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Pioneers: Scholars and Athletes Thrive

Fall 2016 was a memorable semester for the Pioneer sports teams to say the least. Although our teams did not all go undefeated, they did have some pretty sweet wins along the way. Even more satisfying, Pioneer athletes had an all-time high when it came to academic achievements. Twenty-nine student-athletes obtained

Volleyball team finish season at all-time low

  After an intense weekend for the Pioneer volleyball team, TWU lost 3-0 to West Texas A&M and 3-2 to UT Permian Basin, securing Midwestern State University’s vie for the final seat of the Lone Star Conference championship tournament and ensuring the close of a season for TWU’s players. Two games remained

Volleyball team secures spot in LSC tournament

  At 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 4, the Pioneers suffered a 3-1 loss to Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) at Kitty Magee Arena. However, a 3-1 victory over Western New Mexico University (WNMU) the next day landed TWU the eighth and final spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament. This

Pioneers Split Road Trip

On Sat., Oct. 29 and Tues., Nov. 1 the Pioneer volleyball team played two road games against Texas A&M Kingsville and Midwestern State, respectively. The team split the trip with a loss against Texas A&M Kingsville and a crucial win against Midwestern State.   Texas A&M Kingsville (L) In the game against the

Volleyball drops two conference games

On Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22 the Pioneer volleyball team played two home games against Angelo State University and Tarleton State University, respectively. Both games ended in 3-0 losses. The game against Angelo State, who is ranked No. 10 in the nation, resulted in a sweeping loss despite senior

TWU falls 2-8 in LSC play

Last weekend, on Fri., Oct. 14 and Sat., Oct. 15, the Pioneer volleyball team hosted two Lone Star Conference games, both of which resulted in 3-2 losses. The game against the University of Texas at Permian Basin began at 7 p.m. on Friday and was designated as the “Dig for a

Senior volleyball player collects awards

Leg muscles tensed, then propelled middle blocker Sara Oxford up allowing her to execute another perfect kill on her teams behalf.   Oxford, a senior Graphic Design major, began playing volleyball for TWU in 2015. Originally from Decatur, Oxford played volleyball in high school before attending Abilene Christian University and playing volleyball

TWU’s killer victory against DBU sparks win streak

On Tues., Sept. 27, the Pioneer volleyball team claimed a 3-2 victory over DBU after seven consecutive losses. Several players left the court of Kitty Magee Arena with career-highs, and the match was instrumental in preparing players for upcoming games in the Lone Star Conference. The Pioneers started off strong with wins

Volleyball team faces tough competition in Lone Star Conference

On Sat., Sept. 24, the Pioneer volleyball team hosted Texas A&M Kingsville in their fourth Lone Star Conference match. Despite recording more kills than Kingsville, TWU fell to the Javelinas in four sets. Beginning the match with a victorious first set, the Pioneers failed to answer three straight set losses. Senior

Pioneers start the season with 2 losses

TWU Pioneers failed to gain a win in their first two games of the season against Tarleton State and Angelo State The Tarleton State TexAnns and the Angelo State Belles are both top contenders in the conference. In the Angelo State game, the Pioneers fell in each set with the scores

Noel twins begin college volleyball careers

Twins, Courtney and Caroline Noel have been playing volleyball together since middle school, now as first-years at TWU, their adventure continues with the college experience. Nearly six hours away, the Noel sisters attended high school in Nederland, Texas, where they were both in the National Honors Society, as well as the

8 TWU volleyball players recovering from hospitalization

Update - August 29  Late Friday, Aug. 26, the seventh Pioneer volleyball player was released from a Denton hospital. The final student-athlete was released from her hometown hospital on Sunday, Aug. 28. Also late on Aug. 26, the Athletics Department and volleyball team were notified of head volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s

TWU Volleyball to attend tournament

Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor In the last tournament of the season against A&M Commerce, TWU’s Volleyball team emerged victorious with a sweep, 26-24, 25-22 and 25-17. According to TWU Athletics, Senior Hillary Shaffer led the Pioneers with nine kills in her last regular game season. Junior Sara Oxford and Sophomore Briley

Pioneer Athletics update

Matt Olson, Copy Editor Volleyball  TWU Vs. Dallas Baptist University On Tuesday Oct. 27, the Pioneer volleyball team faced off against the DBU Patriots and came away with a win. The game set the Pioneers’ season record at 19-5. The Patriots put up a solid effort throughout the match. In each set, both teams

Pioneers to face Tarleton in round-two

By: Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor TWU’s Pioneer Volleyball Team has played a strong season with only three losses, putting them in a three-way tie for first place in the Lone Star Conference. Coach Shelly Barbaree expressed her excitement with the season so far: “We’ve had a great season, I mean we’re 14