Eagles Take Win

—By Daulton Perry on 11/30/2012 Meagan Bell, #11, put up six points and grabbed four rebounds in the game against Oklahoma Christian.—Casey Gathje photo Meagan Bell, #11, put up six points and grabbed four rebounds in the game against Oklahoma Christian.—Casey Gathje photo Goodwell, Okla.—After winning the first two games of the season, the Oklahoma Panhandle State University women's basketball team had fallen in five straight games and needed a victory at home against Oklahoma Christian University Thursday night to turn things back around in this young season.

OPSU came out of the gate careless and OC took an early 11-0 advantage. The Aggies corrected their sloppy play and climbed back into it, but missed opportunities put OPSU behind 32-26 at half. The home team regrouped and started the second half much better than the first and fought back to within two points with less than four minutes left to play in the ball game. Unfortunately, OC's point guard Krista Stevens found her groove and hit two deep threes to put the Eagles up eight and the Aggies never closed that gap. They tied the Eagles in points in the second half with 30 each, but the final score was OC 62, OPSU 56. OC improves their overall record to 4-3 and OPSU drops to 2-6.

Senior Whitley Coca was the leading scorer for the Aggies with 17 points and she also dished out 7 assists and pulled down 5 rebounds and collected 3 steals. Sharice Papaleo had a big game for the Aggies as she earned a double double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Aggies hurt themselves with 31 turnovers and failing to capitalize on the 29 Eagle turnovers. OPSU shot 30.4% from the field and an even bigger stat was their 47.1% from the foul line, both mistakes that need to be corrected before the next game. The women take a two week break from play, and their next contest is scheduled for Dec. 14 at home against Central Christian College.


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Staff Highlight: Abby Rice

Abby Rice —Photo Courtesy Panhandle State Campus Communications

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Athletes Honored at Chi Alpha Sigma Banquet

The 2017 class of inductees and graduating seniors for Chi Alpha Sigma joined with University President Dr. Tim Faltyn (back right).—Sarah Brady photo

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Aggie Football Families Recognized at Main Street Oklahoma Event

From left: Head Coach Russell Gaskamp, and players Braylon Chandler, Eddie Thomas and Nate Leota are joined by Rep. Casey Murdock at the 2017 Main Street Oklahoma Awards Banquet. —Justine Gaskamp photo

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A Night of Celebration for Aggie Athletics

Panhandle State alumnus and Aggie Hall of Fame inductee Mario Mendoza of Turpin, Okla. served as the guest speaker at the 2017 Aggie Athletic Banquet.—Sarah Brady photo

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Bolton and Heathington Receive All-Conference Honors

Brooklyne Bolton (DP) and Madison Heathington (C) earned spots on the 2017 All-Heartland Conference Second Team for Softball.

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Oklahoma State A&M Board of Regents Visits Campus

Panhandle State students joined faculty and staff members for dinner at Hunny’s.

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PBL Continues Legacy

Panhandle State PBL had 10 students qualify for nationals at the recent State Leadership Conference. —Courtesy photo

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Etbauer Named Central Plains Region Coach of the Year

Ben Johnsrud competes in the steer wrestling at the Fort Hays State University Rodeo as Josh Frost (left) hazes for Johnsrud. Frost is riding Robert Etbauer’s horse, Rambo, who was named Central Plains Region Men’s Team Horse of the Year for the fifth time. —Photo by Dale Hirschman

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Panhandle State Association of Alumni and Friends Inducts Hall of Fame Ambassadors

Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees from left to right: Jerry and Jill Olson and Jessica Lofland. —Photo by Danae Moore

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Third Place National Finish for Panhandle State AITP

From left to right: Cole Tolbert, Martin Jurado, Grant Sparkman, Brian Martinez, Elias Pitterle, Madilyn Rider, Chance Hayden, Travis Pitterle, Jorge Rosas, Allston Hadley, Ricardo Quezadaponce, Kim Tuttle. —Courtesy Photo