STEPHENVILLE — TWU junior first baseman Kendra Sancet drove in six runs to help the Pioneers to a doubleheader split at Tarleton State on Thursday night. TWU won the first game 9-6 before dropping the second 7-5.
With four regular-season games remaining, the TWU softball team naturally will be focused on winning those contests. But it’s also that time of the year when attention turns to the upcoming Lone Star Conference tournament and South Central Region competition.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU scored a 194.725 to finish second at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships on Saturday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU posted a season-high 195.375 to win the second semifinal session Friday at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.
Is the fifth time a charm? That’s what TWU is hoping for this weekend as the Pioneers are armed with a No. 1 seed, the talent and experience of eight seniors and perhaps a we’re-tired-of-being-runner-up attitude as they open competition today in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Providence, R.I.
TWU coach Lisa Bowerman and gymnast Brittainy Johnson drove to Denton late Saturday following Johnson’s record-setting performance at the NCAA regional meet at Arkansas for one specific reason: to start team preparations Sunday for this week’s USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.
After losing three of four games against No. 1 West Texas A&M and a doubleheader to No. 7 St. Mary’s at home, the TWU Pioneers went on the road and earned a four-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico.
PORTALES, N.M. — TWU completed its weekend trip with another doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico, winning 11-9 and 12-7 Saturday afternoon.
PORTALES, N.M. — TWU rebounded from Tuesday’s two losses with a doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico on Friday.
TWU softball coach Genny Stidham hopes that salvaging a win against No. 1 West Texas A&M in the final game of a four-game series over the weekend will be the spark that lifts her Pioneers out of a tough stretch they’ve endured the last two weeks.
TWU knew it had a tough task on its hands with No. 1 West Texas A&M in town. After an opening 10-0 loss in Game 1, the Pioneers regrouped and took a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, but the Lady Buffs stormed back with a two-inning burst to take the second game 6-3 on Friday at Pioneer Field.
Going into this weekend’s Midwest Independent Conference meet, the anticipated battle for the MIC title again boils down to a handful of teams — including the TWU Pioneers — separated by the slightest of margins at the top of the MIC rankings.
The TWU basketball team had its share of peaks and valleys this season. After all was said and done, the Pioneers felt they had done enough to get themselves into the NCAA South Central Region tournament.
If regional qualifying scores are any indication, the fight for a conference title at this weekend’s Midwest Independent Conference meet will be a down-to-the-wire battle between TWU, Illinois-Chicago and Southeast Missouri State.
North Texas secured a 5-1 victory against the Liberty Flames Saturday morning at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
As coaches often do, TWU’s Genny Stidham focused on the positives to come from the shock of getting swept in a three-game softball series last weekend at Angelo State.
Heading into her final home performance in front of family, friends and TWU fans at Kitty Magee Arena, senior Bethany Larimer knew she wanted to end with an unabated sense of confidence.
ALLEN — With each team searching for its offense throughout the game, it seemed as if whichever team could summon any extended stretches of scoring was bound to take control of game.
SAN ANGELO — No. 4 TWU opened a three-game series at No. 24 Angelo State with an 11-3 loss in six innings Friday night. The loss snapped a 10-game win streak by the Pioneers.
ALLEN — In its first two matchups against Texas A&M-Kingsville, TWU pulled out victories in the final minutes of each game. But on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament at the Allen Event Center, it was a different story.
TWU didn’t exactly end its regular season on the best note, losing its final two games, but those games are a distant memory for the Pioneers.
Coming off Saturday’s 194.250-193.325 win over Bowling Green, TWU is searching for the confidence necessary to do more than just perform well. With powerhouses Oklahoma, Minnesota and Michigan State visiting Kitty Magee Arena this Sunday for a four-way meet, the Pioneers will have an opportunity to position themselves for the NCAA regionals.
The 2014 season has provided first baseman Kendra Sancet with new challenges and a redefined role as one of TWU’s top power hitters.
With one event remaining in its dual meet against Bowling Green, TWU was trailing by less than a point with the Falcons yet to compete on the balance beam and the Pioneers with the floor exercise to go.
When TWU is playing its best basketball, defense is the cornerstone of its success. On Wednesday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers closed to within a possession in the final minute but trailed the entire game and lost 69-62 to Texas A&M-Commerce.
There was a time when Robb Coffey’s voice wasn’t as deep, powerful or pleasant on the microphone.
The TWU Pioneers had one of their most productive meets of the season Sunday in a triangular meet at Kitty Magee Arean, posting season highs on the uneven bars and floor exercise. But their usually strong balance beam was off kilter, which contributed to a second-place performance.
Karly Williams hit a two-run homer, and Ashley Kirk pitched a four-hitter to lead North Texas to its 11th straight victory, defeating Texas State 3-1 for the Texas Shootout championship on Sunday at Lovelace Field.
After allowing five runs in a one-run victory over St. Edward’s in the final game of a five-game undefeated stretch at last weekend’s St. Edward’s Round Robin, TWU battened down the hatches defensively, allowing just one run Saturday in sweeping its doubleheader home debut against the Hilltoppers.
A trend is starting to develop that is guiding TWU’s best stretch of basketball this season, but if the Pioneers are going to accomplish what they want they are going to need to start combining their stellar second-half play with a capable first half.
To understand why the sizzling TWU Pioneers are playing so well right now — six straight wins and counting — it’s necessary to go back to early January after a loss at Angelo State that dropped TWU’s mark in the Lone Star Conference to a woeful 1-3.
With 34 seconds left in the first half, TWU found itself charged with consecutive technical fouls — one against its bench and another to an assistant coach, who was ejected by officials.
AUSTIN — TWU senior Brandie Lander tossed her third complete-game shutout of the season to lead the Pioneers to a 2-0 win over Texas A&M International on Saturday at the St. Edward’s Round Robin.
North Texas beat Nicholls State 8-4 and Southern 9-0 in the Lovelace Invitational behind the pitching efforts of Madison Thompson and Lauren Poole.