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Vandiver plays professionally in Argentina

Ace Finch, sports writer
August 27, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Amber Vandiver, former Emporia State Lady Hornet forward and the daughter of ESU men’s basketball coach Shaun Vandiver, spent her summer playing basketball professionally in Argentina. Amber Vandiver transferred to ESU from Boise State at the semester break of her sophomore year. She started 10 of 11 ... Read more »

Former NFL player now coaching Hornets

Former NFL player now coaching Hornets

Ace Finch, sports editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Patrick Crayton, a former National Football League starting wide receiver, has been brought on as the new wide receiver coach for the Emporia State football team. He replaces Cayden Cochran, who accepted a position as the quarterback coach at the University of West Georgia. Crayton was drafted in the sev... Read more »

Spicer hired as head EHS volleyball coach

Adam Blake, sports writer
August 20, 2015
Filed under Volleyball

Carly Spicer, former Emporia State volleyball player, was hired as the new Emporia High School head volleyball coach in May. “She’s not your typical college athlete,” said Curtis Simons, Emporia High School athletic director. “Carly is so patient and great at explaining things that I truly think... Read more »

Where are they now

Ace Finch, sports editor
August 20, 2015
Filed under Sports

Three of the most successful athletes in Emporia State history all had one thing in common: They all had great mentors. Cassondra Boston, 27, Brian Shay, 35 and Ron Slaymaker, 78, come from three different towns and three different generations.  Boston, an accountant in Kansas City, also plays on a se... Read more »

Willis earns pro football opportunity

Josh Dale, staff writer
August 20, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Three days, seven rounds and 32 teams-the 2015 National Football League draft came and went without one former Emporia State Hornets wide receiver hearing his name called. However, opportunity came knocking in May 2015 when the Oakland Raiders announced the signing of Austin Willis as an undrafted f... Read more »

Baseball finishes second in MIAA

Baseball finishes second in MIAA

Cody Campbell, sports writer
May 4, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Emporia State baseball team finished the regular season Sunday winning the final game 9-8 and the series 3-1 against instate rival Pittsburg State before entering the MIAA tournament this weekend. “I am going miss a lot about these seniors,” said Bob Fornelli, head coach. “We have good kid... Read more »

Lady Hornets sweep Griffons

Ace Finch, sports writer
May 4, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports Shorts

The Lady Hornets swept Missouri Western to advance to 33-18 in the season last weekend in St. Joseph, Missouri. ESU won 2-1 in game one. Both teams scored all their runs in the first inning. Danielle Sprinkle, freshman, designated hitter, hit a two-run home run in the top of the first. Caitlin VanVlec... Read more »

Track has success at Drake Relays

Ace Finch, sports writer
May 4, 2015
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts, Track, Uncategorized

The Emporia State track teams competed in the Drake Relays on April 24, 25 in Des Moines, Iowa. Kyle Pfizenmeier, senior, was the highlight of the weekend for ESU with a javelin throw of 61.63-meters. It wasn’t his best throw of the season, but it was good enough to place 10th at the meet and be a... Read more »

Tennis sweeps Lyons, loses Senior Day

Tennis sweeps Lyons, loses Senior Day

Cody Campbell, sports writer
April 23, 2015
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Emporia State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped up their home season with a win against Lindenwood on Monday and a loss to Northwest Missouri on Senior Day Tuesday. Monday’s dual against Lindenwood ended in a close match for the Hornets, winning 5-4 when they shuffled the lineup. Number... Read more »

Schneider heads to KU

Schneider heads to KU

Ace Finch, sports writer
April 23, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Brandon Schneider, former Emporia State Lady Hornets basketball coach, was hired as the new women’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas on Monday afternoon. He is replacing Bonnie Henrickson, who was fired after 11 seasons in Lawrence. “I’m obviously very excited for him,” said Jory Collins... Read more »

Hornets take four game series

Hornets take four game series

Cody Campbell, sports writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Emporia State baseball team faced Northwest Missouri State, for a four-game series, winning the series 3-1 last weekend. The Hornets won the last game 10-9 on a walk-off sacrifice fly. “It wasn’t pretty but we found ways to win and that’s what it’s all about,” said Bob Fornelli, head coach. J... Read more »

Track team splits up for two meets

Ace Finch, sports writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Sports, Track

The Emporia State track and field squad had a busy weekend last weekend, as ESU hosted its annual multi-meet on April 9 and 10. The multimet consisted of heptathlon and decathlon athletes only, competing in those events. Those who were not in the multi-meet traveled to Wichita to compete in the ann... Read more »

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