a 2017-2018 season where the team won five invitational tournaments, sent seven wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Championships, and placed fifth in the country, the team is hungry for even more success.

BJ Hammer ’01 Returns Home

alleghenytwitterhammerPATRICK MCAULEY ‘20 | SPORTS EDITOR • Every Wabash man, freshman or senior, possesses goals. Scholastic goals, athletic goals, and career goals. For one Wabash man, those goals included the rebuilding of a college football program and taking a team’s defense to the next level on a national stage

Justin Waller ’22 Q+A

DAVIS LAMM ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • A tenacious swimmer with excellent taste in bathing suits, this week’s Q&A is with a true star. Justin Wallar ’22 has established his reputation early at Wabash. At the 2018 Indiana Swimming and Diving Intercollegiates, he won the 200 freestyle after being passed by DePauw for 25 yards, then powering to victory. A member of the victorious 200 medley relay team and swimming the fastest split at the 400 relay, Wallar is eager to conquer the hydrophobic Tigers this Friday in his home waters.

Soccer Tames DePauw

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BLAKE LARGENT ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • While the much-anticipated Monon Bell Classic is not until November 10, spectators got an early taste of the Wabash-DePauw rivalry on Tuesday evening. After a 2-1 victory over Oberlin College last Saturday, the Wabash soccer team took the field against DePauw in a match with more than bragging rights at stake.

Wabash Stomps Yeomen

Football3(Runge)PATRICK MCAULEY ‘19 | SPORTS EDITOR •“We really are a force to be reckoned with this year,” Andrew Sanders ’21 said, who repre- sented the Wabash football team on the field against Oberlin College (1-6) this past week- end. Sanders is a sophomore at Wabash who is now in his second season as a linebacker. The team’s strong 32-7 win over the Yeomen put the Little Giants at 6-1 for the season, which almost matches their undefeated streak of 7-0 before heading into the final half of their 2016 season.

Swimming Competes @ Indiana D3 Swimming Championships

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JACOB CHRISMAN ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • This past Saturday, the Little Giant swimming
team hosted the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in the Class of 1950 Natatorium.

Basketball Season to Start

CLARK TINDER ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Little Giants Basketball team is back in the gym as the 2018-2019 season is officially underway. After last years up and down season, the Little Giants are hoping to become a contender in the NCAC.

Q & A Chad Wunderlich

SAM PIPIRAS ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • The Iron man in goal, Chad Wunderlich ’21 sat down

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(photo by Ian Ward ’19)

with us to discuss his soccer life and life away from the pitch. Wunderlich broke the school record in shutouts after holding DePauw to no goals on Tuesday, his tenth shutout this year.