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Get back in the grind

Outdoor Adventures Each year, the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center hosts multiple outdoor adventures that are open to students and range from kayaking, hiking, caving and horseback riding. This semester, there will be seven trips available that will cost between $10 and $40 per student. Each student must pre-register to

TWU sports are going strong

With the start of a new semester comes a new wave of Pioneer pride for the sports teams of TWU. The soccer and volleyball teams have not taken much of a summer break because they are already back in the grind for victory.             With the construction of the new dorms,

TWU Gymnastics goes out with a bang

In preparation for the USAG Collegiate Nationals this Friday through Sunday at TWU, the gymnastics team is building up momentum to take on their competition. Together, the team is perfecting their routines and setting mental goals to bring champion attitudes, focus on precision, sell their landings, own their gymnastics and

Pioneer Softball sweeps competition

At their last home games on Mar. 23 and 24, the Pioneers took on the state’s fifth-ranked team, the San Angelo Belles. Even though the Pioneers outhit the Belles 13-12, the five game winning streak was ended with a 13-7 loss after three grand slams by the Belles on Friday,

Intramurals: the not so serious sports

TWU intramurals are a great way for students to get involved in athletics without the stress of being the best. While intramural sports are the same sports that are played at the more competitive collegiate level, they are played at a much friendlier and laid-back style. Some of the spring intramural

A love for competition

  Number 17 on the field, sophomore Hazel Puempel started running the bases at four years old. What started out as a love for competition on the T-Ball field, Puempel found that her passion would follow her for many more years. In the 2017 season Puempel started and played a total of

A quick, inside look of the TWU gymnastics team

The TWU gymnastics team started this season with a bang. The team set a home-opener record during their first meet. The following away meets were an uphill battle, but the team found its footing and got back on track. On Sunday, Feb. 11, the team scored its highest score of the

Alderman brings heart and humility to gymnastics

Senior All-Around gymnast Erin Alderman said she strives to put her heart and faith into everything she does, both in and out of the gym. Beginning her gymnastics journey at the age of three, Alderman said she pushes herself to be better for the little girls just starting out like

Keeping up with the Goals

The regular soccer season is coming to an end with just two games left. Finishing the regular season 6-8-4, the Pioneers have fought hard all season and will be facing West Texas A&M University in the first game of the Lone Star Conference Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.  On Sunday, Oct. 22, the Pioneers took

TWU Volleyball to finish season on a positive note

Last week closed out a rough stretch for TWU Volleyball, but the Pioneers managed to finish on a positive note, coming out on top with a win over Arkansas at Monticello. The win closed out a tough double-header in which TWU narrowly lost its opener against Southeast Oklahoma State in five sets.   The

Basketball begins with success

Beginning the season with eight veterans, five new signees, three freshmen and two transfers, the Pioneer basketball team is prepared to take down the competition. Head basketball coach for the Pioneers Beth Jillson said she is confident her team is built for success. “Our juniors and seniors are a veteran group

Puempel Set to Lead after Strong ’17 Season

Sophomore utility player Hazel Puempel is entering just her sophomore year at TWU, but she has already made a significant impact to TWU’s softball team. As a first-year, Puempel batted .372 with 32 RBI and 3 HR’s, and she was named All-LSC Second Team and made the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s

Team chemistry Pioneer’s biggest obstacle

      This week in TWU sports, the Pioneer Soccer team went up against the University of Texas Permian Basin and Angelo State University in what ended in two very different results.    On Friday, Oct. 6, the Pioneers dominated the field with their pace, passing and of course, their shots, which resulted

Success on and off the court

This week The Lasso had the chance to interview Senior guard Morgan Easley. This year alone, she has already racked up a formidable number of starts with 17 points scored, six rebounds, five assists, four blocks and five steals. A fun player to watch on the court, she is also