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Hornets deprived of win by five points in overtime

Hornets deprived of win by five points in overtime

Ace Finch, Sports Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Emporia State men’s basketball team lost their second game of the season to Missouri Southern 102-97, despite putting up 97 points and shooting 55 percent from the floor and 45 percent from three. After the initial six minutes of the first half, the Hornets had a 13-12 lead. Despite a zone press fr... Read more »

Lady Hornets improve from last game

Lady Hornets improve from last game

Ace Finch, Sports Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Emporia State women’s basketball team avenged a loss from earlier in the season, defeating Missouri Southern State Jan. 27, 71-61. The Lady Hornets out-rebounded the Lions 36-27 with 27 defensive rebounds. “That (defensive rebounding) was an emphasis coming out of halftime,” said Jory Co... Read more »

Dodgeball tournament hosted by Rec Center

Dodgeball tournament hosted by Rec Center

Harrison Nichols, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Emporia State’s Recreation Services Department held an intramural dodgeball tournament on Jan. 29. that had four teams competing. The names of the teams were Honeypot, Average Joes, Not in the Face! and Gunslingers. The Gunslingers beat the other teams and won this year’s tournament. “This is a go... Read more »

Senior quarterback finishes fourth in Hill voting

Senior quarterback finishes fourth in Hill voting

Adam Blake, Sports Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Last season, senior quarterback Brent Wilson’s achievements were recognized on an even larger stage as he finished fourth  for the Harlon Hill Award. “Brent’s leadership, how disciplined he is, and his work ethic truly separate him from average players,” said Garin Higgins, head football coach. “A... Read more »

Hornets shoot poorly in loss to Washburn

January 28, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Emporia State men’s basketball team fell to 8-10 on the season following a 70-62 loss at Washburn last Saturday evening. The Hornets fell behind by as many as 14 points with 2:29 to go in the first half. The Hornets trailed 33-19 before going on a 10-1 to close out the first half to trail 34-29 ... Read more »

Lady Hornets win eight straight over Washburn

January 28, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Emporia State women’s basketball team improved their record to 15-3 with a 53-41 victory over Washburn last Saturday. The win extended the Lady Hornets’ win streak over the Ichabods to eight in a row. The Lady Hornets flew out of the gate to a 6-0 start. They finished the quarter on the wrong s... Read more »

Hornet tennis teams prepares ready for intense spring season

Derrick Duncan, Staff Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Emporia State tennis teams had one of their best seasons last fall. The men’s team hosted Washburn, accomplishing their first league win of the season, then beat Lindenwood to accomplish their second league win. “The spring semester is definitely more intense than the fall,” said Tawni Gr... Read more »

Young softball team under new leadership

January 21, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports

After missing NCAA Division II Championship Tournament play last season, the Lady Hornets softball team will look to return the postseason under new leadership. A long-time member and assistant of the Emporia State softball program, first-year head coach April Huddleston will inherit a young squad. Whi... Read more »

Baseball looks to continue momentum

January 21, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

This spring, an experienced Hornet baseball team will look to take care of some unfinished business from last season. Heading into his 13th season as head coach, Bob Fornelli led his team to a 39-16 record in 2015. While the Hornets won the MIAA Tournament and earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Baseb... Read more »

Hornets defeat Griffons in close game

Hornets defeat Griffons in close game

Ace Finch, Sports Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Emporia State men’s basketball team won a one-point thriller over Missouri Western last Saturday in a 67-66 battle that came down to the final seconds. “Give our guys credit, they kept fighting and battled back,” said Shaun Vandiver, head coach. “We’ll take an ugly win over a pretty lo... Read more »

ESU goes cold in loss to Missouri Western

ESU goes cold in loss to Missouri Western

Ace Finch, Sports Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Emporia State women’s basketball team suffered their first loss at home and third overall when they fell to Missouri Western last Saturday afternoon. “You have to play smart and we didn’t play very smart in certain situations,” said Jory Collins, head coach. “We wanted to go to the rim and we just... Read more »

ESU breaks four game losing streak

Derrick Duncan, staff writer
January 21, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

“When you face Northwest Missouri you have to be disciplined, tough and wear them down,” said Shaun Vandiver, head coach. “We knew we had to put pressure on them to wear them down, because if you let these guys get on a rhythm, they’ll tear you apart.” Emporia State broke a four game losing... Read more »

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