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Football team defeats Fort Hays, bad weather Garrett Mccollough | Sports editor The Gorilla football team took care of business last Saturday with a 38-17 victory against Fort Hays State at Lewis Field Stadium. The Gorillas spoiled the Tigers’ homecoming festivities with a steady dose of running back Briceton Wilson and another solid performance from senior quarterback Zac Dickey. Head coach Tim Beck was happy with the way his team played, especially after coming off a big win against rival Northwest Missouri State. “Our intensity was good and we were playing extremely hard,” Beck said. “Some people thought we had a let down because of the half time score, but I think we played well,…

‘The team is getting into a routine’

Christa McCaw serves during the Gorillas’ victory against St. Mary on Saturday Sept. 24. photo by: Will Ravenstein/Collegio

Suberu stays positive as Gorillas fall to Emporia, Washburn The Vertigo Killer Alexandria Mott | Collegio Reporter The Pittsburg State volleyball team brought its record to 6-15 this weekend after falling to Emporia State and Washburn at home while earning a win at Fort Hays. Despite the losses, head coach Ibraheem Suberu was pleased with the team’s performance. “We are in a situation right now,” Suberu said. “The team is getting into a routine and we are asking everyone to focus on individual skill set to keep control of the ball.” The team lost to Emporia on Friday in four sets, 24-26, 25-21, 28-26 and 25-20. Freshman Morgan Voorhes, sophomore Katie Wright and junior Becca…

Pitt State ends 5-year Fall Classic skid

PSU fans react after the game winning field goal by senior Chase McCoy Saturday, Oct. 1 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Photo by: Will Ravenstein/Collegio

Seth Stillings | Sports Writer In a game that can only be described as an instant classic, the No. 15 Pitt State Gorillas defeated the No. 1 Northwest Bearcats 38-35 with a last-minute Chase McCoy field goal at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 1. The 10th Fall Classic  lived up to its name when McCoy split the uprights as time expired, capping off an impressive comeback that gave the Gorillas their first win at Arrowhead since 2005. After the comeback win, senior quarterback Zac Dickey wanted to make it clear that the Gorillas went into the game expecting to win and were not surprised by the outcome. “We didn’t have any doubt that we weren’t going…

Women’s cross country prospers in Cowboy Jamboree

Erica Testa and Bridgette McCormick at the finish line of the women's annual Alumni Cross Country Meet at the Countryside Golf Course in Pittsburg. Saturday, Sept. 10.

Amelia Mallatt | Sports Writer The Pitt State women’s cross country team finished 11th out of 20 teams in the 75th Annual OSU Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Stillwater, Okla. Pitt State junior Melissa Peden competed well with the Division I runners from Indiana, Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts and took 24th place with a time of 18:07.52 in the 6k. “My only two goals of the meet were to beat Missouri Southern’s No. 1 girl and to win a T-shirt and that’s what happened,” Peden said. Pitt State junior Kaley Temaat was the next Pitt State runner to cross the finish line with a time of 19:12.64, giving her 67thplace. how to learn…

Gorillas fall short in Classic

Kelley Bugler spikes the ball against Missouri Southern on Wednesday, Sept., 21 in John Lance Arena.

Alexandria Mott | Sports Writer The Pittsburg State volleyball team added three losses to its record before earning a win in its last match of the Pittsburg Classic held this past weekend.  Despite the losses, head coach Ibraheem Suberu was pleased with the effort his team gave. “We were slowed by lack of offensive production,” Suberu said, “but effort was definitely at its best.” Friday, Sept. 30, Pitt tallied two losses, falling to No. 14 West Texas A&M in three sets with scores of 25-14, 25-19, 25-18 and later to No. 7 Central Missouri in another three-set match with scores of 25-18, 25-17, 25-15. Sophomore hitter Kelsey Sullivan wasn’t pleased with the team’s continuity. “We struggled…

Mens cross country shows improvement in Oklahoma

Ben Loats and Matt Haffner run ahead of the pack in the Alumni Cross Country Meet held at the Countryside Golf Course in Pittsburg Saturday, September 10.

Zach Wagner | Collegio Reporter Last Saturday morning, the Pitt State men’s cross country team competed against 32 Division I and Division II teams at the 74th annual Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. Over 300 runners competed in the men’s race and PSU had the opportunity to show their strength by meeting the challenge of a large meet. The team outscored Missouri Southern in this race, a sign of the improvement and effort of the Pitt State men. Junior runner Adam Volkert placed first on the team and 33rd overall in the 8K race, with a time of 24:54.70.  His performance earned him the MIAA athlete of the week award. “Adam had a great race,” said head…

Golfers get 11th place in tourney

Tyler Smith | Sports Writer The Pitt State men’s golf team was busy this past Tuesday, Oct. 4, with an 11th-place finish at the Southwest Baptist Invitational. The Gorillas came out of the two-day, 36-hole competition with a total score of 629 points at Silo Ridge Golf Club. Pitt State ended both rounds of action with scores of 318 on Monday while earning a total of 318 points on Tuesday. Leading the action once again was standout freshman Justice Valdivia, who finished in a tie for 28th place among individuals. Senior Garret Fowler came out with a total score of 158 while junior Cole Murrin turned in 159 points of his own. In retrospect, however, Fowler…