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Braineaters Among Nation's Best at Ultimate's DIII Warmup

With a busy weekend of Ultimate Frisbee on the books, the Claremont Braineaters finished fifth at the second annual Division III Warm Up. The tournament was hosted by the Brains and featured many of the top DIII teams in the nation, including teams from across the Midwest and the East Coast....

P-P Athletes Host Women in Sports Day

More than 80 area middle school students visited Pomona College on Feb. 1 to participate in a wide range of sports and activities as part of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Students came from Fremont Academy in Pomona and Serrano Middle School in Montclair to celebrate the event,...

Boden Sets Pitching World Record

Like millions of other kids around the world, Lauren Boden PO ’14 grew up reading the Guinness Book of World Records, astonished to learn that a man carved one ton of pumpkins in 3 hours, 33 minutes and 49 seconds or that an Indianapolis native broke 46 toilet seats over his head in one minute....

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Water Polo Squares Off Against Best Teams in the Nation

The Pomona-Pitzer men’s water polo team faced off against some of the strongest teams in the nation the past two weekends, playing five of the top ten ranked teams in the country. The Sagehens are still looking for their first win of the season after going 0-6...

With Caltech Sweep, Hens Move to #22 in Nation

The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team swept the Caltech Beavers this past weekend in three high-scoring affairs—at least on the part of the Sagehens—that helped the team improve their national ranking to 22nd. The sweep makes the Sagehens’ record 22-7 overall and 15-6 in SCIAC, keeping...

Baseball Takes Three of Four in Loaded Weekend

Playing four games over four days this past week, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team won two out of three against the formerly SCIAC-leading Whittier College Poets and then followed up that strong performance with a non-league victory over the visiting Ithaca College Bombers 16-11 on...

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Behind Rosenbaum, Baseball Nabs Saturday Doubleheader

The Pomona-Pitzer men's baseball team continued their strong start to the season this past weekend, winning two out of three games against the University of Redlands Bulldogs in an important SCIAC matchup. The two wins improved the Sagehens’ record to 10-3 overall and 6-3 in...

Brains Fall Short in Vegas; Remain No. 2 in DIII

Coming off a very strong second-place finish at the Division III Warmup in mid-February, the Claremont ultimate frisbee club team finished a somewhat disappointing 13th out of 27 teams at the Trouble in Vegas tournament this past weekend. The Brains ended the...

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Weller Stays Perfect in Series Finale Over Cal Lu

After losing in the first two games against the California Lutheran University Kingsmen this past weekend, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team was able to hold on for the win in the final game of the series and avoid the sweep by their SCIAC rivals. The Sagehens now stand 8-2 overall...

Sagehen Baseball Perfect Through Seven Games

The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team continued its winning ways this past weekend, defeating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by the mercy rule in the first two games of the series and finishing off the sweep with a tight 4-2 victory in the final game. P-P remains undefeated after the sweep as they sit atop the...

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Baseball Begins Season Undefeated

It would be nearly impossible to start a season out any better than the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team did this past weekend. After a rain delay forced the last two innings of Friday's season opener to be finished on Saturday, the Sagehens beat Pacific University three times that...

Coug's Start Spring Right Against Pepperdine

The Claremont Cougars, the 5C men’s lacrosse club, started off their season on the right foot this past Saturday, beating Pepperdine University 15-5 at home in their official season opener.  Going into the game, the Cougars—also known simply as the Cougs—knew they had to come out...

Brains Poised for Another Nationals Berth

After making it to Division III Nationals for the past two years, the Claremont Braineaters started their season strong and look poised to make it three years in a row. The Brains, the 5C ultimate frisbee club team, have played in two tournaments this fall and compiled an 8-5...

Football Team's Win Is No Reason To Question Players' Commitment

In the last edition of MillerTime, toward the end of his discussion of the Pomona-Pitzer football team’s defeat of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, author Ryan Miller questions why the team was finally able to put it all together and win a game—something we haven’t been...

The Man Behind the Beard: An Interview With Red Ludlam

A physics major at Pomona College, Kevin “Red” Ludlum PO '13 has been an important player in the Sagehen offensive line over the last three years and looks to continue his strong play at offensive guard this season. Coming from...

Injuries Plague Football Team in Loss to La Verne

This past weekend, the Pomona-Pitzer football team lost a hard-fought game to the University of La Verne Leopards 34-24 on the road. The Sagehens' record now stands at 0-6 for the season and 0-4 in SCIAC play. Going into the game, the Sagehens knew it would be tough; both...

Sagehens Fall to Nationally Ranked Cal Lutheran

In their first SCIAC game of the season, the Pomona-Pitzer football team lost a hard-fought game to California Lutheran University, the eighth-ranked team in the nation. The loss brings the Sagehens' record to 0-3 for the season and 0-1 in SCIAC.Playing the eighth-best team in the nation is a...

Ianelli's Late Surge Not Enough for Hens

Despite a late surge in the fourth quarter, the Pomona-Pitzer football team lost its second game of the season this past Saturday to the Lewis and Clark Pioneers 31-13. The Sagehens are 0-2 for the season with the team's first SCIAC game of the season slated for next weekend.For the first road...

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Behind Campbell, Sagehens Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team stepped up big this past weekend. Knowing they needed to come out of the weekend with two wins to keep their hopes of a SCIAC title and automatic playoff birth alive, the Sagehens swept conference-leading La Verne and bottom-dwelling Caltech. The Sagehens have now...

Braineaters Secure Second Straight Trip to Nationals

For the second straight year, the Claremont Braineaters will be playing in the Division III National Championship ultimate frisbee tournament. Just like last year, the Brains beat out rival Occidental in the finals of Conference Championships on April 15 to book their ticket to compete for a...

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Men's Baseball Gets Much Needed Wins Against Redlands

After a successful series against a good Chapman team, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team prepared for another tough matchup against the defending SCIAC champion Redlands Bulldogs March 30 and 31. The Sagehens proved to be more than up to the challenge, taking two out of three against Redlands...

Sagehens Earn Gritty Win Against Nationally Ranked Kean

While many students were still getting back into the swing of things after a weeklong spring break, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team took to the diamond March 19 to face the second-ranked team in the nation. The Sagehens proved to be up to the challenge, beating the Kean University Cougars 4-2 in...

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Rooke-Ley Shutout Sees Sagehens to 1-2 Against Cal Lu

After winning a great pitching duel in a home game Feb. 24, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team suffered two tough losses on Saturday to SCIAC foe Cal Lutheran. The Hens built early leads in both games but could not hold on to the lead for long enough in either, losing by one run each. The two losses...

Baseball Crushes Snowed-In Whitworth Pirates

Behind a lock-down pitching performance by Travis Rooke-Ley PZ '12 and great plate discipline by the offense, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team put a whopping on the Whitworth Pirates, ending the game with a final score of 19-2. “They had a major disadvantage because their field is under a couple...

2010 Star Caron Signed To Utah Blaze

After setting numerous passing records for the Pomona-Pitzer football team in the 2010 season, former quarterback Jake Caron PZ ’11 is now taking his talents to the next level. This past week Caron signed a deal with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League, choosing Utah after receiving...

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Career Numbers for Sweeney and Randle Fail to Propel Sagecocks Past Occidental

It was only fitting that last Saturday’s exciting game between the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens and rival Occidental Tigers came down to the last play of the game. Unfortunately for the Hens, they came up just a little short in the Battle for the Drum, losing by a single touchdown for their third close...

Despite Strong Offense, Football Comes Up Short

The Pomona-Pitzer football team knew their running game would be the key to success going into their first game of the season. Running the ball 58 times for 196 yards, the Sagehen offense certainly played well enough to win the game. Unfortunately for P-P, the Whitworth...

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Too Little, Too Late for Sagecock Football

If you were to simply glance at the score of last Saturday’s 34-7 loss to Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, it would be easy to say that the Pomona-Pitzer football team is in for another long season. But...

P-P Baseball Boosts Playoff Hopes with Wins Over Caltech, Redlands

With a shot at the playoffs still hanging in the balance, the Sagehens came up big this past weekend with two key wins over SCIAC foes Caltech and Redlands. Even though Redlands locked up the SCIAC title and an automatic spot in the playoffs with a win over CMS on Saturday, Pomona-Pitzer greatly...

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Clutch Hitting Lifts P-P Baseball Over CMS, Playoff Hopes Preserved

The Pomona-Pitzer baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive by coming back from a late 5-2 deficit to beat archrival CMS last Saturday.On Friday the Sagehens suffered a disappointing 5-1 loss to second-place La Verne. The lone run came thanks to a James Campbell PO ’12 home run to left in...

Baseball Slips in SCIAC Standings After Losing Two of Three to Redlands

With only seven league games left in the season, the Sagehens suffered a major setback this past weekend in their quest to defend their title as SCIAC Champions. Against Redlands, the P-P baseball team started out the series strong with a W on Friday, but couldn’t keep up with the Bulldog...

Baseball Recovers from CMS Losses with Arizona Sweep

Since losing two out of three in a disappointing series against rival CMS, the Pomona-Pitzer baseball team has rebounded quickly to rack up three straight wins in Arizona this past weekend. After winning the first two games of the RussMatt Greater Phoenix Invitational 5-0 against Macalester...

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