12 Straight Road Matches for OPSU Volleyball; Home this Week

—By Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 10/10/2011 Goodwell, Okla.—The hard working members of the Oklahoma Panhandle State volleyball team are finishing up a stretch of a dozen consecutive road matches, but will be back on their home court later this week.

Last week, they played three matches in three states. On Wednesday they lost a 3-0 match in Edmond to a tough team from Central Oklahoma, and on Thursday they fell 3-0 at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

On Saturday, they were in Wichita, Kansas to go against Heartland Conference rival Newman University and the Aggies dropped a hard fought match by the score of 3-1. They won the first set 25-21, and worked hard in the next three sets, though Newman won all three of them (25-14, 25-15, and 25-18) to get the 3-1 match win.

In addition to their tough schedule, the Aggies (now 3-20) have suffered several injuries, but not one member of the team is leaning on that as an excuse. Against Newman, they again worked for a victory with Brianna Drayer getting ten kills, April McCain getting 31 assists, and Alani Hoffer being credited with 11 digs.

On Tuesday the Aggies will head to Portales for a match with Eastern New Mexico. They will be back on their home court on Thursday for a match against Texas A&M International and the first serve is set for 7:00 p.m. On Friday night, they will host another Heartland squad—St. Mary's University, and the match is set to start at 7:00 once again.


We Are Panhandle

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Science Department Receives Telescope

Panhandle State School of Science, Math, and Nursing recently received a telescope donation from Keith Farrar. The telescope is pictured here with Vance Farrar, Keith’s son. —Courtesy photo

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Education Department Hosts Accreditation Visit

The School of Education hosted an accreditation visit December 4-6 on the OPSU campus. —Photo by Danae Moore

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Truelove Invited to Play in FCS Senior Scout Bowl

Aggie QB Shane Truelove will compete in the 7th Annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl In Myrtle Beach, S.C. this weekend.

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Alum: Seth Jones

Seth Jones —Courtesy photo

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Jace Kerr Named Heartland Conference Player of the Week

Congratulations to Jace Kerr for being named the Heartland Conference Player of the Week.

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Drama Production a Success

Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Department of Communications presented a drama production, Waiting for the Hearse, on campus this November. —Photo by Anyssa Barbosa

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Charitable Foundation Invests in Future Teachers

Dean of Education Dr. Stewart (left) is pictured here with Johnnie Davis of Goodwell. Davis is holding a T-Rex skill created by a large-scale 3-D printer donated by an anonymous charitable foundation. —Courtesy photo

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OPSU Coach Wins Environmental Excellence Award

Aggie Football Head Coach Russell Gaskamp was recognized by the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful organization for Panhandle Football

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Frost Comes Home to Goodwell

Josh Frost competes at the College National Finals Rodeo this past summer. —Photo by Dan Hubbell

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Equestrians Prepare for Second Show of the Season

From left Erica Newman, Mika Leinen, Kristin Allen, Hannah Hammack, Kayce Ingram, Kayla Hook and Jesslin Lamont show off their ribbons from the NCTC Western Show in Gainesville, Texas on Oct. 2.—Courtesy photo

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A Night of Celebration

The Guymon Alma Folklorica dancers provided special entertainment throughout the evening showcasing dances from various regions in Mexico.—Justine Gaskamp photo