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Athlete of the Week: Athena Alvarado

This week’s athlete of the week is women’s basketball player and senior Athena Alvarado.   Alvarado maintains a 3.25 GPA as a English major. Alvarado has been on the women’s basketball team since she entered Pitt State as a freshman but has been playing basketball since she was in seventh grade.   Over the course of her basketball career, Alvarado …

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Women crowned MIAA Champions, men place sixth at MIAA Championships

The women’s cross-country team won the MIAA Championships and the men placed sixth overall at the MIAA Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Joplin, Missouri.   Head coach Russ Jewett is pleased with the women’s team and several of the runners stood out to Jewett during the competition.   “I think we did fairly well,” …

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Gorillas lose third straight

Following back-to-back losses, the Pittsburg State Gorillas looked to recuperate as the team traveled to Warrensburg, Mo to face undefeated number 11 Central Missouri (7-0).   The Mules jumped out to a 13-0 lead to open the first quarter, but the Gorillas fought back to take a 14-13 lead on a 25-yard touchdown run by junior running …

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Women’s Basketball opens 2019 season

The Pitt State women’s basketball team opened their 2019 season. The first game was against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Thursday, Oct. 24 and the Gorillas lost that game (63-97). However, the Gorillas managed to bounce back and win the second game of the season which was against the University of Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a win (90-82).   Head coach Amanda Davied believes the team …

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Gorillas to face Griffons

Suffering three consecutive losses, the chance of making the playoffs has significantly decreased for the Gorillas’ football team. The last game on Saturday, Oct. 26 against Central Missouri resulted in a 35-28 defeat marking the fifth straight year Pittsburg State has lost three games to MIAA opponents.   “We’ve got a great group of seniors here …

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Club Baseball defeats Missouri State University

The Club Baseball team played two home games against Missouri State University on Friday, Oct. 18 at Jaycee Ballpark. The Gorillas won both games (4-1 and 9-6).   Club Baseball president Drew Roy believes the team played well against Missouri State and was glad to get some of the new team members more experience.   “Overall, the team played very well,” Roy said. “We …

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Gorillas prepare for key matchup with Mules

Following the Gorillas last matchup, Oct. 19 against Fort Hays State, Pittsburg State’s suffered a crushing 42-41 defeat. The Gorillas came close to victory but missed the potential 38-yard game-winning field goal with 1:03 remaining.   “We had a lot of bright spots in the game, but, of course, there are …

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Cross country teams preparing for MIAA Championships

The men and women’s cross-country teams are gearing up for the 2019 MIAA Championships. This year, the conference championship is being held in Joplin on Saturday, Oct. 26.   Each team got to enter 10 competitors and will have to declare those runners today.  According to head cross country coach Russ …

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Gorillahead Rugby defeats UCM 56-22

The men’s rugby club at Pitt State defeated the University of Central Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 19 (56-22).   Men’s rugby club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter was proud of the team for their hard work and determination.    “I was really happy to see all of our hard work …

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