Gorillas look for homecoming rebound

Fans cheer on the Gorillas on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Gorillas lost 31-21.

Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Gorillas come back to Carnie Smith Stadium this Saturday needing to bounce back from a loss for the first time all season. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Pittsburg State lost to Northwest Missouri State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., 31-21. However, the Gorillas did not schedule a pushover for homecoming: They face the Missouri Western State University Griffons, who are also looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, a home defeat at the hands of Missouri Southern State University. Both teams are 5-1 in the MIAA, though the Griffons are 6-1 overall, having played one more game than PSU. For the Griffons, control of the…

Safety finds stability at PSU

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Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter Playing at the Division I level in college football is something many kids dream about. It is the same level where teams can compete in the Rose Bowl on New Years, Day or fantasize about lifting the Heisman T Democratic Parenting rophy, a shoo-in for the NFL draft. Yes, life can be sweet on top of the college football food chain. But not everything is what it seems: Safety Keeston Terry discovered that firsthand. Terry, from Blue Springs, Mo., spent his first two years playing football at the University of Kansas. Terry had plenty of good things to say about his former team. “Playing at KU was a good experience,”…

Teams eager to hit new court

Tyler Smith | Sports Reporter The Pitt State men and women’s basketball teams got their seasons under way on Monday, Oct. 15. The expectations for both teams are high after the successful seasons last year. The men’s team made it to the finals of the MIAA Tournament while the women’s team had the best season in school history, and they reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division II Tournament. “Well, we’re excited about the 2012-2013 season,” said Lane Lord, head coach for the women’s team. “Obviously, last year was our best season ever in school history. We also have 12 players back who got to taste a little bit of that success.” Men’s coach…

Race toward the top

Freshman Hannah DeVries, left, and senior Kaley Temaat, work to pass University of Arkansas runner junior Codie Fritchie Saturuday, Sept. 15, during the Southern Stampede held at MSSU.

Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter The Pittsburg State cross country teams recovered from a disappointing showing at the Roy Girak Invitational with a strong performance at the Jackling Invitational on Saturday, Oct 6. The women’s team finishe cheap cialis online d second while the men finished third at the meet in Rolla, Mo. The women’s team was led by Bridgette McCormick, who finished eighth with a time of 18 minutes, 18 seconds in the 5-kilometer race. Hannah Devries was not far behind, clocking in at 18:23, good enough for 10th place. “It was a lot better than the week before,” said Russ Jewett, head coach. “We kind of stunk it up a little bit up…

Ready to make his mark

Freshman Devon Young, 701, places 19th in the Southern Stampede with a time of 25:53.30 Saturday, Sept. 15.

Michael Bauer| Sports Reporter He is only a redshirt freshman now, but the competition at the Rio Olympics in 2016 might want to take notice of Devon Young. He may be younger than most of the team, but he still has everyone looking up to h cheap lasix online im. After all, he does have the repertoire of a champion, including being among the best runners in Missouri during high school. Prodigy? Young is an underclassman who has worked his way to becoming the No. 1 runner on the Pittsburg State men’s cross country team this season, though it did not come easy. His transition to the collegiate level led to a number of changes…

Gorillas win close one, prepare for big one

Pittsburg State University running back Jason Spradling cuts to evade University of Central Missouri defenders during the Oct. 6, 2012 game. Spradling rushed for a total of 134 yards over 18 carries for the 30-21 Gorilla win.

Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Pittsburg State Gorillas had their first highly contested football game of the season last Saturday at Carnie Smith Stadium, but they walked away with a victory over the University of Central Missouri Mules, 30-21. In that game, the Gorillas faced a fourth-quarter deficit for the first time all season when the Mules took a 21-17 lead. PSU played well in the face of adversity, though, scoring the game’s final 13 points to come away with the victory. We turn now to this week’s contest, which both teams have had circled on their calendars since the schedule was released. The Gorillas will meet with longtime MIAA rivals Northwest Missouri State…

Gorillas look to rebound

Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter The Pittsburg State cross country teams will be looking to regroup this week after failing to achieve their goals at the Roy Griak Invitational as the men’s team finished 16th while the women took 10th. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Gorillas made the much-anticipated trip up to St. Paul, Minn., to compete in one of the biggest races in the NCAA, but the end results left PSU with a bitter taste. “It was a little disappointing, to be honest,” head coach Russ Jewett said. “We went up there with a lot of objectives and goals to accomplish and we accomplished very few of those objectives and goals.” But it wasn’t…

Golf team rallies in round two

Brett Dowel, junior, and his coach contimplate the best angle for his last shot, Monday, Sept. 10th.

Garett McCollough | Sports Editor Three weeks ago Pitt State golf coach Todd Loveland said he hadn’t figured out why the golf team tends to struggle on day two. But it seems that he may have found the recipe for second day success, as the Gorillas moved from ninth place to seventh on the second day of the Lindenwood Invitation on Oct. 1-2. “Coach Loveland set a goal for us to reach as a team and we met that goal,” Brett Dowell said. “He gave us some extra motivation before the round. We also played smart on the course, so we can eliminate the high numbers.” This was a different approach for the PSU golf…

Pitt State Briefs (October 3, 2012)

DeGruson Lectures focus on Julius Wayland, elections The annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture returns to Pittsburg’s Stilwell Hotel this year for the first time since its inception in 1997. This year’s lecture is actually a two-day event set for Oct. 10 and 11. Sharon Neet, a research colleague of Gene DeGruson and a noted authority on socialist editor Julius A. Wayland and The Appeal to Reason newspaper, will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Stilwell Hotel Ballroom. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Mark Peterson, an assistant professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, will deliver a talk on “The Elections of 1912 and 2012: A Retrospective on…