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Herd softball hopes to continue winning streak

Herd softball hopes to continue winning streak

Adam Polsky, Reporter

April 1, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball returns to C-USA action with a three game series against University of North Texas this weekend at Dot Hicks Field. The Thundering Herd is riding a five game win streak into this contest after back-to-back sweeps against Furman University and Wright State University. T...

GALLERY: Herd sweep doubleheader, improve to 23-10

GALLERY: Herd sweep doubleheader, improve to 23-10

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team (23-10, 4-5) swept Wright State University (7-23, 3-2) Tuesday in its doubleheader at the Dot Hicks Field. The Herd won the first match against the Raiders 3-2 in dramatic fashion. Sophomore outfielder Morgan Zerkle hit a walk-off single to close out the game. Howev...

From shot caller to white collar

From shot caller to white collar

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

When he first stepped foot on a field to play football at age seven, he had no idea that step would lead him to Marshall University and eventually to serve as mayor of Huntington. Steve Williams and his family moved to Huntington in the middle of Williams’ junior year of high school, two years after...

W.Va. natives making an impact on Herd program

Malcolm Walton, Reporter

March 29, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s baseball team has had its ups and downs this season, but it has consistently seen significant contributions from its West Virginia natives. The Thundering Herd has five players on its roster who hail from the Mountain State—pitcher Caleb Ross, Barboursville, pitcher Michael ...

Herd coach reaches milestone in weekend sweep

Herd coach reaches milestone in weekend sweep

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 29, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team earned head coach Shonda Stanton her 500th victory this weekend with a three game sweep of Furman University in Greenville. Sophomore ace Jordan Dixon made her presence known Saturday with complete game shutouts in the first two contests of the series. The Th...

#WeekendWalkoff: Tourney Talk Pt.I

#WeekendWalkoff: Tourney Talk Pt.I

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of that week’s biggest sports topics. If you listen closely, you can still hear the dying breathes of brackets across the weekend. In a weekend filled with wire-to-wire nailbiters, most brackets fell apart faster than...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Baseball: FIU @ Marshall (In Charleston) Friday at 6 p.m.—Saturday at 4 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m. Edwin Rios, Infielder, #28- Rios is a powerful slugger with a knack for the long ball, leading Florida International University in homeruns this season with six. He collected five additional extra base hits a...

Track team heads outdoors

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s track and field team will compete at its second outdoor meet of the spring season Friday and Saturday at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina. Last weekend, the Herd competed in the Bulls Invitational on South Florida University’s campus in Tampa. Junior hurdler Asia Bange...

Struggling Herd hits the road

Struggling Herd hits the road

Adam Polsky, Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team will look to snap its cold streak against Furman University this weekend in Greenville. The Thundering Herd is 18-10 (4-5) after dropping back-to-back games in a three game series against University of North Carolina at Charlotte last weekend. This was the fourth...

Herd women’s golf prepares to tee off in Maryland

Herd women’s golf prepares to tee off in Maryland

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Marshall University women’s golf team tees off in Maryland Sunday through Monday for the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Maryland. The Hoya Invitational is the Herd’s second tournament of 2015. The Herd played in the 3M Jaguar Invitational in Augusta, Georgia March 13-15 and placed 11th o...

Seasoned tennis star continues career as Herd coach

Seasoned tennis star continues career as Herd coach

Kasey Madden, Reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The assistant coach for Marshall University’s tennis team Kellie Schmitt traveled in 2005 from Pittsburgh to begin her tennis career at Marshall University. Schmitt started at Marshall as an accounting major, but later switched to exercise science. “When I was here playing, I was either going to try to ...

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Jill Shemanski, Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team will play a non-conference double header 2 p.m. Thursday against Northern Kentucky University. The two games will be played at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. The team is looking to make up for its losses from last weekend after falling to conference rival Unive...