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Ronan Summers, Sports writer

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Murray State bench celebrates after a made three point shot.

Racers advance to MVC Quarterfinals

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 15, 2024
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The Racers’ bench explodes in celebration after a play from freshman guard Zoe Stewart.

PREVIEW: Racers go hooping in the Heartland

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 14, 2024
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Junior guard JaCobi Wood during the starting lineup announcements.

Best Sporting Event: Men’s Basketball

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
February 23, 2024
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The Murray State womens basketball team poses with Head Coach Rechelle Turner after her 100th win. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Turner gets 100th win at Murray State

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
January 25, 2024
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Freshman guard Zoe Stewart puts up a three pointer in practice.

Women’s basketball defeats former OVC foe

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
December 1, 2023
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Players on the bench cheer on their teammates late in a game.

New offense means new hope for women’s team

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 30, 2023
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Senior forward Katelyn Young smiles during the Racers first practice.

Katelyn Young: On the path to greatness

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 2, 2023
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Senior forward Hannah McKay smiles during her interviews before the first official practice.

Hannah McKay: One last ride for the Racers

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 2, 2023
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Head Coach Rechelle Turner looks on during the Racers frst official practice of the season.

PREVIEW: Racers prep for second MVC run

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 2, 2023
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Sophomore forward Sydney Etter passes the ball up to her teammate.

Soccer loses last home game

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 22, 2023
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Sophomore forward Syndey Etter settles a ball on her way down the pitch.

Soccer ties for third consecutive game

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
September 27, 2023
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Senior forward Chloe Barnthouse takes a shot on goal.

Racers draw in first conference game

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
September 22, 2023
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Graduate midfielder Grace Bodker puts up a shot from midfield.

Preview: Soccer looks for revenge against Oklahoma

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
September 7, 2023
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Sophomore midfielder Mary Hardy heads up a ball on the offensive end. She scored the Racers first goal of the season.

Lack of shots leads to soccer loss

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
August 27, 2023
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The team huddles around each other before taking the pitch against Grambling State University.

Preview: Soccer welcomes University of Kentucky

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
August 24, 2023
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Sophomore thrower Alexis Meloche won the javelin event at the Jim Green Invitational hosted by UK. Photo courtesy of Ben Nichols.

Track and field preps for conference meet

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
May 4, 2023
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Freshman outfielder Bailey Broemmer drew five walks and got a hit against the Southern Illinois Salukis throughout the three-game series. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball drops back-to-back to Salukis

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
May 4, 2023
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Senior infielder Gracie Osbron makes a play on a ground ball for the out. Osbron led the Racers to a 1-0 win against Belmont on Wednesday, April 26. photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Osbron plays hero in walk-off home win

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023
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Senior infielder Lindsey Carroll throws a runner out in game three against Evansville. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball tops Aces in three-game series

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
April 20, 2023
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Senior right handed pitcher Hannah James throws a strike, leading to one of her 13 strikeouts in the Racers win over the Belmont Bruins on Tuesday, April 11. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

James strikes out 13 batters in victory

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
April 13, 2023
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Senior right-handed pitcher Hannah James gets one of her five strikeouts against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Tuesday, April 4. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Trio nabs six runs en route to softball win

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
April 6, 2023
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Freshman infielder Ailey Schyck hits a double to bring freshman outfielder Jadyn Thompson home to score against the Austin Peay Governors on Wednesday, March 29. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Win streak ends in Battle of the Border

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 30, 2023
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Sophomore infielder Erin Lackey hits a single in the Racers’ win over Western Illinois on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Softball splits home tourney, takes down WIU

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 16, 2023
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Sophomore infielder Erin Lackey records one of her seven hits at the Alex Wilcox Memorial Tournament. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball continues to roll early in season

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 9, 2023
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Senior right hander Hannah James winds up to pitch against Ball State on Friday, Feb. 24. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Softball win 4 at home invitational

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 2, 2023
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Head Coach Rechelle Turner and Assistant Coach Monica Evans honor senior guards Macey Turley and Jordyn Hughes and senior forward Alexis Burpo. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Turley breaks own record in final home game

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 2, 2023
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Senior guard Macey Turley scored her 2000th point against Drake on Thursday, Feb. 23. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Turley cracks 2,000 points in loss to Drake

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
March 1, 2023
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Senior infielder Lindsey Carroll was responsible for a pair of runs against Kennesaw State. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Softball goes 2-2 in Trojan Classic

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
February 21, 2023
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Junior forward Katelyn Young scored 34 points in the Racers double overtime loss against Missouri State. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Women’s basketball falls in double OT

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
February 21, 2023
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Redshirt senior Gracie Osbron prepares to field a ground ball during the Wildcat Invitational. Photo courtesy of Justine Ertl/Racer Athletics.

Osbron earns Player of the Week honors

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
February 16, 2023
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Senior guard Macey Turley breaks the record for most double-digit point games in program history in the Racers’ loss to Ilinois State on Sunday, Feb. 5. Photo by Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News.

Turley etches name in Racer record book

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
February 9, 2023
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Senior forward Alexis Burpo became the eigth Racers in program history to grab 800 rebounds over the Weekend. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Women’s basketball’s fall continues

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
February 8, 2023
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Junior forward Katelyn young put up 31 points in the Racers win over UT Martin. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Young’s 31 points gives Racers road win

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
December 3, 2022
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Junior outside hitter Jayla Holcombe and graduate middle blocker Elisa Dozio attempt to block a spike from an opposing attacker. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Volleyball preps for MVC Tournament

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 17, 2022
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Senior guard Jordyn Hughes scored 11 points in the Racers loss to Purdue. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Women’s basketball falls at Purdue

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 17, 2022
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Senior guard Macey Turley finished the Racers season opener with 14 points, six assist and five rebounds. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Women’s basketball kicks season off with win

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 13, 2022
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Senior forward Saraya Young shoots one of the Racers’ two shots on goal against Missouri State. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Soccer season ends in heartbreak

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 10, 2022
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Junior forward Hannah McKay goes for a wide-open layup against Bethel University on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Women’s basketball preps for season

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 10, 2022
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Graduate middle blocker (left) Elisa Dozio gets congratulated after a block against the Beacons. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Volleyball heads toward final matches

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 10, 2022
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The team celebrates after advancing to the MVC semifinals. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer advances to MVC Semifinals

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 3, 2022
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Graduate middle blocker Elisa Dozio and freshman outside hitter Ella Vogel attempts a block in their game agaisnt Drake. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Volleyball struggles in conference play

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
November 3, 2022
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enior goalkeeper Jamie Skarupsky grabbed four saves against the Drake Bulldogs. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer turns focus to MVC tourney

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 27, 2022
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Sophomore setter Bella Dearinger totaled 82 assists and 20 digs against both Bradley and Illinois State on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Volleyball wins back-to-back at home

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 27, 2022
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The Murray State volleyball team huddles together after its 3-2 win over Missouri State on Friday, Oct. 14. Photo courtesy of David Eaton /Racer Athletics.

Volleyball goes 1-1 over the weekend

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 20, 2022
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Senior defender Saraya Young (right) scored the Racers’ only goal on Sunday, Oct. 16. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer loses close game at home

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 20, 2022
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Freshman forward Sydney Etter scores a hat trick in the Racers’ win on Sunday, Oct. 9. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer dominates ISU at Cutchin FIeld

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 13, 2022
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Freshman outside hitter Federica Nuccio had nine kills, 16 digs and 2 assists across the two games on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Volleyball drops two over weekend

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
October 13, 2022
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Senior outside hitter Alysha Smith finished the weekend with 27 kills. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Volleyball starts MVC schedule 0-3

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
September 28, 2022
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Murray States soccer team put up five total shots against the Evansville Aces on Sunday, Sept. 25. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer takes Evansville to 0-0 draw

Ronan Summers, Staff Writer
September 28, 2022
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Junior middle blocker Darci Metzger (#13) recorded 16 kills across the invite. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Volleyball goes winless at Samford Invite

Ronan Summers, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2022
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Senior goalkeeper Jenna Villacres saved 12 shots on goal in the Racers loss to Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer unable to score against Oklahoma

Ronan Summers, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2022
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Junior outside hitter Jayla Holcombe (jumping center) finished the Marshall Invite on Saturday, Sept. 10 with 38.5 total points across all three games. Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics.

Volleyball picks up two wins at Marshall Invite

Ronan Summers, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2022
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Senior midfielder Lauren Payne scored once against Lindewood University on Sunday, Sept. 11. Photo courtesy of David Eaton/Racer Athletics.

Soccer picks up history 200th program win

Ronan Summers, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2022
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