Sam Horn

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With each passing minute, I have relished my position as sports editor of The Mooring Mast. The opportunities to write an array of articles and gain experience...

The dust settles as Lewis & Clark’s Andrew Taver trots up to the plate. The batter’s box had been frequented by five previous batters in the fourth inning, so the umpire is busy shining home plate to perfection. Eyes locked on his opponent, junior Trevor Lubking prepares to hurl a fastball past Taver. Lubking knows he has to throw a strikeout with the bases loaded...

Humankind has seemingly been fascinated by competition for centuries. On the grandest of scales, sports act as a universal language. Participants who have no cultural relation to one another can bond over something as simple as passing a soccer ball or a baseball. People don’t have to understand each other’s native tongue in order to enjoy a sport. Sports bring people...

The Pacific Lutheran University women’s tennis team traveled to George Fox and Lewis & Clark University to wrap up the 2014 season this past weekend. The Lutes fought hard on the George Fox campus courts last Friday against the Bruins and ended up winning 7-2, putting the Lutes one step closer to a Northwest Conference Tournament berth. For the Lutes, the day started...

By Giancarlo Santoro, Sports Writer There are officially less than 50 days until the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, but it’s not yet clear which team is going to bring the world’s biggest sporting prize back to its home country. Just because everyone is secretly thinking it, I have to get it out in the open — it won’t be...

By Cole Chernushin, Guest Writer If you were born in America, odds are there is a sport you have heard little to nothing about that some students play weekly on our campus — handball. These are the top five things you should know about this sport.    1) According to the official website of the Olympic Games, athletes first played handball toward the end of the 19th...

Nearly one year ago, one city in America was in disarray. One city suffered major injuries and three casualties. Now, one city is rebuilding, even if the emotional toll is unfathomable. On April 15, 2013, the Boston Marathon was underway. With the weather forecast promising sunlight, April 15 seemed like any other spring day. Until 2:49 p.m. With nearly 5,000 runners approaching...

Peel back the pages of a dusty, old dictionary and scour them for ‘dog.’ If you’re meticulous in your search, you will discover that ‘dog’ is...

By Giancarlo Santoro, sports writer Game 1 You can forgive the Pacific Lutheran University men’s tennis team for feeling like they had déjà vu this weekend on their Northwest Conference road trip to Oregon schools Pacific and Willamette. The Lutes lost 9-0 against Pacific on Friday, an identical score to the one the Boxers inflicted on PLU in the home opener. PLU...

By Nick Barene, Sports Writer The Pacific Lutheran University golf teams took to the course this weekend, competing in the Northwest Conference Spring Classic. Both the men and women’s team had top ten finished. The women’s team struggled with strong winds gusting throughout the morning. First-year Desirae Haselwood and junior Paige Henry paced the Lutes, as they...