Men’s soccer looks forward to challenging season in 2018

Jaelyn Campanella, Staff Writer As we kick off a new school year, we also welcome back fall sports, including Men’s Soccer. Coming off of a hot streak that ended with the Bulldogs being crowned national champions in 2017, they have a reputation of the top team to uphold. Not only did the Bulldogs claim the national championship last year, but for the past four years, … Continue reading Men’s soccer looks forward to challenging season in 2018

Shaw Crocker excels as Bulldogs signal-caller in first collegiate start

Heath Barringer, Staff Writer Irwin Belk Stadium was the scene for the Wingate Football team on Aug. 30 as they opened the 2018 season on a Thursday night. Fresh off a 9-2 record and a SAC Championship in 2017, the Bulldogs look to repeat this year with a new quarterback under center. Shaw Crocker, the redshirt freshman from Greenville, S.C. made his debut for the … Continue reading Shaw Crocker excels as Bulldogs signal-caller in first collegiate start

Bulldogs start 2018 in dominant fashion, shutout Johnson C. Smith 36-0

Brendan Shriver, Sports Editor In the first-ever Thursday night home football game at Irwin Belk Stadium, Wingate recorded 9 sacks and held the Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls to 123 yards in a 36-0 shutout. “It was pretty cool to be part of the first Thursday night home game,” Wingate Head Football Coach Joe Reich said. “It was a good win and the defense … Continue reading Bulldogs start 2018 in dominant fashion, shutout Johnson C. Smith 36-0

Bench-Warmers Without a Bench: N.C. Should Fund All K-12 Sports

By Harrison Taylor, Staff Writer Every day between the hours of seven and nine, my 16-year-old brother practices his extra craft: playing varsity football for his school. He plays because he loves the sport. The activity provides him structure, balance, and, most importantly, something to do. I can remember when he first started playing when he was in fifth grade. A nosy family member asked … Continue reading Bench-Warmers Without a Bench: N.C. Should Fund All K-12 Sports

McDonald wins SAC Player of the Year Award, cherishes season

Shane Rich, Staff Writer For the first time in her time at Wingate as a golfer, Diana McDonald has been awarded the SAC Player of the Year Award for Women’s Golf. McDonald, along with the rest of the women’s golf team, has had much success throughout the course of the year, as they just finished winning the SAC Tournament with a 26 stroke victory over … Continue reading McDonald wins SAC Player of the Year Award, cherishes season

Football to host seven home games this fall

Crystal Fuller, Staff Writer Wingate University Athletics Director Steve Poston and Head Football Coach Joe Reich announced the 2018 Wingate Football schedule in March. For the first time since 2002, Wingate University’s football team will have the upperhand of playing seven home games. Coach Reich explained how the Bulldogs got lucky, “When we look for games sometimes we take what we can get. Last year … Continue reading Football to host seven home games this fall

Wingate Men’s Golf finish season 3rd in SAC Tournament; Women win conference, moving on to NCAA’s

Kyle Brodt, Staff Writer Both Wingate Golf teams had strong showings this year at the SAC Tournament with the women taking the title and the men finishing third in the competition. The women’s championships, hosted by Newberry at Member’s Club at Woodcreek, was a runaway with the Bulldogs winning by a whopping 26 strokes. They were led by sophomore Mind Puangcharoen, who won the individual … Continue reading Wingate Men’s Golf finish season 3rd in SAC Tournament; Women win conference, moving on to NCAA’s

Kirkland brings international experience to Wingate men’s hoops

Emarius Logan, Staff Writer There’s a big difference between love and hate when it comes to being an athlete. The path every athlete takes isn’t the same and the reasoning for the things they do aren’t always the same either. I talked with Wingate assistant basketball coach Marcus Kirkland to get to know more about him and his journey to becoming a basketball coach. Coach … Continue reading Kirkland brings international experience to Wingate men’s hoops

Wingate Baseball continues great season with doubleheader split at Anderson

JT Stokes, Staff Writer The 22nd nationally ranked Bulldogs rolled over the Anderson Trojans in a 13-2 victory in game one of Sunday afternoon’s South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader at Anderson University, but the Trojans took game two in a 5-4 victory to claim the three-game SAC series. The Bulldogs are now 30-11 overall and 14-7 in the SAC. Game One: Wingate 13, Anderson 2 … Continue reading Wingate Baseball continues great season with doubleheader split at Anderson

Another March Madness has come and gone

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer That’s all she wrote, folks! After a couple weeks of incredible basketball featuring shocking upsets, thrilling finishes and several humiliating blowouts, the 2018 version of the NCAA Tournament has come to a close with the Villanova Wildcats emerging as the national champion for the second time in three years with their dominating victory over the Michigan Wolverines by a final score … Continue reading Another March Madness has come and gone