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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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Griffons overpower Gorillas

The Missouri Western State University football team (7-2) captured the program’s first win over Pittsburg State (5-4) since 2012, 35-21, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Carnie Smith Stadium/Brandenburg Field. MWSU built a 21-0 first-half lead, then rode the momentum until the final whistle.    The Griffons (7-2, 7-2 MIAA) captured their sixth consecutive win this season while handing …

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Pitt State gears up for Washburn

In the previous matchup for the Pittsburg State football team on Saturday, Nov. 2, the Gorillas fell short against the Missouri Western State Griffons 35-21.   “I think our kids played hard,” head coach Tim Beck said. “I told our kids after the game I have failed them; I feel bad that we are in this situation. You …

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Men’s Basketball begins 2019 season with exhibition game against KU

The men’s basketball team had their first game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Gorillas lost the exhibition game against the University of Kansas (KU) (42-102).   Head men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson thought the team didn’t play all that well in the game.   “I don’t think we played very well,” Anderson said. “I think …

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Athlete of the Week: Erika Ivkov

This week’s athlete of the week is senior in nursing Erika Ivkov.   Ivkov has been on the volleyball team for four years at Pitt State but began playing the year before entering high school.   Ivkov enjoys volleyball and playing with her teammates.   “I like the adrenaline rush,” Ivkov said. “I like that it’s a team sport and that you can’t do it independently. You have to work …

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Club Baseball wins 4/5 games in Wood Wars tournament

The Club Baseball team competed on the Wood Wars tournament from Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3. Their first opponent was Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 1 and the team won that match (2-1). Game two was against the University of Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 2 and the Gorillas …

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