Sports

From student-athlete to assistant coach

Staff Writer: Jarren Cottingham      Some like the game, some love it, and there is a huge difference between like and love. Kerigan Farley, born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina knew from a young age that he wanted to be involved with the game of basketball.       Farley came to Wingate University … More

It’s that time of year: Senior Day for soccer, football, and volleyball

Staff Writer: Donny Chiarel      Emotions were at an all-time high around the campus of Wingate University, as four fall sports teams had their respective ceremonies for each senior on each team. The men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, and football team totalled a number of 37 seniors that all played their last home games … More

Wingate Football Sweeps UVA-Wise as they Move to 8-0

Staff Writer: Lauren Traufler      Wingate University, ranked number 12, continue their perfect season as they complete their homecoming victory over the UVA-Wise Cavaliers 45-13. Wingate improves their undefeated record to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the SAC.      In the first quarter, Wingate scored a total of 37 points and scored on their … More

Wingate football starting season with a win

Staff Writer: Antwanez Barnett      Wingate University Football team is on the rise this upcoming 2019-2020 season. The team’s new motto is one word–“EAT.” This translates to Effort, Attitude & Toughness. Coach Reich stands by that motto by all means necessary and the team is behind him 100%.       Team captains are senior … More

Wingate swimmers dive into the Special Olympics

By Madison Mataxas, Staff Writer The swimmers of the Wingate University swim team are well-versed when it comes to their successes and achievements in and out of the pool; and, this does not stop when it comes to any chances the team has to give back to the surrounding Union County community. One way the team … More

Wingate Rugby Club looking ahead to second game

Ashley Garcia, Sports Writer Wingate University’s Rugby Football Club was founded in 2008 and is a member of the Southern Rugby Conference. It is also a USA Rugby Division II Collegiate Conference in the North and South Carolina region. With the team coming in second place at the last tournament against Wake Forest, Campbell and … More

Wingate Baseball begins season on a positive note

Ashley Garcia, Sports Writer The Wingate Bulldogs began their baseball season at home with a 12-3 and 3-2 win in a doubleheader against the University of West Georgia Wolves. The next day, the Bulldogs beat the Wolves again with a score of 8-5. In the fourth and fifth innings of the first game, seniors Andrew … More

Former football player reflects on time at Wingate, looks forward to future

Alex Virgilio, Sports Writer Former Wingate University wide receiver Jaiquis Tyheem Stokes, more commonly known as JT Stokes, is willing to tell  about his past football career and hopeful future. Stokes is planning on graduating at the end of this semester with a major in psychology and a double minor in communications and sports management. … More

Women’s basketball GA Grisillo earns promotion to assistant coach

By Harrison Taylor, Staff Writer What do you do when the thing you love the most is suddenly out of your reach? Do you give up? Or do you find another way to channel that love in a different way? Most athletes who tear their ACL probably wouldn’t go the route that Katelyn Grisillo, Wingate’s … More

Wingate Basketball program growing despite tough finish

Shane Rich, Staff Writer The Wingate Men’s Basketball team looks towards the future as their season came to a close on March 3 in a loss to No. 1 seed Lincoln Memorial by a score of 76-46 in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament semifinal game in Greenville, S.C. Despite their 15-15 record this year, the … More

Wingate dominates Newberry in Women’s Basketball SAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Rachael Robinson, Staff Writer The Wingate University Women’s Basketball team, ranked #21, (24-4) took an early lead against the Newberry Wolves (16-12) as Danasia Witherspoon scored for the Bulldogs within the first 30 seconds of play. The Bulldogs would never relinquish their lead, winning 65-42. At the end of the first quarter, the Bulldogs found … More

Wingate blown out by LMU in Men’s Basketball

Philip Harris, Staff Writer The Wingate Men’s Basketball team (12-12, 9-7 SAC) was unable to keep up with the high-powered #1 team in the country, falling to the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters (23-1, 17-0 SAC) 93-65 on Saturday afternoon. Wingate started the game off hot, jumping out to a 13-10 lead early in the first half … More

Bulldogs come up short against Queens in men’s basketball

Wessli-Ann Hardee, Staff Writer The Wingate University Bulldogs Men’s Basketball team (12-11, 9-6 SAC) put up a strong fight against the #2 team in the country, Queens University (22-1, 14-1 SAC), but unfortunately fell short of a victory with a score of 88 – 71, on Wednesday night in Cuddy Arena. “It will take a … More