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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
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Men’s golf tops No. 24 Georgia and No. 35 North Florida

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The No. 64-ranked Troy men’s golf team picked up underdog wins over No. 24 Georgia and No. 35 North Florida on Friday, improving its postseason stock heading into the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Trojans split match play with the hosting Bulldogs, winning the first match 3-0-2 before dropping the second 2-2-1. Troy then defeated North Florida 3-2 to earn its second win over top-35 competition in one day. Troy’s first score line of 3-0-2 against Georgia signified three wins for Troy, zero wins for Georgia […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
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Women lead track teams in South Alabama Invitational

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team returned from last weekend’s South Alabama Invitational boasting wins over Samford, Alabama A&M and South Alabama. The Trojans picked up several individual victories in the three-day event, including against Mississippi State. The women’s squad was highlighted by Corina Wieser-Cox’s first-place finish in the discus. The Sun Belt frontrunner set a new personal best of 51.68 meters in her first-place effort. Three Trojans finished in the top 10 in the women’s 800-meter run. Tiarra Bailey placed fourth, followed by Erika Kulp […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
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Louisiana-Monroe, Florida State cruise past Troy softball

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Troy softball began its nine-game home stand with Louisiana-Monroe last weekend, losing the conference series two games to one. The Trojans dropped both games in tight fashion in Friday’s doubleheader before the bats came alive in a 12-2 run rule victory on Saturday. Game one of the series got off to a slow start as the two teams combined for two hits through the first five innings. ULM got on the board first with an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning after a […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Softball, Sports
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Troy tennis picks up pair of home wins

The Troy men’s tennis team bounced back from a 4-0 loss to South Alabama with wins over Columbus State and Alabama A&M at home. With the wins, the Trojans improved to 12-10 overall this season. Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team fell at No. 44 South Alabama last Thursday before notching a pair of home wins on Saturday against Columbus State and Alabama A&M. South Alabama evened the season series with a 4-0 route. Troy got back over .500 on the season by handing Columbus State just […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
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Women’s tennis team takes down Georgia Southern and Tulane

  Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy women’s tennis team improved its conference record to 2-1 with a 4-1 win over Georgia Southern before taking down Tulane 4-3. The Trojans’ weekend was highlighted by their Sunday victory over No. 48 Tulane, where they rallied from a doubles loss with two doubles wins and a 3-3 split in the singles phase. The Trojans have now won five of their last six matches and face a pair of road games before playing in the Sun Belt Championships starting April 20. One day […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Sports, Women's Tennis
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Trojans top Alabama State

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team hosted conference foe Georgia Southern over the weekend, dropping the series two games to one before beating Alabama State 6-4 on Tuesday. Troy (17-14, 5-7 Sun Belt) fell short in Friday and Saturday’s matchups, allowing the Eagles to clinch the series. Troy retaliated in the final game to prevent the series sweep and pick up the victory. In Friday’s action, the Eagles got off to a hot start in the first inning, driving home four runs. The quick scoring proved to be […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Baseball, Sports