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What the future holds for Viking athletic programs

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Rumors of new sport opportunities on campus have circulated, leaving students wondering if and when different sports will be offered. Although a new lacrosse team or swim team are future possibilities for the university, they are still being discussed by administration and will not be available anytime... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Between last Thursday and Friday, Ames High School administrators became uncomfortable upon hearing news of gang-related threats roaming around East High School. When the rumors circulated around East on Thursday, administrators sent out an email to parents stating if they felt their child needed to... Read more »

Cheer and dance clinic inspires youth

Cheer and dance clinic inspires youth

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Twice a year the cheer and dance teams have an athletic clinic for girls to hang out with college cheerleaders and dancers and work on their skills. This program was created to bring more awareness to Grand View in the community and to raise money for the program. The clinic is for girls in kindergarten... Read more »

Intramurals serve as outlet from school

Intramurals serve as outlet from school

Evan Stober, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Intramural sports offer students a weekday outlet for activity, camaraderie and wellness. Sports being offered include football, basketball, frisbee and whiffle ball, among others. Trenton Marks, intramural coordinator, said he believes intramural sports are a great way to get involved around campus. “The... Read more »

Men’s bowling looks to improve throughout season

Evan Stober, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

The men’s bowling team is looking to improve on its past season as the Vikings set their eyes on being one of the best teams in the nation this year. The team opened up its season Oct. 4 and 5 at the Midwest Collegiate Championships in Wisconsin, where the men finished 18th out of 40 teams. They... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: postseason baseball. Kansas City defeated Baltimore, 4-0, in the ALCS on Wednesday night, Oct. 15, the night The Grand Views goes to print. As I type this, San Francisco is ahead of St. Louis, three games to one. The Royals have come pretty far: the... Read more »

Off-campus sport is not a drag, race

Off-campus sport is not a drag, race

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

There are more than 20 athletics programs offered on campus. However, one student’s passion has led her off campus and on to the race track to compete. Alissa Shaw, graphic design sophomore, is also a drag racer and has been racing most of her life. She and her sister, Ashley Shaw, both got into... Read more »

Inside the office

Inside the office

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

Items surrounding a coach’s desk and office often tell a story. Over the next few months, The Grand Views will take a look at those in the athletics department: Director of Athletic Media Game Operations Molly Brown is in the spotlight. Picture of LeAnn Stefani Feeling sentimental... Read more »

Tyler Wells played football for Grand View; now he’s made the transition to play for the Barnstormers

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

Alumnae Tyler Wells, class of 2012, has kept himself busy since leaving campus and entering the real world. On campus, Wells was a student athlete studying business management while participating in track and field and football. Today, Wells works as a mortgage claims adjuster at Wells Fargo, and after... Read more »

Vikings take homecoming win

Veronica Payne, Sports Editor
October 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The football team defeated No. 10 St. Xavier University, 41-37, for a homecoming victory on Oct. 4. The Vikings played in front of a full crowd on Saturday. The bleachers were packed 15 minutes before kick-off as everyone piled in from tailgating in the 40-degree weather. Students were decked out... Read more »

A tailgate as great as the football team

A tailgate as great as the football team

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief
October 3, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After home football games, the team gathers on the field to hear a speech from Coach Mike Woodley. Then the players split into defense and offense to listen to their other coaches before finally breaking into the locker room to shower and change. Many fans then pack up and go home, thinking that is... Read more »

Tennis starts of swinging

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Sports

It’s the fourth season for the tennis teams and Head Coach Bob Peterson’s third season coaching. Peterson said both the men and women have the toughest schedules they’ve had to deal with so far, but they’re continuing to get better. It’s slow right now because the teams’ primary season... Read more »