The Parthenon

Balancing athletics and academics

Balancing athletics and academics

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team will face C-USA teams in a tournament for the conference title. Finals begin May 4, the day after the Thundering Herd wraps up its final regular season series against University of Alabama-Birmingham and just three days before the conference tournament. Depending on what...

Herd softball dominates in double header

Herd softball dominates in double header

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team extended its conference record to 10-6 after it  defeated Northern Kentucky University Wednesday in both games of a double header. The Herd outscored NKU in the first game 9-2, while the second game ended with a score of 6-3. Sophomore Jordan Dixon earned both wi...

Herd ready to run at Penn Relays

Herd ready to run at Penn Relays

Kasey Madden, Reporter

April 21, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s track and field team is preparing for the Penn Relays starting Thursday. According to the Penn Relays’ website, more athletes compete at the Penn Relays than at the Olympic games. They estimate 22,000 participants from around 60 countries will participate. Assistant coach D...

The search is on

The search is on

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

April 21, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

With the loss of the school’s all-time leading passer Rakeem Cato, Marshall University’s football team is in search of a starting quarterback for the first time in four years. The Herd has four quarterbacks on its spring roster— juniors Gunnar Holcombe and Michael Birdsong, and freshmen Cole Garvin a...

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Corey Bird turned in an efficient weekend of work as the sophomore led the Herd to a 2-1 series victory over Conference-USA foe, Old Dominion University. Bird collected seven total hits in the series and put on a clinic in game two of the series going 4-5 with runs from the batter’s box in a 5-1 H...

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team is looking to get back on a winning streak after coming off the first loss following 10 straight wins. The team plays non-conference rival Northern Kentucky University at 2 p.m. Wednesday in a doubleheader. The team will host NKU at the Dot Hicks Field in Hunt...

Tennis teams falls in C-USA championship

Tennis teams falls in C-USA championship

Malcolm Walton, The Parthenon

April 19, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

No. 2 Marshall University lost to No. 1 Rice University Sunday 4-1 in the C-USA Women’s Tennis Championships finale. Marshall’s only point came from sophomore Maddie Silver after she captured a 6-1, 6-2 win in singles play. The Herd’s Rachel Morales, sophomore, said she thought the team coul...

Jersey Boys

Adam Polsky, The Parthenon

April 19, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University may be in West Virginia, but the baseball team has major contributions from the Garden State. Senior pitcher Matt Margaritonda and infielder Andrew Dundon are two veteran leaders for the Thundering Herd from the New Jersey. Freshman pitcher Fernando Guerrero also made the trip d...

#WeekendWalkoff: NBA Playoff Preview

#WeekendWalkoff: NBA Playoff Preview

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2015


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#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of that week’s biggest sports topics. Wednesday night marked the final the day of the NBA season before the playoffs start Saturday.  Among the teams who slipped in: the Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans...

Herd prepare for homestretch

Herd prepare for homestretch

Jill Shemanski, The Parthenon

April 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team is coming off a 10 game consecutive win streak after defeating Middle Tennessee State University Sunday 6-1. “This is a huge accomplishment and gives us a lot of confidence going into our next games,” sophomore Rebecca Myslenski said. “We got 10 in a row f...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, The Parthenon

April 16, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Softball: Florida Atlantic @ Marshall Saturday at 1 p.m.—Saturday at 3 p.m.—Sunday at noon Emily Lochten, Shortstop, #25- Lochten has been dynamic in the batter’s box this season combining solid production with outstanding efficiency. Lochten carries a .361 batting average into the weeken...

Herd baseball to take on Old Dominion

Herd baseball to take on Old Dominion

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s baseball team looks to build momentum for the C-USA tournament this weekend with a three-game series against Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The Thundering Herd is coming off of its second shutout of the season after falling, 7-0, to the University of Akron Tue...