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Lead-off hitter’s consistent numbers are key to team’s early success

Lead-off hitter’s consistent numbers are key to team’s early success

John Paul Mason

March 31, 2018

Success for any team requires consistency as much as it does skill from its players. Derek Scheible, senior outfielder, is posting consistent numbers during the first twelve games of the season for the baseball team. After returning for his fourth year on the team, the outfielder is off to a successful...

Paintball team seeks to emerge as national contenders

Paintball team seeks to emerge as national contenders

John Paul Mason

March 6, 2018

While some might think of paintball as merely a hobby, one group on campus has assembled a team around a love of the sport. What started as just a few students meeting at paintball fields, has blossomed into something much more, according to Matthew Park, manufacturing engineering senior, and Jackson...

Senior forward succeeds in face of adversity

Senior forward succeeds in face of adversity

Anthony Flores

February 24, 2018

One of the core beliefs of American society and a pillar in the world of sports is hard work and determination pay off. One basketball player is an embodiment of that ideal. Ti’Aira Pitts, senior forward, began her athletic career in middle school and while her interests were varied, it soon became...

Sophomore infielder looking to repeat previous seasons’ success

Sophomore infielder looking to repeat previous seasons’ success

John Paul Mason

February 18, 2018

For one softball player, she had a strong freshman season with the Bobcats. Posting a combined record of 42-17 with a 18-8 home record for the 2017-2018 season, she hit a stellar .259 with 135 at-bats, while starting in all 57 games. Bailee Carter, sophomore second baseman, is looking forward to the...

Junior infielder aims to take team to next level

Junior infielder aims to take team to next level

Anthony Flores

February 17, 2018

An athlete’s success in sports relies heavily on a balance of natural ability and determination to be the best. Jonathan Ortega, junior infielder, is a prime example of this balance and has been a force for Texas State baseball since his arrival in 2016. Ortega began playing sports at an early...

Moving the Wright way

Moving the Wright way

Region Kinden

February 15, 2018

A family torch has been handed to athlete to play the game of basketball. Chania Wright, freshman guard, was not fully into the sport growing up, but she used to watch her brother and sister play. As Wright watched her sister's team get dominated from the bleachers, she soon realized it was in...

Shortstop looking to translate previous season success into final year

Shortstop looking to translate previous season success into final year

John Paul Mason

February 9, 2018

Hitting a walk-off is always a baseball player's dream. Hitting it against The University of Texas? That is something that senior infielder Luke Sherley, can cross off his bucket list. "There's nothing like playing in front of a crowd of people," Sherley said. "It was pretty wild. My teammates and...

Senior infielder aims to finish career on top

Senior infielder aims to finish career on top

Anthony Flores

February 7, 2018

Reaching the end of the college journey can be difficult and intimidating. For senior infielder Ariel Ortiz, the feeling of intimidation is dwarfed by the excitement of entering the next phase of life. “It’s kind of exciting to see what’s next,” Ortiz said. “I’ve done softball ever since...

Preparation for upcoming SBC Indoor Championships for men’s track and field

Preparation for upcoming SBC Indoor Championships for men’s track and field

Melea Polk

January 25, 2018

The Texas State men’s indoor track and field team is hard at work in preparation for upcoming Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships after falling short of first place last season. The Bobcats finished in second place behind the University of Texas – Arlington. Texas State took home five first-place...

The hunt for a second title for women’s track and field

The hunt for a second title for women’s track and field

Melea Polk

January 25, 2018

Texas State women’s indoor track and field team sets their sight on improving before an upcoming Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championship meet in Birmingham, Alabama Feb. 19. The Bobcats’ dominating performance last year earned them the 2017 SBC Indoor title with 166 points and seven gold medals. Returning...

Women’s basketball continues winning season over winter break

Women’s basketball continues winning season over winter break

Melea Polk

January 16, 2018

The women’s basketball team improved their winning season over winter break with an overall 10-5 record. The Bobcats went 4-3 during the break along with jumping to a 3-1 start in Sun Belt Conference play. Texas State competed in five back-to-back away games before starting the new year. The...

Texas State doubles up on McMurry in 100-50 decision

Texas State doubles up on McMurry in 100-50 decision

Melea Polk

December 7, 2017

The Texas State men’s basketball team scored 100 points for the first time since Dec. 2011 in a 100-50 win over McMurry at Strahan Coliseum on Dec. 6. The Bobcats improved to 5-4 for the season as they await Sun Belt Conference play on Dec. 29 against Appalachian State. McMurry took their only...

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