Sports

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Sports Recap: Highs and Lows

While the Pull drew a lot of spectator attention during the fourth weekend of September, Hope athletics were in full swing as well. The men’s golf team placed second at the MIAA Jamboree in Adrian, MI on Saturday, and then went on to place first on Monday at the MIAA Jamboree in Kalamazoo, MI. Hope’s…

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Making Pull History

Originating in 1898, the Pull at Hope College is one of the country’s longest standing college traditions. Featured in The Guinness Book of World Records as well as Sports Illustrated, the event has become a staple at Hope for its challenges, intensity and the bond it creates between teammates. Since its inception, the Pull has…

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Sports and stress: Finding a balance

As summer ends and school begins again, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the abundance of responsibilities and commitments that college life offers. Students often feel as though they are trying to stay afloat in a sea of classes, athletics, homework, clubs, jobs, friendships and family.  For sophomore engineering major Sydney Jackson, this workload means that, in…

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An Audience of one

Anneliese Lockner, a sophomore here at Hope College, plays every soccer game for an audience of one—God. While most college athletes may believe that sports are played for the audience or even for themselves, students here at Hope use sports to glorify God, and Lockner is not an exception. In the short time that she…

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Running into a New School Year

While most Hope students were squeezing in time with family and friends during the last week of summer, Kelly Peregrine, a senior here at Hope and captain of the cross country running team, was bonding with her teammates on the mosquito-filled cross country trails. Peregrine stuck to her strict workout plan this summer, despite nursing…

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Return of softball, baseball

The baseball team played Alma College last Saturday, taking two 7-6 walk-off wins in some intense playing. The team’s season record moved to 22-1 overall, with an MIAA record of 13-1, keeping them tied for first place in the MIAA with Albion College. The first game against Alma was won with a bases-loaded walk drawn…