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Volleyball secures playoff spot on senior day

Volleyball secures playoff spot on senior day

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 18, 2019

Volleyball clinched a playoff berth with a 3-1 victory over Cameron University on senior day, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The team finished fourth in its division with a 3-7 record, qualifying them for the Lone Star Conference Tournament. This will be the team's first tournament under head coach Valerie...

Mustangs bid farewell to seniors

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 11, 2019

There was a different atmosphere across Mustangs athletics this weekend. The crowds were as raucous as ever but there was a rare emotion present as well — sadness. Between Thursday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 9, the home crowds of Stang Park and Memorial Stadium said goodbye to the seniors who hav...

Homecoming Sports Recap

Homecoming Sports Recap

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 23, 2019

Football The football team blew out Texas A&M-Kingsfield 70-35 Homecoming night Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Triston Williams (No.19), quarterback and agricultural business sophomore, led the way with a career-high 354 passing yards and tied the school record with six passing touchdowns. This ...

Football Falls to ENMU 27-24

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 8, 2019

The football team’s third quarter surge was not enough to beat Eastern New Mexico University, falling to the Greyhounds 27-24 on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.  After trailing 17-3 through two quarters, the Mustangs’ offense erupted scoring 21 points in the third quarter. Triston Williams (No.19), q...

Men’s Soccer Shuts Down Oklahoma Christian University 3-0

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 2, 2019

The men’s soccer team opened up Lone Star Conference play Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. with a statement 3-0 victory over Oklahoma Christian University. The team returned to defensive form and recorded its fourth clean sheet of the season. Adam Conway (No.2), midfielder and kinesiology sophomore, ...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019

Our View: The Wichitan staff believe that conference changes may cause trouble for student athletes. President Suzanne Shipley said, "The athletic changes are that our Lone Star Conference is doubling in size." With the Lone Star Conference adding seven teams for next years line-up, student athletes...

Lone Star Conference changes cause budget troubles for softball

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Seven new teams will be joining the Lone Star Conference this fall which spells trouble for some teams. With the new schools coming into the conference, only six of them have softball teams. This change only causes more expenses, than new competition though. This is because the softball team usu...

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

March 3, 2019

Men’s basketball drew the curtains on a challenging season with a thrilling 69-68 win against Texas A&M Kingsville (TAMUK) at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum March 2, improving their record to to 9-19 avoiding their worst losing season since 1947. The team, lifted by the support of a packed home crowd...

Student athletes fall short in conference GPA competition

Student athletes fall short in conference GPA competition

Micah Wilson, Reporter

February 13, 2019

The Academic Excellence Award is an honor granted to teams within the Lone Star Conference. Each year, student-athletes compete for the award presented by Balfour by striving for the highest team grade point average. In the process of determining the sole winner across all sports, each individual sport ...

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Women’s basketball’s strong run of form at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum continued on Feb. 2 with a hard-fought 75-71 win against higher-ranked Eastern New Mexico, improving the women's record to 5-7 in Lone Star Conference play and 8-11 overall. Women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson’s team built...

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Just fractions of a second made all the difference on Feb. 2 as men’s basketball was condemned to a heart-breaking 81-80 home defeat at the hands of Eastern New Mexico. The men were within sight of a memorable scalp that would have stopped a four-game losing streak, but it was snatched away when...

Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great

Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 30, 2019

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...

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