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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 ...

Backup goalie lifts Mavericks past Adams in RMAC lacrosse tourney

By Staff

About three hours before Friday’s game, back-up goalkeeper Remi Reeves was told that he would be starting for Colorado Mesa University in the RMAC men’s lacrosse tournament semifinals. With Zach Weaver, the RMAC’s top ...

Lack of clutch hits costly for Mavericks in loss to Mines

By Staff

Now, Colorado Mesa baseball coach Chris Hanks said, it comes down to a case of “want-to.” The Mavericks left a chance to clinch the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title on base Friday night, stranding 10 runners (eight in ...

Mesa upends No. 1 West Texas A&M in regional tourney

By Staff

When McKenzie Surface struck out Andrea Sitter for the second out of the seventh inning Friday, she started hopping up and down in excitement. Senior shortstop Makayla Kovac ran over to the pitching circle and had a few words for the Colorado ...

Surface dominant in Mavericks’ win at regional tourney

By Staff

Regional first-game jitters were not a problem Thursday for the Colorado Mesa softball team. “After warm-up I said, ‘Hey guys, let’s get up a little bit.’ We weren’t flat, but I told them, ‘I want you ...


Past and present: Kovac focused on extending season

By Patti Arnold

No doubt, there will come a time next spring when Makayla Kovac tugs on Ben Garcia’s sleeve and begs to go in the game. And no doubt, Garcia would be tempted. Out of habit, he might pencil her in before the Mavs’ first game in ...

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