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Last Saturday, the track and field team hosted their spring twilight invitational at Welch Stadium. Women placed sixth and men seventh out of 23 scoring teams on each side.

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John Wilson, a 6th generation alumnus of Emporia State University and two-time cancer survivor, will be attending his granddaughter’s graduation this May.

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Destiny Ojigoh, sophomore pitcher, recently passed her citizenship test to live in the U.S. legally after being born in Canada. Ojiogoh said that with the help of her teammates, she was able to successfully pass the test to get in line to become a legal citizen.

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   The Emporia State women’s tennis team is training hard this spring, according to Marko Goles Babic, interim tennis head coach. They have three freshmen on the team, and everyone is excited to start playing matches and gain valuable experience as a team.

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Hornets practice diving drills Monday at Trusler Sports Complex for the Springfield Invitational today and tomorrow in Peoria, Illinois. The Hornets overall score for this season so far is 2-9.

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For the next football season, Emporia State football coach Garin Higgins has announced they will be adding 25 high school players and five transfers to play football for the Hornets, according to ESU Athletics. 

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Brianna Schmitz, senior health promotion major and HPER graduate student, was recently ranked the number one track and field athlete after breaking a 21 year Emporia State record in the pentathlon event.

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The baseball team’s new season started last Friday against Lubbock Christian, Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southwestern Oklahoma State.  

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Emporia State’s cheer team  is switching gears to focus on their basketball performances and their upcoming tryouts in May.

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The softball team’s new season begins on Feb. 8. Their first game will kick off in the Fort Lauderdale Tournament in Florida against Nova Southeastern.

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Carey McLeod, Emporia State’s first NCAA Field Athlete of the Week, MIAA Athlete of the Week and freshman jumper, practices Monday in a HPER gym. At his first meet as a Hornet, McLeod jumped over 25 feet in long jump at the UCM Invitational, setting a new record for Emporia State after 26 ye…

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Jessica Wayne, junior guard, pushes a loose ball from Newman University toward Emily Miller, freshman forward, who scored for the Hornets. Scoring 82-64, the Hornets' record is 6-1, according to esuhornets.com.

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Duncan Fort, sophomore forward, warms up before the game against Rogers State Saturday at White Auditorium. The final score ended at 82-70, giving the Hornets a three game winning streak.

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Paige Bjerkaas, junior elementary education major, was ranked fifth in the country by the Professional Disc Golf Association after winning the PDGA championship in September in Jeffersonville, Vermont.

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The Emporia State football team ended their season with a 35-28 win Nov. 10 against the University of Central Oklahoma. This win makes the Hornet’s eligible for the Corsicana Bowl.

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With five national team championships, several runner ups and numerous all Americans throughout the programs history, Emporia State’s cross country team is no stranger to competition.

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The Emporia State volleyball team ended their season with a 0-3 loss Tuesday against Washburn University during the MIAA tournament. The Hornets ended their season with a overall losing record of 14-18.

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The Emporia State women’s basketball team will begin their season with an exhibition game against Bethel College at 5:30 p.m. Monday at White Auditorium. This will be the first time the Hornets have played against Bethel college, according to ESU Athletics.

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Football means more than playing games and earning stats to Landon Nault, senior running back. Nault has used the values of football, and applied them to his personal life as well, he said.

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The Emporia State women’s soccer team continued their successful season by defeating Lindenwood 1-0 last Friday.

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Emporia State fell to Missouri Western during the Homecoming game Saturday, after the Griffins scored 22 points in the fourth quarter. The Hornets were in the lead the first three quarters and the game was their first loss with a fourth quarter lead since Sept. 30, 2017. The final score was 42-28.

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The Emporia State Marching Hornets color guard is starting their season strong, according to co-captains Sarah Braddy, junior art major, and Abigail Brown, junior music education major.

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The Emporia State volleyball team lost to the Washburn Ichabods after four close sets Tuesday in the William Allen White Arena. The final set was lost, 23-25.

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In the first home win of the season, Emporia State football scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to end the game against Fort Hays State on Oct. 6. The final score was 28-24.

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Emma Dixon, junior setter, tips the ball towards the Hornets on Tuesday at White Auditorium against Newman University. The Hornets won all three sets against the Jets.

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The Hornets played Lindenwood University last Saturday at home in a close game resulting in a Lion victory with a score of 41-48.

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Emporia State volleyball won 3-0 against Fort Hays State University (FHSU) on Saturday. This was their first Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) win of the season.  

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Emporia State soccer faced Washburn University this past Sunday to win a 3-0 shutout. This is the third shutout for the Hornets this season.  

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Volleyball, cross country and football have multiple events coming up this weekend. Volleyball will play Friday and Saturday at Emporia, football will play Saturday at home and men’s and women’s cross country will travel to Joplin, according to     esuhornets.com.

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Zach Protheroe, community member, plays a game of corn hole last Thursday at the tailgate event. Many events happened before the home opener game, including a party on the patio, hosted by the Teachers College and a hornet walk.

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The Emporia State Marching Hornets continue to increase in size each year. At the start of the season, the marching band has grown to 125 members. “It really is phenomenal to see how much we have grown since my freshman year of about 60 or 70 members to how we’ve grown to 125,” said Abraham …

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As Emporia State football gears up for their first game later today, so do the fans. From the tailgate, to chants, to completely decking out in all Hornet spirit wear, students are excited for the upcoming season. 

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