Softball: Bice flirts with no-no

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — TWU junior Tori Bice fell one strike short of a no-hitter, and the Pioneers capped a second two-game sweep on the second day of the Southern Arkansas tournament Saturday. TWU defeated Lincoln 8-3, then run-ruled Southwest Baptist 9-1 in five innings.

Bice, Gandy toss no-no

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — TWU won both of its games on the first day of the Southern Arkansas tournament Friday. The Pioneers defeated Rogers State 5-3 before two TWU pitchers combined for a no-hitter in a 4-0 win against Newman.

OU’s Capps scores 10 at TWU

TWU finished fourth in its four-way meet against No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 10 Auburn and Illinois State on Friday night at Kitty Magee Arena.

Basketball: Lions topple TWU

COMMERCE — TWU had three players set career-high point totals Thursday, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell 88-78 to Texas A&M-Commerce.

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Notebook: TWU’s Jones finds zone

Denton sophomore Schyler Jones is considered a cornerstone performer for the TWU gymnastics team, and last weekend she lived up to that billing by leading the Pioneers to a second-place finish in a four-team meet at San Jose State.

Basketball: Spector shines as TWU earns road win

TWU junior Emily Spector came off the bench and scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Pioneers to a 64-58 win Sunday at Midwestern State.

Roundup: TWU earns first win

PALM BAY, Fla. — TWU split on the second day at the Florida Tech/Marriott Kickoff Classic. The Pioneers fell to Flagler 10-5 before bouncing back with a 6-3 win against Palm Beach Atlantic.

Softball preview: TWU taking big swings shifting focus from power hitting

TWU coach Genny Stidham’s move from the dugout to the third base coaching box when her team’s at the plate is but one of the many changes the Pioneers will undergo in a season that gets underway today at a tournament in Florida.

Softball: Pioneers open with losses

MELBOURNE, Fla. — TWU dropped a pair of games on the opening day of the season at the Florida Tech/Marriott Kickoff Classic on Friday. The Pioneers fell to Florida Tech 2-0 in the opener and dropped a 5-2 decision to Lynn.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers drop tight game to Aggies

LAWTON, Okla. — TWU junior Erin Maxwell and sophomore Alexis Nezianya both recorded double-doubles Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to the host Cameron Aggies 75-69.

TWU notebook: Pioneers out to learn from first road loss

After suffering its first road loss last weekend, the TWU basketball team learned that winning on the road means staying focused and executing all the way through the final buzzer.

Women’s basketball: Rambelles rally past Pioneers in fourth

SAN ANGELO — TWU dropped an 81-78 decision to Angelo State on Sunday at the Junell Center.

Pioneers finish second at meet

TWU placed second in its four-way meet against Air Force, Centenary and Southeast Missouri State on Sunday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.


Basketball: Pioneers exercise depth in 17-point win over A&M-Kingsville

Against a Texas A&M-Kingsville team that has struggled, going winless in the first five games of its Lone Star Conference schedule, the short-handed TWU Pioneers knew they were going to have to keep their...

Notebook: TWU set to get look at conference foes

After a steady diet of Top 25 opponents to open the season, the TWU gymnastics team will compete against two Midwest Independent Conference rivals in a four-way home meet Sunday.Nobody can say the Pioneers...

Gymnastics: OU, Cal top Pioneers

NORMAN, Okla. — TWU finished third against No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 11 California on Friday at the Lloyd Noble Center. The host Sooners won the meet with a 197.125, Cal placed second with a 194.225 and the Pioneers scored 188.250.

Women’s basketball: Maxwell breaks TWU blocks record in win

After trailing by two points at halftime Thursday, TWU delivered a 20-3 run in the third quarter and led by as much as 20 points, but Texas A&M-Commerce wouldn’t go quietly.


Notebook: TWU determined to improve after loss

After falling to No. 1 West Texas A&M on Saturday and seeing a school-record 11-game win streak end, TWU was back at work Monday with morning practice and an afternoon film session with the hope that the loss was merely a bump in the road.

Women’s basketball: Lady Buffs upend TWU

TWU shoots over 40 percent, but No. 1 West Texas A&M is ranked sixth in Division II in scoring defense, so the No. 23 Pioneers knew they were facing a stiff test against the unbeaten Lady Buffs on Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena.


Gymnastics: Gators take opener at TWU

As three-time defending NCAA champion Florida entered Kitty Magee Arena on Friday, TWU had a model of excellence to witness during each team’s first meet of the season.

Gymnastics: TWU opens today by hosting No. 2 Gators

TWU gymnastics coach Lisa Bowerman can look down her roster and see plenty of familiar faces. At the same time, a majority of them are young faces, which means the upcoming season likely will see the Pioneers growing and building throughout the year to be primed to compete for championships at the end of the season.

Notebook: TWU cracks Division II Top 25 poll

The 2014-15 basketball season has already been filled with record-setting performances for TWU and it continued Tuesday afternoon when the Pioneers cracked the Top 25 poll for the first time in school history.

Basketball: Pioneers win despite poor shooting at ENMU

PORTALES, N.M. — The Pioneers struggled with shooting but managed to steal a win with a big fourth-quarter rally at Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday night. TWU captured a 59-54 victory and improved to 13-2 on the season and 3-0 in the conference.


Basketball: Pioneers notch 10th straight victory with rout of Mustangs

Building its lead to as high as 29 early in the second half, TWU was hitting on all cylinders Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena in its second Lone Star Conference game.

Basketball: Streaking TWU sets ‘tone’ for LSC play

As the TWU Pioneers dip their toes into the first part of their Lone Star Conference schedule, their identity as a defense-first team is solidifying while their offense is adopting a high-energy, transition-oriented attack.

TWU notebook: Red-hot Pioneers now well rested

While the TWU basketball team entered last week’s Christmas break on a blistering eight-game win streak, coach Beth Jillson is approaching this week’s resumption of the schedule and the opening of Lone Star Conference play like an entirely new season.

Basketball: TWU sets records in dominant home win

The TWU basketball team set two school records and tied another in an 83-42 win against visiting LeMoyne-Owen on Sunday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.

Basketball: Pioneers hold off charging Lady Bison

TWU held off a late Oklahoma Baptist charge for its seventh straight win with a 66-60 decision Saturday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.

TWU notebook: Pioneers staying busy before week off

Finals are over and school is out, and TWU basketball coach Beth Jillson prepared for the NCAA’s Division II requirement for a seven-day Christmas break next week by scheduling a three-game homestand that opened Tuesday night against Wayland Baptist.

Basketball: Maxwell shines in rout of Flying Queens

TWU junior center Erin Maxwell had a career night for the second straight game as the Pioneers captured their sixth straight victory with a 61-41 win over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday night.

Basketball: TWU cages Lady Lions in overtime

FORT SMITH, Ark. — TWU junior Kenesha Saygo led the game in scoring while Erin Maxwell and Kara Mitchell recorded career highs Saturday to help the Pioneers to a 92-87 overtime win at Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Notebook: TWU, Spector aim to stay healthy, keep momentum

The comeback journey from an illness last summer continues on for TWU forward Emily Spector, but if last week’s breakout performance against Oklahoma Christian is any indication, then she’s certainly headed in the right direction.

Volleyball: Orediggers oust TWU from NCAAs

SAN ANGELO — TWU fell 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 to No. 19 Colorado School of Mines in the NCAA South Central Region tournament Thursday at the Junell Center.

Basketball: Pioneers overcome turnovers to defeat OC

In a much different game than Monday’s overtime win over Texas Wesleyan, TWU found itself in a track meet against Oklahoma Christian on Thursday.

Women’s volleyball: TWU’s Barberee enjoying this NCAA trip

Looking back two years at TWU’s last appearance in the NCAA South Central Region tournament, Pioneer volleyball coach Shelly Barberee admits she probably was there in body only, as family misfortune had left her emotionally spent.

TWU notebook: Pioneers rely on defense, seek consistency

In the past week, the TWU basketball team has put together a modest three-game win streak that reflects the fact that the Pioneers are relying on their defensive play while struggling to become more consistent on offense.

Women's basketball: Stingy D helps TWU come back for victory

Digging themselves a 10-point deficit, the TWU Pioneers didn’t have much going in their favor in the first quarter.TWU shot only 29 percent from the field in the opening frame, including 1-of-11 from 3-point...

TWU nets at-large bid to NCAA tourney

After posting a 24-7 overall record, the TWU volleyball team was rewarded with an at-large bid to the 2015 NCAA South Central Regional Tournament. The Pioneers earned their fourth NCAA tournament berth (1996, 1997 and 2013) in program history and second under coach Shelly Barberee.

Basketball: TWU gives up late run, can’t muster comeback against CSU-Pueblo

As TWU and Colorado State-Pueblo sat tied at 31 after an offensively inefficient first half, it became apparent that whichever team could discover its offensive game would have the advantage in the closely...

Rambelles oust TWU from tourney

STEPHENVILLE — TWU junior Mallory Kuechle recorded a double-double but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to No. 25 Angelo State 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 26-24 on Friday in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament.

Volleyball: Pioneers advance

STEPHENVILLE — Behind the strong play of Hillary Shaffer and Joey Redwine, the TWU Pioneers advanced to the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament with a 25-14, 25-8, 25-16 win against Texas A&M-Commerce on Thursday.

Women’s volleyball: TWU enters LSC tourney with memory of upset

Although the memory is from a year ago, it lingered in TWU coach Shelly Barberee’s consciousness this week as she prepared her Pioneers for today’s opening round of the Lone Star Conference tournament.

TWU notebook: Pioneers flex depth in early victories

Nearly as big as last weekend’s two victories to open the basketball season for TWU, whom they beat also was important to the Pioneers.

TWU closes regular season with sweep of Texas A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE — TWU closed its regular season with a 26-24, 25-22, 25-17 sweep of Texas A&M-Commerce.

TWU opens season with victory over St. Mary's

WICHITA FALLS — TWU drained 26 free throws and shot 48.1 percent in the second half to capture a 77-72 win over St. Mary’s in its season opener at the Ashbrook Classic hosted by Midwestern State.

TWU Basketball: Pioneers gear up for another season

All of the components seemingly needed to make a serious run as a challenger in the Lone Star Conference appear to be in place for the TWU Pioneers basketball team as it prepares to open the 2015-16 season this week.

TWU notebook: TWU has plenty to play for against Commerce

At first glance, this week’s final regular-season match against Texas A&M-Commerce might seem like little more than a simple tune-up for the TWU volleyball team as it eyes next week’s Lone Star Conference Championship tournament.

Roundup: Mean Green top TWU by 10 in exhibition

TWU junior center Erin Maxwell scored a game-high 22 points but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers dropped an exhibition game 69-59 Saturday at North Texas.

TWU falls to Texas A&M-Commerce in soccer semis

SAN ANGELO — TWU fell to Texas A&M-Commerce in the Lone Star Conference tournament semifinals and finished its season with an 11-7-2 record.

TWU rolls to win over Cameron

TWU senior middle blocker Hillary Shaffer recorded a career-high 21 kills to help the Pioneers to a 22-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-25, 15-7 win over visiting Cameron.