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Tennis moves on to Sweet 16

Tennis Team pose with coaches after their win over Metro-State at the MSU Tennis Courts on Monday, April 30, 2018. Photo by Makayla Scheck

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

May 1, 2018

This is the sixth time both men's and women's tennis teams will move onto the national championship. The women's team will be traveling to Surprise, Arizona to face Hawaii Pacific University on May 8. The men's team will go to the national championship in Surprise, Arizona from May 9—12. "We are feeling really...

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...

Runner on track to be best athlete

Jessalyn Castro

April 14, 2015

Ashley Flores has a knack for running as she competes in cross country and track, both indoor and outdoor, all while keeping a handle on her education. Flores, sociology senior,  has qualified for five national championships over the five years that she has ran for MSU including cross country nationals...

Last softball games before LSC play canceled

Jessalyn Castro

February 25, 2015

Due to weather conditions, the softball games scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Mustang Park against Oklahoma Christian University were cancelled and won't be rescheduled leaving the team with one less chance to prepare for Lone Star Conference play. The team was scheduled to play back-to-back games...

Men’s tennis works on details in practice to win games

The cast for the play, 'The Vagina Monologues', besides a few that were missing for various reasons, rehearse for the first time together to block with a set on Sunday morning, February 1. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Jessalyn Castro

February 17, 2015

Practice—and making full use of experienced players—is key to everything for the men's tennis team to make it back to the NCAA II Championship game for a chance at a national title, at which they lost to No. 1 West Florida last season. “We’ve got several returners from teams that have reac...

Basketball team hopes to go undefeated against rival Tarleton

Abiodun Adegoke, senior, gets the rebound while his teammate, Khapri Alston, junior, holds back a Angelo State player during the game on January 21 in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum, where Angelo State won 72-55. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Jessalyn Castro

February 4, 2015

After ending Tarleton’s 14 game  home winning streak, the men’s basketball team faces its rival from Stephenville again tonight at 7:30 p.m. in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. At the two teams’ last meeting Jan. 14 at Wisdom Gym in Stephenville, the game was tight with Tarleton ahead 41-39 at the ...

Mistakes cost football team playoff spot

Dante Taylor, kinesiology sophomore, is tackled in the game between Midwestern State University and Tarleton State University Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

November 19, 2014

The football season ended as the team fell into fourth place in the Lone Star Conference with a 6-4 record after losing to Angelo State University and Tarleton State University in the Lone Star Conference Playoffs. "We just didn't get it done," head coach Bill Maskill said. The team played Angelo ...

Women’s soccer’s fate left in hands of others

Jessalyn Castro

November 1, 2014

The women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss against Angelo State University on Friday night at the last home game of the season, leaving its playoffs fate to the other teams in the Lone Star Conference. "That's the best team in the conference," head coach Damian Clarke said. With the loss against...

Last men’s soccer home game upsets with 2-1 loss to Eastern New Mexico

Goalkeeper Nick Petolick, business management junior, watches as the ball sails past him into the net at the match against Eastern New Mexico on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the campus soccer field. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

October 28, 2014

The men's soccer team played their last home game Friday night, and it ended in an upsetting loss against Eastern New Mexico University, 2-1, leaving the team's playoffs spot questionable. "We probably needed to win that one," head coach Doug Elder said. "Now we'll have to wait for some things to ...

Soccer dominates Southwestern Christian, 4-0

Jessalyn Castro

October 21, 2014

The men's soccer team set the tone early in the game Friday night against Southwestern Christian University when forward Len Smith scored off a cross from the left wing sent in by midfielder Ben Clarvis within the first 10 seconds of the whistle being blown. The mustangs dominated in possession over...

Cross Country wins home meet, works towards conference title

Gabby Ruiz, Spanish and nursing senior, runs in the Cross Country Carnival Saturday at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Ruiz finished in second place with a personal-best of 22:20. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

October 20, 2014

Spanish senior Emma Ramirez is perfectly aware her collegiate running days are almost over. “A lot of us are seniors and there’s no second chance," Ramirez said. "This is it." As one of seven seniors on the cross country team, Ramirez wants to make the most of these next few races, which is why ...

Athlete risks injury to play in rival game against West Texas A&M

Kalen Ryden, mass communication senior, is pushed while trying to defend Saturday at the match against West Texas A&M University at the soccer field. After two overtimes MSU won 3-2. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

October 15, 2014

Wearing a walking boot didn't stop Kalen Ryden, mass communication senior, from playing against rival West Texas A&M Oct. 10. Ryden said his foot began bothering him two weeks ago and has been receiving help from the athletic trainers, so that he can recover from what they believe might be a ...

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