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Pioneers make history in 2013-2014 athletic year

  It is about the time again when the trees start to blossom, the flowers peek out of the dirt and the sun radiates consistently on a daily basis. But just as any other spring semester closing, the athletic teams dwindle down after yet another full year of competition. The Pioneer athletic teams experienced a [...]

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Attendance decreases at athletic functions

  With the sun in his eyes, he’s not really sure if he can see the ball. The hitter chokes up on his bat. Swinging with all his strength, he makes contact with the ball. The ball soars out over the outfield and over the fence. The massive crowd would be cheering… if there was [...]

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WATCH: Pump and Run gets people moving

  The Wellness Council hosted the annual 5k Pump and Run on Saturday, April 12. Watch the highlights of the event below.  Emily Cowen is the video editor for The Aviso AVW.  Charley Garwood is a contributing video producer for The Aviso AVW. Sterling Haynes is a contributing video producer for The Aviso AVW.

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Pioneer Focus: Scott Whitaker

  Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to  junior mid-distance runner Scott Whitaker for his efforts at the Bucknell Univeristy Invitational Saturday, April 12. Whitaker participated in the 1500-meter race, crossing the finish line in an impressive 3:50:28. The time was a personal best for Whitaker and was also a NCAA Division II provisional mark for [...]

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Athletes use performance to enhance mood

  Student athletes have some of the busiest schedules on any campus.  On top of their sports, athletes still have classes to attend, school work to finish and jobs to work. Their hectic, busy lives usually leave them with very few hours to relax and relieve the stress that builds up over the weeks. Many [...]

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Pioneer Focus: Taylore Baker

  Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to senior pitcher Taylore Baker.  Baker recently had a three-hit shutout to lead the Pioneers to a 1-0 victory over Walsh.  Baker struck out five and walked just two over seven innings in the game.  Baker is ranked second on the team in innings pitched with 48 and [...]

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WATCH: Men’s basketball shines on court

  Did you miss out on the best moments of the men’s basketball season? Not to worry—you can watch them all right here! Cory Veldhuizen is a contributing video producer for The Aviso AVW.

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Pioneer Focus: Emily Fisher

  Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus is awarded to junior Emily Fisher, who posted another school record in the 400-meter hurdles while competing at the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State University on Saturday. Fisher was coming off a week where she broke a 13-year-old school record in the event. Fisher broke her own [...]

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Tennis team cuts affect student athletes

News of the recent tennis team cut is no secret. The cut has affected 20 athletes, both men and women, and has brought the Pioneers’ intercollegiate programs down to 18. “The analysis in choosing what program to cut was certainly rooted with some financial analysis, the operational budgets, the facilities that we have on campus [...]

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Softball focuses forward from last year’s turmoil

  A lot of talk has surrounded the softball team and how it would react to bringing in a new coach in the 2014 season, but through hard work and a certain cohesiveness the team possesses, the team has managed to have a great start to its season. “The team is like everyone’s second family,” [...]

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