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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...

Sports continue to make history

Sports continue to make history

Mercy Yermo

May 11, 2017

As the school-year comes to an end, 6 a.m. practices, study-hall, long bus-rides, conference championships, endless tears, two-a-days, and glorious moments also do. However, every bit of hard work each student-athlete contributes makes a difference. Earning four Lone Star Conference championships,...

Softball wins double-header

Leah Bryce

February 9, 2017

After a rocky start to their season, the Mustangs swept the Oklahoma Panhandle Aggies with Erin Knox pitching a two-hit shutout game, followed by the second game win at 8-4.Leading off the game in the bottom of the first, Erin Knox hit an RBI into left field, allowing Lauren Lindgren to score. In the...

Athletes look to build on past successes

Athletes look to build on past successes

Hunter Porter

June 15, 2016

FOOTBALL The football team finished its 2015 season 5-1 in conference and with a 10-2 overall record. Twenty-two players earned All-Lone Star Conference honors, and three made on the Don Hansen All-American team.Solomon Brown, graduate assistant, said, “This year we were good. We had a lot of young...

Softball beats Kingsville four game series 3-1, enters playoffs

Softball beats Kingsville four game series 3-1, enters playoffs

Samuel Sutton

April 27, 2016

Playoffs didn't look like a possibility for the softball team before April 22, but when the team won the series 3-1 against Texas A&M Kingsville, the low possibility turned into a guarantee.Since Saturday was Senior Day, the team's softball players were honored before the third game of the series.Ka...

Softball team splits series with Commerce, enjoys turf

Softball team splits series with Commerce, enjoys turf

Samuel Sutton

April 16, 2016

The softball team lost both games on a rainy Saturday, April 9, to split the four-game series with Texas A&M Commerce.The team is now 6-7 on the new softball field turf, and even though this is considered a losing season, players like Amanda Thomas, sports and leisure sophomore, Peyton Helton, un...

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