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Fall semester sports recap

Fall Sports

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2019

The sun has set on another semester of maroon and gold athletics. For the senior 'Stangs, this season was the culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears. The athletes that remain now take to the off-season in hopes of coming back the next year better than ever. Football (5-6)  For the first time u...

Cross Country and Track Team donates running shoes to children in need

Finance junior and cross country athlete Jasmine Amo and exercise physiology junior and cross country athlete Sierra Stucky join the MSU cross country team donating their shoes to the Endurance House shoe drive to give to high school kids across Wichita Falls.

Chloe Phillips and Demian Ponce

September 21, 2018

As a part of 24 strong week honoring late cornerback Robert Grays who died one year ago, the cross country and track team donated gently used shoes to Endurance House. Throughout the week, the athletics department have participated in a week long "24 acts of service" by giving back to the community to...

Expectations for fall season

Expectations for fall season

August 22, 2018

Everyone in the athletic department has been hard at work getting ready for the fall season and adapting to changes. “We have got a new volleyball coach, a new women’s soccer coach, as of two weeks ago Doug Edler retired and we have a new coach there as well and we have a new strength and conditioning...

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Vincent Johnson football

Christian Figueredo

May 11, 2018

The goal of winning a national championship is the ultimate driving force for student athletes as they prepare for the upcoming seasons filled with 5:30 a.m. workouts, summer conditioning and endless meetings. There are 13 varsity athletic teams. However, participation doesn't stop there. The cycling...

Fall sports just around the corner

Zach Purcell, business finance freshman, catches the ball during practice on the football fields on Aug. 16. Photo by Justin Marquart

Bridget Reilly

August 17, 2017

As we prepare for our first day of the fall semester, MSU’s athletic programs have already been hard at work. Football, as well as men’s and women’s soccer have been in pre-season camps this past week, preparing and refining their skills. “Because we had a lot of returners last year, all we ha...

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

Ana Lopez is an exercise physiology alumna.

The Wichitan

July 7, 2017

I was only three years old when my father decided to migrate to the U.S. and follow the "American Dream." Just like many immigrants, he risked his life crossing the border to give us a better life. He worked hard to send us money to Mexico and better himself. He made a big sacrifice by not seeing ...

Sports continue to make history

Quade Coward, senior in exercise physiology, prepares to throw the ball during the MSU football home game against Oklahoma Panhandle State.

Mercy Yermo

May 11, 2017

As the school-year comes to an end, 6 a.m. practices, study-hall, long bus-rides, conference championships, endless tears, two-a-days, and glorious moments also do. However, every bit of hard work each student-athlete contributes makes a difference. Earning four Lone Star Conference championships,...

Athletes and coaches strive to succeed in post-season play

Dominick Haskins

January 25, 2017

In collegiate sports one of the most common, realistic goal for any coach or player is to get to post-season play. If a team has a bad regular season but do better than expected in the post-season then the season will generally be looked back upon as a successful season. A team that has an excellent re...

Kicking off spring semester sports

Alyssa Mitchell

January 25, 2017

As the spring semester begins, so do the spring sports. Basketball is starting the second half of its conference, and tennis, track and softball are also in the works.“We are starting the second half of conference and we have some teams that are undefeated right now like Eastern New Mexico San Angel...

Cross-country women place fourth at home invitational

MSU's women cross country team take off from the staring line at Midwestern State Invitational at Lake Wichita Park Oct, 8. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Rachel Johnson

October 13, 2015

It's the last lap of the second 3,000 meter loop and the girls are nearing the finish line. For some runners this is their last opportunity make the top 10 runners go to the Lone Star Conference Championships in Stephenville Oct. 26. "I am pleased with the effort from the girls this meet," cross-c...

Freshmen dominate cross country team

Lane Riggs

September 14, 2015

When the starting gun fires, the girls are looking so far ahead through the shimmering air that they can almost see the finish line. For freshmen Sara Smith and Alex Pearcy, cross country meets aren’t new experiences, and that can also be said for their team — almost half of which is freshmen,...

Cross Country wins home meet, works towards conference title

Gabby Ruiz, Spanish and nursing senior, runs in the Cross Country Carnival Saturday at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Ruiz finished in second place with a personal-best of 22:20. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

October 20, 2014

Spanish senior Emma Ramirez is perfectly aware her collegiate running days are almost over. “A lot of us are seniors and there’s no second chance," Ramirez said. "This is it." As one of seven seniors on the cross country team, Ramirez wants to make the most of these next few races, which is why ...

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