Ultimate Frisbee Club starting out strong

Ashley Garcia, Sports Writer At Wingate University there are many different clubs around campus. One of those clubs is the Ultimate Frisbee Club. The club has two different teams: men and coed. The men’s team competes in USA-Ultimate tournaments in the D-III division, while the co-ed team plays against different schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The club allows students who are both … Continue reading Ultimate Frisbee Club starting out strong

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 UNC-Pembroke, the players on the team have some positive thoughts … Continue reading Wingate Rugby Club looking ahead to second game

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. He is not only a student athlete, but a God-fearing … Continue reading Former football player reflects on time at Wingate, looks forward to future

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 Llewellyn and Tanner Forry both hit a home run. In … Continue reading Wingate Baseball begins season on a positive note

Wingate wins 6th straight by beating Tusculum on Senior Day; advances to playoffs

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer Wingate built a 16-0 halftime lead and held on for a 16-12 victory over visiting Tusculum on Nov. 10. With its sixth-straight victory, Wingate (8-3 overall, 5-2 SAC) clinches second place in the final SAC regular-season standings. Wingate senior defensive back Cameron Mattison celebrated Senior Day in style with a 44-yard interception return for a TD while freshman running back Nijere … Continue reading Wingate wins 6th straight by beating Tusculum on Senior Day; advances to playoffs

Bulldogs win big over Mars Hill on Homecoming

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer The Wingate University Bulldogs scored the fourth-most points in program history on Oct. 20, racing out to a 44-14 halftime lead en route to a 58-21 victory over visiting Mars Hill University in front of a capacity crowd on Homecoming weekend at Irwin Belk Stadium in South Atlantic Conference football action. Wingate wins its third straight, improving to 5-3 overall and … Continue reading Bulldogs win big over Mars Hill on Homecoming

Wingate drops heartbreaker to Florida Tech, 26-23 after mishandling extra point

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer The Wingate University Bulldogs looked to be on their way to tying the game in the final minute of regulation on Sept. 29, but a failed PAT returned for a score finished off a 26-23 victory for visiting Florida Tech. With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 2-3 on the year. “We had some opportunities and had a nice drive there … Continue reading Wingate drops heartbreaker to Florida Tech, 26-23 after mishandling extra point

Wingate falls to Lenoir-Rhyne 31-24 at home after furious second-half rally comes up short

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer The Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears jumped out to a 31-7 lead in the third quarter, then withstood a furious rally from Wingate to hang on for a 31-24 victory. The Bears improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs fall to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in league play. “We’ve got a lot of fight, we’ve got good players, … Continue reading Wingate falls to Lenoir-Rhyne 31-24 at home after furious second-half rally comes up short

Cheerleaders Raise Funds for National Competiton

By: Addison Mixson, Staff Writer As the Wingate University’s Cheerleaders focus on cheering on their Bulldogs during this year’s football and basketball seasons, they are working just as hard to fundraise for their trip to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida in the Spring. The NCA national competition that they attend is an excellent experience for the girls on the team.  Mary … Continue reading Cheerleaders Raise Funds for National Competiton

Wingate moves to 2-0 with win over Fayetteville State

Brendan Shriver, Staff Writer Wingate jumped out to a 27-6 lead en route to a wire-to-wire 27-13 victory over Fayetteville State Saturday night at Irwin Belk Stadium. This is the fifth straight year the Bulldogs started a season 2-0. “It was a good win. Fayetteville State was a much bigger, more physical team than what we faced last week. It was a step up in … Continue reading Wingate moves to 2-0 with win over Fayetteville State