The Pacific Index

Pacific prepares for installation of turf field

Luke Peevyhouse

May 11, 2017

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For 40 years, the city of Forest Grove and Pacific University have partnered to share the parkland for the university’s baseball and softball programs, but in 2007, the two re-did their agreement to now cover a new football...

Men’s and women’s golf teams struggle

Bobby Ulrich

May 11, 2017

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Though the Pacific University golf team wrapped up the season with notable accomplishments, players and coaches are far from satisfied as they move forward. At the NWC Championships at Tacoma Country Club, the Pacific women’s...

Pacific’s struggle with recruiting

Max Kirkendall and Luke Olson

May 11, 2017

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Coaches at the Division III (DIII) level face many challenges when it comes to recruiting athletes to play for their team. Unlike Division I and II, DIII coaches are unable to give athletic scholarships, which puts them at a huge...

Tennis wraps up season at Northwest Conference Championships

Luke Peevyhouse

April 27, 2017

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The men and women’s tennis seasons have concluded and the conference tournaments are now underway. The men finished the season in third place securing a spot in the tournament. The women finished seventh, missing out on the...

Freshman golfer leads the Boxers

Max Kirkendall

April 27, 2017

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When freshmen first begin their journey as collegiate athletes, most find it difficult to adjust to the higher level of competition and most athletes find themselves struggling to even find playing time in their sport. This was...

Junior leads team despite struggles

Luke Olson

April 27, 2017

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Junior Haley Kodama, who plays on Pacific University’s softball team, has substantially improved her softball IQ during her time here. She credits it to the hard work from not only herself, but her teammates and coaches also. While...

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 went 25-13.  The Boxers set nine team rec...

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