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Fall sports to resume 2020 season via Zoom

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

September 17, 2020

For heartbroken Mustangs fans, your anguish has come to an end as the NCAA Division II committee announced that Fall 2020 sports will be returning, albeit with a social distancing twist. Collegiate athletes will not be returning to the field or the court, instead they will be showing off their athletic...

Softball takes an optimistic outlook on upcoming invitational

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

February 13, 2020

The softball team started the season with some hard hits. After a 0-7 losing streak, the Stangs will be facing four universities Friday and Saturday on home grounds at Mustangs Park. “Just because we lost, that doesn’t predict our future,” Jacey Henry, pitcher and elementary education junior,...

Thursday night lights

Jump shot

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

January 31, 2020

It was a disappointing night in the Dome, with both women and men's basketball losing to Texas A&M Kingsville Thursday, Jan. 30.   The women’s team started the night off strong, ending the first quarter ahead by five. Elizabeth Cathcart (No. 43), forward and marketing senior, led the team in ...

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...

Volleyball secures playoff spot on senior day

Celebration

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...

Men’s hoops comeback falls short

D’Monta Harris

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

The men’s basketball’s comeback effort came up just short in the 70-66 loss to Texas Wesleyan Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Colosseum.  The ‘Stangs trailed the Rams 30-21 at the end of the first half, having not led since five minutes into the game. They slowly chipped away at the lead...

Women’s basketball earns first win

Shot

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

Women's hoops got its first tally in the win column with a 73-63 win over Dixie State University on the final day of the Ashbrook Classic Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Hannah Reynolds (No. 11), forward and health science junior, controlled the paint with her signature hook shot and post-moves en route...

Football comes back to beat WNMU

Celebration

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

The football team celebrated both the seniors and the armed forces with a 28-13 home win over Western New Mexico University Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. After falling behind 10-7 with eight minutes left in the first half, Triston Williams (No. 19), quarterback and agricultural business sophomore, found...

Women’s soccer shuts out UTPB 3-0

Avery Lewis

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2019

Women’s soccer (4-9-1) rode a dominant first half to a 3-0 shutout over the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. The girls scored all three of their goals in the first 45 minutes of the match. Nicole Marsolek (No. 2), defender and general business freshman, rocke...

Homecoming Sports Recap

Imani Morlock Defense

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 ...

Athletics staff works to develop effective leaders

Amanda Snodgrass and about 16 women athletes talk over how to be more effective leaders Wednesday night, Jan. 30 at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Assistant Athletic Director Amanda Snodgrass is starting a new organization called the Women’s Leadership Circle to provide female, junior athletes the opportunity to build relationships and to create a new culture within the women’s athletic teams.  Snodgrass said she saw there were somet...

Women’s soccer player battles cancer

Kylie Austin

Noah Fazekas

August 13, 2015

Kylie Austin, history freshman and defender for the women's soccer team, was on her way to move into her dorm in Killingsworth Hall when she received a call from a doctor that would change her life forever. Earlier that summer, Austin was seeing a specialist for a respiratory infection when a d...

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