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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 »

From athlete to coach

From athlete to coach

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

As with other extracurriculars, sports can help form students’ college experiences. For some, they even motivate them to stay involved by becoming a student coach during senior year. Katie Zenz, an elementary education major and assistant coach for the women’s soccer team, is a sixth-year senior.... Read more »

Run Carbajo Sisters

Run Carbajo Sisters

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Carbajo sisters, Kelsey and Macy, have been running together since middle school, and the two women continue to compete as they enter their senior and sophomore years, respectively. It’s not a sibling rivalry but rather two close sisters who push each other to be better with a little competitiveness. “We... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Heading into the football game Saturday, I was confident the football team would win against unranked Marian University.  I honestly didn’t know why I was going to cover it given the No. 1 ranking Grand View held outweighed non-ranking Marian University, but I thought I should because, hey, who doesn’t... Read more »

Striking start for pre-season

Jordan Renzelman, staff writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Sports

After finishing last year with a record of 28-3 (26-2 regular season and 2-1 in NAIA National Invitational) the men’s volleyball team is ready to begin again. “It was a really good season,” Pedro Nieves, junior middle blocker, said. “After the loss I was kind of frustrated. Our record was solid,... Read more »