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Oregon alpine ski club hopes for snow and nationals

Last year there was no snow — at least not where it was needed. While the city of Eugene was shut down by a blanket of frost and ice, the mountains remained barren. This spelled trouble for the University of Oregon alpine ski club as its usual training spot, Hoodoo …

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Oregon hockey falls to San Diego State in both games over the weekend

In its last home series before winter break, Oregon club hockey fell twice this weekend to San Diego State. “We knew they (SDSU) were pretty good…we knew they would get a lot of shots,” said goalie Danny Cockriel. “We played them pretty tough on Friday and I thought we could …

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Cheyenne Savoie makes her mark on the Oregon women’s club water polo team

Growing up in Southern California, Cheyenne Savoie was constantly surrounded by elite water polo talent. But even as a young girl, her own skills shone through when she jumped in a pool. “She would go in and post up against the guys in the middle of the pool, get the ball …

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Cheyenne Savoie makes her mark on the Oregon women's club water polo team

Growing up in Southern California, Cheyenne Savoie was constantly surrounded by elite water polo talent. But even as a young girl, her own skills shone through when she jumped in a pool. “She would go in and post up against the guys in the middle of the pool, get the ball …

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Oregon club men’s water polo falls just short in regional game in Corvallis

Everyone knows about the Oregon and Oregon State rivalry, but it’s not often talked about in club men’s water polo. The rivalry took center stage on Oct. 26 when Oregon lost to Oregon State 12-11 in the regional championship game in Corvallis. Although the loss was the last thing the …

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Cody Drees stays close with team after blowing out knee

It was 10 minutes into the second game of the 2013-2014 season and everything seemed normal. The Oregon club hockey team was playing Portland State, a team very familiar to them, and Cody Drees was about to deliver one of many checks issued that night. But that check was when …

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Oregon women’s club soccer sweeps regional, headed to national tournament

The University of Oregon women’s club soccer team is undefeated on the season and headed to the national tournament in Memphis. The team earned its nationals birth last weekend when it finished first place at the regional tournament held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Oregon went 4-0 in …

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Oregon men’s club soccer downs Lewis and Clark 6-2

With just second lefts before the final whistle of Friday night’s game against Lewis and Clark College, Henry Fassinger thought he had a hat trick. The Oregon men’s club soccer outside midfielder struck a well-placed corner kick from the top of the 18-yard box, only to watch Lewis and Clark’s …

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Andrew Wohl overcomes dyslexia to become a leader for the men’s soccer team

After a long summer day spent working at his digital marketing internship and his side job as a soccer field marshal coordinator, Andrew Wohl returned home to a curious observation by his mother, Danielle. “Andrew, why are you wearing two rubber bands around your wrist?” she asked. “It’s to remind …

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Q&A: Oregon rowing coach Marlene Kindorf has the Ducks on the rise

In the history of the University of Oregon’s club rowing team, coaching continuity hasn’t been a trend. Normally, coaches would spend around one to two years with the program before leaving. That changed in 2011 when Marlene Kindorf was appointed as the head coach of the Oregon rowing team. Kindorf, …

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Oregon hockey sweeps Portland State over Halloween weekend

The Oregon club hockey team easily handled the first two games of the Portland State series this weekend, ending their homestand with 5-3 and 9-0 wins on Friday and Saturday, respectively. “There was definitely an improvement,” said goaltender Trevor Peterson of the second night compared to the first. “I think …

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Jake LaPutka’s meteoric and unexpected rise to disc golf elite

In their final year of high school, Jake LaPutka and his friends simply wanted to wear hoodies to school. LaPutka attended a private school in Utah that required students to wear uniforms. However, members of after-school clubs were allowed to wear hoodies associated with the organization instead of the standard …

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Oregon men’s club soccer suffers first loss of the season in 3-0 drubbing against Oregon State

Heading into halftime of Sunday’s men’s club soccer match between Oregon and Oregon State, the Ducks’ defense withstood the Beavers’ attack. Oregon State drove the ball into Oregon’s defensive third on several occasions but the Ducks cleared out all potential scoring opportunities keeping the game tied at zero. The Ducks weren’t …

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Chris Campbell shakes off the rust and returns to Oregon hockey

By Anne Yilmaz His body was hurting and his grades were suffering. Chris Campbell was tired, but all he needed was a little time. Chris, a junior on the Oregon hockey team, started playing hockey when he was eight, and up until last year, he has never missed a season. …

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Women’s club rugby confident that teamwork will create a successful upcoming season

Last season, women’s rugby ended with a tough loss in playoffs. But for the women of the squad known as the “Dirty Ducks,” it is simply in the past. “It’s a new year, we don’t care about last season,” said forward’s captain Paris Heart. Although the squad is focused on …

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Oregon hockey blows past Washington 7-2, sweeps I-5 Cup home games

By Anne Yilmaz For the second night in a row, Oregon club hockey faced off against the Washington Huskies for game 2 of its annual I-5 Cup series. In what usually are close games — last year’s cup was determined by a shootout after splitting the four-game series — the Ducks …

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Oregon men’s club soccer uses late goal to slip past Southern Oregon 3-2

Locked in a 2-2 tie, the Oregon men’s club soccer team was the verge of putting away the decisive goal time and time again during the second half of Saturday’s game against Southern Oregon. The frustration mounted and the urgency picked up after each shot that traveled wide of the …

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Oregon men’s club soccer routs Western Oregon 5-0 in first win of the season

The Oregon men’s club soccer team emerged from a physical match on Sunday against Western Oregon with a 5-0 win, their first of the season. Oregon was held to a scoreless draw at Portland State University in Saturday’s season opener, but they struck early on their home turf. In the …

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Q&A: Oregon club soccer’s Zach Donner on 5-0 victory against Western Oregon

On Sunday afternoon, the University of Oregon men’s club soccer team won a match against Western Oregon 5-0. One of the key performers was defender Zach Donner, who had an impact on both sides of the ball. He held the line well, while also notching his first goal for the …

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Despite ‘snub’ in preseason rankings, Oregon men’s club rugby ready for season

Coming into the new season, it feels like nobody believes in Oregon men’s club rugby. In a preseason poll ranking the top rugby programs in the nation, several teams from the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference placed highly on the list. Oregon, which ended up losing last year in the conference …

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Undefeated season is the goal as Oregon men’s club soccer begins new year

As with everything that happens in Eugene, rain began to fall during one of the Oregon men’s club soccer double day practices the week before school began. “It’s really no big deal at all,” assistant coach Luke Connolly said as water dripped from his soaked jacket. “Rain is no problem …

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Drive and determination lead Matthew Dracker to success as triathlon coordinator

Few people understand how much work is put into keeping a club sport running smoothly here at the University of Oregon. Matthew Dracker, the coordinator for the Oregon club triathlon team, is one of the few who does. Dracker didn’t get into triathlons until his sophomore year of college. He …

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‘Rugby House’ serves as unofficial clubhouse for Oregon men’s rugby

The Rugby House is called by several names: “The Fishmarket,” the “23rd House,” and a few refer to it as “The Thunderdome.” “I feel like it is mainly called the Rugby House,” Daniel Minarich said. That’s probably the name that fits best. The house is covered in rugby memorabilia and is the unofficial …

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Riding with diabetes doesn’t slow Oregon cyclist Michael Shelver

In middle school Michael Shelver went through a rebellious phase. He stopped caring about his body and started having fun. For Shelver rebellion had a cost, as his fun landed him in the hospital. As a person living with type 1 diabetes, Shelver’s rebellion led to hypoglycemic seizures — which is …

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Club fencing’s Jared Gruen is eager to improve

All Jared Gruen planned to do was watch. He never thought he’d actually put on the uniform. Two months ago, the UO senior came to club a fencing practice to visit his long-time friend, team coordinator Holly Bishop, along with his girlfriend Kristen Shafer, who had joined the team in the …

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Oregon men’s club rugby: Ducks break into Division 1 top 25

The Oregon men’s club rugby team was recognized nationally this week after RugbyMag.com ranked them No. 25 in their College Division 1 rankings. This is the first time that Oregon (7-0-1) has been ranked this season, as the Ducks have been enjoying perhaps their most successful season in club history. The …

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Oregon women’s rugby prepares for playoffs as a family

New to campus, freshman Molly Steelhammer had no idea what to expect from her college experience. One day she wandered over to the University of Oregon Club Sports Fair to see if anything caught her eye. Immediately, the women’s rugby team, the Dirty Ducks, looked like a nice fit. @@name …

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Sulitzer brothers play hockey together for the first and last time

Dan Sulitzer has played ice hockey for 20 years. His brother, Alex, has played for 17. Although both have played hockey since the age of 5, they’ve never played together. At least, until now. Dan and Alex wanted to change the fact that they had never been on the same …

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Oregon hockey’s Connor McBride discovers passion in music

By Anne Yilmaz His entire life revolved around hockey. That is, until music came along. Music took a hold of senior Connor McBride’s life after he left The Hill School, a preparatory boarding school in Pennsylvania with a rigorous hockey program. “Playing hockey there is like playing football here,” McBride said. …

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Club tennis coordinators bring newfound chemistry to the teams

Making a roster for a tennis team with both new and experienced players can be challenging, especially when that team has consistently found success and qualified two teams at the 2013 nationals, with one team finishing 32nd in the entire country. However, seniors Taylor Farell and Trevor Zaret, both in …

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