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Lady Trojans fall to Ursuline 2-1, lightning delays game

By Andrew Preston After a 30-minute weather related delay, the Lady Trojans 3-3 (2-2) fell 2-1 Saturday to Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Ursuline (5-0-1). Lightning was spotted moments before the scheduled start time of 1:00 p.m. causing both teams to retreat to their respective locker rooms to wait out the storm. (more…)
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Trojans blank new conference foe Malone 3-0

By Andrew Preston The Trojan soccer team 2-3-1 (1-1-1) beat new Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Malone University 3-0 Thursday night at the Trojans soccer complex. The Trojans scored first behind a goal from senior Baylor McKay, assisted by Luis Vital at the 28:03 mark in the first half. Just over a minute later (29:19) the Trojans tallied their second goal of the half after Jeremiah Wright beat Pioneer goalie Cody Hilty. The goal was assisted by Frank Down. The second half belonged to the Trojans and Wright. The final goal of the evening was put past Hilty at 87:20, scored by Danny Martinez from Wright. Wright was dominant in his play, creating several opportunities and eventually hooking up his fellow senior Danny Martinez for the goal. Wright scored one goal and...
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Lady Trojans claim second home win of season

By Andrew Preston The Lady Trojans 3-2 (2-1) won 3-1 against new Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Malone University Thursday night at the Trojan soccer complex. Junior mid-fielder Hannah Barney found the back of the net first scoring at the 8:56 minute mark in the first half. The game quieted down until later in the second half where much of the action and scoring took place. Nearly 14 minutes passed in the second half until the ball was found behind Lady Trojan goalie, Liz Denton. Kassidy Hannum scored for Malone assisted by Brianna Smith at 58:59. Denton would not be beaten again on the night as the Lady Trojans went on to score twice more. Chelsey Russom scored for the Lady Trojans at the 64:27 mark giving the Trojans the lead for good. This goal provided the mos...
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G-MAC Conference Player of the Year thought his career was over

By Andrew Preston Byron Sanford left high school thinking his basketball career was over. Next month, he will graduate from Trevecca with the following accolades as a three-year starter for the Trojans: G-MAC Conference Player of the Year 2016, First Trevecca Division II player to reach 1,000 career points and Division II- 2016 Honorable Mention All-American. Sanford was the first Trevecca athlete to score 1,000 career points since the school has competed in Division-II. Sanford is the 40th Trevecca athlete to reach the 1,000 career point’s pinnacle for the school. “The night I scored my 1,000th point against St. Joe’s was really special,” said Sanford. This year Sanford was third in scoring in the G-MAC at 18.3 points per game. He was third in rebounds at 7.5 a game. He placed second...
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Trevecca track teams compete with no track on campus

By: Andrew Preston Trevecca’s 4-year-old track and field program is making progress even though there is no track at the university. The 29 student athletes who make up the two track teams travel around Nashville to practice on available tracks when other teams aren’t using them, do their workouts on campus and generally don’t complain, said Austin Selby men and women’s cross country and track and field coach. “We compete on the track, so it makes sense to practice on a track, but that is a luxury we just don’t have at this time,” said Selby.  “We don’t use that as an excuse, ever. We don’t really think about it, we joke about it as a team, but it is never an excuse for under-performing. We still find ways to get done what needs to be done with what we have.” In 2012, Trevecca lau...
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2016 Men’s and Women’s Track Preview

By: Andrew Preston The past two seasons the Trevecca men and women’s track teams both have finished no better than fourth place in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships (G-MAC), something head Coach Austin Selby wants to change. Winning the G-MAC in track and field for Trevecca is something that will take time to accomplish. The track teams are relatively new programs at TNU, with both the men and women’s teams beginning competition during the 2013-2014 academic school year. “We cannot (win the G-MAC), plain and simple. We are not built to win a title. We are still trying to grow and become competitive in the G-MAC,” said Selby. The TNU track teams are still relatively small in number. For comparison, in a recent track meet Cedarville University brought 68 athletes betwee...
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Trojan golf looking for fourth straight conference title

By: Andrew Preston For Trevecca men’s head golf coach, David Head, winning a fourth consecutive Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship is the goal for the season. “We’ve been successful in the past, and we are hopefully looking to set ourselves up for a fourth championship,” said Head. Head is entering his second full season as Director of Golf (men’s and women’s head coach) at Trevecca. (more…)
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Trojan baseball ranked no. 1 in pre-season poll

By: Andrew Preston The Trevecca men’s baseball team will begin the 2016 season with some big expectations. With five first place votes, the 2015 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) champs are again projected to finish first in the preseason G-MAC poll. Head Coach Ryan Schmalz is planning for a big year for his team, which season begins Friday on the road at Tusculum College. “I want to play in a Division II World Series. I want to host a (NCAA Midwest) Regional and make it to the end. I want to win 40 games this year, we won 36 last year and I think 40 wins is a goal of ours,” said Schmalz. Coming off an outstanding season last year, (36-18, 21-3) the Trojans do have some big shoes to fill on the team. “We have to collectively make up for the loss of production from our big guy...
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Trevecca basketball teams to compete in nationally televised games

By Andrew Preston For the first time in school history, the Trevecca’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in nationally televised games. On Saturday, Feb. 6, the two Trevecca teams will be the first to play in the new “G-Mac Game of the Week,” which will be broadcast live from Trojan Fieldhouse. (more…)
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Trevecca men’s soccer takes hard loss on Saturday against Salem International

By Andrew Preston and Conner Adams The Trevecca Nazarene University men’s soccer team lost 3-2 Saturday night to Salem International. The loss was tough as their conference opponent from West Virginia eliminated them last year in the post season. The loss puts Trevecca at 3-4 (2-2) on the year while Salem improves to 4-2 (2-1). Coming off a dramatic comeback win against Ohio Valley University last Tuesday, Trevecca has now lost its last three matches. After an uneventful first half Saturday, the first goal was scored by Salem player Mohamed Ali Khalaf with the assist by Samir Anzil at 52:12 in the second half. It took Trevecca nearly 10 minutes to respond, but they scored the equalizing goal at 62:27 on a corner kick from Jordan Gilmore, that bounced off the head of one of Salem’s own pla...