Untamable Lions shock Gorillas for historic win

| Michael Bauer sports editor | After 20 years of watching the Gorillas celebrate win after win over them, the Missouri Southern State Lions ended the losing skid by shocking PSU, 35-21, in the regular season final. This is their first Miner’s Bowl victory since 1993. In obtaining it, the Lions possibly put a nail in PSU’s hopes to qualify for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Playing on a windy afternoon at Carnie Smith Stadium, the Gorillas honored 20 senior players prior to kick-off. Afterwards, many of the players were left heartbroken as the Gorillas spent the entire day playing catch-up, but could not get a break. “It’s tough, but you have to give Missouri…

6-1 PSU hits the road to face MWSU in crucial MIAA match up

| Michael Bauer sports editor | Tim Beck and his team don’t need the reminders. Pittsburg State’s defense doesn’t have trouble remembering how many points they allowed against Missouri Western last year. The entire football team knows that last week’s loss to Northwest Missouri must not be allowed to be a blow to the rest of this season. This Saturday, the 6-1 Gorillas takes on the undefeated and No. 4 ranked Missouri Western Griffons in St. Joseph, Mo. They say they are not going to let the Fall Classic loss bother them. “Practice has been great this week,” Jeff Seybold Jr., sophomore running back, said. “We’re not thinking about the past. We’re looking good.” Defense…

Volleyball ‘kills’ final opponents

First winning season since 2009 Tyler Smith | Sports Reporter The Pitt State volleyball team ended the 2012 season on a high note, routing MIAA opponents Missouri Western and Missouri Southern. The win earned the team its purchase viagra online first winning season since 2009, as it finished 17-13. The Gorillas beat the Griffons in four sets, 25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 25-12. PSU took the first and fourth sets easily, but struggled in sets two and three. Missouri Western was able to take the second set, but they couldn’t keep up with the Gorillas in the third, despite 11 ties and four lead changes. After a 24-23 lead earned by a kill by senior Brooke Fay,…

Statement wins kickstart women

Garett McCollough | Sports Editor What’s the best the way for the women’s basketball team to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke? Schedule Division I, No. 18 Nebraska for an exhibition game at the start of the season, compete in the seco viagra canada nd half and sweep the Pitt State Tip-Off Classic. The Gorillas were completely outplayed in the first half of their exhibition game against the Huskers. The Gorillas caught their wind and were only outscored only by seven in the second half. They followed that performance up with two wins in the Pitt State Classic, beating Southwest Minnesota State University and Mary University of North Dakota. They won both of those…

Men survive late Baker rally

Junior, JaVon McGee, hangs briefly after successfully dunking his first ball of the season.

Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter Rico Pierrevilus dominated the first half with 18 points and the Pittsburg State Gorillas pulled away in the second half to avoid an upset in an 88-67 victory over the Baker Wildcats on Tuesday, Nov. online viagra 13. At times the Gorillas looked sloppy; at other times they looked promising. Pierrevilus went 7-8 on total field goals and made two 3-pointers to finish with 20 points, most of them coming in the first half. “I was really focused and pumped up,” Pierrevilus said. “I was coming in wanting to bring it in for the team and show up and that’s what I did.” After six possession changes following tip-off, the…

Winter sports start strong

Men and women kick off season with a win Tim Spears | Sports Reporter Lane Lord isn’t shy when it comes to talking up his team. “We’ve got the talent to compete on a national level every night,” said Lord, women’s head basket lowest price viagra ball coach. “We feel like our level in Division II is comparable to a low Division I team.” Lord has plenty of reasons for that kind of talk. The Gorillas are coming off their best year ever, going 27-6 last season en route to an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Gorillas’ campaign ended on a loss to Shaw, the eventual national champions. However, a reloaded roster…

PSU Gorillas 2012 season – What went wrong?

John Brown, wide receiver for the Gorillas, drops a pass during the game agasint Missouri Western on Oct. 20 in Carnie Smith Stadium at the homecoming game. The Gorillas lost 63 to 14.

The bigger they are… Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Pittsburg State Gorilla football team concluded its season last Saturday in Joplin, Mo., with a victory against the Missouri Southern State Lions. The Gorillas finished buy viagra online their season with a solid 7-3 record. Although 7-3 is a respectable record, especially when playing in arguably the toughest conference at the Division II level, many people had higher expectations when the season started. After the Gorillas hoisted the National Championship trophy in Florence, Ala., last year, many in Gorilla nation had their eyes set on a repeat performance. “Our expectations were high,” said Gus Toca, senior defensive end. “We had a lot of leaders back…

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…