Winter (season) is coming

The Hamline winter teams have started their seasons. After last year with cuts and cancelations, a regular season is welcomed and on the schedule.


Aidan Stromdahl
The women’s hockey team has had a great start to their season under new head coach Whitney Colbert.

Jilly Wortman, Sports Reporter

Winter sports are in full swing. The Hamline winter warriors are ready for action. Alongside the athletes, the fans have made their return.
“It creates a different level of experience and emotion whether it’s the players, the fans or the refs,” Whitney Colbert, head women’s hockey coach, said. “They give us a boost when we need it.” 

After many months of anticipation, winter sports’ seasons are as close to normal as they have been since 2020. 

The men’s basketball team has started their season with a 1–2 record. Their season opener was November 10 at the University of Northwestern in which the Pipers fell in a hard-fought battle of 68–69. The Pipers were in the lead until the last two minutes when the Northwesterners had a 6–0 point stretch and sealed the deal with a final bucket in the last 14 seconds of the game. The men’s basketball team’s second game was another nail-biter that ended 63–64 with Luther College taking the win. The men’s team’s first win was on November 17 at Hutton Arena. The game went into overtime against Martin Luther College and had a final score of 81–74.

Aidan Stromdahl
Women’s basketball player number zero Chan’el Anderson-Manning is a junior at Hamline and one of the leading scorers for the team.

Women’s basketball has started its season with a 1–1 record. Their season opener was also against the University of Northwestern . The Pipers were tied up at the end of the second half at 55 points. Once in overtime, the Pipers lost 62–69. The second game of the women’s season was on November 17 where the Pipers took on the Martin Luther College Knights and came away victorious. The final score of the match was 85–52. 

Hamline’s swim and dive teams have also made a splash as they start their seasons. Both men’s and women’s teams have competed at two meets so far. They also hosted an alumni meet at the beginning of October. The women’s first meet was the St. Catherine University Pentathlon where the team placed third out of the four teams there. Their second meet was the Hamline University Invite. The women placed third and scored a total of 42 points. The men’s team also competed in both the St. Catherine University Pentathlon and the Hamline University Invite and scored 35 points in each. 

The men’s hockey season has progressed to a record of 1–4. They played Saturday, November 13 at Northland College where they fell with a score of 0–1. On Tuesday November 16 the Pipers played Concordia and lost in a high scoring game 2–6. The women’s hockey team has a record of 2–2. Their wins have taken place against Augsburg, (3–1) and the University of Wisconsin Superior (2-1). 

Women’s Gymnastics will have its first meet on January 7 at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Both men’s and women’s indoor track seasons kick off on January 23 at Bethel University. 


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