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

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

Volleyball begins 2018 on six-match winning streak

Jalen White, Staff Writer Last week, the Wingate Volleyball team faced Winston-Salem State, Belmont Abbey and Converse College, to open up the season. In the Belmont Abbey game, Wingate started off slow, but fought their way through the second set. They ended the game with a score of 3-1.  Sophomore outside hitter Anne Abernathy stated, “This was a game to grow on, with the rough … Continue reading Volleyball begins 2018 on six-match winning streak

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