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Pitt State hosts NJCAA championship game

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) football title game was held on Thursday in Carnie Smith Stadium between the East Mississippi Lions and the Garden City Broncbusters.  Both teams came to Pittsburg undefeated in this clash of two of the best programs going in junior college football, with East Mississippi eventually taking the title …

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Women place 13th at championship meet

The women’s cross-country team placed 13th at the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championships meet Saturday, Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Head Coach Russ Jewett believes the team got off to a rocky start but ended well and she was proud of them.   “…We figured if we could be in …

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Women’s basketball defeats Bethany

The Pitts State women’s basketball team defeated Bethany College Friday, Nov. 23 with a final score of 81-48. The Gorillas have now won three games in a row.   Head Coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well against Bethany.   “One thing we really talked about was getting to the free throw line more …

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Women place 3rd, men 8th at regional cross-country meet

The women’s cross-country team placed third while the men placed eighth at the 2018 NCAA Division II Central Regional meet Saturday, Nov. 17 in Joplin.   The Gorilla Men accumulated a score of 223 points. Head Coach Russ Jewett said it is visible the progress the men’s team has made over this season.   “… This is the main one we …

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Women’s basketball defeat SOSU, UAFS

The women’s basketball team won two consecutive home games this past against Southeastern Oklahoma (71-56) and Arkansas-Fort Smith (79-57).   Several players stood out to Head Coach Amanda Davied during the games this weekend.   “Well, I thought we really tried to address some defensive and rebounding issues and I think that we did do better …

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Gorilla football routes Lions, misses playoffs

Pitt State football routed the MSSU Lions by a score of 41-0 Saturday in Joplin.   The win moves the Gorillas to a final record of 8-3 on the year, but just outside of the playoff race.   “We had some really quality wins over some good teams in our conference which was a …

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Women’s basketball defeats Northern State, falls to Minnesota-State Moorhead

The women’s basketball team played two consecutive road matches this past weekend against Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The team defeated NSU (94-81) but lost to MSUM (55-66).  Head coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well against Northern State.   “I think we really distributed the ball well and we obviously shot the ball …

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Gorillas get ‘Washburned’ out of playoff hunt

Pitt State football dropped it’s third game of the season Saturday, losing 40-23 at home to the Washburn Ichabods.  The Gorillas battled adversity all game long, including two quarterback injuries with third string freshman quarterback Matt Harman pressed into action, and in the end the Gorillas would fall in the season’s final home contest.  “I just …

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Women place 1st, men 6th at conference meet

The Pitt State women’s cross-country team captured its second straight MIAA Championship while the men’s team placed 6th overall on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the MIAA Championships meet in Jones Park.   The women’s team accumulated a low score of 26 points.   “Well, [the women placing first] was very exciting, it’s …

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