Men’s basketball redeems itself at home against Georgia State

Jill Odom Sports Editor While Troy lost on the road against Western Kentucky, 81-76, on Thursday, Feb. 13, they gave ESPN2 a show when they defeated Georgia State, 85-81, at home on Saturday, Feb. 15. The road game against No. 2 in Sun Belt was a game of too little too late. The Trojans were never able to overtake the Hilltoppers and could not even tie the lead. “We never could seem to make a timely shot until the end,” said head coach Phil Cunningham.  “Then all of a sudden…

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Trojan volleyball faces Western Kentucky tonight

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Lindsey Schoewe Volleyball Beat Writer   The Trojan volleyball team (12-20) beat the Georgia State panthers in four sets (34-32, 19-25, 25-22, 25-19) last Friday, giving the squad a bid in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament that starts today in Troy. “That was a huge match and we needed this win, it finalized us being in the conference tournament,” head coach Sonny Kirkpatrick said. Junior outside hitter Marija Zelenovic led the team with 21 kills, while freshman Kiah Cheatham, sophomore Blair Winston and junior Kayla Pickart also…

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Chris Pickett: the interception that won the game

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Caleb Odom Sports Editor   Troy football (4-3) was able to out duel the Georgia State Panthers Saturday, Oct. 12, for the 35-28 win because of some quality defense in the fourth quarter, and the biggest play might just have been the one Chris Pickett made. The senior free safety, Pickett, had to endure the first half stuck in the Atlanta Falcons’ locker room because of a penalty in the South Alabama game on Oct. 5, which got him kicked out of the game. “Going into the…

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Trojan soccer playing for conference ranking

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Caleb Odom Sports Editor   The Troy Soccer team (6-9) is looking to get an important conference win against South Alabama on Sunday, Oct. 20 at home to improve its position in the impending conference tournament. The Trojans have a spot in the tournament but much is to be determined about who they will play once the matches begin on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in San Marcos, Texas. “Right now our focus is on South Alabama and getting a result is important,” Troy head coach Chris Bentley said.…

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Troy volleyball wins the weekend at home

(PHOTO/Joshua Thurston)   Lindsey Schoewe Volleyball Beat Writer   Troy volleyball (9-12) had two home games this past weekend which resulted in beating Georgia State and University of Louisiana-Monroe. After a weekend of success on the court two Trojans, senior setter Alexandra Alexander and junior outside hitter Marija Zelenovic, received conference player of the week awards for their contributions in the matches. Alexander, named Sun Belt Setter of the Week, had another memorable weekend with double-doubles in both the Friday match and the Sunday matches as she totaled 83 assists…

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