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Pioneer Focus: Duke Taylor

Duke Taylor, senior thrower, has already broken Malone record in discus competition and is close to doing the same with the hammer. Taylor ranks in the top ten in both events in the nation. Get to know more about him here. Aviso: How did you get into throwing? Taylor: My mom’s side all threw and […]

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Kari Hall, a senior psychology major, throwing a pitch (Photo courtesy of Malone Athletics)

Pioneer Foucs: Kari Hall Senior Softball Pitcher

Kari Hall, senior pitcher, is leading the softball team in a comeback season. Hall describes herself as goofy in life, but when the mentally and physically toughness of the team comes out, things change. Under the direction of a new coach, Hall said the team is ready to make a statement. Get to know her […]

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Embrace the madness: March Madness unites fans and non-fans

  Each March millions of fans of college basketball complete March Madness brackets and lament over unpredicted upsets and rejoice in perfect rounds. This year is no exception. Iconic performances by underdogs and the revelation of champions have shaped a love for March Madness around the nation and around campus. A new year of competition […]

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Michael Irwin placing seventh (Photo by Andy Smith)

Indoor track season off to strong start

  The indoor track and field teams have found early success this season on an individual level. Several athletes have already run personal bests. The intense pressure of the oval and the constant ability to see competitors makes the pursuit for excellence a mental battle. Junior distance runner Lorne Strausbaugh said, “You can feel the […]

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Guard Stephen O'Daniel III playing against Lake Erie (Photo by Andy Smith).

Men’s basket ball handling adversity well

  Basketball is a game where momentum can change in an instant.  A team can go from struggling to winning games to rolling off ten straight in a short time. College basketball culminates in March Madness for a reason. The madness reveals more about a team’s character than anything. Malone’s men’s basketball team has had […]

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Head coach part of football’s new beginnings

Fred Thomas was named the new head coach of Malone’s football team Jan. 9, and he takes over the position left vacant when Coach Eric Hehman was hired by Olivet Nazarene University. Thomas has previously served as the safeties and special teams coach for the Pioneers. With coaching experience at Walsh University, Youngstown State University, […]

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The 2015 women's soccer team (Photo courtesy of Malone Athletics)

Women’s soccer shocks the GLIAC

The women’s soccer team started out with nowhere to go but up. The Pioneers were picked dead last in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) preseason coach’s poll. The coaches had reason to be skeptical of the Pioneers this season. In 2014 the Pioneers only had three wins. The team was not exactly oozing […]

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2015 Cross Country team (photo courtesy of Malone Athletics)

Cross country back in a familiar place

  The men’s cross country team and Hannah Campbell qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships after their regional performances. The men’s team qualified by placing 4th out of 29 teams at the Midwest Regional in Evansville, Indiana.  Sophomore Hannah Campbell qualified by finishing 9th as an individual along with being the top placer […]

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Christian Graves is excited to return to the court this year (photo by Kelsey Garrett)

Pioneer Focus: Christian Graves

Christian Graves is a basketball player ready to return to the court after spending most of last season injured. Graves thinks humility is an essential aspect of sports, and he lives that out in each practice. Graves averaged 12.5 points/game in the 2013-2014 season. Get to know the junior from Canal Winchester. Aviso: What drew […]

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Leadership breeds continued success for Cross Country

Malone’s cross country teams consistently discover success on the course. They frequently finish in the top half of the conference, and they beat division one teams along the way. A lot of that success is attributed to head coach Jack Hazen, but the success goes deeper. Student leadership is essential to the dynamic of each […]

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