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Savor the moments

Savor the moments

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
March 1
Filed under Sports

  A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with high school journalism students about the dreaded “We’re a family” quote that often pops up in athletics. The students told me the phrase is banned in their yearbook because of  overuse and  fear of playing into a cliché. From my position of m...

Runners pace for championship

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
March 1
Filed under Sports

Senior Johnnie Guy said he is focused on enjoying every moment he has left with the men’s track team. “It adds a little bit of motivation when it’s your last time to achieve your goals,” Guy said. “I’ll never be able to do this again. I’m trying to take it all in while I can.” Guy ...

Athletes stress nutrition

Athletes stress nutrition

Megan Thorne
March 1
Filed under Sports

Before baseball season started The Shield sat down with three members of the baseball team to discuss their nutrition habits. While the stands are filled with burgers, pretzels and nachos, the players on the field often keep steady nutrition in mind. Shawn Williamson said nutrition is important to him...

Baseball falls 3-2

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer
February 29
Filed under Sports

USI’s baseball team fell to Truman State Sunday evening in a 3-2 loss. The team was unable to score in the first four and a half innings. The first action came from senior shortstop, Kyle Niemeier who got a hit and RBI to bring in senior first basemen, Andrew Cope. Truman State was able to ...

Men’s basketball heads to second round of conference tournament

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 28
Filed under Sports

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Eagles earn overtime win, head to conference tournament

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 26
Filed under Sports

On senior night, in front of a crowd of 1597 people, the USI men's basketball team beat Bellarmine University in a 89-82 overtime win. Junior forward T.J. Tisdell said the team couldn't end the regular season with a loss, especially for the seniors on the team, Travis Britt and Shane Seniour. In ...

‘Remember it’s a clean slate’: Lady Eagles end win streak with 32-point loss

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 25
Filed under Sports

Randa Dallas said the women's basketball team made a lot of mistakes in its 89-57 loss to Bellarmine University. The team, which was on a four-game win streak, shot 32.4 percent from field-goal range and 10 percent from the three-point line. "We didn't make shots," the assistant coach said...

United unit

United unit

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports

One of the most rewarding aspects of athletics is team camaraderie. I didn’t play sports competitively for a majority of my life, but even from a fan’s standpoint, it’s rewarding. I’ve been a part of something I think matters and with people who I think are the greatest at what they do. Th...

Women’s tennis feels like ‘family’

Women’s tennis feels like ‘family’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports

Keely Porter couldn’t be happier with her six-woman squad. The head coach for the women’s tennis team said she didn’t expect the size of this year’s team, but she sees the advantages of it. In its first two matches of the season, the team was not affected by size. It beat Lindenwood Univers...

Men’s tennis set sights on conference

Men’s tennis set sights on conference

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports

Samuel Kiladejo said this year’s tennis team is closer than ever. “Since I’ve been here for a year, it’s felt like more of a team,” Kiladejo said. The sophomore said he made the transition from his European lifestyle, where playing tennis is more of a personal focus. “(Tennis in Londo...

Eagles win first series of the season

Caitlin Golden, Staff writer
February 21
Filed under Sports

The USI baseball team won the series against Grand Valley State University after a 16-6 victory Sunday at the USI Baseball Fields After starting off strong in the first inning with six runs the team kept its momentum going for the rest of the game.  Head coach Tracy Archuleta said what got th...

Baseball thrown off by pitching

Baseball thrown off by pitching

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under Sports

The USI baseball team started strong in the first inning with three doubles in a row but the team eventually fell to Grand Valley State University in a 4-3 loss in the eleventh inning. Senior center fielder Hamilton Carr, sophomore second basemen/shortstop Sam Griggs and senior right fielder Kyle Kemp...

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