Caleb Whitmer

Baseball fighting for playoff berth

Hillsdale College baseball split a pair of home games with Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday afternoon. The Chargers (14-28, 12-14) took the first, 4-2, thanks to some stingy pitching by sophomore Chris McDonald paired with a three-RBI game from freshman Jake Lee. The Cardinals (13-22, 10-15) hit 14 in game two, overpowering Hillsdale, 8-2. […]

Baseball endures thrillers, finishes week 3-3

A runner on first, two outs in the 7th, the game tied at three, junior Nolan Breymaier  launched a triple into center field, putting the Chargers up one. Hillsdale held on for another half-inning, winning the second of a three-game series against Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday. “That was playoff intensity baseball,” said head coach […]

Fulbright scholar Evan Gage

Senior Evan Gage will travel to Turkey at the end of summer. There, he will teach English language and literature, as well as United States culture. The 10-month-long exchange program will be funded by the J. William Fulbright Student Award — one of the most prestigious awards an undergraduate can receive. “I think about the […]

Baseball starts GLIAC season 3-3, sweeps Walsh

The baseball team played six games in the last week. They won three and lost three. After losing to Grand Valley State University (6-0) on March 20, the Chargers (3-3) swept Walsh University (1-3) over the weekend. The team then dropped two more games to GVSU on March 26. Grand Valley, currently 18th in national […]

Baseball drops 11 of 12 over spring break

The baseball team lost 11 of the 12 games it played down south over spring break. “A rough trip,” said head coach Eric Theisen. The Chargers played non-conference teams in Louisville, Ky., and Clearwater, Fla., between March 8. and Mar. 15. They lost all but the week’s last game against Lock Haven University. Theisen said […]

Baseball splits opening games

Hillsdale College baseball split their first two games of the season last weekend, nabbing rookie head coach Eric Theisen his first win. The Chargers (1-1) defeated Davis & Elkins College, 3-2, in the season opener before dropping the double-header’s second game, 6-1. The Chargers’ two Sunday games were cancelled on account of a winter storm. […]

The house that Reynolds built: 140 years later

  When Lorenzo Reynolds heard the fire alarm, he ran the mile from his lawn to his insurance office in downtown Hillsdale. The building in flames, he hurried inside to recover his books. An explosion threw him out of a second story window and into the street, where he was resuscitated and carried back to […]

Baseball preview: Give everything, expect nothing

After a semester and a half of drills, weights, running, scrimmages, drills, “chalk talks,” game-planning, roster-tweaking, and more drills, Charger baseball begins their season this weekend. First-year head coach Eric Theisen leads the squad as they try to improve on last season’s record (20-25), which was the team’s best in a decade. Theisen said their […]

Biermann manages big numbers at Wide Track Classic

More than 900 runners flocked to Hillsdale College last weekend to compete in the second-ever college track meet held in the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center. The large number of runners forced meet organizers – the Hillsdale coaches – to get creative. Athletes were not allowed to set up their camps in Biermann to avoid […]

Replace war on drugs with war of ideas

Marijuana legalization frees up police resources that have for many years been wasted on a nearly impossible to enforce prohibition policy. That should be celebrated. Actual use of the drug, however, should not be. As other states consider following Colorado and Washington state’s decision to legalize pot, parents, educators and lawmakers should actively oppose marijuana […]