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Athlete of the Week: Levi Wyrick

The athlete of the week is Levi Wyrick, senior in physical education and a member of the football and track and field team.   Wyrick has 47 career tackles with 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 quarterback sack.   In 2018, Wyrick participated in all 11 games and started in three of those. He …

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Volleyball defeats Fort Hays, defeated by Nebraska-Kearney

The volleyball team played two games over weekend. The first game was against Fort Hays State University on Friday, Nov 15 in Hays at 12 p.m. and the Gorillas won that game (3-1). The second and final game of the weekend was against University of Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday, Nov. 16. The game was in Kearney at 6 p.m. on Saturday and …

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Cross country teams compete in NCAA Central Regional competition

The Pittsburg State University men’s and women’s cross-country teams travelled to Joplin to compete in and battle for a spot to nationals in the 2019 NCAA Division II Central Regional competition on Saturday, Nov. 9. The women’s team took third place and qualified for the national championship while the men placed ninth.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes both teams competed well.   “(I think we …

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Volleyball splits weekend games

The Pitt State volleyball team played two games over the weekend. The first game was against Washburn on Friday, Nov. 8 and the Gorillas lost that game (0-3). They managed to make a comeback on Friday, Nov. 9 against Emporia and won that game (3-1).   Head coach Jen Gomez admits that the team didn’t play very …

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Men’s Basketball defeated by Upper Iowa, defeats Sioux Falls

The men’s basketball team played two game over the weekend against Upper Iowa on Friday, Nov. 8 and Sioux Falls on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gorillas lost the game against Upper Iowa (62-73) but defeated Sioux Falls (62-55).   Head coach Kim Anderson saw a lot of things the team did well and some things that …

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Women’s Rugby defeats K-State

The women’s rugby team defeated K-State in a game on Saturday, Nov. 9 (29-5).   Women’s rugby president and sophomore in biology Mauresa Caire was really proud of the team.   “So, we ended up winning 29-5 and I think we did really well actually,” Caire said. “Compared to last year.., the first time we played them they beat …

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Jewett Named MIAA Women’s Cross-Country Coach of the Year

Head women’s cross-country coach Russ Jewett was named the 2019 MIAA Coach of the Year on Friday, Nov. 1. The women’s cross-country team won the MIAA Championship on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Joplin, Missouri.  Jewett is also the men’s cross-country coach and the head track and field coach.  Since Pitt State joined the MIAA in …

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Men’s Rugby defeats SLU, loses to Missouri S&T in championship

The men’s rugby team played two games in the Collegiate Gateway Conference Championship. The team won the first game against SLU (22-17) on Saturday, Nov. 2. Following that game, the team went head to head with Missouri S&T on Sunday, Nov. 3 but the Gorillas lost that match (17-46).   Club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter thought the …

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Volleyball defeated by Missouri Western

The volleyball team played a game against Missouri Western on Saturday, Nov. 2 but the Gorillas lost that game (1-3). This was the last home game of the season.   Head volleyball coach Jen Gomez took note of the chances the team had to score, but ultimately was proud of the team for the way they played.   “It …

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