For 13-year-old Phoenix Gibson and her mother, Shona Gibson, 43, Sunday’s Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon at TWU was the first time they could compete together in a sprint triathlon.
The TWU volleyball team, coming off consecutive 20-win seasons, has been picked third in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll released Tuesday.
TWU junior first baseman Kendra Sancet had added two All-America awards, earning first-team honors from Daktronics and making the National Fastpitch Coaches Association second team.
TWU senior shortstop Bailey Vrazel was named the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year and a member of the first-team Academic All-America team for Division II softball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
CANYON — TWU suffered a 9-4 loss to Metropolitan State in the first round of the NCAA South Central Region tournament on Friday. The Pioneers fell into the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will face Midwestern State or West Texas A&M at 4 p.m. today.
When the field for this weekend’s NCAA South Central Regional Softball Championship was announced Monday, TWU head coach Genny Stidham admitted to being thrilled — not for being awarded a berth in the postseason but rather for the new and unknown opponent the Pioneers will be playing.
The TWU Pioneers are headed back to the NCAA South Central Regional Softball Tournament after being awarded an at-large bid this morning by the NCAA.
After advancing to the national tournament last season where they lost the only two games they played, the TWU Pioneers have plenty of motivation to make another long run.
After taking two of three games at Cameron last weekend in the final series of the regular season, TWU accomplished its goals of winning the season series and locking down the No. 3 seed in this week’s Lone Star Conference softball tournament.
LAWTON, Okla. — Junior Kendra Sancet and freshman Alyssa Galaz hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning Saturday to lead TWU to an 8-5 win at Cameron in the Pioneers’ final regular-season game.
When it comes to TWU’s softball season, one door is about to close while another is about to open to what essentially is the Pioneers’ second season.
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.