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Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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,...

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Women’s Soccer defeats New Mexico Highlands in opening game

Women’s Soccer defeats New Mexico Highlands in opening game

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

With a win of 2-1 during overtime, the women's soccer team defeated New Mexico Highlands on Aug. 30. The team also opened with a newly appointed head coach, Ryan Spence, graduate assistant coach for men's soccer in 2014. "I wanted to be [head women's coach because] this is my alma mater, and I think...

Men’s soccer runner-up in Heartland Conference championship

Men’s soccer runner-up in Heartland Conference championship

The Wichitan

November 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

MENThe men closed out the final regular season ranked 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II poll.The men qualified for their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the No. 2 seed in the South Central Region after a 16-3-1 season record.The men claimed their first Heartla...

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

Samuel Sutton

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

The team won both games on Sept. 9, shutting out Fort Lewis 3-0, and beating Dallas Baptist 3-1.Head coach Natalie Rawson said, "It feels great. We won the first game of our first tournament, but then lost three games. Having these two wins really helps build our culture, as well as increase our confiden...

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