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With fall sports gone, cheer turns their attention to nationals

Cheerleaders

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

October 9, 2020

When the Lone Star Conference announced there would be no contact sports for Fall 2020 due to COVID-19, it wasn't just those teams that were affected. The Midwestern State cheer team will miss an important aspect of their fall activities but will use this extra time to perfect their craft for the 2021...

The cancellation of football season leaves some athletes feeling lost

football

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor

September 16, 2020

Packed stadiums filled with yelling, passionate fans covered head-to-toe in body paint and team apparel were once a treasured tradition for colleges across the nation. But, as the deadly virus continues to infiltrate day-to-day living, activities like football have come to a halt, at least for NCAA Division...

Mustangs welcome five new coaches

New Coaches

Emily Beaman, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Midwestern State University’s athletic department welcomes five new coaches to their positions this year for men’s and women’s soccer and women’s basketball. Len Smith, joining as an assistant coach for men’s soccer, returns to the Mustang’s field after playing on it as a forward from...

Styles steps down as head cross country and track coach

Photo courtesy of MSUMustangs.com

Wichitan Staff

August 22, 2020

Koby Styles stepped down as head cross country and track coach Friday, Aug. 21. In a press release, Midwestern State University stated they are searching for an interim coach to take over the reins for this upcoming season. At the end of the 2020 cross country season, a national survey to permanently...

New Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Christopher Reay

Chris Reay

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer

June 30, 2020

Athletic Director Kyle Williams announced Christopher Reay as the new head coach of women’s basketball, succeeding Noel Johnson, on June 22. Reay is the 11th coach to take on this position and will be leading the Mustangs into the 2020-2021 season. “I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity,”...

The new sports on the block

Taylor Anderson

June 3, 2020

The Wellness Center administration hired a new team member, Cody Ford, as the Assistant Director. Ford started his journey at MSU in 2014 where he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in sports administration. Starting as a rec sports player in his freshman year, th...

MSU cycling team trains while delivering

OU Race

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has shut down stores, restaurants, gyms and sports seasons, but it didn’t shut down Cycling Head Coach Charlie Zamastil's heart to help out the community in this time of need. Zamastil and his team decided to stay in town to continue their off-season training and incorporate a carrier ser...

Locker room talk: Ross Fitzpatrick

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Ross Fitzpatrick, kinesiology senior, started his soccer journey in the streets of Waterford, Ireland with the dream to play soccer professionally. "My childhood was just playing soccer on the streets every day with all my friends, at lunch in school and after school just on the road or whatever small...

Spring Sports Recap

Spring sports recap

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

Since the NCAA shut down the remaining spring sports seasons, athletes from eight different winter and spring sports have hung up their Mustangs uniforms for the year. While we mourn for the senior 'Stangs whose last seasons were cut short, we celebrate their accomplishments and look hopefully to the...

Locker room talk: Emilija Segetlija

Women's tennis

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2020

Emilija “Emma” Segetlija, finance senior, was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Segetlija started playing tennis when she was nine-years-old and officially decided in high school that she wanted to continue her career at the collegiate level.  “I started to take it more seriously and ...

COVID-19 threatens athletes

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 14, 2020

COVID-19 shutdowns have affected the NBA, NCAA championships, college institutions and now the MSU athletic department. A statement was sent out from The Lone Star Conference suspending regular-season competition until March 30. ”Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus...

Successful weekend for the cycling team

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2020

The MSU Cycling team hit the road to Norman, OK to compete in the University of Oklahoma Land Ronde Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.  The Mustangs are led by Director and Head Coach Charlie Zamastil. He said even with adversity hitting the team, he was pleased with everyone’s performance. “...

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