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Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great

Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 30, 2019


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The reigning Lone Star Conference Champions in men’s tennis have been challenged to take the game a step further this season which gets underway this weekend. The call to arms came from head tennis coach Scott Linn who said he expects even greater showings from his roster in the coming weeks, after a strong 22-6 campaign dur...

Women’s Tennis confident in preparation as season serves-off this week

Women’s Tennis confident in preparation as season serves-off this week

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter

January 24, 2019


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Women’s tennis will be served the first challenge of the season on Friday in Lubbock, Texas, to face the University of Wyoming in the first set of exhibition matches. The women's tennis team will enter the season as the reigning Lone Star Conference Champions – in search of a third straight title,...

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 15, 2019


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The men's basketball team boasted a stellar shooting night, propelled by a dominant first half as they brushed aside the Western New Mexico Mustangs 88-70 at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Jan. 12. Spurred on by hundreds of engaged fans, they set the pace on both ends of the court from tip-off to march...

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 14, 2019


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The women's basketball team notched up its second victory in the Lone Star Conference on Saturday with a domineering 80-46 win against the Western New Mexico Mustangs at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The women never trailed throughout the 40 minutes of play and stifled their opponents to just 20 points...

Intramural basketball tournament kicks off finals week

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

December 6, 2018


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EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Michael Richardson, assistant director of recreational sports, the intramural basketball tournament, mentioned in this article has been canceled. "We have canceled the 3-on-3 tournament today due to our obligation to help with Finals Frenzy," Richardson said. Finals week beg...

Recreational volleyball wraps up

Samuel Mitchell

December 5, 2018


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Tuesday night featured the second-to-last set of recreational volleyball games for the semester.  It featured the semi-final game between the Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi sororities, with Alpha Phi coming out on top. "It's fun to just get out and play other sororities," said sophomore Alpha Phi me...

Freshman intramural soccer experiences make an impact

Nathan Martinez, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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The fall indoors soccer season ended for many freshman teams and players Oct. 31 with 137 participants. Mike Richardson, assistant director of the wellness center, said, "Intramural sports... it's great and it's a passion of mine. I want them [students] to get what they want out of it; if they have...

Football misses chance at playoffs, despite final win

Football misses chance at playoffs, despite final win

Chloe Phillips, Co-Editor

November 14, 2018


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While the football team had a good season, finishing 8-2 overall, the Mustangs will not be participating in the playoffs this year. Bill Maskill, head football coach, said, "Well it's not my decision, it's made up of a committee of 8 or 10 guys from our region which is the far west. Central Washington,...

Football falls to conference rival Tarleton State 34-35

Football falls to conference rival Tarleton State 34-35

Tommy Chhe, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2018


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Against rival Tarleton State University, the Mustangs lost 34-35 at the homecoming game in front of a crowd of 9,247 people. At the 10:48 mark of the first quarter, running back and criminal justice freshman Tyrique Edwards scored the first points with a ten yard rushing touchdown after a drive of...

The stress of being an athlete

The stress of being an athlete

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse

October 20, 2018


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Early education major and junior Sarah Glawe joined the volleyball team as a freshman from Allen High School.   Playing in her third season as a Mustang this fall, the setter talks about how her team has grown and changed since she joined. "I think my third year is definitely my favorite year,...

Cross country runner places second at MSU invitational

Cross country runner places second at MSU invitational

Bridget Reilly, Contributor

October 19, 2018


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I woke up today at 7 a.m. feeling ready to race. The chance of rain was 100 percent — again — my mindset changed from nervous to excited. I headed to the athletic training room to get my stomach taped by athletic training sophomore Hannah Hackler. After Hannah's great pep-talk I drove back...

Volleyball falls to West Texas A&M

Andrea Hall, Reporter

October 11, 2018


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The West Texas A&M lady buffs defeated the Mustangs in three sets on Sept. 8. The first set ended with a score of 25-19, the second 25-18, and the third 25-17. Although the outcome was not in favor of the Mustangs, head coach Valerie Armstrong said there was more urgency this game than the day before w...

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