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   Tyreek Robinson, junior health and human performance major, balances being a two sport athlete with being a full time student at Emporia State. Robinson is both a wide receiver for the football team and a forward for the men’s basketball team. 

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The Emporia State Hornets defeated the Fort Hays State Tigers 42-14 at the 2022 homecoming football game Saturday at Welch Stadium. Hornet fans filled the stadium in a sea of black and gold, cheering as the Hornets advanced to a 7-2 record for the season. 

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Emporia Main Street will be welcoming the newest business and first axe-throwing bar, Main Street Axe Co., to Emporia on May 18. Located at 616 Commercial St., local owner Caleb Shedd says this will be “something you’ve never done before.”  

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As the end of the semester nears and springtime makes its presence, Emporia State will host its first Fitathlon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 30 in Welch Stadium. 

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With multicolored flags painting the air and elegant movements telling the story of a flight to paradise, the Emporia State winter guard, Elegante Independent, won second place in its latest competition on March 12 at Blue Springs South. 

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With multicolored flags painting the air and elegant movements telling the story of a flight to paradise, the Emporia State winter guard, Elegante Independent, won second place in its latest competition on March 12 at Blue Springs South. 

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Walk-on athletes don’t receive athletic scholarships to play for their universities, but there are still athletes at Emporia State who joined their respective teams by reaching out themselves and working hard enough to continue competing at a collegiate level. 

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Emporia State’s men’s basketball team has recently punched their ticket to compete in the MIAA basketball tournament. They are currently ranked four out of 14 after having consecutive losing records the past four seasons. As of Feb. 18, the team is 18-6.

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The Emporia State Stingers Dance Team won the Dance Team Union Regional Competition Jan. 29 in Oklahoma City and received a rare, partially paid bid to the 2023 national competition. 

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Traveon“Tray” Buchanan, graduate student of sports leadership and recreation and guard for the men’s basketball team at Emporia State, has always expected to be a successful athlete. He used to play football and dreamed of becoming a professional athlete in the NFL until he let his love of b…

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The Kossover Family Tennis Complex had its grand opening on Oct. 2 and is now the new home to Emporia State’s tennis teams.

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With the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruling in October to give all Division 1 sport athletes an extra year of eligibility, graduate students have been given the unique opportunity to continue their careers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Taysean Goodwin (left) warms up with his track teammates. Goodwin was recently named MIAA  Athlete of the Week after breaking two of ESU’s records. He credits his skill to his mother. “She’s (my mom) been to every meet, taking off work just to come watch me run a few events (but she’d) be ou…

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Emporia State held its first ever cornhole tournament in the gym of the Student Recreation Center Oct. 30. The goal of cornhole is to toss a bean bag a small distance onto a slanted board and get to exactly 21 points before the other team. 

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Towers Complex Council sponsored a ping pong tournament in the towers lobby on Nov. 19. At this event students could also write holiday letters to soldiers who won’t get to see their families this holiday season. 

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On Sept. 11, 2001 the United States was in nationwide panic. As the second plane hit the twin towers, Justin Tucek, was on an operating table undergoing his second open heart surgery as a three-year-old boy. 

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Chloe Flynn, senior defender and self-proclaimed funny girl, made the choice to be away from her home in Dublin, Ireland for the past four years to attend school is Kansas. 

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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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