The Lion's Roar

Hayes reflects on 16 years in tennis

Hayes reflects on 16 years in tennis

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


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In 16 years of coaching the Lady Lions, Jason Hayes, head coach of tennis, secured eight Coach of the Year awards. In addition, Hayes represented the university at the NCAA and coached internationally. At the university, Hayes’ current record sits at 312-231. “I’ve never pursued anything for m...

Tape, training and passion in sports medicine

Tape, training and passion in sports medicine

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


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The university offers 12 Division I sports programs with over 200 student-athletes. These athletes depend on their coaches, teammates and the sports medicine department to ensure full athletic potential. Benjamin Stewart, director of sports medicine, believes the people in the sports medicine departmen...

Destined to compete

Destined to compete

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


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From a competitive nature to passion, different factors contribute to student-athletes’ decision to play at the collegiate level. Kia Coleman, a freshman jumper on the track and field team, knew she was meant to be an athlete from an early age. “I knew since when I was racing on the playground ...

Baseball sweep leads to five game win streak

Baseball sweep leads to five game win streak

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


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The Lions baseball team swept Abilene Christian University with 14-1, 12-9 and 8-3 wins over the weekend. Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, felt proud of his team's execution in the series. "Especially at the spur of the moment on Saturday, we got down early by three runs and stormed back to...

Student-athletes find motivation

Student-athletes find motivation

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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For student-athletes, their day-to-day motivation to pursue their sport derives from family members, teammates and the love of their sport. Clarissa Smith, a senior distance runner, started preparing for the collegiate level during her sophomore year of high school. Smith explained that during...

Alford flies from Atlanta to Arizona

Alford flies from Atlanta to Arizona

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Two days after being waived by the Atlanta Falcons, Robert Alford agreed on terms with the Cardinals. According to the National Football League, Alford’s contract duration is for three years and worth $22.5 million. The Hammond native reflected on his time with the Atlanta Falcons and how quickly te...

Creating a club sport

Creating a club sport

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Starting a club sport requires active engagement between its members and administration in order to produce a successful program. Creating a club sport on campus begins by meeting with the Office for Student Engagement. After discussing the club’s purpose and other details, a new student organization packe...

The methods to manage time as a student-athlete

The methods to manage time as a student-athlete

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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The requirements that come from being a full-time student-athlete, such as traveling for away games and daily practices, call for practical ways to maximize time. Whether by filling a planner to the brim with notes and reminders, taking advantage of multiple online classes, or employing other methods,...

Narro rides into fourth year

Narro rides into fourth year

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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After decades of golf experience, Jake Narro, head coach of golf, started his fourth season with the university. Narro, who grew up in Meridian, Mississippi, first played a game of golf at the Lakeview golf course when he was 2 years old. He discussed his journey since then. “My father helped me ...

Intramural softball league rolls on

Intramural softball league rolls on

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2019


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The intramural softball league, hosted by Recreational Sports and Wellness, matched up another six competitive teams. The league continued on Thursday, March 14 in the North Oak Park at 6 p.m. The "White Lightening" beat the "Kappa Sigma Brew Crew" 18-2 while the "Alpha Trap Tropics" secured a...

Kicks led three teams to victory

Kicks led three teams to victory

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019


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Intramural soccer, sponsored by Recreational Sports and Wellness, had three back-to-back games. The matches started on Mar. 4 at 6 p.m. in North Oak Park. The first game was a matchup between "Multiple Scorgasams" and "Arsenal." The second game was "Delta Tau Delta" against Sig Tau Gamma Fraternity's...

International Sports: Botaoshi

International Sports: Botaoshi

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 12, 2019


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At some Japanese schools, what may appear chaotic could be botaoshi, a game about knocking down poles, highlighting team coordination. “That game involved almost all aspects of athletic ability," said Dr. Sanichiro Yoshida, professor of physics. "Speed, strength and coordination is very important....