Category: Sports

Jewel Triggs reflects on her time at Mason

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Jewel Triggs’ basketball story began in Thibodaux, La. when she was just six years old. As most parents do, Triggs’ parents threw her into all kinds of sports including basketball, softball and volleyball. She would…

Three Takeaways from Women’s Basketball’s Loss to VCU

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Women’s basketball fell to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 62-38 on Sunday afternoon, dropping to 5-7 in conference play while the Rams improved to 12-1. Here are three takeaways from the loss. Sometimes the odds just aren’t…

Against the Universal Designated Hitter

BY DOMINIC PINO STAFF WRITER It’s 2-0 in the top of the second, Mets leading the Padres on May 7, 2016. The Mets are at bat with a man on second and two outs when every National League fan’s worst nightmare…

Sports In Brief

BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA, ASSISTANT, SPORTS EDITOR  Baseball Baseball won in their opening day game for the first time since 2014, taking on the University of Iowa. The Patriots scored three runs in the bottom of the third with help from…

Redshirt Senior Tejon Anthony Recounts His Wrestling Career

BY BILLY FERGUSON, ONLINE DIRECTOR In the seventh grade, Tejon Anthony did not make his school’s basketball team. As a result, he continued with youth wrestling. This deferral kept Anthony interested in wrestling throughout much of his academic career. He chose…

Three Takeaways from Women’s Basketball’s Win Over La Salle

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Women’s Basketball defeated La Salle University 59-42 Thursday night to improve to 13-11 overall and 5-6 in conference play. “I thought we came in really, really focused tonight,” said head coach Nyla Milleson. “I thought our…

Three Takeaways From Men’s Basketball’s Win over UMass

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Mason improved to 9-3 in conference play and 15-10 overall Wednesday after defeating the University of Massachusetts in overtime 80-75. After the game, head coach Dave Paulsen said, “I thought that was a heck of a…