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Spring Sports Recap

Spring Sports Recap

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

Since the NCAA shut down the remaining spring sports seasons, athletes from eight different winter and spring sports have hung up their Mustangs uniforms for the year. While we mourn for the senior 'Stangs whose last seasons were cut short, we celebrate their accomplishments and look hopefully to the...

COVID-19 threatens athletes

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 14, 2020

COVID-19 shutdowns have affected the NBA, NCAA championships, college institutions and now the MSU athletic department. A statement was sent out from The Lone Star Conference suspending regular-season competition until March 30. ”Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus...

Softball splits the double header

Softball splits the double header

Jordan Breedlove, Photographer

March 8, 2020

The softball team took on #2 UT-Tyler in a doubleheader on a rainy Sunday, March 8. The Mustangs were able to split the two games, losing 9-2 the first game and winning the second by a score of 7-5. The Mustangs struggled through the first game, falling behind early 2-0 after the first two innings, but th...

Locker room talk: Jacey Henry

Locker room talk: Jacey Henry

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

At four-years-old, Jacey Henry (No. 22), elementary education junior, gleamed at two-time Softball Pitcher Olympian Cat Osterman, dreaming of how she could one day play like her.  “My parents would take me to watch the College World Series and USA Olympic team every year in Oklahoma City which is where I ...

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,...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019

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

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...

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Daniel Laudermilk and Taylor Robinson

May 11, 2018

During football games students wave flags and paint their bodies with school colors. The Alma Mater proudly touts the maroon and gold. In the fall of 2015, to ensure consistency as part of the university’s graphic, the maroon shifted, in the eyes of some students, to more of a red color, returning to the official col...

Faculty bond through friendly softball game

Tyler Manning, Editor

May 1, 2018

The warmth from the sun energized the faculty as they stretched in preparation for the tournament. There was a sensational energy in the air as children and spouses of faculty members rooted on their loved ones in a game of softball. To give faculty on campus an opportunity to bond over a friendly...

Softball falls to San Angelo despite no in-game errors

Softball falls to San Angelo despite no in-game errors

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 8, 2018

The softball team faced San Angelo State University on April 7 at Mustangs Park. The team lost both games of the series on April 6, the final scores were 3-8 and 7-3. The team lost the final game of the series 1-3 in eight innings. Carli Woosley, utility player and mass communication junior, made ...

Softball taken down by West Texas A&M

Softball taken down by West Texas A&M

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

March 24, 2018

The softball team suffered a loss to West Texas A&M on March 24 at Mustangs Park in the second of three games during the Highway 287 Challenge series.  The game ended in five innings due to the run rule. West Texas A&M had 17 runs and the softball team was unable to get anyone home. The first...

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...

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