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(PHOTO/ Joshua Thurston)

Troy topples Crimson Tide

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team dropped a three-game series on the road to UT-Arlington over the weekend, but bounced back in walk-off fashion over Alabama at home. Troy (15-12, 4-5 Sun Belt) fell short in both ends of Friday’s doubleheader, but bounced back with a convincing 13-5 victory in the final game to avoid the series sweep. On Tuesday night, the Trojans took a break from conference action, toppling the Crimson Tide in the start of a two-game series, and only the 33rd matchup between the two […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
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Montgomery, Cox lead Troy track and field teams in Gainesville

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team saw much of its usual success at the Pepsi Florida Relays over the weekend, despite some of the stiffest competition it has faced all season. The Trojans competed in the midst of many of the top programs in the nation and among many Olympic hopefuls. “We had a great showing at Florida this weekend,” Head Coach Marc Davis said. “We had the usual outstanding performances from Hakim (Montgomery) and Cori (Cox) getting on the National Performance Lists, but we also […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
Sophomore Jordon Varnado had put up double double numbers Friday night with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. With the Trojans' 65-87 loss, they are eliminated from the NCAA tournament. It also caps off a 20-win season and a Sun Belt championship for Phil Cunningham's team.(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)

Troy football, men’s hoops combo ranked 24th in the nation

Michael Shipma Sports Editor Troy University’s combo of football and men’s basketball ranked 24th in the nation this year, according to a College Football News article posted Monday. The article, authored by Pete Fiutak, ranked Division I schools from 1-130, dividing the schools into tiers. The top tier of schools was made up of athletic programs that had a football team play in a bowl game as well as a men’s basketball team that made an NCAA tournament appearance. The rankings did not take into account the performances of the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Football, Men's Basketball, Sports
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Troy men’s golf takes 8th among top teams

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s golf team did not shy away from top-50 competition over the weekend, placing eighth out of 14 teams at the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt. The Trojans ended the first round of play on Friday in ninth and made the move up to eighth on the third and final day of competition on Sunday. Troy was able to finish ahead of No. 43 Liberty, one of nine top-75 teams in the field. Equally as impressive were two Trojans finding themselves in the […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Men's Golf, Sports
(PHOTO/ Patrick Linzy)

Crook shines; Troy baseball defeats No. 15 Louisiana

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy baseball team hosted the No. 15-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in a three-game series over the weekend, with Troy (13-10, 3-3 Sun Belt) dropping the series opener before bouncing back in game two to even the series. The nationally-ranked Ragin’ Cajuns escaped with Sunday’s rubber game to avoid the series upset. Saturday saw not only a victory for the Trojans over a top-25 opponent, but also a 14-strikeout performance from senior pitcher Austin Crook. Crook’s 8.2 inning-outing was good enough to earn him Collegiate Baseball […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Baseball, Sports
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Women’s tennis splits conference openers

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy women’s tennis team split its first two conference matches over the weekend, dropping a 3-4 contest to Georgia State before beating Coastal Carolina 4-2. Both games were hosted by Georgia State, with the Trojans taking on the Panthers on Saturday and Coastal Carolina on Sunday. Senior Alicia Rodriguez led the way for the Trojans in singles play, winning both of her matches over the weekend. Saturday’s match with the hosting Panthers started off slow for Troy as they dropped the first two doubles matches […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Sports, Women's Tennis
(PHOTO/ Drew Akers)

Cano leads women’s golf to 10th-place finish in Kennesaw

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy women’s golf team started in 13th place but climbed a few spots to finish 10th at the Hennsler Financial Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The three-round tournament, hosted by Kennesaw State, featured 12 top-100 teams, including the No. 91 Trojans. They were led by Fátima Cano, whose strong second round propelled her into a tie for fourth in the individual standings. Also finishing in the top 20 for Troy was Bianca Lohbauer who laid claim to a tie for 18th with a 6-over 222 score. There […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Sports, Women's Golf
(PHOTO/ Holly Ammons)

Softball struggles, loses five straight

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy softball team traveled to the East Coast last weekend to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, losing the road series before dropping a tough game on the road against South Alabama. In their first meeting since 2014, Coastal Carolina swept Troy three games to zero. All three games were decided by one run each, beginning with a 4-3 loss on Saturday. Troy scored the first two runs of the game with a run in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Softball, Sports
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Trojans dominate top spots at Samford meet

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy track and field team continued its strong showing in the outdoor season with several top finishers in the Samford Alabama Track Challenge. Several in-state rival programs pushed many Trojans to their best marks of the year as Troy captured first place in 12 different events. The women’s team finished strong on the field and on the track. Helga Volgyi picked up a first-place finish on the field after a season-best 56.42-meter heave in the hammer throw. Corina Cox followed with a top spot in […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Sports, Track & Field
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Men’s tennis team wins big at home

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team returned to the comforts of home on Saturday and ended its three-game losing streak with wins over Georgia Southern and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The Trojans started the day with a 4-0 win over Georgia Southern and followed that up with a 5-2 victory over ABAC. Against the Eagles, Troy swept the singles matches three games to none. Senior Pablo Moreno and freshman Jaiqi Duan each won in three sets, while junior Mustapha Belcora defeated Santiago Suarez in two sets 6-1, […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports