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Mavs’ Kovac makes All-America first team

By Staff

Colorado Mesa shortstop Makayla Kovac, one of 10 finalists for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association national player of the year, received first-team All-America honors Friday from the NFCA. Kovac, a senior from Erie who started every ...


Downing the ‘Diggers

By Patti Arnold

The Mavericks came back with a vengeance. After the wheels came off in the ninth inning Friday afternoon in a 7-2 loss to CSU-Pueblo, Colorado Mesa took every “MOVE!” out of coach Chris Hanks’ mouth Friday night to heart, ...


A Maverick blowout

By Patti Arnold

It started innocently enough, with a leadoff walk and a two-out bloop double. After that, the team that’s made its season on winning close games decided it was time for a blowout. “This team has become comfortable in (close ...


Freshman sensation

By Patti Arnold

JR McDermott has only been pitching since the middle of his freshman year in high school. Now only a freshman in college, he established himself as the best pitcher in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. “About halfway through the ...



By Patti Arnold

The brooms were waving Sunday in a growing group of Colorado School of Mines students behind home plate. The Orediggers were primed to win their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball title in school history, up 3-1 in the top of ...


Teixeira’s uplifting attitude rubs off on teammates

By Patti Arnold

A few weeks ago, Ryan Teixeira knocked on Chris Hanks’ door in the clubhouse at Bergman Field. “We kind of let him do his own thing, and he started hitting and I didn’t say too much to him hitting-wise,” the Colorado ...

Baseball title on line today for Mavericks

By Staff

After all the rain, snow, lightning and road trips since February, one game will decide the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball title. Colorado Mesa lost its third straight game Saturday and lost its first conference series in more ...

CMU wins first men’s RMAC lacrosse title

By Dale Shrull

Colorado Mesa University solidified its legacy in men’s lacrosse Saturday as the inaugural RMAC Tournament champion. The Mavericks used a big early lead to beat Westminster College 8-6 at Walker Field. “We were very fortunate to ...

Pair of losses in final inning end Mesa’s strong season

By Staff

Gut-wrenching. Heartbreaking. There’s no other way to describe Colorado Mesa’s back-to-back 4-3 losses Saturday to No. 1 West Texas A&M in the South Central Region playoffs in Canyon, Texas. “It’s tough to accept ...


Staying positive

By Patti Arnold

Ryan Teixeira doesn’t believe in bad days. That might be hard to understand when you hear the story of how, during his high school senior baseball season, he faced the unimaginable diagnosis of Ewing’s sarcoma. But if you meet ...

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