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Trojan softball sweeps Appalachian State

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojan softball team got back on track last weekend with a sweep at home over Appalachian State. Troy had lost five consecutive series heading into the series with the Mountaineers. The win moved the Trojans into eighth place in the Sun Belt, the last qualifying spot for the conference tournament. In game one on Saturday, Appalachian State was the first team on the board after a double in the second brought in a run. The Mountaineers increased their lead to 3-0 in the fourth […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Softball, Sports
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Men’s golf comes up short in Sun Belt semifinals

Michael Shipma Sports Editor After earning the top seed in Sun Belt Conference Championship match play on Monday, the Troy men’s golf team lost 1-4 in the semifinals to fourth-seeded Georgia State. The Trojans placed first out of 12 teams in the field after two rounds of competition over the weekend and had little time to rest due to a 7:30 a.m. start time for their match play with the Panthers. Troy started the week red-hot, taking first-place overall thanks to two top-five finishes in the individual standings. Senior Clayton […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Trojan baseball downs No. 5 Auburn, records highest-ranked victory in Troy’s D-I history

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team picked up its first three-game conference sweep of the year against Texas State before topping fifth-ranked Auburn on the road. Troy (23-17, 9-9 Sun Belt) won the series opener 4-0 against the Bobcats before winning both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader, 4-3 and 6-3. The Trojans have now won six of the last seven after topping a ranked Tigers team for Troy’s highest ranked win in its Division I history. In Friday’s game one, Troy picked up its third shutout on the year […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Top finishers pace Troy track and field teams in Auburn

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team boasted a number of top finishers in Auburn over the weekend against some of the south’s top programs at the War Eagle Invitational. Troy was one of the eight schools from Alabama that took part in the two-day meet in preparation for the upcoming conference championships. Several Trojans outperformed their season bests among the competition. Zach Douglas took the top spot once again in the shot put with a personal-best heave of 18.13 meters to remain the top thrower in […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Women’s tennis loses in Sun Belt tourney semifinals

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy women’s tennis team’s postseason run was cut short by a 1-4 loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference Championships. The No. 4-seed Trojans, fresh off a 4-2 victory over fifth-seeded Coastal Carolina the day before, fell to the top-seeded Warhawks in the tournament semifinals in New Orleans. Friday’s matchup with Sun Belt newcomer Coastal Carolina featured a dominant performance from Troy in singles play. The Chanticleers took two of the three doubles matches of the day, but conceded all but one […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Sports, Women's Tennis
Men’s tennis conference title hopes fall short

Men’s tennis conference title hopes fall short

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojans men’s tennis team traveled to New Orleans last weekend to take part in the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Troy entered the tournament as the fourth-seed and knocked off fifth-seed Coastal Carolina in shutout fashion in the first round before falling to one-seed Georgia State. On Friday, the Trojans captured three singles victories after three matches went unfinished. Freshman Amer Bedwan won the first finished match 6-3, 6-4. Freshman Jaiqi Duan and junior Mustapha Belcora were the other two singles victors, and they each […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
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Men’s tennis wins regular season finale

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team capped the regular season with a 6-1 win at home over the Tigers of West Alabama. Troy’s four seniors all participated in Senior Day, with three notching victories. The Trojans won five singles matches and then grabbed the doubles point with two match wins. Senior Hassan Ndayishimiye got things started for the Trojans with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Julius Kaverinen. Senior Pablo Moreno then fell to Honorio Fernandez in three sets in Troy’s lone singles loss. Senior Mustapha Belcora and […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
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Troy baseball drops conference series, loses at home to UAB

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team dropped a weekend series to conference foe Georgia State, two games to one, before losing to in-state rival UAB in Riddle-Pace Field. The Trojans then bounced back Wednesday night with a 10-5 victory at Jacksonville State. Troy (18-17, 6-9 Sun Belt) fell short in the first two matchups against the Panthers, allowing them to clinch the series after a loss in game two. The Trojans bounced back in the final game to avoid the sweep before falling to the Blazers on Tuesday. […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Football caps spring practice with T-Day

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Football returned to Veterans Memorial Stadium as Troy took the field for the annual Gray-White game on Saturday. The White team came out with a come-from-behind 21-20 win over the Gray team in front of a crowd one spectator called “The largest I’ve seen at a Troy spring game in five years.” Before the game, Head Coach Neal Brown had the team run five competitive drills for points. The White team won three of those drills and entered the game with a 3-2 lead. Quarterbacks Kaleb […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Football, Sports
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Women’s golf team clinches Sun Belt title

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy women’s golf team is your new Sun Belt Conference Champions. Four of the five Trojans in the three-day tournament placed in the top 25, helping lift Troy to its third conference title in the last four years. It’s also the third conference title won by a Troy team this year following the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ recent success. Troy, led by senior Fatima Cano’s second-place finish in the individual rankings, started off red hot, cooled off, then grinded down the stretch to edge […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Sports, Women's Golf