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Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jake Spavital is the most important public figure in San Marcos

Jakob Rodriguez, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Sports

When Jake Spavital took over as the Bobcats’ head coach, he promised success in the following: winning games, winning championships and winning bowl games. Should he manage to resurrect the Bobcats to their former glory, he boosts not only himself, his coaching staff and players, but also the entire...

Bobcat baseball comes back to take series from Georgia State

Bobcat baseball comes back to take series from Georgia State

Cade Andrews, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Texas State claimed the series over Georgia State on Sunday afternoon with a 12-2 win over Georgia State at Bobcat Ballpark. The win improved the Bobcats to 17-7 in conference and 33-15 overall, ranking the team at first in conference with a secured spot in the Sun Belt Championship Tournament. C...

Track and field places first, honors seniors at final home meet

Track and field places first, honors seniors at final home meet

Claire Partain

May 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

For the final home meet of the season as well as some athletes’ careers, Bobcat track and field took first place for both the men’s and women’s side at the Texas State Bobcat Classic on April 26-27. The teams combined for 25 new top ten Sun Belt spots with the men’s side racking up 301 po...

Sports Podcast: ‘Cats Got Our Tongues Ep. 6

Sports Podcast: ‘Cats Got Our Tongues Ep. 6

Jakob Rodriguez, Jacob Sommers, Colton McWilliams, Claire Partain, Sean Anchondo, Andrew Zimmel, and Jaden Edison

April 26, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Jakob Rodriguez and sports reporter Jacob Sommers talk about the Bobcats’ win over The University of Texas at Austin. Sports reporter Colton McWilliams talks about softball’s struggles. Assistant Sports Editor Claire Partain assesses the track and field team as they make their ...

Houston knocks off Texas State after three-game win streak.

Houston knocks off Texas State after three-game win streak.

Colton McWilliams

April 24, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Bobcat softball team were hoping to prove to their in-state opponents they were a different team after their 10-0 and 8-3 losses during the tournament. Despite holding a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning, Texas State was unable to secure the win after Houston scored three runs in the...

Eyes on the prize: Keenen Brown sets his sights on the NFL

Eyes on the prize: Keenen Brown sets his sights on the NFL

Dedrick Johnson

April 24, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

The Bobcats' superstar tight end Keenen Brown was one of the only bright spots for the Bobcat offense under Everett Withers in the 2018 season. The graduate transfer now has his sights set on the National Football League. Despite the Bobcats losing season, Brown managed to be a reliable target and a co...

Second straight walk-off leads to third win in school history against Texas

Second straight walk-off leads to third win in school history against Texas

Jacob Sommers

April 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Skyler Valentine was Texas State baseball's hero on Tuesday as he drove in the game-winning run in walk-off fashion to beat the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns 6-7 for the third time in school history. Texas State was up 1-3 early thanks to back-to-back home runs from Will Hollis and Jo...

Deep in the heart of Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas

Claire Partain

April 22, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Sports - featured, Tennis, Track and Field

International athletes' journeys to Texas State Three years ago, Sean Yi Yip was dead set on packing her bags and enrolling at a law school in London. Now, she plays golf at Texas State. The Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia native is no stranger to travel and spent her high school years at the Presbyte...

Texas State brings in top marks at LSU Alumni gold meet

Texas State brings in top marks at LSU Alumni gold meet

Claire Partain

April 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Texas State added 12 top 10 Sun Belt marks Saturday at the one-day LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The team now trails just behind Arkansas State and South Alabama with 48 spots in the conference’s top 10. Senior T’Mond Johnson brought home the sole individual title of the meet in t...

Baseball earns sweep against Arkansas State

Baseball earns sweep against Arkansas State

Jacob Sommers

April 22, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior Ryan Newman hit his second career extra-innings walk-off home run Saturday to give Texas State (27-13) the final victory in a three-game sweep against Arkansas State University. Texas State started the series against Arkansas State on Thursday with a high scoring 16-14 win in which the Bob...

Texas State softball sweeps Georgia Southern

Texas State softball sweeps Georgia Southern

Colton McWilliams

April 22, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

After winning the doubleheader on Friday, Texas State was able to complete the series sweep at home against the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 4-2 win. The victory improves the Bobcat's record to 25-19 overall and 13-7 in conference play. Despite a 2-1 deficit in the second inning, Texas State added runs...

Sports Podcast: ‘Cats Got Our Tongues Ep. 5

Sports Podcast: ‘Cats Got Our Tongues Ep. 5

Jakob Rodriguez, Jacob Sommers, Colton McWilliams, Sean Anchondo, and Jaden Edison

April 19, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts, Sports

Sports Editor Jakob Rodriguez and Jacob Sommers talk baseball as the Bobcats wind down the conference season stretch. Colton McWilliams talks about softball's missteps. Sean Anchondo joins the conversation to talk about the football team’s spring game and the Bobcat “loud crowd. ...

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