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Injury-riddled softball team still has high hopes for season

The weather is slowly getting warmer and that means softball season is now in full swing (pun intended). After splitting their indoor games against Bethany Lutheran and going 2-2 at the ACM Tournament last weekend, the team is hoping their trip to Tucson, Arizona over Spring Break will give them the opportunity to up their…

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Women’s Swim and Dive looking ahead to MIAC meet

Macalester Women’s Swim and Dive competed in their final meet of the first academic semester last weekend, Dec. 1 and 2. They took the trip down Grand Avenue to participate with other MIAC teams in the University of St. Thomas invite. Highlights of the meet included second- and third-place finishes by Francesca Gillis ’20 in…

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Women’s Basketball looks to continue last year’s upward trend

A combination of veterans and rookies have been producing for the Women’s Basketball team. The Scots began their season with a 70-57 win over Crown College sandwiched between losses to Luther College and University of Northwestern (MN). These games serve as out-of-conference tune-ups for the Scots. Their in-conference schedule begins in December and the Scots…

Men’s Basketball uses unity to overcome early injury
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Men’s Basketball uses unity to overcome early injury

Before the 2017-18 Macalester Men’s Basketball season started, the Scots were dealt a massive blow when guard Michael Gutierrez ’19 went down with a torn ACL. The junior led the Scots in scoring last season at 21.6 points per game and earned Second Team All-MIAC honors for his strong play. However, missing him and battling…

Steve Murray adjusts to new life as Assistant Athletic Director
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Steve Murray adjusts to new life as Assistant Athletic Director

Steve Murray’s office isn’t crammed with souvenirs and trophies the way many of his colleagues’ offices are. His desk is mostly empty, and his walls are bare save for a collection of drawings from his young children. It’s certainly a change from his old office, a glass-enclosed cubicle in the Leonard Center’s Deno Fitness Center…

Cross Country teams reap rewards at MIAC Championship
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Cross Country teams reap rewards at MIAC Championship

On Saturday, Oct. 28th, the Macalester Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the MIAC Championship meet. The women’s team raced across the finish line in sixth place overall, while the men took seventh place. The women’s team had several strong finishers as Marlee Yost-Wolff ’19 led the way in 22nd place, earning Honorable…

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Men’s Cross Country hits stride at right time

Entering the season, the Macalester Men’s Cross Country team had one thing on its mind: improving at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship (MIAC) meet. In 2016, the Mac Pack finished in a disappointing ninth place at the year-end meet, only beating Augsburg College and Concordia College-Moorhead across the finish line. “We weren’t too happy…

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Women’s cross country builds from the middle

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Macalester Women’s Cross Country team will run at the Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in their final meet before the MIAC Championship. As they head into the season’s most important juncture, the team is flying – or, more appropriately, running – high. They enter Saturday’s…

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