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Rip, ride and roll: Rollermania takes over San Marcos

Rip, ride and roll: Rollermania takes over San Marcos

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

July 12, 2019

When she’s not Cinderella at children’s birthday parties, Sarah “Pixie Kixx” Lindsey likes to blow off steam by playing one of the most brutal contact sports around- on skates. The Wimberley, Texas native is a core member of the River Rollers, San Marcos’ first and only roller derby team...

Q&A with Spavital: adjusting to Texas State

Q&A with Spavital: adjusting to Texas State

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

July 12, 2019

So you’ve basically moved coast to coast, from West Virginia to California and places in between. Are you used to it by now or is it still a big adjustment? “I’ve actually gotten used to it. My wife does an unbelievable job at the moving process of it all and, you know, football coaches have hab...

Born to coach ball: Trout announced as new baseball head coach

Born to coach ball: Trout announced as new baseball head coach

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

July 2, 2019

Texas State President Denise Trauth and Director of Athletics Larry Teis announced former associate baseball coach Steven Trout as the new head of Bobcat baseball amongst coaches, family and staff at the University Events Center on Monday. The nomination was given in the wake of one of Bobcat baseball’s...

Plug and play: Men’s basketball looks to fill gaps in the starting lineup

Plug and play: Men’s basketball looks to fill gaps in the starting lineup

Sean Anchondo, Sports Reporter

June 5, 2019

The lights turned off one last time at Strahan Arena for the 2018-2019 version of Texas State men’s basketball team following the team's 87-81 loss to Florida International University in the Colleges Insider Tournament this March. Cutting short a once-promising season with NCAA Tournament implications,...

Big season, bigger finish for Bobcat track and field

Big season, bigger finish for Bobcat track and field

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

Texas State was the last 2018-19 Bobcat athletic program to wrap up their season this year as 11 athletes traveled to Sacramento, California to compete in the NCAA West Prelims May 23-25. Although no athletes qualified for the national meet up I-35 in Austin, several came close. In her last race as...

Historic season cut short for Bobcat baseball

Historic season cut short for Bobcat baseball

Andrew Zimmel, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2019

Another Texas State team’s season was cut shorter than many fans wanted after the NCAA announced the 64 team bracket for the NCAA Tournament on Monday. Central Florida, Houston, Missouri and Texas State Baseball all were on the outside looking in after Texas Christian University took the final spot...

Texas State baseball falls quickly at championship tournament

Texas State baseball falls quickly at championship tournament

Jacob Sommers, Sports Reporter

May 26, 2019

The Texas State Bobcats suffered a quick elimination in the Sun Belt Conference championship tournament after losing their first two games in Conway, South Carolina. The losses came less than a week after the Bobcats earned the regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The...

Texas State baseball sweeps UTA to claim conference championship

Texas State baseball sweeps UTA to claim conference championship

Jacob Sommers, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

Texas State baseball made conference history on Friday after sweeping the University of Texas at Arlington in a doubleheader, claiming their first regular season Sun Belt conference championship since joining the Sun Belt. Texas State (36-18, 20-10 Sun Belt) beat rivals UTA 10-9 in the first game of...

Bobcat men’s track takes first, women’s second at Sun Belt Outdoor Championship meet

Bobcat men’s track takes first, women’s second at Sun Belt Outdoor Championship meet

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

For the first time in program history, the Texas State men’s track team won first place in the Sun Belt Outdoor Championship meet in Jonesboro, Arkansas on May 10-12. The women’s side took runner-up in the meet, with both teams racking up eight individual titles, 21 all-conference selections and...

Bobcat softball closes out season with Sun Belt Championship elimination game

Bobcat softball closes out season with Sun Belt Championship elimination game

Claire Partain, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Texas State softball came to an end on Friday after an 8-0 loss in an elimination game against third-seeded UT-Arlington in the Sun Belt Championship Tournament. The Bobcats concluded their season with a record of 29-25 overall and 16-10 in conference for a fourth-place finish in the Sun Belt....

Texas State softball rallies to beat UTA

Texas State softball rallies to beat UTA

Colton McWilliams, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

Texas State scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to knock off in-state rival UT-Arlington, winning game one of the 3-game series 5-2. The win officially puts the Bobcats one game behind Troy for a possible second place finish in the Sun Belt Conference. In the 7th inning, Texas State trailed the Mavericks...

Bobcat comeback comes up short against Ragin’ Cajuns

Bobcat comeback comes up short against Ragin’ Cajuns

Colton McWilliams, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019

Texas State's comeback came up short as the Bobcats fell to the first seed Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 4-3 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship tournament. Texas State drew first blood in the game on a Hailey MacKay sacrifice fly to score junior outfielder Christiana McDowell....

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