Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wildcats defeat Pacific Lutheran in first round of playoffs

Football 4 by 4

The Linfield Wildcats defeated the Pacific Lutheran Lutes in the first round of the Division III

playoffs, 42-21 at home on Nov. 25.

This is the second time the ’Cats and Lutes have meet on Maxwell Field this season, when the

wildcats beat them 21-0 at the Linfield Homecoming game.

The offense shinned this game with a total of three throwing touchdowns and another two

rushing by senior quarterback Josh Yoder. Yoder had a 61.5 passing average by making 16 of

his 26 attempts to gain a total of 204 yards. Senior Josh Hill made the other touchdown for the

Wildcats, rushing 16 times to gain 68 yards.

On the receiving end, junior Charlie Poppen caught the most with six and a total of 100 yards.

Junior Evan Peterson made four receiving catches that gained 47 yards and half of the catches

became touchdowns. The ’Cats had two interceptions by Junior Mike Nardoni and senior Tyler

Robitaille.

The defense continued to do what it does best this game by keeping the other team still. Linfield

forced the Lutes to three turnovers and sacked their quarterback three times. Senior Dominique

Forrest led the defense with eight tackles total with six unassisted and a fumble recovery.

Following Forrest is Senior Kyle Wright with 7 total tackles, three of them being unassisted.

Linfield will continue on the road to nationals with a game against Hampden-Sydney College on

Nov. 30 in Maxwell Field at Noon.

by Stephanie Hoffman/ Sports editor

Jazz night features funky tunes

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Linfield College Jazz Band gave a funky performance on Nov.

20, in Ice Auditorium during their annual Jazz Night Concert.

The ensemble was led by Associate Professor of Music, Steve

Kravitz and was a combination of both Linfield students and

members of the McMinnville Community Ensemble.

The night was kicked off by Erik Morales’s ”Feelin’ the

Funk” which featured a strong brass section and an authoritative

bass line. The trumpet section towards the end of the piece used

mutes to transform the brassy sound of the trumpet to a

heightened and higher pitch, creating an interesting blend with

the rest of the ensemble. “Send in the Clowns” composed by

Stephen Sondheim followed the funky number which put the

spotlight on the saxophone section. The number also and featured

soloist Justin Waterhouse on a well-done trombone solo and a

nice tutti featuring the all of the brass section.

“In the Mellow Tone” brought the audience back to a classic

Duke Ellington swing feel. The piece featured the rhythm section

walking an evident blues scale and featured powerful dynamics

from the rest of the ensemble. “Spain” was featured next which

took the audience by storm opening with its strong dynamics and

sultry sound. The piece was especially advanced with a three

against four time, making the ensemble look to the strong rhythm

section to lead them through the piece. The piece also mirrored

a sassy flute played by freshmen Olivia Marqyadt that mirrored

the exotic Spanish feel.

“Slide Ride” provided a fun and corky feel to the

performance featuring the trombone section. Next was Lullaby

in Birdland featuring vocalist senior Gulfem Torunlar and an

impeccable rhythm section. Torunlar’s smooth alto voice in the

ballad captivated the audience with a soft piano solo featuring

senior Max Milander. Torunlar treated the audience again with a

jazz favorite “The Lady is a Tramp” by Tony Bennet. This sassy

number featured yet again the impeccable tone of Torunlar as

well as a strong swing from the rhythm section.

“88 Basie Street” written for the infamous Count Basie

Band, featured a smooth piano solo by Milander. The famous

tune was written to display the talents of the keys player and

Milander delivered, leading the band throughout the piece with

multiple piano solos.

The concert concluded on a strong note with a piece called

“Omaha” by Maynard Ferguson. The piece featured a break to

feature sophomore drummer Jeff Laws and also featured senior

bassist Sylvan Tovar and multiple solos from the sax section.

Overall the concert was a nice treat for the Linfield Campus and

community members alike.

by Camille Weber / Columnist

Soloists Sing Broadway Classics

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Students from the music theatre cabaret class performed Broadway musicals on Nov. 21.

The theme of the event was “The Lullaby of Broadway.”

“This term we have been focusing on repertoire up through the 1960s, which were known

as the ‘Golden Years’ of musical theater,” said Adjunct Professor of Music Natalie Gunn, who

directed and prepared the students in their performances for the event.

Broadway scenes and songs were performed from a variety of musicals, including

“Anything Goes,” “The Fantasticks,” “Street Scene,” “Carousel,” “The King & I,” “Showboat,”

“Guys & Dolls,” “Annie, Get Your Gun.”

The performers included Izgi Gulfem Torunlar, junior Ryan Thompson, junior Jeremy

Odden and freshman Mary Beth Jones. The students performed duets and solos to the songs. All

four of them also sang together in the beginning and end of the event.

During the final song “Anything Goes” by producer Cole Porter, both Odden and

Thompson acted out proposal to two women from the local Hillsdale Retirement Community.

One of the women, Kit Nelson, said that it was honorable to be purposed to at her age.

“Cole Porter was saying [in the song] isn’t it amazing how times have changed,” Gunn said

when describing the significance of “Anything Goes. “Isn’t it amazing how loose and crazy

people are. Now it’s 2013 and ‘Anything Goes’ means something very different.”

However, Gunn also said that through the performance the performers to the “Anything

Goes” the performers work portray the innocent spirit of the era when the song was produced in 1934.

“[The event] was lovely. I did not know what to expect at all,” said Gale Williams,

member of Hillsdale Retirement Community and 1947 Linfield alumna.

Gunn said that in May the music theatre cabaret class will be focusing modern day

repertoire from the 1970s through today’s new music.

by Mariah Gonzales / Culture Editor