Troy wins over A&M

By Taylor Fraze Troy head football coach Jon Sumrall earned his first win as Troy’s head coach with a 38-17 victory over Alabama A&M Saturday night. Troy reported attendance at 87-percent capacity as 26,189 fans waited in anticipation for Sumrall’s first home game leading the Trojans. The weather was not pleasant, but the fans remained fired up and contributed to the electric atmosphere at The Vet. The game kicked off at 6:02 p.m. with A&M receiving the ball first. The offense was dormant on both sides as the weather seemed…

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Cheer team ranks nationally

Cailey Wright Staff Writer The Troy University Cheer team traveled to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer competition and made it to finals for the first time since 2017. Rannon Pasibe, a senior member of the cheer team and a criminal justice major, said the team worked strenuously since before the beginning of the year for No. 6 in the nation in their division. “Starting at the beginning of December, my team and I practiced two or three times a day until we left for Orlando…

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New year, new coach

Sumrall steps in to lead Trojan football Jack Ryan  Miller-Wells Staff Writer  After three straight five-win seasons and a heartbreaking season-ending loss, Troy Football began looking for a new beginning. Enter Jon Sumrall. Sumrall, not a stranger to Troy, has been here with success before. Under then-coach Neal Brown, Sumrall was the assistant head coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coordinator from 2015-2017.  During his tenure, the Trojans saw massive achievements, having a cumulative record of 25-13, winning their two bowl game appearances during that time, and becoming the first…

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Men’s tennis wins ninth straight

Tanner Colvin Sports Writer Men’s tennis is on a winning hot streak with the team’s ninth straight victory over Southern Miss. This was Troy’s seventh away win on the season, improving the Trojans’ record to 15-1.   Troy started off strong with two points from Nicolas Simkin and Christopher Tasker’s doubles victory along with Carles Anton and Amer Bedwan winning their match giving Troy the early lead.  Troy won all but one match in singles.  Anton and Simkin both won their matches and secured important points for the Trojans. Tasker,…

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Troy finishes strong at Spring Break Shootout

Kennedy Roy Sports Editor The Troy women’s golf team posted the second-lowest tally of Tuesday’s final round at the Spring Break Shootout.  As a team, the Trojans moved up into 5th place while Shaelee Scarberry moved up to a tie for 4th.  The Trojans ended the tournament with 38 birdies collectively along with carding 11 birdies.  Scarberry individually shot 1-over par and Elizabeth Preus shot even par on the day. Preus had a strong opening round with a start of three birdies on her first four holes. Right before the…

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