Three ESU football players cited for marijuana use
Three ESU football players were cited for allegedly possessing marijuana in the North Twin Towers on Aug. 28. Miguel Johns, Jackson Bonnette, and Orelando Pratt Jr. were the three players. Johns was a freshman wide receiver from Newton. Both Bonnette and Pratt were freshman from Corpus Cristi, Tex. Bonnette was one of five quarterbacks on the team, and Pratt also played at the wide receiver position.
All three players were redshirted and had yet to see any game time action. Head Coach Garrin Higgins said the players are no longer with the team. The three have been issued misdemeanor tickets and are currently scheduled for a court date at 9 a.m. on Oct. 28.
Volleyball Sweeps Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State
The Emporia State Volleyball team swept Missouri Western on Sept. 17. They won their three sets 25-10, 25-15, and 15-17. Strong serving by senior setter Ting Liu, including a seven point run in the first set, and five unanswered serves in the second set helped push the Hornets toward the sweep. Other notable Hornet performances were senior Brianne Bonner with 16 kills and six blocks. Fellow senior Brittney Miller had 12 kills and four blocks, and Meg Schwartz had 11 digs to fill out the Hornets’ defensive game.
In further volleyball action, the Hornets swept Northwest Missouri State on Sept. 18 with wins of 25-20, 25-20, and 26-24. Top player performances were by senior Brittney Miller with 13 kills and Brianne Boner with eight kills and three blocks. Playing a tough defensive game were Paige Vanderpool with nine digs and 12 kills, Katelyn Schmidtberger with 11 digs and Meg Schwartz with 10. Following the Hornets two weekend road sweeps they have now been bumped up to the 11th spot in the AVCA poll. Furthermore, Ting Liu has earned MIAA Specialist of the Week for the third straight week.
Cross Country Teams land top 10 finishes
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams traveled to Lincoln, Neb., this Saturday for the Woody Invitational, the team’s first big meet. Both teams were able to land top ten finishes as the men finished fifth out of 21 and the women seventh of 20.
Out of 295 runners, Asher Delmott led the Hornet men placing 36th overall followed by Will Hohmeier (47th) and Jacob Bull (56th). For the women Kathryn Davison led the way placing 61st overall. She was followed by Sydney Oltjen (66th), Courtney Maddux (74th) and Amy Feldkamp (79th).
The cross-country teams will travel to Hillsboro for the Tabor Invitational this Saturday.