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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...

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

Finance Junior Emilija Segetlija strikes overhand during pre-season practice. Jan 21. Photo by Sharome Burton.

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter

January 24, 2019

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

Liz passes the ball to Annette for a lay up

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 14, 2019

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

Early childhood education junior and forward Avery Lewis takes a run up the field against New Mexico Highlands University. August 30. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

August 31, 2018

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

Leon Taylor tries to break a fall by Goalie Noah Fazekas at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate

The Wichitan

November 6, 2016

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

MSU volleyball playing against Dallas Baptists. Photo by Izziel Latour

Samuel Sutton

September 14, 2016

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...

Men’s tennis beats rival Cameron, playoff dream not dead

Kyle Davidson, accounting and finance senior, hits a tennis ball just served at the MSU men's tennis vs. Colorado Mesa tennis match on March 13 at the MSU tennis courts, later winning 8-1 overall. Photo by Kayla White.

Samuel Sutton

April 27, 2016

The men's tennis team beat Cameron University 6-3, the team's Lone Star Conference rival, on April 20. With this Top 25 win, they were able to maintain their playoff chances.Dillon Pineda, biology freshman, said, "It felt great to win this. There had been struggles beating them in the past, so being...

Men’s basketball comes together

Patrick German

January 27, 2016

With a 16-2 record overall record and 5-1 in conference play, the mens' basketball team is off to an impressive start. "We have our goals in executing and winning championships," said Breston McNeal, starting guard and business senior said. "That's our everyday attitude. As long as we keep that attitude....

Football team plays Commerce — again — Nov. 14 in playoffs

Don Jerry, psychology sophomore, attempts to run past the Eastern New Mexico University players during the play off game, Nov. 7, held in Memorial Stadium. During the previous week's game, Jerry was the LSC Special Teams Player of the Week. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Samuel Sutton

November 10, 2015

And that's a win. The  football team won its first Lone Star Conference playoff game of the season 26-21 in the final seconds of the Nov. 7 game against Eastern New Mexico. Before the game, coach Bill Maskill said his main concern was beating Eastern New Mexico's wishbone offense. "We don't ...

Rawson: ‘Backs out, hearts in’

Midwestern State University's women's volleyball team runs drills and scrimmages during practice, Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Jessalyn Castro

September 3, 2015

New head volleyball coach Natalie Rawson is working from the ground up with this year’s team to build what she believes her vision of MSU volleyball should be. “I definitely brought a lot of new stuff to the team if you ask the girls,” Rawson said. “Which is challenging for them learning ...

Football team bonds, practices under time crunch

Linebacker, Lafrontae Conkleton, business junior, runs the ball down the field trying to get past his teammates in a drill during practice, Monday August 24, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Jessalyn Castro

August 26, 2015

With the opening of football season 10 days away, head football coach Bill Maskill said he is focusing on preparing players to improve over last year’s 6-4 record. “Expectations are always to be better than last year and perform at a higher level than what we started off as,” Maskill said. With 53...

Former MSU student signs to play in Major League Soccer

Kalen Ryden, former student, heads the ball towards the Midwestern State University goalie at a match against West Texas A&M University Oct. 11, 2014 at the soccer field. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

May 7, 2015

Kalen Ryden was just a mass communication senior and a defender on the soccer team last semester when his life threw him a surprise. Ryden was drafted to play in the Major League Soccer on January 20. “I didn’t really know what to think," Ryden said. Ryden was selected in the fourth rou...

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