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Coaches are real people too

Coaches are real people too

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The wins. The losses. The expectations and the pressures. The coaches are the quiet ones, the ones that no one thinks about. They spend hours preparing the team, as well as themselves. But most of all they handle success and adversity differently with simplicity, family and consistency. SIMPLICITY ...

International students become collegiate athletes

International students become collegiate athletes

Daria Panferova, Reporter

March 9, 2019

More than 10 percent of students in Midwestern are outside of America, from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Bahamas, Latin America, The Middle East, Europe, Australia. Out of the 6,102 students on campus 576 are international and 23 of them are athletes. According to international student-athletes, American universities are a fairly popular option to pursue a degree while playing sports at a good...

Athletic trainer turned softball catcher

Athletic trainer turned softball catcher

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

February 12, 2019

Jenna Hering, athletic trainer senior, adds collegiate softball catcher to her resume. Hering transitioned from being softball’s athletic trainer to a player on the team. She said she has always dreamed of being a student-athlete but never had the opportunity. "Softball is always been my first love,...

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...

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

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...

Men’s soccer beats St. Mary’s 3-1

Men’s soccer beats St. Mary’s 3-1

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter

September 21, 2018

The men's soccer team remained undefeated and improved to 6-0 on the season, with a 3-1 win against the No. 11-ranked St. Mary's Rattlers . "We were fortunate enough to play a top team in the country at home. I've asked for an extra ten percent from all of our guys and everyone put forth that extra ten during ...

Men’s soccer begin conference play with Mustangs 3-1 victory

Men’s soccer begin conference play with Mustangs 3-1 victory

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

September 14, 2018

The men’s soccer team began the Heartland Conference program with a 3-1 victory over the Roger State Hillcats in front of a crowd of 503 at Stang Park Sept. 13. The Mustangs got off to a rousing start with forward Sergio Lara, scoring a close range from eight yards thanks to an assist from midfielder...

Football takes down West Florida

Football takes down West Florida

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2018

The football team tackled the #2 team, University of West Florida. The final score was 38-17. The team trailed behind in the first half, but came back with vengeance in the second half to win the game. At the 13:15 mark, a West Florida fumble was recovered by Steven Rogers, defensive back and business...

Men’s basketball rises above St. Mary’s University

Makayla Scheck

January 30, 2018

The men's basketball team took on St. Mary's University on Jan. 29 and came out on top. MSU finished the game with a 10-point difference of 79-69. "It was good to have a home win. It was a quick turn around so we couldn't dwell on our past losses from this weekend. We are trying to just get better...

New semester, new sports seasons

Makayla Scheck

January 18, 2018

As the new semester and the new year starts off, the winter sports continue while the spring sports kick off. The women's and men's basketball teams will continue their seasons with the second half of conference. Just a few days away, the indoor track season will begin with the Texas Tech Invitational...

Men’s soccer named regional champs, next game Nov. 18

Men’s soccer named regional champs, next game Nov. 18

Makayla Scheck

November 17, 2017

The men's soccer team is first in the region for the second time. The final score of the regional game was 2-0 against Colorado School of Mines on Nov. 16. This means the team will advance to play on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. "We take one game at a time, that's always what we do and it has worked ...

Turning dreams into reality

Turning dreams into reality

Haskell Hollier

October 31, 2017

  According to Forbes, crime in Atlanta, Georgia is 6% above the national median and has been a major problem for the city since the mid-20th century. Atlanta was the murder capital of the world for several years, but the crime rate has declined since 2001. In 2009, the crime rate dropped by...

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