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Lacrosse loses close game to Blues

Luke Peevyhose

March 9, 2017

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Finishing just three games shy of a Northwest Conference playoff berth, Pacific University’s women’s basketball team finished sixth for the third year in a row. Pacific finished winning five of their last nine games. Fighting...

Handball competes for national title

Luke Olson

March 9, 2017

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The Pacific University handball team traveled to Tempe, Ariz. for the National Collegiate Championship and left as National Champions. Among the 14 players playing for the title, 11 of them have been playing on the team for six...

Swimming breaks school records

Sebastian Herr

March 9, 2017

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The Boxer swim  teams experienced both ups and downs this season, but the future remains bright. The men’s team finished 0-8 overall and 0-7 in conference while the women’s team finished 1-7 overall and 1-6 in conference. Despite...

Basketball ends year of highs and lows

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

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The Pacific University men’s basketball team finished the 2016-17 season with a 12-12 overall record and a 6-10 record in conference play. The Boxers had a season filled with highs and lows, with big wins over nationally...

High expectations fuel track and field

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017

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After finishing up another indoor track season, the Pacific University men’s and women’s track and field teams are gearing up for the outdoor season.  The Boxers concluded the indoor season on Feb. 12 at the UW Open i...

Baseball succeeds in start of season

Luke Olson

February 23, 2017

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The Pacific University baseball team is coming off one of their best seasons with a record of 25-18, which was the most wins for the program since their 2002 season when they were 25-13. The Boxers set nine team records las...

ACL injuries create mental hurdles

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017

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For many athletes, an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be a devastating injury and have an impact on the mental state of the athlete. Everyone has their own unique reaction to injuries. Some athletes become miser...

Buckley takes on new challenges

Luke Olson

February 23, 2017

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Every coach faces challenges when arriving to a new school, with new players and new system.Pacific University head football coach Keith Buckley was dealt a university that had eliminated football for 18 years and decided to st...

Boxers optimistic about season

Bobby Ulrich

February 23, 2017

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After graduating seven seniors from the 2016 team, the Pacific University softball team and has decided to raise the bar and exceed any expectations this season.  A lot of new players will be counted on to fill the shoe...

Pacific offers club sports

Max Kirkendall

February 9, 2017

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At  Pacific University, the athletic department offers many collegiate sports. However, many people are unaware of other activities offered at Pacific like club sports. Pacific offers five different club sports that are sa...

Senior wrestler assumes leadership role

Luke Peevyhouse

February 9, 2017

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Senior CarrieAnn Randolph has been a force for Pacific University women’s wrestling team this season. In the four meets Randolph has competed in, she has two top five finishes. The Hawai’i native credits the success t...

Pacific University offers spring intramurals

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

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Every semester at Pacific University, the athletic department provides a variety of activities  any student on campus can participate in through their Intramural program. This spring semester, Pacific will be offering ac...

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